Likes and Dislikes About Skateboarding

Likes

  • Sound of texture
  • Eating shit (falling skateboarding) Story/Scars
  • Sense of wonder
  • Meeting people
  • Identifying friends
  • United community, like runners
  • You know who isn’t a skater by their “air”
  • Finding new spots to skate
  • Doing things you’ve never done before
  • Putting the deck together with custom grip tape
  • Unit of time as one skateboard (for me 3-8 months)
  • Sound of skateboards while you build one

Dislikes

  • Stigma attached
  • Harassment by police/security guards
  • Eating shit (falling skateboarding) and getting hurt
  • Commodification of athletes
  • Injuries
  • Time commitments

I Just Had a Great Little Session

…with Kevin on the new Montgomery ledge, but before that we went out to Lori’s and I had Chili Cheese Fries and a Coke. I am getting soft in the middle. I talked with Tizz today I’m so very excited that she’s coming to visit me here in San Fran. I read a lot today of the Borden Book, re-set up my accounts at hypermodern.net and looked for more jobs. I got about 5 leads and tomorrow I’m headed out to Ripon and I’ll get footage and things, then work all Monday & Tuesday.

Reading at the Public Library Is Rad

Checked out some contemporary art Moca Schlammer and Performance 1949-1979 then called people on the phone. Talked to Mr. Deneault, DB Tried Natalie W got to talk with Carlan and also Francisco and Katie & Sarah Pierson and left a message for Les.

I met a guy who skates down the hall Kevin, he gave be an old desk but it’s ugly and white, I may get rid of it. Anywho, I talked to him a bit and baked bread. Tomorrow I’m watching the Simpsons with Becky and her BF and some other dude. Tomorrow I’m gonna hit the ol farmers market. Today I almost at a worm. NASTY.