Saturday, January 31, 2009

all i need is

today was going to be two days ago,
but snow turned wednesday into friday,
and then friday nearly evaporated too.
but i grabbed its balls as they swung past,
and here's the report.

[you can buy ears, noses, & lips at the dollar store.]
[and then take pictures of yourself.]

[andy is king. andy's beard is the king's beard.]
[i formally apologize to andy for lateness.]
[but will recidivize, indubitably.]

alright. part of the point was to try out & review chen's new solos.
(chen's sponsored by RB.)
i think a review will be made eventually,
so i won't say much.
but i think the consensus was basically
like they looked online, they're fitness boots with giant widebody souls stapled to the sides.
but i guess some people will like them.
hey, they're cheap.

[chen's skates. he swapped frames & liners immediately.]

still, chen was doing stuff. i just have stills from too-dark footage. but here's a fishbrain:

here's everyone laughing at the skates.
except mark, who's thinking about handrails. & grinding them.

the footage is too dark for stills. but here you can tell andy is breakdancing. he did this out of an alleyoop fishbrain, which is skillful.

and then chen, andy, blong, & mark went to grind handrails while i went to get my skates. and then chen had to go to dinner early or something so he bailed. and then i guess blong & mark realized the weather & wetness were making things stupid, so they bailed. and andy bailed too, by default i guess. this might be (but probably isn't) a good time to point out that andy has a sweet binary watch, which only he can read. it looks like a circuit board with red lights. anyway, they called & said they weren't skating anymore, and which made me feel justified for having spent 20 minutes online when i was supposed to just be grabbing my skates. i ate a cheap frozen bagel, drank a dr pepper, and made plans to solo BSCC. but then tom called & wanted to BSCC too. so we did that, and it was great.

here's the first spot, this really tight place called the Boston Symphony. everyone should skate here, it's a blast.

[darkside makio to ledge to gap to royale to hop forward makio.]
[if you enjoyed Where's Waldo, you might like trying to find the 2 bikes in this picture.]

["pop a squat."]

then we went somewhere else. oh yeah we went across the street, and looked at the kink-turning drop kink rail, and all the ways it could murder you. and then met up with tom's erin, and went to this one place where we thought a horrendous jackhammer would keep us safe. but the neighbors called security on us for being disturbing. despite the huge jackhammer. and then grey rail blew. and then we were going to quit but then we thought of this place:

[wallride, hop to street.]

[tom adding velocity.]

[bank to backside through the kink-turn to wallride/bank in the foreground.]

and that was that, and that was time to go get chocolate cake. but it was 12:35, and the cheesecake factory closed at 12:30, and crap. but there was shaw's! and check it out:

[erin and CAKE.]

[and CAKE.]

we all got slices of triple chocolate cake, and milk from the milk section and forks & cups from the deli area. the cake was $2 a slice! but it wasn't the best - the icing was the good part about it. the cake itself was kind of dry and boring. but that's okay - $3 for chocolate cake and milk! BSCCing on a budget. hey.

we ended up eating in the food court at the prudential, with the cleaning people cleaning around us. i took out my paper plate with competition brainstormings on it, and we thought about the contest together. one spot i wrote down was "bank to bank to ledge." if anyone knows what i meant by that, please let me know. right as we were finishing that, a security guard with bloodshot eyes came & kicked us out. tom noted that one can receive the boot for biking, skating, or chocolate caking, and tom's note is empirically correct.

that was the end, so this is the end. i'll make an edit, i think, maybe. tom's trick is good, and i have this great shot of the bakery. i shouldn't waste them.

[a cake we didn't eat.]


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