Thursday, August 27, 2015

august twenty-seventh

Five for August 27th:

Dog days. Got to give a belated National Dog Day shout-out to my buddy Henry, the greatest dude on four legs. Celebrated with some turkey scraps and sleeping on Lisa’s pillow.

Lunchtime rides. Throwing the BMX in the car in the morning and hitting a nearby parking lot for a half hour or so of flatland riding is becoming my new go-to afternoon stress reliever, as there is absolutely nothing worth skating anywhere near where I work.

Brian Posehn. At the Firebird on October 14th. Probably the funniest stand-up I’ve ever seen in person (not that I’ve seen much of it). Don’t miss, unless you hate things that are humorous.

Cool stuff. New exersaucer for George, very crappy skateboard of the month, Dinotrux with Jane, evenings at the park, new Black Label Matt Hensley and Jason Adams sleds, Pool’s Gold: episode two.

Tonight. One of two things will happen: I'll go see 7 Seconds at the Demo, or I'll fall asleep on the couch watching South Park. Either scenario is fine with me.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

august twenty-sixth

Five for August 26th:

Morning meetings. Three this week? At least we had bagels and coffee today.

Eleven Magazine. Evan has done a fantastic job revitalizing and re-energizing Eleven as editor over the last couple of years- so much so that he apparently now owns it. Well deserved. I see good things in the future.

BMX. Rolled away from a boomerang yesterday for the first time yesterday afternoon. Well, maybe I cheated a bit with my foot on the front tire, but it’s still rad to finally stick a new trick. Going for the boomerang-to-tailwhip combo once I get them dialed.

Cool stuff. Ranchito with Aaron, Sabian swag, Donald Trump Is Going to Lose Because He Is Crazy, Zorlac Zero Hero on Youtube.

Check daily. Skate Warehouse Daily Dose, SoCal Skates blowout section, SkateOne specials section, Seshday, Craigslist.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

august twenty-fifth

Five for August 25th:

Big girl. Jane spent her first night ever in her big girl bed last night, which is both awesome (she slept like a log and the transition was seamless) and sad (I can’t believe the days of putting her to bed in her crib are coming to an end). I know I say this all the time, but she’s growing up too fast.

Dear Stl City. I was under the impression that “big trash pickup day” meant that big trash was picked up on that day. Maybe I was wrong?

Eazy breezy. There’s nothing that puts me in a good mood faster than having the AC off and the windows wide open. These past few days have been unreal, especially for a St. Louis August.

Cool stuff. Iron Maiden 2016 world tour, morning drums, gyro pizza, Aldibrau, Shad Johnson: Realtime, Drew Bezanson’s quest to feel fear, Pure Fun Instagram shout-out, new socks, lunchtime flatland session.

Tuesday soundtrack. Motorhead, Elvis Costello, Pretty Things, Gaunt, No Means No, The Thermals, Samhain.

Monday, August 24, 2015

august twenty-fourth

Five for August 24th:

Cleaning house. Got a ton of stuff out of the basement this weekend: a musty old couch, broken treadmill, and a couple of barstools to the curb for big trash pickup, and I sold an old Huffy BMX I had sitting down there for eighty bucks. Feels awesome to lighten the load a bit.

Hulu Plus. Canceling it as soon as I’m caught up on South Park. Sorry, but there is no scenario where I’ll be paying $7.99 a month (or any price) for a streaming video service where I’m inundated with ads. Not having to deal with ads is sort of the whole point.

Adventure squad. Lots of good times with Jane yesterday, including a nature walk around the neighborhood, trip to Ted Drewes for baseball cap sundaes, a stop at Clifton Park, and capped it off with some soccer in the backyard. That kid rules.

Cool stuff. New skateshop open in Maplewood, King Shit Jeff Grosso interview, Haro raglan ’86 jersey, new lawnmower, homemade breakfast pizza & bruschetta burgers, Abandoned factory in Detroit home to $1m worth of collectable sports cards.

Drum fixin’. Thanks to Brian for once again repairing the cymbal on my cheap-ass electronic drum kit for the infinitely reasonable cost of ten bucks and a Snickers. Time to jam some Master of Puppets.

Friday, August 21, 2015

august twenty-first

Five for August 21st:

Janey quote of the day. "I bought this fish bib for you at the liquor store."

Riding BMX. Fun flatland session in some U-City church parking lot yesterday afternoon. Almost stuck a couple of boomerangs but couldn’t quite keep the momentum on them. Thought it was a bust when a cop pulled up, but he was cool and just said “you’re good”, and parked his car to eat some lunch..

Dear Spotify. What sort of warped, alternate universe are you living in where you think anyone wants- or will even be remotely cool with this shit? The cognitive dissonance that these companies develop after long enough is astounding.

Cool stuff. Getting paid, work coffee resupply, Goonies house shut down after owner gets sick of people doing the Truffle Shuffle on the lawn, Sean Burns Hell Ride, Lester Kasai interview, popcorn Friday, the Sword at Ready Room.

Weekend action. T-shirt retrieving, bike selling, e-drum repairing, new lawnmower buying, farmer’s market attending, skatepark hitting, kid hanging-out-withing.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

august twentieth

Five for August 20th:

Pure Fun. Super awesome box of goodies showed up yesterday, including three copies of the new issue, a t-shirt, and some pins and stickers! Thanks again to Larry for asking me to be a part of it.

Growing up fast. George has already graduated up to size 2 diapers and is becoming more aware by the day, and Jane is now potty-trained, gymnastics-taking, big-girl-bed having, pre-preschooler who routinely corrects my grammar. What happened?

Nailed it. "If only Jared Fogle had sold moral superiority, like Josh Duggar, instead of sandwiches, he could have walked free and Governor Mike Huckabee would have absolved him for touching underage girls. TLC might even have offered him a fabulous TV special about his redemption by a Lord too preoccupied to stop molestations, but never too busy to forgive them afterwards! Isn't He good to us? Well, some of us.” –Mrs. Betty Bowers

Cool stuff. Afternoon BMX, new La Croix, Skatemaster Tate flexi-disc, lunch with Tom, electronic drum repair (thanks Scheffer).

Mr. Show revisited. As a diehard fan of Bob and David and a frequent quoter of all things Mr. Show, this cannot come soon enough.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

august nineteenth

Five for August 19th:

Launch party. Lisa is now doing independent work for Rodan + Fields on the side and is having a business kickoff party at Rung Boutique on September 10th. She’ll be donating half the proceeds from sales that night to Rung to help support women and kids, so come hang out with us.

65353 pageviews. Sixty five thousand people and counting disappointed by this blog.

The end of red light tickets. The Missouri Supreme Court yesterday struck down red light ordinances- a win for all of those that don’t like the idea of living in a surveillance society. "Summed up- if you have a ticket, you don't have to pay it."

Cool stuff. NOS H-Street hat and new set of rails from Future Sk8, peach cobbler at work, mild temperatures, South Park and The Simpsons on Hulu Plus, afternoon boardslides.

Delusions of autumn. Fellow St. Louisans- that fall you're all romanticizing? It doesn't exist. Don't forget where you live. If you're lucky, maybe you'll get three weeks of jacket weather before it gets cold as balls and it's dark out at 4:30 pm. Enjoy those pumpkin spice lattes.