Archive for July, 2008

28
Jul
08

My last few weeks here and more. -Vlad

Sieben has a new company and a new website to check out. I am sending out a vhs ASAP to get on the stickers team, but it looks pretty hard to get on that roster.
http://www.rogerskateboards.com

Skate switch for Jesus
siebenco

Ipath has some new shoes out that look hecka timberized. I always wanted a pair as a kid and after seeing Boulala skate in them makes me want these even more.
newpaths

Ok these posts are kind of turning more into journal entries and random youtube vids, hope you find some of the pics amusing.

So I have been trying to get more clips for a montage. Met up with some of lokes at the local parks to film some lines.

Here is another Vlad.
vlad1

This dude told me I looked like Cypress Hill, can you say compliment. I think everyone used to listen to Dr. Greenthumb on the Edge or Party Radio back in the day. He rocks some Irie bolts.
cypresshill

Upful Ripoff?
bolts

The filmer, he’s good at multi tasking.
filmer

This dude some how pulled muscle and somehow locked himself into this position the whole time I was at the park.
this dude

After shredding came back home to some grub. Fun fact about Romanian’s, they love to eat meat and garlic.
meach

Preparing some Lic.
some

Here’s my Dad with a garlic lollipop, if Ashley is good when I get back she’ll get one of these.
garliclolli

Talking about food reminds me to tell Tony that I am back on the salami train
salami

We have a vinyard so we could eat grapes, but why not make whine and have it with meat instead.
grapes

Saw some gross pizza at the store
corn

I went to a few movies the past few days and decided to rock some camel toe both times. Got some pics along the way to the mall.

Saw Batman
batman

And Hancock, liked them both, batman a lil more, but I do got love for Will Smith.
hancock

Feeding the pollution fire.
polution

Bathroom humor
funny

Caution Spoiler Alert
The visual of the movie cut out right at Hancock got to prison which caused a great disturbance because shortly after you could here that he put some guys head into a dudes ass.
hancokc

This malls got a casino in it, uh oh… No poker room though.
mall1

And a bowling alley.
andaowl

Sunday (27th) was very eventful day.
My Uncle passed away 1 month ago and we went to a event to remember him.

We had to get serious before we got there. We ate and drank a lot when we got there and said a prayer. After we left I was seriously faded.

My real dad drove us there.
shanigans

I think this is my other Uncle which I hadn’t met until now. He looks more like Mario than I do, but I think I’m more of a luigi, wario, or waluigi.
uncle
mario

Took some pics while we waited for the bus.
My Dad finally got him to smile
smile

Here’s Petunia and Marianna.
petunia

Almost got it right.
tagign

It started raining when I got home so instead of working on the house I went to go check out this contest indoors at Base skate shop.
base

base 2
Mad locals.
lokes

locals2

Everyone was pounding Red Bulls.
redbulls

Skated in the contest and did horrible, the kid who signed me in did recognize my name… (That kook from that one vid).
kids

After the contest decided to go home to swoop Chester out and drown my sorrows on the dance floor. Some funny graffiti on my way home and a reminder.
graffiti

graffiti 2

ironmaiden

grafgias

After swooping up Chester we met up with Spike, Lazarus, and Cosmin back outside of Base. We thought we would get half way there before we got to the bar.

We picked up some animals along the way.
This dog was cool, but we had to shoo it away. :(
dog

Here is Spike with a cat, he is such a humanitarian, and dislikes the animal problem as much as I do.
animals

Two Bottles and 2 liters of beer later we finally arrive. I wouldn’t have been hurried if I would have known the bar didn’t close til 6.

Some sweet
two

Whine
whien1

This
Expirat

place
place

was
was

packed. Full on RAGER!
packed

But first to the bar!
Notice the raspberry vodka (mine) and tequila for the men.
bar

Now let’s hit up the dance floor, DJ played some funny as tunes at the end of the night which included Sublime, Gogol Bordello, Green Day, Cypress Hill, and a bunch of Ska.
dj

Vlad’s on the floor.
dance club

Even though we could smoke inside we decided to get some air and rest before round 2.
smoke break

Lazarus took a nap.
nap

And then pulled some girl on the dance floor.
mack

Start Wearing Purple, I wanted to skate to this song the first time I heard it.
dance

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We decided to get out by 5 because the subways were working again.

Faded
decided

Six a.m. puppy time.
puppy time

My Dad won’t let me take these two home.
pups

Chester scruffed up his kicks on the dance floor.
chester

The next day I woke up around 2 ate and got to work on the massive pile of trash that accumulated while we were building the house.

This is two hours after bagging shit.
shit

Found a treasure chest.
found

With some old purses.
with

And old photos, Pop’s on his wedding day.
image

30 plus years later.
green day\

Random pics of snails and beetles from the trash until next time.

snails

beetles

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25
Jul
08

New Chavosky Commercial, Some Classics, and Random

Liver Valley Cat Commercial

Shit is what Faggots Eat

New Fucken 10

Chris showed me this.

New Sheckler Interview In Sports Illustrated

si1

si2

si3

si4

Why not
shecker

Looks like i’m not the only one who claps for themselves.

24
Jul
08

!

Almost awesome.

There is this Japanese gameshow that has a skateboarding obstacle course. Its a good concept but nothing about it is life threating so I think they need to fix that.

Also I leave Monday on a 5000 mile motorcycle trip and I will soon report on the shenanigans.

-Dimon

23
Jul
08

Another day with skating/chilling and Family Fun Weekend

I am trying to skate as much as I can here, but it has been raining a bunch. Here are some shots of me cruising the city.

Romanian Taxi’s are down with Jah. Raaaas c lot.
taxi

See these puppies everyday now.
pups

They are sooooo cute.
pupsss

Met up with Gabi, his nickname is Sheckler because he used to look like him when he was a kid, now he looks more like younger version of Cowtown Cody.

Gabi
gabi
Cody
codycowntown

Got rained out again
rain1

rained

Took cover at a store, ducking out the storm.
chillen

Fed some birds while we waited it out.
birds

Went to the Opera to skate some covered flat ground. (Opera’s Gay)
opera

Saw some graffiti
tag

Bucharest has love for the Piss Drunks
piss drunks

The dude throwing up the horns showed me his scar from a child hood injury.
scar

After the flat ground opera sesh we went to go skate this small three block. Sheckler got down with a bunch of clips. A lot of people here smoke non stop no matter how old they are. This is some cig. art some young bored girl made, while we shredded the three. The Orange Fanta out here is amazing.
fanta

My dad was bbqing when I got home.
bbq

Nick Vlad sighting.
dad

Biyztoo got electrocuted the other day (notice the band aid), shit was scary, fell fell down gashed his head while yelling for us to unplug the cord he plugged into the socket. Be sure your not standing in water while plugging shit in. We installed proper circuit breakers the day after and grounded the wire so it’s safer.
bitztoo elec

So Friday roles around and we are told that our Uncle will be picking us up soon in order to attend a ceremony for my one year old Nephew in Buzau.

baby

Here’s my Uncle George
georgel

We stayed at my Cousin Donna’s house.
donna

Here’s Gabi, Donna’s husband chilling before we go out to the club
gabi

Chester’s fresh kicks.
chris

Petunia heard techno c lub and decided to stay home.
steph

I was already half way there before I got out. We went out to pizza and some more beers before the techno club, was pretty faded by the time we got there. Had to use this toilet before hitting the dance floor, had to get all spider man with this.
toiler

Got introduced to House Techno
dance one

dance 1

dance 3

Too drunk to dance.
2drunk

Good Techno….
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The next day we attended this restaurant for the ceremony where they cut Stephan’s hair for the first time. We ate, drank, and danced.

The restaurant
restaurant

Before the feast.
stephchris

Started off with some moonshine.Tried to build up my appetite with alcohol because I ate an hour before I got there.
notsoda

Three plates of food were brought out to us from about 3 til 8.

First
ffirst

Second… Sarmella (cabbage and meat)
second

Third – chicken and pork
third

Cheers
cheers

Time for dessert
desert

desert

Sometime in between the food we had a ceremony for a Stephan

Here he is with my aunt Mari Cheeka
stephan

He wasn’t too hyped on getting his hair cut.
haircut

He got to choose from a bowl of stuff which would with out a doubt decide what he was going to be when he grew up.
stuff

Don’t grab that money (200 Ron = 86 Doll Hairs).
money

I think he chose a pen, a cell phone, and 10 euro which means he is going to be a poor writer who talks a lot. I wish I had a tech deck I could of thrown in there, so he could be a pro finger boarder and probably get a part in Fingers of Fury 2.
pen

Walked around a bit, we spent the whole afternoon up until 11:30 at the restaurant.
Saw this cool cat which reminded me of Moeasha. (Thad tell Moe I miss her)
moe1

moe2

This dude filmed the whole thing and the dancing. Thad and Buster would be very disappointed to see the 2100 and pretty much stayed in one spot the whole time.
filmer

Family Picture Time

They don’t smile!
mesture

Gabi’s dad.
gabis

His tat.
tat

I thought Gabi’s friend was his brother.
gabi's friend

Gabi and Donna
gabi

DJ Dipshit. Time to hit the dance floor.
dj

Traditional Music with a traditional dance. Dancing and rocking the PT cruiser.
dance

Gabi’s Dad danced with Petunia and all of the girls there. Definitely more motivation to get a tat when summer’s over.
gabis

Dance floor was pretty much empty, but had to dance off some of the food and drink.
dancing

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Faded off Whine and Moonshine, ducked out at 11:30.
superfaded

Here’s some left over random photos till next time.

Saw this horse traveling on the highway on my way home.
horse

Saw some urban tennis.
urbantennis

Big claim.
claim

Cameron’s has kids tagging rain man all over the world.
rainman

My shower looks like a time machine.
bathroom

Nothing like showering to techno music.
timemachine

23
Jul
08

Other blogs and updates

Check the Adidas website media section for three new vids. one from Gonz in New Zealand, and two other with the U.S. team in Mexico City and China.

I can’t figure out how to post links with txt, so you’ll have to copy the websites.
http://www.adidas.com/campaigns/adidasskateboarding/content/#/media/

I got the skatearchives vid. from http://www.unicron.net. It’s a good video from Japan with really good looking spots.

Other good blogs that I check
http://johnmotta.blogspot.com/
http://kevinlyspot.blogspot.com/
http://theskateboardmag.com/blogs/matt-price/
http://popthedepressionpill.blogspot.com/
http://lah-tee-dah.com/
http://picsuremebloggin.blogspot.com

15
Jul
08

Illnesses, Concerts, Wild in the Streets

So I got sick the night after I updated my blog. Five days of soar throats, headaches, runny noses, but now I am better

We blew a fuse, and the house lit up from the outside since our circuit breakers suck. Had to sleep with the window open and main reason I’m sick. Here’s Dragosh fixing what I partially fucked up. He’s an engineer and is the main worker behind building the house.
house

But off to happier things

Puppies!
pups1

No King, not those Puppies.
pups2

They need homes… At least people still feed them.
pups2

Primal Fear and Judas Priest

Primal Fear. Heavy Metal group coming out of Germany.
primalfear1

pf1

pf 2

These dudes got to see the show for free.
freeshow

And now Judas Priest.
judaspriest1

They had sick back drops
backdrop

backdrop2

Soooo
soooo

Fucken
fucken

Meeeeeeeeeeeetal
meeeeeetal

And now Wild in the Streets

Many people showed up.
people

Here’s some of the Europe Emerica Team. They killed it.
EU Emerica

This dude ran the event, I think he might skate, but was on his bike the whole time. He thought I was with the emerica team because I looked “exotic”.
bikedude

Photog (he likes the big shit)
photog

Saw a clown right before my cam died
clown

My camera died after we got to the first spot so I hope the TM of Emerica will send me a clip or youtube vid. of the day so I can show off all the spots… Here are some random pics before my next update. Hopefully I will be skating soon it’s been a few days, but work and rain are crashing into shred time.

Chester is trying to grow out his mustache
Chris

I saw a spot on the way to the show. DGAF Brett needs to get on that shit.
Who’s gonna ollie over this shit, the rail comes off knee high to the ground.
gnar rail

Straight Up
smoking

10
Jul
08

Hecka Updated

About two weeks I flew out to the “old country”, Bucharest Romania, to see my dad (he’s been out here for 4 months prior to my June 30th Departure), help him rebuild my Grandmas House (R.I.P., our summer home), and shred the city. I wasn’t expecting much, but the old country seems like it has more going on than the new one. After a seventeen hour journey I get in Bucharest around 8 p.m. on July 1st.

The first week straight I woke up at 6 a.m. everyday. The first thing we did is go to the open market for food. And so my journey began…

The first thing I noticed is that I live on Mouse Street. All the signs in Romania are spray painted by the local graffiti artist’s on the side of run down buildings….
Mouse Street

Some more Mouse Street “Street” Art
Mouse Street Graffitti

Romania is hecka polluted, these people don’t think so. They claim they have a……
Healthy Baby

The next thing you notice as you walk into town is that the city is filled with stray dogs that reproduce at a faster than govt. can put them down.
dog

We decided to adopt one, of them. The one on the end is ours, her name is Lola.
Lola

We got over her real fast, so we decided to burry her alive, because that is only costume here in Romania.
Lola
Jk Lola, we love you but you need a bath, plus flee medication!

Here’s the open market, shit is mad fresh sunny.
Open Market

Back from the open market and straight to sleep, it’s easy to fall back into the same sleep schedule from AZ. Here’s Chester showing off our new air mattresses.
Sleep

I think we started working on the house July 3rd. Nothing better to start the day off with some much needed food we bought from the open market the day before. We consistently have to buy new milk and new bread because it goes bad so fast. I think Fanta is my new Dr. Pepper/Water, it tastes so much better here. Peep the fresh Goose Eggs (courtesy of my friends sis.)
Bfast

We had to dig a small trench that wrapped around our house so we could install a water line in order to get water to the kitchen for a much needed sink (we’ve been washing the dishes in the bathroom), a extra hose outside. It took us a week to dig the thing because we had to sledge hammer the concrete and then dig.
trench1

My bro and I had much needed assistance breaking up the concrete and digging this thing from Bietzoo (Dude with one tooth) and Najeeka.
Biytzoo

Biyzoo2

This guy is such a camera hog.
bityzoo3

Najeeka primarily works with the other workers who are working on the upstairs, but is usually down to lend a helping hand. Here he is looking all godly.
Najeeka

This is the Don of the operation, the Ace Bee himself, Nick Vlad (He’s on the phone handling biznez).
AceBee

It is end (are you happy Ryan “the editor” dropped out of college Lay ) of our first week and we finally laid the pipes and are still working on resetting the dirt in order to lay out new concrete… I don’t only do work here. I am sometimes up by 7 because I have to take Petunia to tennis, work at noon, and then go skate in the afternoon. The sun doesn’t set till 9:30, and there are a couple of parks similar to Ghetto Park that a are few metro stops from where I live. I quickly made friends with some of the locals and they show me the spots around the city and I show them some they hadn’t noticed.

Until I found a metro stations that was closer to my house, I passed this house everyday.
GyspieMansion
Gypsies inhabit it’s residence, I think I heard them singing one night. My friend Cristi told me a funny joke about Gypsies. He said, “Their a bad gypsies, and then there are really bad gypsies”. I guess the people of Romania aren’t too fond of this group of people who have said to have traveled to the continent from India a long time ago.

Passed the Gypsy Mansion, and onto the Subway. The one I take got “got” by the “start” (street art).
Subway

Met up with some locals at the Children’s Palace One Day

This spot was close to where we met up… The ground was horrible, the sun was blazing, there were people fucking in the park, and the qp’s were set way to far away.
wtf

This is Brandon (originally from Tampa)
Brandon

Sean “tech as fuck” Cadillac from L.A.
Sean

Hence the name
Cadillac

Dezbee – kills it.
Dezbee

Shorty – Nicknames run rampant here
Shorty

After Brendan skated the gnar 7 stair at the C.P., we headed to some urban shit, some stairs, and a wall ride. Be on the lookout for a skateaz update once I get back with clips from the city via digi cam.

urban

urban

I guess this is one of the “best skaters” in Romania. He can play basketball and skate at the same time
bestskater\

After shredding I ate a the local fast food here called Spring Time, it wasn’t too bad.
springtime

It rained yesterday, and now my board is soggy since I had to skate… Tomorrow I am going to a Judas Priest concert and then Wild in the Streets is the next day, so the next update might be worthwhile if I bring my camera. I plan on making a skateaz update with footy from here when I get back. Here’s the rain, a fly, and a few stills from the nonstop folk Romanian folk music channel they have out here.

Rain. Sporadic. Wet. Humidity
rain

A green fly on my dad’s machete after he cut up some pork ribs.
ribs

This shit is on nonstop 24/7.
Nonstop

La Revedera (Good bye)
bye




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