Sunday, January 31, 2010

One and Done..... 21 that is...

Went to dinner with the entire Riswold family last night for Ben's 21st birthday. I haven't spent much time with the rest of the family, but I'm glad I got a chance to. They are amazing.

As many of you know, Ben doesn't drink. About a month ago I offered Ben $20 to take a shot of whiskey and he was quick to say no. So when he said "come up, we're going to drink", I had a very easy time saying "yes".

Ben made it through a not so stiff rum and coke and half of a red bull vodka. He was feeling pretty loose. He also successfully lit a fart on fire.
...and about 15 minutes later barfed.




But he stayed awake and hung out like a champ. Then we woke up early and rode Sugar Bowl which was really fun. I got to ride next year's Indoor FK and Contact Pro's. Both were GREAT! Best binding out there and the new carbon lay-up in the FK is fantastic.

Also, saw this guy wearing a full Famous kit. I guess after his pants and jacket he didn't have enough to buy goggles or a beanie. That shit is bad for your eyes holmes!

It was a good 24 hours to say the least. Oh, and if you have the opportunity to pet Ben's 15 year old cat, I wouldn't recommend it. Poor thing.

Plus my car is acting up again. I hate that damn thing. Looks like it isn't going to be making more trips to the mountains anytime soon.

Friday, January 29, 2010


So I have had a hate/hate relationship with Northstar. You have to park a mile away; walk down a bunch of stairs, and have to deal with a bunch of bullshit hype. I have hated on that place for years. BUT, yesterday I went iding there with Ry, Josh, and good ol' Nick San Flip. I had a blast. We rode the entire mountain. Found some old pow that was ok (secret spot), had some fun in the park, and checked out the stash. As much as i hate to say, Northstar is doing it right. Great park, high speed lifts, and a lot of funny costumes. I know its cool to look like a 70's rocker, but not when you were born in 1986.
This is what I look like after a day of fun!

Don't bring ski's to Boot Camp.

So Swaety brought his tech rep to boot camp. He is a skier. It didn't go over very well.
The next day he went snowboarding.

Boot camp was fun. Got me meet a bunch of cool folks and see and ride some of the new 32 stuff. I must say the 32 guys know whats up. They make it real easy to buy from. There are only a few brands like that now days and they are at the top of the list with a few others. Big Sky is insane. If you have the opportunity, you should go.
This is Michael from Eternal's toiletries next to mine. He is more groomed than me. He is awesome.
Also, after 4 weeks in "Man-tana", the guys needed to see some boobies. So this was hanging on the front door for everyone in the community to see. Funny, but a little awkward when standing out front and someone walks by.
THANK YOU Wallis, Brad, and Cook! I had a blast!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


So on September 15th-ish my car took a dump on me. My Dad and I went to an A's game which was awesome, then when I drop him off, my car won't start again. It sat in his driveway dripping oil for 4 days and nights.
First we thought it was the starter because it wouldn't start charged from cable's. George and i (mostly George) put in a new starter. We felt good about it. However, the moment of truth proceeded to blow mud. Nothin'.
At this point in time I was super broke because we just moved and I was running on empty. I thought it would be a genius idea to take it to the Acalanes High School body shop. I know the kids and they said they could fix it.
Today is January 7th and I finally get it back. Jordan walks in with the keys. At this point I am gleaming. I was "STOKED". He say to me, "Ok, so I need to show you a few things that are a little off". I say "ok".
We walk outside and I sit down it the car. Turn the key over.... wait a second it isn't starting. Jordan looked like he was gonna cry. I couldn't believe it! I know he got it running because it was in the fucking Milo parking lot.
George pops the hood and starts tinkering. That thing isn't moving... it's getting towed tomorrow.
Perry (kid fixing it #2 ) asks me over the computer "how is the car?"
I tell him what happened and he doesn't understand it.
Here is what he says:

everytime we were like "Q, what the fuck do we do!?"

hes like oh ok so first... put some fuckin dynamite in the thing and blow it... problem solved"

I hate my car.
And the Oakland A's resigned Jack Cust. I don't know which problem I am more bummed on. I will have my car back some day.