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fair, skate, beach

Pretty long and tiring weekend.

Friday..

On Friday I went to school like usual then went home. I didn’t do any community service today and decided to hangout at home instead. I was choosing whether or not I should go to the fair or not but I decided to go. I got a ride around 7 and met up with my friend Chad. Chad is a friend of mine from Water polo. We walked around for a bit and met up with Haley and her friends. Chad left around 9 so I sticked with Haley and her friends. My friend Rosy gave me some tickets so I decided to go on a ride. The ride was pretty fun but the line was way too long.

at the fair

I got tired of walking so I sat down in the grass for a while.

I went home around 10:30 and went straight to bed because I was exhausted.

Saturday..

Today I’m hanging out with my buddies Tanner and Jorge. I got a ride to the skatepark around 2 and met up with them. It was way too hot to skate so we biked up to Tanners house and watched some tv. We went over to Sofia’s house and hung out there for a while. We biked back to Tanner’s and decided to skate since it cooled down a bit.

Jorge got a burrito first then we skated around till it got dark. That night we didn’t do much and we were all pretty tired. We watched some TV and hung out for a while then decided to go to bed early.

Sunday..

I woke up around 7:30 and Jorge was already awake. Since Tanner sleeps in till around 10, we decided to bike and get some breakfast. We biked towards the beach but didn’t have a place in mind so we turned around and got some donuts at Ellers. It was pretty good. After we biked over to this mexican restaraunt and got some food. The restaraunt was called La Colmena.

breakfast with jorge

By the time we got back to Tanner’s he was already awake. We sat around for a while and then decided to go to the beach. We biked down to Sandspit and laid down.

Jorge and I decided to bike back to Goleta.

This was pretty much my whole weekend. Comment below if you went to the fair.

i strongly dislike scooters

This weekend kinda sucked. I also really don’t like scooters.

On saturday I was having a pretty good day. I woke up and had a nice breakfast, walked my dog and hung out for a while. The weather was nice and it was also Earth Day. So overall a great morning.

I packed up my filming stuff and got ready to go to the skatepark to film some videos. Last year I made a skate video on Earth day with all my friends. It’s on youtube so you can go check it out if you want. Comment below if you liked it.

Anyways I get a ride to the skatepark and meet up with my friends Kai and Ben. I saw a poster outside the skatepark. I was curious on what it was so I walked over and read it and saw that there was going to be a signing and demo next week on Tuesday. I looked at who was going to the signing, and saw that it was mostly all of my favorite skaters. Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, AVE, Guy Mariano, etc. Those guys are at the top of skateboarding and are technically legends in the skateboarding community. I can’t believe they are coming to Santa Barbara.

Anyways that made my day better, and I started skating with my friends. I landed a new trick called a Varial Flip Sex Change which took a couple tries but it was cool. It was pretty hot so we sat in the shade and enjoyed our Saturday afternoon.

So far I’m having a great day. But this is when everything goes down hill.

I was just riding my skateboard around when out of nowhere, a scooter kid flies out of the bowl and spins his scooter around over his head. And then he smashed my shoulder with his scooter. I turned around and was like Wata heck but he didn’t seem to care much.

I was pretty annoyed but also my shoulder was hurting pretty bad. Scooters are so annoying. They are always cutting skaters off and cause chaos in the skateparks.

Anyways, I went home and saw that my shoulder was pretty swollen and I couldn’t fully rotate it anymore. I put on an arm sling to make it feel better and sat on the couch and watched some tv. I was pretty angry and annoyed that I got injured from something that was not my fault.

This was pretty much the end of my weekend and I just spent the rest drawing and icing my shoulder. 

Ugh

Happy Earth Day!

and if you scooter, you should definitely quit

just another normal weekend

friday..

today i went to school then went home afterwards. I am almost finished with drivers ed so I did a little bit more of that then watched some netflix. I also watched some steven universe on hulu then just laid in bed.

saturday..

today i think im hanging out with kyelee isabelle and moses.

I woke and made a smoothie then hung out outside with my dog for a while. I went inside then did some drivers ed again then read some comic books. I was pretty tired from a long week so I didnt do much.

i edited a skateboard video i’ve been working on for a couple hours then posted it on youtube. if you haven’t seen it yet, you should check it out, i will put the link at the bottom. comment what you think of it.

I got a text message from my friends and we all decided to hangout at the Rose Gardens.

I got a ride to the rose gardens around 3 and met up with kyelee and isabelle. moses was a little late so we just found a nice spot in the shade and laid down. it was a pretty hot day and we were all dying from the heat. we just laid there for a while until moses came.

moses brought some board games and sparkling water. we played apples to apples for a while and then just passed a ball around. we realized that kyelee doesn’t know how to catch balls so we decided to stop and lay down again.

we listened to some music and talked.

rose garden with friends

we tried to find a frisbee but couldn’t find one.

kyelee and isebelle left and moses and I decided to go to the skatepark.

we skated for a while until it got dark then I got picked up.

i went home and hung out with my dog.

sunday..

today i woke up around 6 and made some breakfast.

I ate some eggs and potatoes and sat in the living room for an hour.

i did some drivers ed then watched a couple episodes of steven universe then took a shower. my dad and i decided to go wash our dog so we left the house around 11 and headed to hendry’s beach. before we washed my dog, we went on a short walk around the Douglas Family Preserve.

it was a vert short but nice walk.

we walked over to hendry’s beach and washed our dog.

on the way back home, we got some food.

when I got home I finished my drivers ed then decided to draw.

heres the link to the youtube video

 

mellow weekend

Friday..

I went to school and then went to a little bit of practice then went home. I hung out for a while then went to do community service. After community service, I biked home then made  a smoothie and watched some Netflix. I haven’t been watching Dexter as much as I used to and now I am watching a show called Steven Universe because my friend Carter has been begging me to watch it for a few months.

This was pretty much my day and I didn’t do much for the rest.

Saturday..

Today I am going to skate. I texted my friend Christian and made plans to skate later in the day.

I got out of bed and made some breakfast. I cooked some potato’s, eggs, a bagel and a smoothie. In this smoothie, I put in strawberries, acai, banana, pineapple, mango, kale, spinach, honey, yogurt, orange juice, almond milk, chia seeds and some lemon juice. A pretty big breakfast.

I went into my backyard and decided to sell a surfboard that I used to ride when I was in like 6th grade. I took some pictures then posted it on craigslist.

surf board

It’s a Channel Islands Fred Rubble and is 5’6″.

Comment below if you are interested in buying.

I then went inside and saw that the paper that I ordered has been delivered.

paper

Pretty cool stuff.

I hung out in my living room and read some books.

Photo/Stoner

This was one of the books that I read. It was a photo book with pictures from this photographer named Stoner Ron.  He is a photographer from the 70s and shoots many surf photos. This book was pretty cool.

I had some lunch with my dad and then went to the skatepark to meet up with Christian.

The moment I got there, I regretted going because it was so windy. Christian was still skating but I just decided to take some pictures and hangout.

I got picked up around 5 and went home. I watched some more Stevens Universe then went to bed.

Pretty cool day.

Sunday..

I guess I’ll skate again today. I went to the skatepark and met up with my friends Will and Christian. Christian left when I got there to get some lunch with his 7th grade scooter friends. Will and I kept skating but soon got exhausted from the heat and had to sit down for a bit.

We skated over to Rusty’s to get some lunch with Merrick and Eric.

I got picked up after then went home. Then my dad and I went to Trader Joe’s to do some grocery shopping. We got some meat and some buns to make a burger later.

We went home and set up the barbecue and started cooking.

barbecue

We ate then went to bed.

This weekend was pretty mellow, comment below what you did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Break Part 2

Thursday..

I woke up and made a smoothie. We didn’t have any more orange juice so I squeezed some fresh ones. Fresh squeezed orange juice is a lot sweeter in my opinion. I also put in some strawberries, banana, pinneaple, yogurt, honey, kale and some spinach.

oranges

I drank the smoothie, did some drivers ed and wacthed some Netflix. I started a new show called Dexter, it’s pretty good. I’m already on season 3 but season 3 is kinda boring. Comment below if you like Dexter, don’t spoil anything though.

Charlie texed me to skate so we met up at the skatepark. We filmed a couple tricks. It was way too hot to skate so I decided to go home. I did some more drivers ed and watched some more of Dexter then went to bed.

Friday..

Another skate day. I woke up, made another smoothie and did a little more of drivers ed.

I made a sandwhich with avocados, turkey, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese. It was pretty good.

I went to the skatepark around 1 and met up with my friends Colin and Tanner.

I tried a trick for about an hour but never landed it. Around 6, Colin and I left the skatepark and biked over to Tanner’s house. My bike broke half way there so I had to walk my bike.

We had some pasta at Tanner’s and watched Superbad. I’ve seen this movie many times but it never gets old.

We went to some party around 9 and got home around 11.

We were all exhausted and we hung out in Tanner’s room and played some video games. We went to bed.

Saturday..

We woke up around 9. I got picked up around 9:30 and walked the dog with my dad.

We then went to Hendry’s beach to wash our dog. It’s a pretty good deal because you get 10 minutes to wash and they have all kinds of shampoo and stuff. Comment below if you’ve ever washed you dog there.

I was pretty tired so I didn’t make any other plans and just went home instead. I showered and stuff and got into my pj’s and did some more drivers ed. Drivers ed is so boring.

I watched some more of Dexter and Louie.

Jorge texted me around 5 and asked if I wanted to skate tomorrow. I said sure and went to bed.

Pretty normal day.

Sunday..

I slept in today.

I went to the skatepark. Jorge ended up not coming but I met up with some other friends.

I skated mostly all day and did some filming.

Did some drawings later that day..

isabelle
face

Monday..

Last day of spring break 😦

I went to swim practice. It was my first time swimming in like 2 weeks and it was terrible.

I went home and just watched some netflix and enjoyed the last bit of spring break with my dog.

 

spring break in santa barbara

Spring break is pretty good, except I’ve been pretty sick the whole time

Saturday..

First day of spring break.

Today I woke around 6:30 and made some breakfast and walked the dog. Then I got dropped off at the beach to play some beach volley ball with Charlie, Christian and some other friends.

I’ve never really played volleyball before so it was a little nerve racking but everyone was friendly so everything was cool. I kinda got the hang of it after a while and played a couple matches.

It was really hot and I got sunburnt pretty bad.

volleyball

After volleyball Chase, Charlie, Christian, Jack and I all went to the Habit and got some food. We were all pretty tired.

Jack got picked up and the rest of us drove over to the skatepark. The skatepark got boring really quick so we all decided to just walk around on the beach.

daquan vs gap

Charlie and Chase decided to go to Sam’s house but I was pretty tired so I decided to take the bus home.

Sunday..

I am sore.

I went to the skatepark. For some reason I skate really well when I’m sore. I don’t know why.

I met up with my friends Tiger and Christian.

Tiger is really good at transition skating. He is also really nice.

We tried airing over this gap called the channel gap witch is a gap that goes from the bowl to the quarter pipe. But it is hard because we have to clear a 5 ft gap.

We tried for about 30 minutes but never landed it.

I got picked up around 5:00 by my dad and went home.

Monday..

I don’t feel like skating today.

My dad and I went to go walk our dog. We took our dog the a park near by and hung out there for a while.

We spent about an hour there then walked back home. Then went to In n Out to get some lunch. I was hungrier than usual so I got a double double.

After that we went to Carp to go pick up some of our stuff from our family friend’s house. They have an extra storage area so we keep some of our stuff in there.

We found some old records and some cool vintage clothes.

some of the records

Overall a pretty good day.

Tuesday-Thursday

Mostly skateboarding and hanging out with some friends.

Did some drawings, heres one.

just another drawing

My spring break is not too exciting but it is very relaxing.

Comment below what you guys are doing for spring break.

I suck at snowboarding

Snow.

Wednesday..

Today I’m going to Kings Canyon!

I woke up at 6:30, ate a banana, got in the car, and drove to school.

We got into the bus at 7:20ish and left the school around 8:00.

kai

It was a pretty long drive and we stopped to get some lunch around noon.

We got to Kings Canyon around 2.

Tobias, Lamont and Sharp

We all hung out in the parking lot for a while and then went to get out rooms. I roomed with Cody, Matt and Josh. We all settled in and then went for a little walk around the lake. During this walk, we all had a small snowball fight halfway through the walk.

I got nailed in the face 2 times by Cody.

josh a few seconds before getting hit in the head

The first day was pretty mellow. After the walk we all had a little bit of freetime so my friends and I went to inner tube at a hill nearby.

We had fun and came back and drank some hot chocolate and played ping pong. Around 7:00 I got a super bad headache so I took a little nap in my room while everyone else was in the jacuzzi. Around 8 we all met up on the first floor to do some team building activities.

At this point, my head was  a little bit better but still hurt.

We all went upstairs to sleep around 9:30. Surprisingly it was’t cold at all.

Overall the first day was a really good day.

Thursday..

Day 2 of Kings Canyon!

I woke up at around 7:00 and took a shower. It looked sunny outside and I was excited for my day.

I walked down stairs around 8:00 and saw that everyone was already eating breakfast. So I got some eggs and pancakes and sat down next to Lamont, Jack, Nico and Bram.  Later, Josh, Cody and Matt joined us.

Dan had a little talk in the beginning and told us that we were going for another walk.

This walk was a little longer than yesterday’s but was more fun. Everyone started sliding on their stomachs down hills like penguins.

Most of us all went off the trail and explored a little bit around the trail. We found a spot to do some jumps off of and my friend Carter did a front flip off of it.

We all stopped walking after about a mile and decided to hangout there for a while. We had another snow ball fight but this time more serious. It was all fun and games until my friend Charlie threw a huge clump of ice on my back. It hurt pretty bad so I just sat down and talked with other people.

Charlie… Daquan?

We all walked back and had some lunch. After lunch, everybody decided to go snowboarding so I went with them. I’ve never been snowboarding.

We all borrowed some gear and walked around to find some cool spots. Charlie, Christian, Sharp, Kai and I found a pretty decent hill. Charlie started building a ramp while we all strapped our feet in.

Josh, Sharp, London

I first went down the hill and fell many times. It was a lot harder than I expected and I thought that it would be similar tp skateboarding and surfing. Guess not.

After about an hour I was kinda over it so decided to go change my socks and grab my GoPro.

On the first day, I did’nt get many cool videos.

My friend Solomon fell pretty hard.

We finsihed snowboarding around 4:30 and decided to put our feet in the jacuzzi.

We hungout in there until dinner. I got out a little early so that I can shower and change before dinner.

For dinner we had pasta and I hangout with some of my friends. After dinner everyone went to the jacuzzi but I decided to stay inside and hangout with Lamont, Brianna and Walker. Walker and Lamont taught me a little bit about guitar.

Later around 8:30 we all gathered up and had another group activity. But this time a lot more serious that last nights.

I learned a lot about my classmates through these activities and I thought that it was a good experience.

We all got cereal after and went to bed.

Another good day

Friday..

I woke up extremely sore. ugh

I took a ghetto shower and brushed my teeth and got into warm clothes. For those of you who are not familiar with “ghetto showers”, it means to dunk your head under the sink and get your hair wet. Comment below if you have ever taken a ghetto shower.

I went downstairs and had some breakfast. There was green eggs and I was really confused for a while but later realized that it was St. Patricks day. Dan had a little talk and told us that we had free time until 11 so my friends and I decided to go snowboarding again. I decided not to snowboard today and instead just bring a sled up and film.

daquan

I hit the jump a couple times on the sled but it started hurting more and more so I decided to stop. The jump from yesterday was a lot icier today so we decided not to use it today. So we all walked a little bit up hill to another nice area and built another jump there. This new jump was a little more scarier because there was a tree right next to the landing.

snowboard squad

Everyone was very encouraging and supportive of each other, and it was a good time.

We all finished snowboarding around 10:30 and headed back to the lodge to pack up. I put my feet under the heater for about 10 minutes.

Around 12 we made sandwiches and got into the bus.

It was sad to leave and the trip felt really short, but I was also looking forward to the warmer weather.

The bus ride back was a lot more quiet than the bus ride up since everyone was either asleep or too tired to talk.

We got back to SB around 6 and I got picked up.

It was a really nice trip and gave me some time to set my mind off school work and other things. I got to bond closer with friends and also got to meet many new ones. Overall I thought it was a really good trip and I’m glad that I got the opportunity to go on it.

Saturday..

I woke up and couldn’t feel my legs.

I went to the skatepark later and just hangout with my friends and talked about the trip.

I didn’t skate much and instead just took some pictures on my phone.

gabe-frontside ollie
jackson-backside wallride

I slept over at Tanner’s house with Jorge.

We didn’t do much, just played some video games and talked about conspiracy theories.

Pretty normal sleepover.

Sunday..

Woke up around 7 and rode our bikes down to Eller’s donuts to get some breakfast. Eller’s is my favorite donut shop in Santa Barbara.

donuts

I went home and didn’t do anything for the rest of the day.

I just read some books and watched some netflix.

Overall was a pretty mellow day.

 

I posted a video with the footage I got in Kings Canyon on my instagram @ryo_nish

If you want, you can go check out. Leave a comment below if you liked it. Thanks