CRETIN: /kret'in/, /kree'tn/, n.
Congenital loser; an obnoxious person; someone who can't do anything right

CONCRETIN: /kahn'kret'in/, /kahn'kree'tn/, n.
Cretin who loves to skate concrete

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Skating Phil's mini - damn fun ramp!

I'm sorry to say that I missed skating Phil's heated garage mini ramp the other night. It appears as though I've been a bit busy lately with family and old houses. However, it would appear as though everyone else hasn't been missing any skate time. Tony sent me some photos today of Walter and Phil ripping it up.

Phil doing crazy disater board slides.

Walter being Walter.

And the beer was flowing.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

First Micro Session

The micro ramps got their first workout on a cold, two-day weekend session. In attendance were Skidzilla, Junior, Nikoli, and NoShow. I have a new rule at the house: You skate it, you tag it. The spray paint can is ready, are you?

The whole set of pix can be found here. And here are some pictures to whet your appetite (I by no means have the trickabulary that Nikoli owns and it shows in my captions)...

Skidzilla pulling a frontside something-or-another...

Junior making falling look cool (check out what happened to his elbow)...

NoShow and his NoSe stall (*wired*)...

Nikoli pulling something crazy outta his...

There is plenty o' head-bangin' and wrist-whackin' so be sure to pad up before you come. See you soon!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cuz The World Needs More Concretins

Alice had the bay-bay! It was a C-Section and took place on Monday, 1/14/07, at 12:30(ish). Everyone is doing great! Possibly with the exception of Nick who is now in Full Freak-out Mode!

The Stats:
Name: Indiana Louis
Weight: 7 lbs 15oz
Length: 19 1/2 Inches Long (Damn! He should come with a warning!)
Etc.: Blonde Hair + Blue Eyes (like all noobs, but these might actually
stick considering both parents sport the same).

Due to the C-Section, Alice will be in the hospital for 3 days (Norton Suburban)


Nick: I offer these words of comfort to assist you in your personal crisis: Dumber, Poorer people have succeeded in cranking out some pretty good humans. You will do great!

Artist's Rendition of the Freak-Out

Nikoli's Edit:
The above pic is DEAD ON! C-Section surgery was a lil' skeery, only because it's surgery and was unexpected. Everything went perfectly. All is well with Mamma and Pappa ('cept the skidmarked shorts of course). First two days have been fantastic. It's all about the sleepin' and boobin'. My bro said "God puts the stink in next week." Great. Thanks everyone. Hope to see you all soon.
- NonCretins are so cute when their sleepin'.

- No sleep for you! Ever again!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Micro Build... Success!

Mofo, Skidzilla, Junior, Nikoli, and Tony all made it out Saturday for the micro build. I served up some Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the morning and Papa John's pizza for lunch. My father had expressed his opinion that we wouldn't get finished in a day. Mofo showed up shortly after 10AM and said, "We'll be skating this by 2." Dead on!

During the early stages...

Ramp #1 nearing completion...

Ramp #1 complete...

Ramp #2 happened so much faster than the first...

Mofo gives 'er a rip...

Pix of the whole ordeal can be found here! Anyone is welcome whenever. Just call ahead. Bring a helmet and keep your head low :)

Monday, January 07, 2008

It's Micro Time!!!

Saturday. That's the day. My basement. That's the place. I will have materials already purchased and ready to go in the basement. Thanks Mofo for the materials list. I will also have food and refreshments (adult- and kid-oriented) for all who show up. Thank you in advance to anyone who does. I will most likely have a skill saw and mitre saw and definitely have a household drill. Any additional tools, especially industrial-strength drills, will be welcome (hey, if you want to bring your mama's drill I won't turn it away either).

Be there or be a four-sided, equilateral, equiangular shape! If you need directions please e-mail me at eric d0t brinley @t gmail d0t c0m (hopefully the spam-bots won't glean this e-mail address from the page with their grubby and vile little robot fingers).

Thursday, January 03, 2008

The Benefits of Winter

Rock Star Hair-Dos from Hat Head!

Hell Yeah!

But, being cold and not skatin still sucks like a vacuum! *&^%$!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Frozen Pee

Yep. That's how damn cold it is; Frozen Pee. I let the mutt out to take a leak this morning and less than 1 hour later when shepherding the kids to the car, I had to warn, "Don't slip on the frozen pee!" Damn, it's cold. Too cold to skate and that sucks, cuz it was clear and sunny pretty much all day. On the up side: when my daughter stepped on the near-by dog turd, it shattered. Whoohoo! No clean up required!

On a more skate related subject: Tony learned 'rock to fakie' on Phil's ramp. He proved it by showing it to me and Travio on New year's Eve (way back when it was warm three days ago).

Now, it is okay to say, "Tony Rocks!"

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Just a quick, Happy New Year to all the cretins out there!  2008 the year of the Skate!