Wednesday, June 30, 2010


A picture before Wednesday turns into Thursday. LA was successful.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Hats Off

So I'm putting up tuesdays post early because I won't be able to reach a computer. I will be in LA apparently. This means i will need a hat. Why, you ask? Because I sunburn wayyyy too easily. Yaddidi?


So many flowers in bloom around. It is pretty awesome. I need to learn the names of them all, for my own reasons of course. My mom thinks they're giving me allergies, but I really don't care, nor can I confirm it. They're just so damn colorful.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Here is some unidentified fruit that I ate on my hike the other day. It was pretty tasty, a bit bitter, but overall good. The picture, to me, looks quite summery

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

New Frankenboard, More Bearings

My buddy spencer wanted a longboard for getting around Berkley during the summer since he's stuck there taking classes. Well he didn't want to spend a bunch of money and I didn't have an extra longboard just laying around for him. However, I did have enough parts to throw together a commuter (a regular skate deck with wider trucks, 1/2" risers, and 69mm wheels). Sure, it looks like shit, but it rolllllllls. Bone swiss bearings in there, baby. Don't kill yourself, spency.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Did you know this is 35 percent alcohol? I didn't. Stuff is flamable.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Off Into the Wilderness

I went for a hike this morning at the crack of dawn (around 5:40). It was quite frigid. I brought along my current book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. Most people read this when there in middle school and don't really appreciate it at all; it is kind of sad. Sure it is a really short read at about 100 pages, but the story itself is really well written and wonderfully powerful. I thought it deserved a reread and I was quite right.

On another note, I've kind of been on a Steinbeck binge. I finished up Travels With Charley before Of Mice and Men and now I'm about to read Cannery Row next, unless of course my book comes in the mail (The SCUM Manifesto). Yea, I've read six books so far.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Mellow Yellow

Monday, June 21, 2010

Organs: The Musical Rejects

Why are there always so many organs for sale in thrift shops? I just don't understand it. They're such awesome instruments and they are like the precursor to the keyboard. I mean, granted, someone could buy a keyboard and get more sounds and more variability in sound while also taking up less room, but still. Having an organ is like having a piece of music history. And yet, people continue to throw them out on sidewalks and dump them in thrift stores where you can pick em up for next to nothing...Oh well, one man's trash is another man's treasure in this instance. Although it seems like I see a lot more treasure in this world than most.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day Dad

Maybe I'm feeling well enough for a short hike.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I'm A Sickly Being

And it feels like theres a 1 ton weight on me currently.

Friday, June 18, 2010


The compost bins at UCD were kinda nice, though a bit smelly. I should start one here at home. Definitely one next quarter at our house.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"I Got a Rock"

Name what the line is from and I'll give you a hug.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Soda of the Day 2

Here is the Cheerwine from a little bit back. My god it was deliciously cherry, too. I highly recommend it.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Again, DC Food Wasn't All That Bad...

But, I still never had one of there waffles. And I do believe I made a more delicious waffle this morning than the DC ever could have.

Monday, June 14, 2010

DC Food

Now that I'm back home, it is kinda nice to be able to cook my own food. This morning a made the most epic breakfast sandwich. Consisted of: whole wheat berry bread, cream cheese, basil, pepper, heirloom tomato, crab cake, and a fried egg, all from either the farmer's market or the garden. However, eating with friends was always nice too. I'm looking forward to next quarter for sure.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

100 Posts!

Today is my 100th post on the blog, so i decided to take a picture of 100 skittles. Why? Because I had 100 skittles to take a picture of.

Friday, June 11, 2010

More People Need to Read

So, this summer I have decided to give up television. I have already compiled a somewhat rough reading list.:
-Bike Snob Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling (by BSNYC)
-The Origin of Species (by Charles Darwin)
-Dinosaur Tales (by Ray Bradbury)
-Thus Spoke Zurathustra (by Nietzche)
-Jonathan Livingston Seagull (by Richard Bach)
-Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (by Robert Pirsig)
-Walden (by Thoreau)
- True Food (by Bond, Breyer, and Gordon)
-The Zen of Fish (by Trevor Corson)
-Musashi (by Eli Yoshikawa)
-Ella Minnow Pea (by Mark Dunn)
-John Muir: Magnificent Tramp (by Rod Miller)
-Travels With Charley (by John Steinbeck)
-and various works by Jack London
I know that it is quite the list...but it is a goal, so lets see how far I can get on it. Also, if you have any book recommendations, feel free to share them.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

So Close to Freedom

The chains are only on for a few more hours. Last final is philosophy at 1pm, then Davis fixed ride tonight, then home tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Urban Exploring

Went urban exploring last night in order to fall asleep early for an 8 am bio final (which I ruthlessly murdered). It was fun, and I definitely did not do enough of it this year. Climbed some buildings, hung out on roofs, round a new skatespot. Pretty stoked all around. 1 more till freedom.

btw. if someone got me that bio sweatshirt I'd wear it all the time.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Soda of the Day

So my friends and I recently saw the 500 Flavors of Soda of soda , I definitely recommend watching it. Yes, it's 13 minutes long, but it is actually pretty interesting. This inspired my future roommates and I to start trying these sodas, and started doing Soda of the Day. We began to buy different vintage sodas, and now we're keeping all the glass bottles as a collection. This pictures soda was the Faygo Rock n Rye, yesterdays was the Cheerwine and my god, it was amazing. If you want a damn good cherry soda, try that.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

New Bearings

Traded out my thrashed bone swiss bearings (I managed to pit them so theyre now retired) for some random ones that I had sitting around (I think speed demons). So far so good, the Vanguard is runnin smooooth.

ps. that link for "vanguard" is one of the reasons I got into longboarding.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Another visit from co-op kitty. He's super chill, so you should be too.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Big Brother is Watching

It's kind of funny. There were a few people at the concert trying to do the whole crowd patrol thing, you know, they all had matching polo shirts and flash lights. And every time a mosh pit formed, they tried to break it up, and FAILED miserably. Super fun concert. The Expendables were awesome. Cops suck. You know, the usual.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Zakai, My Boy

Proud to saw I'll be living with this bloke next year. We are about to make some epic food OUR HOUSE. YES!