Monday, March 12, 2012

She won't get a scratch

Met Billy Dee Williams, yes Lando himself! For 40 bucks got my action figure signed.

It works every time.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Where have I been? In prison.

Well not really but I haven't been skating much. I have also been neglecting the fuck out of this blog, well just because facestalker and twitter are so easy to deal with, whereas this is less easy. Speaking of which, follow me on Twitter at @unclehullka. So here's some updates.

I have upped my sneaker game quite a bit...

Gained and lost alot of weight...

Got a new dog...

Bought some new gear...

Got Tony Romo's autograph...

Designed my own signature distortion pedal (limited run coming soon from Stalefish Effects!)...

Saw some sick fucking bands (RIP Seth)...

Kids are now 7 and 8...

Worked on my golf game...

Some miscellaneous things...

And last but not least, got a brand new setup. Real deck , Indys, Bones, and Swiss Bones Ceramics! My dream board. And yeah, I've gone out and skated, just not as much as I would like. Let's go ride!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

No skating, this means me

Not like anyone cares, but here's my latest news. Haven't been skating that much lately, maybe twice in 2 months. We had a cold front for a good while and everything was icy, and now the weather is nice and I'm sick. Excuses, excuses! I did try and teach one of the other dads at my son's preschool how to skate. I was trying to show him ollies when he wilsoned and damaged his hip, so, end of lesson. I plan to skate Monday at the local, run-down park with my nephew, but he's a flake, ha ha. If I get any photos I will post them.
I have been playing some PS3 games, Call of Duty 5 and Resistance 2, but R2 sucked I thought and I sold it on Craigslist. Maybe I'll get Skate 2 but probably not. I'm reading Artie Lange's new book and it's a good one. Also just saw Seven Pounds, the Wrestler, Valkyrie, and Gran Torino, three of them out of the theater.
Between that and being a dad/husband and working, there's almost no time for skating. That will change when I get motivated again.
As Al Pacino said, "We'll get there, pop. We'll get there".

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The big book of british smiles

The tiny country of England occupies square mileage smaller than the state of Oregon. However, it rains more and there's less chances of weather dry enough to skate. Luckily, there's South Bank. This is one of the most famous spots in the world. We were only in London for a short while, so this is the only spot I skated. Next time, I hope to visit Meanwhile 1 and 2, and some of the great skateable architecture around London. It wasn't all skating, though. Most of the standard tourist stuff was done too in our adventures around England and Scotland. Here are some of the 911 pictures we took.

Me doing something other than a kickflip. 80's style Wallride at South Bank...

Out of focus ollie to ledge.


Bank bomb.

Next, it's off to Bolton skatepark (near Manchester, in one of the 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire), where boards get waterlogged, wheels slide when you don't want them to and ramps get rendered useless. This would be a nice prefab park if it had a cover over it.

Powersliding, not by choice.

Opposite view of the hump and ramps.

Slam City Skates is in London, and it's a cool shop, cool people.

My new drug of choice, the china white one in the middle. This particular fix costs 40 quid, somewhere in the neighborhood of 70 US dollars. Too much for a deck? Yes, but the grip was free.

Loads of spots to be skated, like this school.

Now for the tourist stuff:

I'm on the phone, do ya mind?

Waiting for tickets. Just kidding.

Tea time.

Tolerated but still not legal.

That's when the hurdy gurdy man came singing songs of love.

Well, well, what's all this, eh son?

In the poob.

All within a stone's throw of South Bank.

The local filth.

Wembley at night.

Shame train.

Loser's limo.

Abbey Road crossing and studio.

Tower bridge.

Too damn expensive.

Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Black Rose, coolest pub in Scotland. They have Slayer on the jukebox.


Glory, glory Man United.

Hey Beavis.

Long trip, ready to go home.

British influence.