News From July 2008

Catalina Birthday Adventure Day 2: Skate Buds

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It was officially my birthday. I woke up exhausted from the first days adventures, looking forward to a relaxing day with Deanna, when another surprise happened. A knock on our hotel door... Kevin, Grif, Grant and Rob came over for a fun filled day of adventure! Again, totally flabbergasted. Deanna was a sneaky devil.
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We got our boat and headed right to Frog Rock. We climbed up and surveyed the scene before repeatedly getting rad.
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L. Kincade was there with high-tech underwater filming devices in production of Logan Kincade #14.
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You can see him at work here.
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And yes, (Mark and Oliver) even a 13-year-old girl climbed up and jumped off.
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Later, we hit the arcade, and I DESTROYED all comers at air-hockey.
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IS THERE NO ONE ELSE?
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Soon the day was over, and yet again we walked our homies to the boat dock to leave while we stayed on the island. Parting is such sweet sorrow. The guys want to come back to see Kenny Loggins perform sometime next month. The island brought people together, Grant and Rob became the BFF's we all knew they were.
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The night was young for Deanna and I, we were off to find dinner and walk amongst the islands nightlife, namely, drunken, sunburned dudes with straw hats stumbling out of Luau Larry's while the one man band plays 'Welcome to the Jungle'.
THIS is today too...
Posted July 31st, 2008 by Saw a total of 5 bat rays today
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Catalina Birthday Adventure Day 1: Art Buds

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Deanna was the architect of a tremendous surprise birthday extravaganza. She planned 3 days on Catalina Island, each day with a new posse of friends. The first day, as I got into line in Long Beach for the boat, I turned around and saw Lindsay, Oliver, Ashley, and Mark. I was totally caught off guard.
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We cruised over to the island in the Commodore's Lounge.
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Santa Catalina is part of a bigger chain of Channel Islands.
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Lindsay got a present for me: A strap on microphone and speaker system so I can give a guided tour as I steer the boat around... It was a BIG hit.
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We strolled around after our boat adventure and Ashley was feeling very patriotic.
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We took pictures on the mermaid/mer-man bench, Mark couldn't resist frenching the Howard Finster-esque mer-man.
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Later we discovered Marks dark secret, his only tattoo is a portrait of Roseanne Barr on his ass.
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It was so nice to spend a day frolicking in the sun with some friends, thanks Deanna for making this happen, and to Ashley, Mark, Lindsay and Oliver for coming over and making this day super memorable.
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We sent them off into the evening back home, it was nice getting to stay on the island as the boat went off to the horizon.
And a special THANKS to all the people who wished me a Happy Birthday on the comments page!!!!
Posted July 30th, 2008 by Birthday Boy, I mean Boooooiiii!!!!
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3 days of Birthday Surprise

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So I will be officially 'pushing 40' in a few days. I go from 35 to 36.
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Deanna is taking me to a secret location for a three day rest.
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I have been skating the HB park as much as I can, I hope it is still there when I get back.
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I will not be updating for the next 3 days. (not that anyone looks here, boo hoo!)
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So watch L. Kincade 13, or check the RVCA Blog instead. Check back later for more nothingness and time-wasting.
Posted July 27th, 2008 by Oh yes, a birthday surprise, I hope its an island
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The Huijts Family Vacation comes to the OC

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The family is from the Netherlands, the father is the director of a museum I once did a show at.
Aaron Rose was down at RVCA (with Brendan) getting the new ANP Quarterly magazine together with a killer re-design by the illustrious Casey Holland. So, we had dinner, vegan style of course, at Native Foods in Costa Mesa.
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Later that night little 9 year old Noah started assembling his army men...
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I couldn't help but amass my own army.
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Soon we were both running around the house finding figures to add to our armies.
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They were getting huge! This was gearing up to be some epic battle.
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The stand off.
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Deanna was shocked at all the crud I have stashed around our house! You would think I was still 6 years old. In the end I had more figures (I did have home court advantage) and the sect paintings my friend gave me are formidable beasts. I was declared the WINNER!!!! Good job Ed, not letting the 9 year old win! What a doosh!
Posted July 25th, 2008 by but I had ET and Sopngebob on my side too!
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Remember?

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Remember that shit-eating grin at the end of Logan Kincade 12-? Well, Logan himself was there to capture it on film.
Come see Deformer!
Posted July 24th, 2008 by Thanks for the memories
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Craig Stecyk at my house for that TWS interview

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He was regaling us with humorous yarns from his life experiences, which are manifold.
Posted July 23rd, 2008 by Time erases itself from my life, and here we are
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Backlogged: Stacy's Photos from July 4th 2008

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Leftover photos from the 4th of July for your enjoyment or scorn.
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Kickball team 'Wuss-taco'
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Kickball team 'Sledgehammer' - guess who won? yeah, Wuss-taco.
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Stacy and Chrissy.
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BBQ set up.
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Amanda and Allison.
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Zoey.
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Oliver and Lindsay.
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A desert concoction.
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Everyone on my roof watching the fireworks downtown.
Posted July 22nd, 2008 by I was saving these for a slow photo day.
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Deanna's Birthday was July 19th!!!!

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We got all dressed up and went to Madeline's Bistro in LA for some fine vegan food. And for desert, the famous chocolate souffle.
Posted July 21st, 2008 by 25-35-19-28-39-27-20
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HB Park Mega-Session of DOOM

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The Blue Angels of Skateboarding showed up to wow us with their high-falutin' antics. Rob and Grant perform their trademark move, the head 2 head feeble transfer at high speed. They just miss each other.
Yesterday was seen as the last weekend to skate the famous HB skatepark, since the going rumor was that Tuesday is the last day. (Although the contract gets awarded on Tuesday, who knows when the actual demolition will take place, we could have another month!!!) Either way, people showed up in force for their last shred, and at dusk, as the sun was slicing through the bars low in the sky a huge posse showed up and a gool ol' mega sesh started with everyone getting gnarly at once. It was like when the park first opened, and I am totally honored to have been a part of this jam.
Lets start from the beginning. I got there at 2:30, and started shredding with a bunch of younger kids.
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Then the red-bull army showed up. Look at this guy's face. He knows. He's thinking, 'Why did we roll up here? We are complete losers.'
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There was seriously a whole parade of them.
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L. Kincade was loving the ridiculousness of it all.
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Matt B moves in for a slight mack.
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Then starts talking one of the girls up. Straight Simping.
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Zach and his Woman enjoy the free energy drinks.
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Kevin went around and shot portraits of some of the people there. Mouse.
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Rob.
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Ed.
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Matt B.
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Andrew.
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Zach, who brought the tunes. We plugged his ghetto blaster into the school outlet with an extension cord.
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Brian H.
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Cody.
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Grant.
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JJ in his hippie-van.
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Curly.
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Nick t showed up too with some sweet grip art.
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Then we started doing feeble trains on the flat bar... (oh what a sweet flat-bar!)
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We were trying to get all 4 dudes on at the same time, but we were going to fast.
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Almost ran over that kid.
What an epic session! Seriously, I have been skating the park since it opened, and this was one of the best sessions ever. I was there for a straight 6.5 hours! I'm so sore today I can barely walk. Hopefully we can get some more epic ones in before the bulldozers show up, but this was good enough and will be hard to top.
Posted July 21st, 2008 by Ed and Kevin, Grif you missed it!
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Stacy's face ends up on a shoe?

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Look what Kevin found near his house! a dildo!
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Go to Stacy's MySpace page to comment... Go here to comment in person.
Posted July 20th, 2008 by Sunday, last weekend of the HB park?
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The BIG DAY with Kevin: New Batman Opens!!!

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Kevin for the last month could only talk about The Dark Knight, if the preview came on in a movie we were seeing, he would shoosh you, sit up straight, and watch with all his power. He read all the comics as a boy, and loved the first one, Batman Begins. So he was all balled up in a frenzy when this day arrived. He called me last week and invited Deanna and I to go see it with him and his girlfriend Amanda at the Arclight theater in Los Angeles, on their famed 'Dome' screen. Basically the best place to see a movie in Southern California.
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We got there and found our seats, Kevin was writhing in anticipation.
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The Arclight had projected a Batman logo on the screen which only served to get Kevin more happy.
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The movie delivered!
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What joy it gave us.
It was a really good movie, you should see it. It doesn't disappoint like Hellboy does. Check out this guy.
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Then on our drive home we stopped off at Geoff's house for a visit. He has a super old painting of mine framed and hanging in his house. I hadn't seen it in over 15 years.
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What a long day...
Posted July 19th, 2008 by We ran into Lindsay and Oliver too
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Fingercroxx Emerica Collab for Double Park

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Got this e-mail from Timothy at Emerica Shoes: Check out these amazing photos from the Fingercroxx Emerica Collab that you worked on for Double Park, the premiere boutique in Hong Kong.
We worked together to do a full installation with their stores, and they are really happy with everything. Enjoy!
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They even did a Billboard and shot it at night for us to see! Thanks Double Park! Thanks Emerica!
Posted July 18th, 2008 by Commercial Art for the Masses
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A visit to the dump

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My bud Stacy is moving to LA and she asked me to lend my 24 inch pythons in service.
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She needed some man-muscle to move a moldy old couch out of her storage unit and to the dump.
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Cans and plastic bottles, one minute of use, then they end up here...
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After man-handling the couch, I saw some dude throwing away a perfectly good longboard...
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I scored it. Who knows what I will do with it...
Posted July 17th, 2008 by Hunker down for the impending stresss storm
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18 year old cat still as frisky as ever.

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Yes ladies and gentlemen, Ptah will be 18 years old soon, you first saw him in Useless Wooden Toys (an old New Deal video from 1990) (and he was in 411 #30 I think too...) and after various medical mishaps, he lives on in perfect condition. (well maybe he can't hear too well...)
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And here is Deanna with Professor Schmitt, creator of Schmitt Stix, one of my first sponsors in skateboarding. These photos brought to you by Ashley Macomber, who loves when I get too hasty with my corn on the cob eating, and squirt cayenne pepper and lemon juice into my eye.
Posted July 16th, 2008 by Her favorite sport is 'curling' -Google it.
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Maloof Finals from the stands as pure spectator

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Geoff was my spectator buddy.
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Billy got 13th place, so he was in the stands watching with us...
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He whispered some secrets to Deanna (or was trying to neck with her...)
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Then a fight happened with some Brazilians and some smoker dude, Geoff was on crutches and we thought we were gonna be stampeded. Everyone cleared out real quick, kids were crying, it was total chaos.
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This is my shot of the fight, you can't really see anything.
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Alex Moul was there too!
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Then I saw Rick McCrank signing autographs and we went out to dinner...
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And he and Lee came over for some conversation.
Posted July 14th, 2008 by Roasted corn for 3rd day in a row
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Big Day Out: Laguna - Maloof Cup - OC Fair

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Started the day in Laguna beach with Ash and Mark, ate some food and took a swim in the ocean. Very pleasant.
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The beach was packed with people. Then I was off to the Maloof Money Cup to watch Billy...
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Billy was feeling 'tired' but handled some serious trickery including about 3 hammers down the gap, and a bunch on the bump to bar including his trademark big-spin kick-flip to flat.
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Yay Billy-! But this will be aired on CBS!!!! Why not wear a Toy shirt? Sheesh.
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I forgot to get a photo of Billy on the Jumbo-Tron, so here is Tommy Sandoval bailing...
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Then I went into the fair where my pal Ashley got deep fried Oreo cookies.
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There was some sweet buzz-saw wiener artwork on one of the rides.
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After a long day we got 25-cent foot massages.
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Then on the way out, we saw these girls laying down on the ground getting weird. Deanna and I swooped in and took some photos. Wanna see that closer?
Posted July 13th, 2008 by Why not, we are just 'having fun' right?
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Maloof Money Cup: Excess is so Awesome

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How un-vegan of me to be eating a shaved ice...
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Went to the Maloof Money Cup, wow, this cement park was built (200,000 dollars) and will be destroyed after the contest on Sunday.
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Shit is crazy. I saw Sheckler.
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Billy is gonna take this comp.
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My vice at the fair: Shaved Ice and Roasted Corn.
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Then I lurked on people at the fair. Good times.
Posted July 12th, 2008 by Billy has some epic future plans
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DEMOLITION DATE SET: July 22 (or 24)

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I have heard a few different dates, but what is clear is that the HB parks days are numbered.
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I have been skating there as much as possible. The other day, no one was there but us.
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We all cried.
Go buy a book.
Posted July 11th, 2008 by It's good to let it all out.
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Grant takes a load of cement to the face

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And just kept ripping like a gnar-dog.
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You can now officially pre-order DEFORMER and actually get it. Comes out in Sept/Oct 2008. Or just wait until after it comes out.
Posted July 10th, 2008 by The park is soon to be gone.
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Ran into some Homies in LA

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Had dinner with Ashley Macomber, artist extraordinaire.
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And then Stew Stewman who now works in Flore restaurant where we were!
I also ran into the other Bennett in my life, the one who runs the Roberts and Tilton Gallery.
Posted July 9th, 2008 by And I saw Seth McFarlane in the alley with a bimbo
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The Normalcy of my day to day Existance

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Went to RVCA to have an ANP Quarterly meeting.
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The other night Deanna saw a RVCA billboard at Active with her photos on it and it made her happy.
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Then I ran into Liz, the events master at RVCA and our eyes glowed blue together.
I have mixed feelings about being back from summer tour.
Posted July 8th, 2008 by Back to work is a daunting prospect right now
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Stacy Update: It's been a while.

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She is off to LA to follow her dreams and fulfill her destiny.
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And this kid went Toy for Life. Crazy.
Posted July 7th, 2008 by Crotchity Mr. Man-Boy and his insecurities
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Last days of the HB SKatepark...

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I will miss this place.
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Skating up to it is always exciting. The HB Skatepark is the best place ever. The demolition is driving people to this.
Posted July 6th, 2008 by lets make a new one...
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4th of July: Back in Suburbia

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Downtown HB is a testosterone fueled armageddon of flesh and beer on the 4th.
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We took a walk into the eye of the storm.
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Then had a BBQ
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Amanda and Allison brought their cute puppy Zooey.
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We chomped some triple-mega vegan cupcakes that Lindsay made for dessert.
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Then went on my roof to watch the fireworks out in the ocean...
Posted July 5th, 2008 by Didn't have to use my AK, today was good.
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Driving home from San Francisco...

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Stopped in Santa Cruz for a quick walk on the Boardwalk.
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Where Deanna got felt up by some Hoo-Ya Doosh-Bag.
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Then drove down to Morro Bay.
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And walked on the beach.
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The 101 was nice and I avoided all the coppers with their radar guns.
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Ate in Santa Barbara while the fires raged hard a few miles north.
Posted July 5th, 2008 by No one seemed to mind...
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Driving home: The Final Stage

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coming home is always bitter-sweet.
Posted July 3rd, 2008 by crushed by the lameness of hieresses heresy
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Vegan Cake Case of Doom in Portland

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The Vita Cafe has an epic all vegan dessert case.
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We went with the 'Chocolate Mocha Ganache Cake,' (Yeah I thought Stacy and Lindsay would be down with that...)
Posted July 2nd, 2008 by Perhaps Ashley would be down too...
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Some shots from the last demo day...

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A bookstore in Olympia, Washington.
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Kevin is bummed on me for leaving the tour after the Seattle demo...
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Saw this thing. It is one of the grossest things I have ever seen.
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Grif tries to copy my lame face from the end of L. Kincade 12.
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I am now at the plush Westin hotel in downtown Seattle, Grif told me to 'be sure to wear the robe.' The room doesn't have a robe, but we shot this photo of me in bed awaiting carnal delights...
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...And our weird shower head.
See my shit-eating grin at the end of my Fox 40 (Sacto) apperance in the L. Kincade number 12...
Posted July 1st, 2008 by Fare thee well young lads...
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