Be thankful!

Things we are thankful for? The dudebarn not burning down last night! Everyone is ok and for that we can celebrate.


Meta Anthology.

Sam posted up the Anthology section from the 10 year anniversary Meta video, Lumber Jockeys.  So much classic footage.  Look for all my BGP appearances.

Anthology Section from Lumber Jockeys from Meta Skateboards on Vimeo.



10 years is a long time.  It's hard to imagine that it has been that long since one of my favorite skate shops and former employers opened their doors for business.  It didn't take much for me to become a local at the shop considering my apartment was literally next door.  It feels like only yesterday I was singing Cheap Trick's "I want you to want me" at the first anniversary party.  In the 10 years Meta has been open many friends have worked there, shopped there, and become friends because they localized the shop like I did.  It's been a great run and I can't wait to turn up for the next anniversary party.

 Speedwolf provided the much needed metal of the night after the new video premiered.
Some things that also happened in Colorado while I was there: I saw many long time friends, visited my grandpa, did some skateboarding, and...

Had an after hours wig party at Maggie and Marika's with Conor and Freddy.

This shot by Maggie.

 Also looked at this creepy book about gnomes.

Until next time Colorado.


Ocotber and Ol' Hallows Eve

Three years of the ramp and the dudebarn!

Sometimes hanging out turns into an impromptu metal concert.

Krissy adds some death metal growls.

Me and Conor on Halloween.

Brandon went as Danny.

This is the best moment of Halloween.


Food Pyramid

I don't know where this came from but it is awesome.


Guest Photos: Dane Kook

Montana is a magical place. Which is exactly why I felt the need to visit there recently. It didn't hurt that Conor and I had been talking about it for months without making a definite plan. Finally, schedules aligned and we scooped up Brandon who was fresh off a trip to SF and drove East toward the motherland.

For me, it's always a blast to hang out with the guys I've been skating with since I was 16. Fun and skateboarding were the only things on the agenda and we checked them off multiple times. Some sunshine combined with the crisp autumn air made for great atmosphere. After 3 days, many beers, some skating, and a whole lot of 4 letter words on knuckles it was time to head back to West Missoula - I mean Portland.

Thanks Bacon, Andy and Erin, the FSM, the Edge of the World crew, and everyone else for lots of laughs. See you soon!

Also thanks to Cheyne who snapped these shots of me and Conor at the Polson park.


Phone photo unleashment

My phone has a decent camera on it and so I snap a lot of random photos. It might be a day I don't have a camera on me or it happens to be the easiest thing to grab. Here are a bunch of randoms that were itching to get off the phone and on to the inter webs...

I miss my dog and these kind of mornings.

More Brazil shots.
Amazing ledge spot.

We met this dude Jimmy at the bar.

Coffee in a bag.

Mark had an art show while we were in Brazil. I liked these 2 pieces.

The crew.

Pete was hyped to get this custom Gonz tee. I just love beer too.

We went to a Brazilian futbol game. So much fun.

I really liked this label.

Here's how you pass 3 hours before your flight leaves.

Silas's birthday called for golfing at Edgefield. I shot a hole in one that day!

Derek doing his best to impress these girls.

Brooklyn Street.

More from Montana. Andy and Conor were fast friends.

Kevin's bike with sidecar.

This Eagle is awesome and for sale.

Classic Montana skate spot.

Wrestle-mania at the shop.

You probably don't want to get in a staple gun fight.

Paddle drummer.

The latest in tattoos from Olivia.
Why not some Uzis?

Bombs away.