Monday, January 31, 2011


I have always had a a fascination with skateboarding. A frustrating fascination sometimes at the fact I can't skate and quite an elating one when you see a friend work really hard to nail a trick before finally riding away clean. This infatuation developed into snowboarding and bmx but there is just something that always brings me back to skating. The culture, the characters, the progression and overall diversity of the skating lifestyle.

I recently watched a short documentary on youtube simply called Canvas: Skateboarding Documentary (Link here) . It really showed what skateboarding is all about. Just hanging with your friends, letting your actions do your talking, having a good time and pushing yourself through physical and mental barriers. The biggest thing that struck me about the documentary was how it was then and how it is now, the clothes, the music, the quality of boards, the brands, the skates, the tricks, all different but the underlying skate culture is the same. Sure now and again you get a clic of absolute morons who spoil it for the rest but they are few and very far between.

One guy who stood out then and who still does now is Rodney Mullen, an absolute geek and legend. He is the biggest skateboarding dork ever but one of the most technically proficient skates to ever ride a plank of wood. In the documentary he is nailing tricks that would look brand new and innovative in this day and age, he has such a rare style that you never really see anymore so it's a blessing he is still on the fringes of skateboarding.

Enough waffle, get watching.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Recently I have made the effort to start getting active. Not to sure why. I reason to myself it's that whenever I do an activity of some sort I only have to worry about the skill part of it but not the fitness. Since playing football last night, my logic is completely flawed. The only way I can get fit for a sport is to really play it as well as train.

I had a super weird dream last night about Taekwondo. No idea were it came from and it's the second night in a row that people from work have been in my dreams. I can't escape them at all! My new sleeping bag came today though which made my day a bit happier after my pay got fucked up again. It is all part of the equipment I'm building for a little solo camping trick in the peaks.

I'm gonna end with a video now, I have no idea but when I was talking to Jon last night it just came into my head as some form of advice... to a certain degree

All about the hot pink. Too much of a guilty pleasure

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lomo Vienna Diary: 8th March 2010

I have several updates in my Lomo diary from way back that I feel should have a place on here to fill in some gaps.

Just updated my previous entry online. Jules made one of the funniest videos ever on FaceBook. I will not spoil it. I'll just post the link under here. (Note, I have no idea what I meant at the time of writing this)

Me and Angela spoke today via text.

Just watching the UK Office trying to write in this dam red light.

M&M cookies are yum.

I'm glad my friends are here for me right now.

To Do List:

Clean my room if I don't go riding after work tomorrow.

I need to get all my insurance papers together.

There is loads more which I can't think of right now.

Update NYC blog (yet to be written) and edit photos.

Hope to have all this done by Wednesday night. I'll let you know how it goes.

It went pretty bad.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Soooo yeah, my blog/motivation died for me to keep this thing going but I have decided, at possibly the worst time ever to start posting on my blog again.

The reason it's the worst time ever is that I am just looking for more excuses to distract me from the mountains of work I have to complete. I have decided that this year be my last full academic year ever and I give someone permission to shoot me if I decide to further my education in the future.

I'm not going to sit here and write about what I have done since my last update as I find it far too tedious and to be frank you may too. This is not to say my life has been boring, it's been one of the best parts of my life. I have achieved so much that I wanted to do. I have done some things I'm really proud of, some pretty I'm much ashamed of.

So as I say no talk about what I have been up to as this is the present and the present is now. 2 things have got me motivated to update my blog. The first one is the fact I watched Into The Wild last night which destroyed me completely. Completed knocked me out and put my brain all over the canvas. One of the best films I have seen, hands down. Secondly is a video my girlfriend had sent me. It's a pretty cute video, the guy narrating sounds like a friendly borderline stalker type of guy but it's still a cool story.