Thursday, July 31, 2008

Top 3 Dudes Out.

Best Skateboarders this very second.

No particular order.

1) Jake Duncombe ( Best Aussie Since Shane)
2) Sean Malto ( Best skateboarder since Koston...SOOOOOOO Good)
3)David Gravette (All Around Machine...Who knows why he skates for Creature)

My Life Currently

16 Hours on a computer at least. Let me count, I got in here at 9 and its 11:33....I guess im not up to 16 yet...The night is still young....Heres a little screen grab from the HELL they call Adobe After Effects.

HI Joe

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My Friend Paul

I was just stressing out on my computer trying to finish up this video. Also, super bummed cause i missed Two Nine today (our holiday back home)..... And my super good friend Paul Wilkins gave me a ring. I havent talked to Paul in a couple years, he has had some ups and downs in life and is doing really well from what it seemed... It was great to hear his voice and reminisce about some old shit.

I met Paul the very 1st Day i moved back to VA. 1992 to be exact. The next day we went skateboarding and I met many of the same friends that i still call my best friends in the world today. Its sucks getting old. Seems like all the fun is going bye bye.

I stole this photo off of Rorys blog cause i havent seen Paul in a couple years. Thanks for calling !

World History 101

For those of you who missed World History in school.....

Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic
hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer, elk, bear, and other wild
animals in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast
and live on fish and lobster in the winter. The two most important
events in all of history were the discovery of grain and the invention
of the wheel. Once grain was available, it led immediately to the
discovery of beer. The wheel was invented to get man to the ! beer
more quickly. These were the foundations of modern civilization and
together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two
distinct subgroups: 1) Liberals, and 2) Conservatives. Neither the
glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early
humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just
stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed. Some
men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night
while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is now
known as the Conservative movement. Other men -- who were weaker and
less skilled at hunting --learned to live off the conservatives by
showing up for the nightly BBQs and doing thesewing, fetching, hair
dressing, and dancing around the fire. This was the beginning of the
Liberal movement. (Some of these Liberal men eventually evolved into
women. The rest became known as girlie-men.) Some noteworthy Liberal
a! chievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of
group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of Democratic voting to
decide how to divide the meat and beer that the Conservatives
provided. Over the years Conservatives came to be symbolized by the
largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. The
jackass symbolizes Liberals. Modern Liberals like imported beer (with
a slice of lime), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled
water. They eat raw fish, but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu,
and French food are standard Liberal fare. Another interesting
evolutionary e note: most Liberal women have higher testosterone
levels and hairier legs than their men. Most social workers, personal
injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood, and group
herapists are liberals. Conservatives drink domestic beer. They eat
red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big
game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers,
firemen, medical doctors, police officer! s, corporate executives,
athletes, Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, and generally anyone who works
productively. Conservatives who own companies try to hire other
conservatives who want to work for a living. Liberals produce little
or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do
with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened
than Americans. That is why most of the Liberals remained in Europe
when Conservatives were coming to America. These Liberals crept in
after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get
more for nothing. Here ends today's lesson in world history. It
should be noted that a Liberal might have a momentary urge to angrily
respond to the above before forwarding it; this is because he is more
feminine and touchier than a conservative. A Conservative will simply
laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that
it will be forwarded immediately to other true belie! vers and to more
Liberals just to piss them off.

All this is true, except. Somehow we got a president that acts like a conservative mixed with a monkey and a donkey. I dont get it. I bet the Liberals put something in his trough. haha


July 26th marked the 2nd annual Neptune 500 in Encinitas. The rules. 2 people, 1 bike, 7 bars with drinks already poured. 1st team back wins. The winning team usually wins within 45 min. Its intense to say the least.

No big deal. Planes flying over the beach representing the Neptune.

These Aussys were freakin awesome. They did push ups all day and at one point drank 4 jager bombs in a row each.

Jardine and Aimee went as lesbian newlyweds. People all over Encinitas seriously thought they just got marrried. It was an alllll time costume. They won best costume, two years in a row.

The water polo dudes won the Neptune. The trophy was filled up with the grossest mix of drinks, ketchup, hot sauce...etc. Notice how Brent is up in this shot getting a drink for himself. We were kicked out of this bar about 2 min later.

I want to say thanks to Jordan and Lenny for putting on such an amazing event.

Monday, July 28, 2008

People Headquarters

Snowboard Revolution just posted a little blog on our office. Pierre and I also just had dinner with the snowboard Rev guy Ed. He told us the craziest story ever how he survived a plane crash in Panama. Went down in the jungle on a 767. Gnarly.

Check it.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Im getting the Neptune 500 photos ready

I gonna be a couple days before the Neptune 500 blog. Its gonna be simply amazing. I cant wait to show you some of the mayhem that my camera witnessed.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

This is what i have to skate in California

Just so you know. Southern California has NO skateparks. And the ones they have are parks you have to pay and wear full pads. You'd think that Tony, Danny, Bob, Shaun, Jamie or one of the other 100 rich pro skaters would have donated some of their millions and built a good skatepark for the kids. I guess Danny and Bob are too busy "reinventing" vert as they say on their super sweet MEGA ramp. Yea bro, MEGA.

In the meantime, i'll be skating this pyramid.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Day at the Races

Yesterday we went to Del Mar racetrack for opening weekend...I have never been to a thoroughbred race before, only trotters....anyway. Best time ever and equally as good people watching...I can see how people get addicted to gambling on horses. Its pretty easy, at least the first time.I love this photo, it reminds me of the old days or something.

All these photos are from my phone. My camera died after the 1st photo, i was so bummed.

But then i saw this guy, and everything was all good again. How good are the races for people watching, its like NASCAR mixed with mint julips? Sounds like heaven.

This guy loves corona so much he got it tattooed.

In the final race SeaBiscuit took 1st.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My G5

Ever since i got this computer i have been battling it. Its never worked right and always froze up....last year i brought it into the apple store and they told me "nothing is wrong with it". Sure....Im trying to finish this edit on it so i dont have to drop in on a new one until next freezes at least 10 times a day now.

People Office Building

Its official, we have a sign in front of our office.

Saturday Social

Jordan made us drink all day long the other day and ride bikes from bar to bar to bar in Encinitas....I was trying to do a skid out for this photo...I guess im not hipster enough.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Mid Day Boozing

Jordan Mead had an amazing Saturday Social the other day and I ended up finding myself at the Saloon for many mid-day beers. This turned into a wild kitchen dance party that i can only dream of having photos from.

Saturday, July 5, 2008