Sunday, November 23, 2014

Busy Busy Busy...


It's been a while since my last post here, I've been kinda busy. My youngest daughter, Lily, had her EEG this weekend. We were really worried about how it was going to go but those worries were for nothing because she was a little trooper and all went well. 


The weather here in southwest Pa has been unseasonably cold, which means, snow. The local resorts have been making snow so they'll be opening Thanksgiving weekend if all goes well.  I have no clue if I'll make it up opening weekend but I'll keep my fingers crossed. Family and finances take precedent over snowboarding unfortunately. I'll make it out eventually I'm sure. Hopefully by next season we'll be in a better place financially. 

I have been reading a shit ton of comics lately, playing lots of video games (Super Smash Bros., Pokemon, Disney Infinity) with my kids and just by myself. Also, I started playing Hearthstone on my iPad. I kinda suck at it but the game is super addictive and I'm loving it. I can't wait for the iPhone version that's supposedly coming in 2015. 

I'm going to try to make my posts here a lot more frequent but we all know how that goes. Until then, may the force be with you. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A little Airblaster gear preview...

For the past few seasons I've shown a lot of Airblaster love and this season will be no different. I'm a devoted Airblaster pawn and I'm not afraid to spread the word. I'm just showing a thimble full of what awesomeness Airblaster is offering this season. Please be sure to check out their site ( http://www.myairblaster.com ) to peep their entire line of goods. 

Freedom Toaster jacket & Freedom pant



Trench Jacket & Work Pant



Nicolette jacket & My Brother's pant




Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dinosaurs Will Die - Genovese and Kwon

Genovese. 


Pictured above is the DWD Genovese. Sean designed this board to do it all. Swiss Army Slasher if you will. Flat camber and it'll come to you with one of the eight different top sheet graphics designed by the man himself, Sean Genovese. Sean's been coming up with sick DWD #WanderingMurderOfFutureDeads since the company's inception but most recently they've taken on a life of their own. If you need to have one board that will please you no matter what you're riding, this is it. It's available in 151cm, 154cm, and 157cm. 


Kwon.


The Kwon is Jeff Keenan's brain child. It's DWD first deck to feature a hybrid camber and is an all-mountain freestyle board at its very core. Jeff looks at the entire mountain like its his personal park and he designed this board with that in mind. It's available in 153cm, 156cm, and 159cm. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Last Sunday I ran in the Mario Lemieux 6.6K run in Pittsburgh. Before this I've never ran in anything before. It was fun and I'm hoping to run in another event in the future. I ran alongside my niece and sister in law and we all had a great time. My wife, kids, my other sister in law and her daughter all did the walk while the rest of us did the run. 
It was kind of out of the blue, doing something like this. I'm going to do my best to go running at least 3 times a week from now on and get in better shape. 
(In the pic, I have the blue hat on)


Monday, September 29, 2014

Pittsburgh Comicon 2014

This past Sunday my family and I attended the Pittsburgh Comicon. It was a great time and I got to meet one of my favorite cosplayers, Holly Conrad. 


Here are some random awesome costumes I saw during the costume contest. 














Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nike Snowboarding done?

So allegedly Nike is pulling out of snowboarding after this season. If this is indeed true, it comes as a shock...but it shouldn't. It's happened before...history tends to repeat itself. In a way I want to say "good riddance." But also, it really bums me out. Not because of their products really, but more so because of the awesome snowboarders they supported and helped make able to do the things they love. These guys and girls are getting the shaft. A lot of them left long time sponsors...friends, to become prt of Nike's snowboarding program. They probably burned some bridges for their opportunity with Nike and now what? I'm sure most of them will land on their feet somewhere, but it leaves a sour taste in my mouth. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dinosaurs Will Die - Wizard Stick


This board looks like so much fun. Imagine a freestyle snowboard akin to the boards the forefathers of our activity rode but updated with the technology we have available today and BLAMO!, you have the Dinosaurs Will Die Wizard Stick. It may look like one of those short tailed, powder surfers, but it's seriously an all-mountain shred stick to the highest caliber. It can and will excel in just about every condition. Also, it surfs pow! There's an extra set of inserts so you can hike your set up back on those much loved powder days and get your turns on. This is the board to get my friends. 


(Over the next week or two I'll be posting little write ups featuring DWD's boards for this season because, well, their boards are the best and I want to show them the love they deserve.)