Saturday, June 27, 2009

They Have A Word

Me (web surfing): Apparently there is a "turtle vs. cat" YouTube video

Her: I wish you spoke German.

Me: Why, because the Germans have a word for turtle-vs-cat-YouTube-video?

Her: well, no...

Me: I bet they do! And I bet it's a verb!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Rolling Information Booth

A few minutes ago I was skateboarding down SW Market street in downtown Portland. I was going at a pretty good speed when a car pulled up beside me, rolled down the window, and the driver asked me for directions! I quickly gave some general hints before I had to turn left onto 2nd. It felt very funny to be skateboarding down the street while having a conversation with someone in a car.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Another longboarding adventure after work

This was part of yesterday's after-work skateboarding. I rode on the Arbor Hybrid with 70mm Retro Zig Zag wheels. I had just put in the new Bones Super Swiss 6 bearings the night before. I have ridden variations on this route many times before but I usually do it early in the morning on weekends when there is little traffic. Doing it after work raised the challenge level because of all the cars.

Monday, June 01, 2009

The Best Hold

TV History Show: ". . . and from there he established a chokehold on absolute power."

Me: Well, if you're going to have some kind of hold on absolute power, I suppose a chokehold is a good hold to have. I bet those tyrants who had wrist locks on absolute power didn't get very far.