Posts Tagged ‘Mitchell Park’

“Feel uncomfortable…”

Friday, July 16th, 2010

(@ Mitchell Park by the Senior Center)

At first I thought this guy was talking to some old guy coming out of the senior center. But then a whole bunch of oldsters came out and he turned his back. So maybe he was talking to me.
This hobo had serious dreads. Serious, matted dreads. I saw one that dread that was 3 inches wide.

Anyway, as I skate up, he grabs his crotch and shouts,

“Feel uncomfortable bi**h; feel uncomfortable!!”

Feel uncomfortable? With a crotch grab? That’s the best you got?

Here’s the video. Sorry so dark; it was pretty shady.

Day 17 in a row
Wheels: Day 9 (2 on this rotation)
Bearings: Day 14
1/5 – Fingers!
Manny’s – Hon (short for Honey, which is what she calls me…)

New Feature: Teh Mix – What was in the headphones today.

Birthday Boy – Drive-by Truckers (from the new record)
Massive Nights – The Hold Steady
Wasted Time – Kings of Leon
Tattooed Love Boys – Pretenders
Isrealites – Desmond Dekker
Every Single Day – Pennywise (Still don’t know if I like these guys yet.)
AM World – Louden Wainwright III
Rats in the Cellar – Aerosmith
Punishing World – NY Dolls (Having a little renaissance lately.)
Seen Your Video – Replacements (Besides Prince, the Replacements were the only good thing about music in the 80’s.)
Walk This Way – Aerosmith (Doubleshot!)
Whiskey in My Whiskey – The Felice Bros. (Wish they wouldn’t do so many slow songs, but this song rocks.)
Cut the Cake – AWB
Monique the Freak – Ween (Doing a dead-on Prince imitation.)
Sunday Morning Coming Down – Johnny Cash
Are You Sure Hank Done it This Way? – Joe Ely and Uncle Tupelo
Making Up for Lost Time – The Hellacopters
Baby Stick Around – Joe Jackson
Miss Alissa – Eagles of Death Metal (One of my fave bands lately.)

Dog in a Bag and Kumbaya for Food

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Today I ran across the funny little white dawg again. I was skating down the path behind Scolari’s when I heard some furious yapping. I looked around for a dog but, well, it was right in front of me. He was hanging out of a hobo’s backpack as the guy rode his bike down the path.

“He remembers you,” says the guy, over his shoulder. Then to the dog,

“Back in the bag!”

The dog is yapping and trying to crawl out of the backpack to chase me. I wanted to skate in for a close-up, but I thought he might actually jump out, and he was on a choke chain. I didn’t need to kill the dawg for a close-up.

Also today, at Mitchell Park, I saw the semi-regular group of young hipsters playing songs for each other. But the groovy thing I noticed today, is that they tip each other with food! While one pair was playing and singing (in matched t-shirts, they were pretty good singers, if a little nervous-looking), I watched a girl get up shyly, and put a loaf of bread in the tip box-lid. Another one was holding a can of soup.

Groovy, man.

Day 13 in a row.
Wheels: Day 5 (2 on this rotation)
Bearings: Day 10
1/5: Coffee Machine – .15
Temp: 81

Chloe at the Park

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Just a little fall:

And one of my regular dawgs doing some impromptu performing for a party. C-Dawg (Chloe) actually caught me one day a few years ago. Cost her owner 3 grand.

Day 11 in a row
Wheels: Day 2
Bearings: Day 8
1/5: C-Dog @ Mitchell
Temp: 78

Funny Little White Dawg

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Various dogs have various reactions to me on my skates. This dog isn’t one of the regulars, but he performs admirably.