News From August 2008

Images of the Desconstruction: HB Parks Demise

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Rode my bike over to the HB park to see what is going on. They fenced it weeks ago, but have not yet demolished it.
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What assholes! I could have skated it for like two more weeks!
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Technically you can still skate it, they have not damaged the cement. A bank session could go down easily.
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BUT, they did post 'no trespassing' signs, and are rumored to be giving out tickets.
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Such a bummer to see! They are cutting down all the big metal fences.
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I'm saying lets go get a last of last sessions in!
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They cut the kinker bar out too, or did someone steal it? WHO HAS THE KINKER BAR!
Posted August 31st, 2008 by Sad eyed local of the low-land
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After the Workshop...

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Deanna and I met up with Ashley to eat...
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Then Miranda (blinking!) showed up with...
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Mike, and we conversed.
Posted August 30th, 2008 by going up to head explosion town
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Make Something Workshop in Los Angeles!!!!

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I did a workshop for a group of high school kids in LA yesterday. The plan was to group the kids into tables of three and have them come up with a skateboard company idea. Each cluster would come up with a name, identify a target consumer, come up with a logo, and make three skateboard graphics that would be painted onto blank boards provided by Toy Machine. The kids came up with some pretty fun stuff. One groups target consumer was 'old people', and another's was 'businessmen'.
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This girl is painting her idea onto a skateboard.
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The finished product.
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This kid was going for it, using cork, and glue with yarn... Here is a detail.
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This kids idea was to paint people in a welfare line. Their company name was 'Gato'.
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The finished product.
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This girls group called their company 'Geriatrics'
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Blow drying the boards for faster drying!
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Groups working on their 'brand image'.
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hard at work.
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This girl was writing a poem about David Bowie on her board. It was great!
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This is Sage. His question to me: 'Would you crook El Toro for twenty bucks?'
My answer: 'No.'
'What about a million bucks?' he said.
I said, 'Yeah, I would have to go for it.'
This is what Sage painted.
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I painted one too!
Here are some of the hand-painted skateboards: 01--02--03--04--05.
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Aaron Rose was there to help me out.
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Some kids drew a picture of me while I was doing a slide show to introduce myself.
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After the workshop, kids were asked to fill out a questionnaire. I got mostly good reviews!
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And so did Deanna!
Posted August 29th, 2008 by Brainwashing the kids is my specialty...
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Out early today to teach kids some stuff?

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Today I am doing one of these Workshops in LA. I am teaching high-school kids how to create thier own skateboard company, with a focus on designing graphics...
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This moth was resting at my house. And although it is no big whoop if you are from the south, this guy is pretty big for southern California.
Go see the Beautiful Losers Film in LA. It's only playing for a week, so it will be your only chance in So-Cal to see it on the big screen.
Bonus Link: Most Effective 'Speed Bump'
Posted August 28th, 2008 by fearing not i'd become my enemy in the instant...
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Got some shots back from Kobenhavn...

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Here's one. Bonus Link: A Random Blog.
Posted August 27th, 2008 by Old Young Fat Skinny Useless Revelant?
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Where's your grip, dude?

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The real world is sooooooo in touch with the kids these days...
Bonus link: US Military Map
Posted August 26th, 2008 by Skating has been 'so hot right now' for a while
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Maps to the Skaters.......... Asses?

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At the RVCA signing the other day, don't think I didn't leave without getting someone naked. Leo Romero shows us his newest bruise.
geoff butt
And whose ass is this? Lets hear some guesses...
Finally! the correct answer:
Hmmmm Is It Geoff's?
Posted By: lolercopter on August 25th, 2008 at 06:27:51 PM PST
Good job lolercopter.
Posted August 25th, 2008 by Hint: Famous Pro Skater
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Today, Sunday, I offer you some crabs...

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Posted August 24th, 2008 by Active Erica fans get ready for tomorrows post...
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Aaron's Arm and a scrap of paper from HV

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Here is Aaron's arm, pretty cool, huh?
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And this was when we walked through Hidden Valley.
I'm off to some Active store in Norco for a signing...
Photos tomorrow!
Posted August 23rd, 2008 by I wished upon a star
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Liz hides her hideous face...

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If you wanna see it uncensored Click Here. But you may want to barf.
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Oh wait, she is actually quite beautiful, what is she thinking?
Posted August 22nd, 2008 by I'm sure you website lurkers would agree
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the Meeting over at RVCA...

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Nothing big, just the usual ANP Quarterly magazine meeting. (top secret)
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Brendan had some epic sunglasses.
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Then we sat and talked about stuff.
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Stu was there, contemplating his future. It looks bright.
Posted August 21st, 2008 by Fred Durst once stuck his wiener in a jelly donut
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Ptah woke me up this morning with meows...

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Map of the USA.
Posted August 20th, 2008 by ANP meeting today
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Dispatch from the nether regions of life...

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Posted August 19th, 2008 by Miley Cyrus has grey pussy hairs already
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Loyal Pawn going for it...

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Remember the good times.
Posted August 18th, 2008 by If you don't I will
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Loyal Pawn Mail #1

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DEFORMER.
Posted August 17th, 2008 by Sunday never ends...
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A reminder to be out skating today...

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Summer is coming to a close, don't waste your time on a website.
Posted August 16th, 2008 by Sent to me by Mark Gonzales...
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Some European Detritus in Pixel Form for Perusal

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Posted August 15th, 2008 by since nobody comments anymore...
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Who got F-ed up?

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That is poor Geoff Rowley's ankle. It always happens during video deadlines. That looks like a brick!
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Wanna see what is going on in Europe? Check out different spots? See what your favoite company does with their ads outside the US? Well click the online magazine Swiftfoot. Click the mag and flip through it.
Posted August 14th, 2008 by You can't succeed without failure.
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Public Speaking is Scary...

Here is a run-down of my day yesterday...
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Ran into Alex Olson at M Cafe in LA, he is all grown up.
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I saw this jacked manequin at Trashy Lingerie on our way to LA's first Beautiful Losers Film Screening. I was there because after the screening I had to get up on stage in front of the huge audience and answer questions. Yikes.
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Watching the movie...
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This is where I will be sitting in a few moments.
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This was shot during the talk, what dedication I have to my blog! It's all for you. That is Cheryl Dunn looking at me.
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After the talk, which I escaped unharmed, we hung out at the 'party' for a short bit... That is the film-maker, Aaron Rose.
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This is a photo of Fette and Lindsay, Lindsay will hate it, but I love it because of the cool background.
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MIke Mills and MIranda July present me to my website lookers...
Posted August 13th, 2008 by The film will be playing at the NuArt in LA...
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Deanna and Ashley Rule Ooga Booga

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Deanna Templeton and Ashley Macomber were invited by the lovely Wendy who operates the amazing Ooga Booga Store, to decorate the windows with artwork. The girls got together to form a strategy for the perfect blend of their talents. When opening night came, the place was crawling with hipsters...
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The store was crowded, but that is a good thing. Hopefully no assholes stole anything.
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Deanna and Ashley went out to the alley to Hide-Out...
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Deanna explains what her photos are all about.
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Ashley made this big sculpture thing, with ribbons, video tape and modified books. There was a photo of me pasted into one called 'The Bridge to Maturity,' I wonder what the message is there?
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I was trying to shoot photos of the stuff, but a band was playing and people were everywhere.
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There were (ARE, go see it!!!) some pretty cool things to see.
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Ashley collaged and painted on some of Deanna's photos from Russia...
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And some of her portraits...
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The face on this one was awesome...
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Then we went to see a stand-up comedy show that our friend Kevin Christy was going to perform in. Ashley's legs were not messing around this night. She was worried she looked like a hooker...
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I told her, 'no way, well, only from the waist down...'
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This is Kevin...
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His new material is funny as shit, he made the other comics look like some middle school kids.
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Check out this Slide Show of Beautiful Losers Tokyo, it's awesome.
Posted August 12th, 2008 by You will see him again...
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Encounter in an alley...

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This guy came walking by and decided to tell me a story. He says when he goes into a business and wants to buy something or use their bathroom, if they give him any static or try to kick him out he busts out this flag, and parades around screaming 'White Power!' I thought it was a pretty good idea, and funny too.
Posted August 11th, 2008 by Work is Fun - Fun is Work
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It's Sunday, Here is your post:

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A detail of recent artwork. Come see this in LA this November...
Posted August 10th, 2008 by All Pawns and Dildo-Faces must be there
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Chase's Sister brought me a sculpture

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It was pretty cute. The HB Park feels dead. I skated it yesterday behind the fence, without flat-bar. Very sad. And Bernie Mac died. See it on the RVCA Blog, and scroll down for some Josh and Austin coverage.
Posted August 9th, 2008 by Just some dude who is______________
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Spent my day dealing with the Fallen Video

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Saw Ben Gilley who showed me something...
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A tattoo of one of my old New Deal graphics from 1990/91-!!! I feel so honored.
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Then got a call from Geoff who was at the HB park with intent to steal the Park Bar, but alas it was already missing!
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He left a message for all to see...
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Where is the Famed HB Park Flat-Bar?
Posted August 8th, 2008 by Histories Mysteries
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Finally, Sadly, The HB Park Comes to an End.

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I arrived for my usual evening session around 5:30/6, and was shocked when I drove up to see a big green fence cloaking my beloved park. Just yesterday we were thinking about old times here with a concerned Chad TimTim, and it was hard to believe that this might happen.
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We have been talking about it for months now...
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There were about 2 weeks of 'Last Day' style sessions. Each evening around 6 everyone would go for broke like we would never shred this place again, like the next time we came it would be a pile of dirt, but then we would come back and do it again.
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But this time was real. There were people skating when I showed up, so I was for sure going to get my last moves in...
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I shot a few photos of the fence...
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And checked out the posted Notice to HB Skaters.
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JJ was inside ripping already!
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I needed to get in there!
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Right when I was rolling up to the gap in the fence the Fuzz arrived...
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They kicked out all the kids skating!
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Cleared the whole park!
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Made sure every last person was out.
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When they left I sneaked back in to get my last moves. I may go over today and check it out too, but the Fallen Video premieres tonight!
Posted August 7th, 2008 by Secrets...
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Beautiful Losers Movie and Exhibition in Tokyo!

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This is a photo of my installation.
I found more photos of the show on Some Guys Blog...
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The Beautiful Losers Movie was premiering in Tokyo and they mounted an edited version of the show as well.
Some links to get more information: BL Movie Website, BL Movie Blog, Beautiful-Losers.jp, A review from Winnipeg. Enjoy your short time in this life.
Posted August 6th, 2008 by HB park yesterday, still going!
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Geoff sent me this...

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So hot right now. Here is a video of the Beautiful Losers show in Milan if you are not sick of it yet.
And a quote for today: 'Another picture of a girl with a gun / To bore me' -Bikini Kill
And also an old lady fight! - Don't miss L. Kincade 14 either...
Posted August 5th, 2008 by I'm not bored...---------- ever.
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Logan Kincade #14

Posted August 4th, 2008 by Watch it in your leisure time...
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Was downtown Huntington Beach the other day...

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And ran into no other than HB local Tosh Townend, who was signing autographs for his new sponsor, a surfboard company!
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I got one signed. Sweet. I always thought if I had a kid, I would push him towards surfing rather than skating. The locations are better, and the girls are in bikinis instead of baggy skate gear. For me, I'm a lifer on a skateboard. I mean I grew up in Surf City USA and still became a skater, everyone around me in school surfed. Skating rules too hard. But once in a while I would be spending a hot summer day in a shit-hole like Dortmund, Germany and think, "If I were a pro surfer I would be in Fiji right now..."
I would never trade it though.
Posted August 3rd, 2008 by What are your thoughts?
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The Huijts Family

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Stijn and his wonderful family came by for a 3 day visit before my birthday. He bought a new bass guitar and was practicing away. Coolest dad ever.
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Samy was trying out my plastic accordion.
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Jesse scored a new board from my garage.
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They slept sprawled all over our couch and on the cushions, it was so cute.
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Then we arranged a trip to the RVCA warehouse for a mini-spree. They were very amped! Then Deanna and I left for Catalina, and they headed east into the Canyon de Chelly.
Posted August 2nd, 2008 by I have entered painting mode full time.
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The event was a success!

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The Closet was so kind to host the event.
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Check the RVCA Website for a TON of photos from the book signing! (scroll down to see pics)
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Among the people who showed up was ex-toy-rider Jahmal Williams! Whoa!
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Matt B and some dudes scope the book and try not to perv on the pervy photos.
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And this kid went Transistor Sect for life...!!!
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See Jetski's Blog for some extra photos too!
Posted August 1st, 2008 by Thanks Liz and Skye, and the Emerica dudes...
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Catalina Birthday Adventure Day 3: Just Us

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(This was the 29th.) Today it was just Deanna and me, the island is a great place to go with your loved one.
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We blew up Deanna's 'Chill Tube' and floated our picnic to a deserted beach...
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The place is called Willow Cove, there is an empty campsite there with a picnic table.
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It is our favorite place to eat, and we usually see Bald Eagles flying around, or perched on a rock.
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Back in Avalon, we enjoyed the evening, watched and took photos of local kids swimming in the harbor.
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Our boat back home left at 7:30, and we watched the sunset in all it's glory as it first came back from behind the island, then went down under the sea.
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If you like spying on people, see the Avalon Webcams and peep away!
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These people must have had a rough day in the sun.
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Thanks to all the friends who came over, and to Deanna for making my random 36th B-Day such a memorable one.
See the RVCA Website (scroll down) for photos from the Book signing that happened last night. Thanks for all the people that came!
Posted August 1st, 2008 by We saw 2 Bald Eagles, and a school of Mackerel
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