I didn’t get the job at REI. Not really how I was trying to start my weekend, but fuq it. The world spins on.
I want to write you hundreds of poems, but not even that would be enough.
Oh Captain, My Captain! How did I get so lucky to have a role model like you as my dad. You have lived on this earth for 50 years and by my calculations that is half way to 100, so let’s shoot for that one next. I have nothing but respect and admiration for you dad, and in honor of you I will give one, barbaric YAWP! I love you dad.
I would love to find a girl that I can tear up the mountain with and then come back and unwind, relax and nap with. Is that so much to ask?
How do I yell
About all the things that infuriate me
But don’t actually affect me.
They tell me
Don’t sweat the small stuff
But the only things in life
That jab at me
That pick at me
That ware me away
Are those little
This poem is unfinished,
but take it as it is
I’m probably not done
Being pissed off
At the little things.
Ladies, and gentlemen, this is the captain. If you look out the right side of the aircraft you will notice flight 195 challenging us to a race.
please put on your seat belts because it’s about to get raw as hell up in this bitch *sound of plane diving*
*Switch to close up of Denzel Washington piloting the plane with a smirk on his face*
March 27, 2013 was deemed "Nathaniel Russell Day" on my blog. I spent the better part of that then work day obsessively looking at every post on his blog - every 1580 of them. I felt so overwhelmed by his art and his positive and good vibrations that I emailed him, expressing my joy for his art, his presence on this planet, and for his awesome blog.
What I really love about Nathaniel Russell is his love for mongo. I grew up pushing mongo and relearned how to push with my back foot a few years after I started skating when it was revealed to me that mongo was a no-no. My older, antagonistic brother learned of this and felt compelled to call me “Mongo” through my teenage years and actually still does. Mongo, despite its foulness, is still very special to me. I still haphazardly give a few mongo pushes every session, just because. So, when I saw this photo, my admiration of Nathaniel Russell was solidified. FOREVER MONGO. I don’t care - mongo is a part of who I am as a skateboarder.
In my email to Nathiel Russell, I made sure to inform him of this. I even asked if there was any way I myself could get some sort of “Forever Mongo” artwork.
Nathaniel Russell, being the rad person he is, emailed me back, thanked me, and asked for my address. A few weeks later, I received the above artwork.
I wrote this passage a week ago thinking about the good and positive vibrations that Nathaniel Russell and his art give off. When you spread love, positivity, compassion, and return it back to the world, you get something back. And sometimes it is art.
Please, spread the good vibrations.