A picture before Wednesday turns into Thursday. LA was successful.
Monday, June 28, 2010
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
Friday, June 25, 2010
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
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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.
Monday, June 21, 2010
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
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
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.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
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.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
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.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Some of my friends have started a business. Real reliable and wonderful young men, hard working, and honest. If you need any sort of labor done around the house (this includes gardening, cooking, repairs, painting, wood work, car washing, even chauffeuring) they WILL do it. Check them out, there rates are very reasonable for the amount of work you will get.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
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
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
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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.