Thursday, December 24, 2009

X-mas EVEr so Cold

Today as I sit and write this out, I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner, and i find myself back home again with family and friends. Unexpectedly of course, i wasn't supposed to be here this year and had other plans, but the universe has a way with changing my plans all the time when i least expect them to. So i have found the silver lining on the cloud this time and I am riding it out to see where it will take me this winter. It always seems that i have grand plans to do all these amazing things, until something not really in my control happens and i can no longer fight "fate" so to speak. So this year, I decided instead that I am going to just go with the flow and not stress or worry about anything because there is something bigger than all of us out there I can't explain and we just have to let things roll on as there supposed to. This post reminds me of a great line from a poem i love called - Desiderata. it goes..."and whether or not it is clear to you, the universe is unfolding as it should". Happy Holidays.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

What the FaCK

So the first snowboard trip of the year went down this past week. No new snow anywhere in Colorado, but to not work and sleep during the night instead of the day was a breath of fresh air. My packing job was a sore sight for the first trip, with shit flying everywhere in my car, but everything seemed to pan out well. Did a little thing for TV with some friends, rode some new gear, rail jam in the downtown of Denver went well and did some urban photo stuff. All in all a good trip...

...The problem was coming back to reality. After being gone for only a week, that seemed like a month, I find myself back to my typical routine that has defined my living for the last 8 months. I got to thinking...Where the hell did the time go. Is it that easy for us to simply fall back into a comfort zone and forget that there is a world out there full of amazing people, imagery and inspiration. Why are we so conditioned to take what we are given instead of fighting for what makes us happy. I think i need to quit my job.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Week Blaster

So starting tomorrow, I get my first week off in almost 8 months working. I'm so pumped right now, it's not even funny. Anyways, my buddy Moss flew in today from L.A. and we are heading up towards Breckenfridge this week to hit some jumps and start the snowboard season. I'm looking forward to get my shred legs back under me, catch some air, spray some skiers and test out the new YES. snowboards. Also I will get to see some friends I haven't seen in a quick minute and I think I am doing some rail jam in downtown Denver. It should be fun. Hopefully I don't get lost in Denver...ha.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Launch Pad

This past week, I was invited down to a show in Albuquerque, NM. The venue was at a place called the Launch Pad, and for anyone who has ever been there before, you will know that the sound system is AMAZING, and is probably the best place to see a show in this area. Anyways, the bands that where playing that night were - The Red Sparowes and Russian Circles. They are two very innovative and amazing instrumental bands, that I have been listening to quite a bit these days, and to finally get a chance to see them play live was awesome. Overall, if you ever get to see these two bands play, you won't be disappointed. Hopefully I will get another chance to see them again down the road, if they decide to do another tour. Big thanks goes out to David Clifford, the drummer for Red Sparowes, for putting us on the guest list. Make sure to check out some of the photos my buddy Mike took of the show. Until next time...Peace.

Mike's Photos - Red Sparowes@ LaunchPad

The Red Sparowes
Russian Circles

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Snow Flakes Falling

So it has actually started to snow in town this week and the snow has been piling up. Until now, I was uncertain how excited I would be for winter but now after watching it snow all night, I can't help but think of all the wonderful times I have had during winter months. There is just something really special about snow that I haven't quite figured out yet, but I have been obsessed with it my whole life. I don't even mind that I have to shovel out my car and sit in it and warm up, I actually get a homelike feeling from it oddly enough. Anyways, it's dark outside right now and Im sitting at this hotel watching the flakes come down, I hope some other people somewhere else are watching it snow too. Welcome winter.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I don't know about anyone else, but I'm definitely having one of those weeks. First I woke up to a ridiculous throat sinus death sickness and had to go work. After shivering in cold sweats and throwing up throughout the night, i finally got to go to sleep, but alas! my friend was in town for his twenty first birthday so I had to make sure I was in decent shape to celebrate. After trying to sleep most of my time away with a splitting headache, we went and wrecked some havoc on the town. Following the next day though, in an un-anticipated cleaning of my bathroom, a light bulb blew up in my face and now I wonder if i will be left blind from the shrapnel in the coming days. I hope this week takes it a bit easier on me. Peace.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cleaning out my closet

Well fall is officially here, and it's that time of year to get rid of all the old snow gear. Last week, we had a garage sale at the house. It was an interesting time. Some skateboarding, lemonade drinking, brat eating, gear selling and rotation of interesting characters. I can't decide what was more amusing. If it was the pueblo native Americans in the Mitsubishi that bought a beanie and peeled out down the street at about 70 mph hour, only to overheat the engine and break down, or the wizard like man, that couldn't decide on whether he wanted the 3 dollar back pack or the 1 dollar drinking game. ha ha. Good times though for sure. I think everyone at the house agreed it was the best garage sale to ever go down in history. People are still coming by the house a week later, to get the gear they missed out on after we took the garage sale down. Now that's what I call, supply and demand. Peace out.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


So this past weekend I was privileged enough to be invited up to DCP's house in the Vail area for a barbecue and to watch the new Absinthe Movie premiere showing at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek. It was a good time with tunes jamming, hot dogs and burgers, new people to meet and of course watching an awesome snowboard film to cap the day. All in all, it was a sweet trip and I wish I was still on the road but unfortunately had to get back to work and school. Hopefully though, if all goes well this fall, I will be looking at a winter packed full of pow turns. Just gotta stay the course right now until the snow starts falling.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Autumn to Ashes

Well it's the end of September now, and the weather is starting to get cold. With the cold comes some changes. Recently we have been having a spider convention at our house thanks to the colder temps and extra's not too fun walking up the stairs half asleep and seeing a huge ass wolf spider staring back at you. But this happens i guess, I remember my buddy Tim used to live in the basement of his parents house as kids, and it was one of those cold, dark rooms with no windows, which was good for staying up till 5 or 6 am, but bad when it came to spiders. Anyways, fall is getting close and with that I believe we are going to have an early and big winter season.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to School

Wow. School is back again, and it seems like it came pretty quick this time - which i am o.k. with. Stoked on my classes though, some business and art classes, teachers seem pretty rad. Unfortunately I also have to work my 40 hrs a week this fall during school as well, and it doesn't help that it happens to be a graveyard shift. Can you say - 18hr days? shit. Oh Rob and Big say - Do work son! Do work.