Monday, February 23, 2009

Just Something to Think About



I'm sitting here at my desk trying to be creative, trying to put things together, and I've been bummed that I can't go out and skate as much as I'd like. It used to be, when I would hit some kind of roadblock in the creativity department, I would just run outside and push around on my board. But I'm older now, and I don't have that luxury. I think the notion that we all have to grow up someday really sucks. I actually bought some kneepads the other day so I could start skating transition more. But every time I look at those pads, I get this weird feeling, like hey-where am I going to go with those things? Am I turning into the Pad Dad from the skatepark? Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with being that. I've got good friends that are rad skaters and pad dads. But that's not me, that's not how I want to skate. I mean I love skateparks for what they are worth, but I just want to go outside and push down the street sometimes. I don't always want to go to a designated area to skate. I think this interview with Scott Johnston kind of illustrates what I'm trying to say, much better than I can.