Saturday, February 27, 2010

My Baby!

So I thought it was about time that I showed a photo of my board, so here it is! An Earthwing Superglider; it's really solid (well I guess all boards don't flex for me since I'm super lightweight) and I've been practicing on the bike paths around my dorm until I'm comfortable enough to go around campus where there's lots of people and cars. I get a lot of funny looks from passing people but I've only been on the thing 5 times so far and I've never skateboarded/surfed/snowboarded in my entire life. Give me a break!

I've decided to call my board Dubhán (pronounced DUV-an). Yes, I name all my precious things. My white macbook is called Kouki and my black bamboo fun tablet is Takeshi. :) But I've decided to call my board Dubhán after a black horse that appears in the story I am currently writing; stubborn, strong, and hard to tame, but reliable and well-worth the wait once you gain his trust. Let's hope that I can do that soon, it's getting warmer out and I want to take this baby out for a ride!



Friday, February 26, 2010

stop-motion animation!






Hmm, not much updating yet again. I'm finally not sick anymore! All of my free time has been used to go outside and practice longboarding for the last week or so. For some reason I'm not very good at pumping... but I guess I just need practice. I've actually only been outside maybe 4 times with my board, and it's always in the middle of the night where there aren't too many people to bump in to.

In other news, I've been busy making stop motion animations for my art class. Here's one of the finished products! It's hard to draw every panel, I can't imagine having to do all those drawings like in real animations...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! :)

I didn't have a special someone to spend time with this Valentines Day (boohoo lol who cares. just have fun!!) but I helped my roommate with a surprise birthday party for her friend. I feel like I did almost all of the work getting our dorm room ready though... she wasn't even home till noon. Oh well there was good chocolate cake so it's ok. The ganache we made did not work out properly since my roommate put in too much cream when I wasn't looking, so it's more of a glaze now. I swear I told her we're only making 2/3 of the recipe... but she never listens to me when it comes to following directions. But we figured out it goes great with clementines/tangerines whatever those little oranges are called. (I seriously can't tell the difference between them) Interesting combo that we will enjoy for a few more days.

I have a lot of homework left now that I finished most of the cleaning up afterwards. Time to cram for exams!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I recently bought myself a new longboard for cruising around campus and such (who knows, I might learn some tricks when the weather gets nice) and I can't wait for it to come in the mail!!!!! I'm a complete beginner when it comes to skateboarding in general but hopefully longboarding will be more forgiving. The head of the longboarding club at my college was nice enough to help me choose my first board. He really is a great guy, he's been so patient with me asking so many questions.

Here's what I'm expecting to get!! An Earthwing Superglider ! Now the thing is there's a little story behind me choosing this board. At first I really wanted a Bigfish V-lam, but it was way out of my price range. I really loved looking through the boards, and giving up on the Bigfish was a bit of a dilemma for a poor college kid like me. I eventually chose the superglider and ordered it, but the guy from the longboarding club came back with an offer with some people selling a used Bigfish for a great price.
:[ I think you can imagine my surprise. My Superglider had already shipped at that point, and I've decided to take that as a sign that maybe the Bigfish just wasn't meant for me. Goodbye v-lam, we just weren't meant for each other right now. Maybe in the future when I have a few hundred bucks to spend I'll see you again. lol

So... I'm a bit broke at the moment as you can tell. I'm still sick, and I SHOULD be typing my essay. But my professors don't need to know that. I may upload photos of me falling off while practicing on my new board once it arrives. It's scheduled to come next week.

I'm having a very hard time being patient right now. ;)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

From my Tegaki account. It's really relaxing to doodle every now and then. :)

Wow, I feel like I've been neglecting a lot of things lately. I started having an itchy throat a few days ago and now it's a fully-developed cold. I think I'll be down in bed for a while longer. My headache is not getting better with the partying neighbors in my dorm slamming the doors so often. (and screaming happy birthday, that doesn't help either)

I've decided I want to try and get a skateboard when I can afford it to ride to class. I don't think I can afford a bike and leave it outside in the snow, but skateboards are allowed to be stored in the dorm rooms. I can't wait!