posts about things that happen in real life

Best party of the year!!

Hole. Lee. Kwap!! Can I just say, BEST PARTY OF THE YEAR!? I was at it. Tonight! It was awesome!!
So, tonight was the Christmas party, and it was awesome! It wasn’t next level in the sense of bare titties… I mean breasts! being showed… Or privates being showed, in general… But it was very Next Level as far as the people that I got to meet!

Number 1: I was happy that I got to talk with Rick from again! He’s one of my favorites! Aslo, I was stoked that I FINALLY got to meet Alex, too.
Number 2: I got to meet Miami Fever!! I have such a super hard boner for his pictures!! I mean, his pictures make me want to NEVER touch a camera again because I KNOW that I can’t go next level like he does, and it kind of bums me out. But his pictures don’t bum me out at all! They’re all A+++!
Number 3: Actually, number 3 and 4 are a toss-up between Restaurant Gal and Sara from All Purpose Dark. I think RG was a a tiny bit stoked that I was familiar with her blog, but Sara went Next Level by dropping an F-bomb! I love girls that aren’t afraid to tell it how it is. Especially if it includes swearing!!
Number 5: zOMG I MET DAN RENZI FROM MTV’s REAL WORLD!!1!!1oneOneONE ELEVEN11!!! So, we’re going around the room, and everyone is introducing themselves, and this guy that I hadn’t yet seen, but was sitting 4 people down from me, stands up and says “Hello, I’m Dan… I write for the Miami New Times and I apologize for… blah blah blah.” My point being, he didn’t say he was on The Real World, and I was like… “WTF?? This dude looks familiar… HOLY CRAP!!! Is that Dan from the Real World: Miami??” Then I asked a couple of people I was sitting next to if that was the dude, and nobody knew, but then Sara confirmed and I think a little paternal cool whip came out at that moment! Because… Nobody knows what it was like for me to be in college in Walla Walla Washington, watching The Real World: Miami, and thinking about how cool those people were, even if they started out as regular Joe’s, for the most part. I mean, I think (as in, I’m 99/9% SURE) I still have the entire season on VHS!! Seriously, before I came to Miami, everything I knew about Miami came from Miami Vice and The Real World! In fact, if not for The Real World, I maybe never would have came here in the first place! So that was kind of a big deal to me, but I never really talked to him, because I didn’t want to be all… “Remember that time when you said XYZ to Flora?? OMG THAT WAS SO AWESOME!!!” Or whatever. I don’t know… You can say what you will, but it was neat to me!
Other than that, I mostly hung out with my usual crew… Tere, Maria, Yvette, and Scott.

Obviously, Gus and Michelle deserve MAJOR PROPS for organizing this party, and, most of all, footing the bill! I hope it was worth it for them, because it was for sure worth it to me!

Actually, to make it wort it to them, how about checking out Maybe even sign up and post in the forums! I’ve made a whopping 2 posts there myself! I dare you to try to top me!

Family Force 5 Really Real Show

Family Force 5 Really Real Show

Here’s an episode of the Really Real Show that was filmed in Miami on the day Brandon and I saw Family Force 5.
20 more episodes of the Really Real Show can be found here! I think you should watch all of them.

P.S.: I hope it’s obvious how UNserious these guuys are about themselves!
I love Family Force 5 and the Really Real Show SO MUCH!

almost the prodigal son.

If I were a better son, I would be in Othello Washington right now.
Instead, I’m about to go paint the town red once again. Because that’s how I roll, I guess.
Here’s a picture from Family Xmas one year ago.

I am an appendix.

When it comes to circles of friends, I always end up feeling like the human appendix. You know, a remnant of evolution that keeps hanging around, and nobody knows why? Do you know what I’m saying?
It’s like this… A group of friends start out pretty tight, and doing EVERYTHING together. Everything is awesome! Then someone gets a boy/girlfriend from outside of the circle, and tries to pull them into it, and often it just doesn’t work. Or worse, 2 people from within the circle pair up, and they end up doing their own thing together, while still rolling with the crew. For example, your circle of friends goes to the county fair together, but then the pair wants to check out the tunnel of love, and everyone else in the group wants to go to the rodeo and it ends up being not such a great time.
And then before you know it, everyone from your circle of friends is paired up with someone, except for you. Everyone else’s friendship has evolved, except for yours. And you’re there, trying to organize a snowboarding trip for the crew like back in the day, but it’s not coming together because by now they have kids and in-laws they need to entertain, and you’re left feeling like an appendix.
the end.

Take my money, plz!

So there I am, feeling a need for some fresh gear. But me being me, that means I’m after hoodys, t-shirts and hats from some somewhat obscure companies. My first destination on the web was I’ve been stoked on their stuff for the past couple of years, and their hook-ups are always generous. The only problem…? It seems that they have let their domain name lapse, and nobody has logged into their myspace account in months. C’mon, Dana! What’s the deal??
That being out of the way, I decided to see if Jay Quinlan had updated his web site. He hadn’t. I wanted to cry. It’s December, folks… I need my sled fix!! And that’s where things really started going downhill! I clicked on every single one of the links to Jay’s sponsors with the idea of spending some of my money. Here are the results:
Red Bull – They don’t sell Red Bull branded stuff. The only way you can get Red Bull swag is to be sponsored by them, or be in tight with someone who is, and you steal it from them.
Ski-doo – I’m after less known stuff, not corporate! Didn’t bother looking, but I expect their designs to be pretty weak.
SCS Racing – SCS stands for “Sierra Club Sucks”. I can’t say that I fully agree, but I can see where they’re coming from. I would love to rock some SCS gear, but…? THEIR STORE IS B0RKED!!! Palm, meet forehead!
Blown Concepts – Cool logo, but no gear for sale. I think their site has said “Coming soon” for well over a year now.
Rath Films – Don’t get me started on them again.
Ogio – Another company that I’m down with. I’ve bought a few bags from them, but… They don’t have any clothing. They’re a bag company. I guess it makes sense.
Fox Racing Shox – Ok, they have some stuff that I want, BUT… I have a Rock Shox fork and a Romic shock. That would be kind of like wearing a pair of Nikes with Adidas socks. It’s just not right. But I’ll keep them in mind.
Arctiva – I live in Florida, so most of their stuff is overkill for me. Their limited casual line is ok, but I can’t order online.
Compound Films – I was ready to get my credit card out when I saw that they had a functioning store with clothing! But then I noticed that everything was sold out. Real tears started to well up!
Sly Dog Skis – No clothing.
Universal Motocross -I’m familiar with Universal, and I would wear their shirts and stuff, but… They only sell their stuff through dealers. The money is in my pocket right now. I don’t want to have to track down a dealer and then get to the store only to find out that they don’t have what I’m after. DIRECT ONLINE SALES, PLEASE!!

God, why is it so hard for me to spend my money? Anyways, continuing on…
Grenade Gloves -OH. FUCK. YES! FINALLY, someone ready to take my money!! So, I’ve been down with Danny Kass for about a million years or so. I mean, we’re not tight or anything, but he’s a guy that I feel ok about giving my money to. And, are you kidding me?? $9.25/t shirt?? Jesus, Christ! That’s the type of shit that will make me fall in love with you! Seriously!! $71.50 SPENT! Thank you for taking my money, Danny!

That should have been it, but I ended up heading over to, and I got a shirt and a hat. It’s my understanding that Jay isn’t down with Slednecks anymore, and they’re not exactly obscure, in the snowmachine world, but… I’m still happy to wear their stuff and watch their videos.
Speaking of videos… Any of the Turnagain Hardcore videos would make an excellent Christmas present, just so you know!

OOOPS! They did it again!

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Oh, more here too.

Chad’s hair

Dear internet,
I haven’t cut my hair in over 11 months now, so it’s getting kind of long. I’m ready to cut it short again, but before I do that, do you think it would be awesome if I got it all curly like Chad Reed?? Please advise either way, or offer more suggestions


Ladies Love Cool Christian

Here are a couple of pictures from last night.

Here are more pics!
…and more here!
….and more here… (I don’t think I’m in any of these, so, you know…)

Best present evar!

Best present evar!, originally uploaded by FANLESS.


If you know me, then you know that I practically live off of energy drinks (and buffalo wings and ice cream)! Mike just gave me the best birthday present evAr! A case of Monster AND a case of Red Bull! AMAZING!
You should go to Mike and Kathy’s blog and tell them how much you wish you were tight with them, like I am!

So, if you’re like, “OH, SNAP! I forgot Christian’s turning OLD(er) this weekend!!”, I have a list of things that will give me wood, but you probably won’t be able to find them very easily.

  • Odyssey Electronical – Well, the trailer looks really good!
  • Stoked on being Pumped – C’mon! With a name like that, how bad can it be? Actually, the trailer made me want to go ride!
  • ThrillBillies – I imagine Brandon will be getting me this. It’s kind of a tradition that Brandon gets me the latest Nitro Circus DVD each year, but so far he hasn’t been able to get his hands on the goods. That means it’s fair game for you!
  • Dig BMX Magazine – This is one of my favorite magazines, but it’s a little on the pricey side. Except, it’s kind of not when you factor in the free t-shirt! I already have 2 of them, and am looking forward to a 3rd. Size XL, plz.
  • Widmer Hefeweizen – It’s been a few months since I’ve been able to drink one of these, and I really miss it! Supposedly, it’s sold in Florida, but I haven’t been able to find it on South Beach. Maybe your grocery store will be more fortunate.
  • Red Robin Seasoning– So, at Red Robin they have bottles of their special seasoning on the tables, and you can buy your own bottle to take home. I NEED SOME!! Unfortunately, the nearest Red Robin is in Georgia.

someone’s in your house

I thought I was going out again tonight, but I just looked at the clock, and my phone hasn’t rang, as far as I know, so I think it’s a safe bet to say that I’m staying in tonight. That’s probably a good thing because I think I have woken up hung over the past 7 mornings in a row! A break isn’t going to hurt.

So, I’ve been questioning Mac OS X.5 Leopard’s worth. Like, is it worth $130 or not? And it has been pretty hard for me to see that much value in it, but tonight something happened…

To be able to browse this folder (beware of goatse and tubgirl!) in coverflow mode really made it worth it for me. I was trying to find some old pics that I knew were in that directory, but I had no idea what the file names were. I had a local copy, so I just browsed it in my finder. I would find the images I was looking for, and drag them into another folder so I could note theri file names later on.

In this process, I realized that it’s been just over 2 years since I worked at District Lab. Here are a few pics from that era. (click on each pic for its original liveurinal post + more pics)

Sidekick falls asleep!

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You know you have a pretty awesome job when you get to use a $600 chair as an ottoman!

We drank beer for Cinco de Mayo in 2004…

…and in 2005!

…and sometimes we would make Gustavo look gay!

…and we took a lot of pictures of eachother. That place was a lot of fun! I miss those guys.

Nice beard, fatty!

This guy might think he’s too cool for school, but I have a newsflash for you, Walter Cronkite… YOU AREN’T!

You might be able to see these pics, but probably not because I think Kathy has them on lock-down. Too bad for you.

There’s a pretty good chance I was sending YOU a text message at this particular moment.

P.S. to the girls I sat next to: Thanks for the memories!
(even though they weren’t so great)

It’s the end of the world as we know it!

Apparently, I am about to die. I can’t wait!

Also, this storm is very “I’m gonna go wreck Christian’s life!” and then tomorrow night, when I should be seeing Fall Out Boy, it’s gonna be like, LOL J/K!!1 and hang a right.

Just Like Heaven : Mike & Kat’s Wedding

Just Like Heaven : Mike & Kat’s Wedding

I am so upset that I missed this! Of course, the reason I missed it was worthwhile, so I’m not OVERLY bummed.

I’m (almost) FAMOUS!!

H00ray! I finally made it to the fashion section of a news paper!
You can probably remember back to this fashion show I went to last year, but what you probably didn’t know is that I got into some (West Palm?) news paper!

I was having a look at this myspace deal and I noticed a slideshow that looked familiar. Then I looked closer and HOLY CRAP THAT’S ME AND CHAD!!
I got kind of tore that night, so I barely remember it. I wish someone would have told me I was in the paper a year and a half ago! The fashion section, even!