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into the mountains

friday..

today i went to school like usual and then went straight home. I made no plans today since i have an AP World History final tomorrow morning. ugh.

I got home and made myself a smoothie and sat down for a while. I was pretty tired. After about an hour of relaxing and sitting around, I started to study.

Studying for this test is pretty hard. There is wayyyyy too much to memorize and way too much stuff going on. At a certain point, you start losing track of what you are learning about. This definition from Urban Dictionary pretty much sums it up.

I watched many John Green videos and reviewed my notes. I usually watch John Green on double speed. Therefore, I can watch 2 videos in 1 0 minutes.

Anyways I did that for about 3-4 hours then by the time I was finished it was pretty late. So I decided to get some sleep early since tomorrow morning was the test.

Saturday..

I woke up feeling pretty nervous. I was pretty sore too, I don’t know why.. Maybe from studying? I’m not sure.

Anyways I grabbed a banana and got in the car. When I got there I heard everyone complaining about how screwed they are and how much they want to cry.

I walked into an open class and sat next to my buds Chad and Luke. The teachers passed out the tests and told us “Have fun.” :/

I finished around 12:30 then walked over to my friend Tanner’s house. We planned on picking up Jorge then going to Axel’s ranch.

When we got there I met Axel and we all hung out in his room for a while. We got pretty bored so we walked down a trail to where there is a creek. We walked back and decided to eat some food. We made some waffles then walked outside. We got a dirt bike and rode it around for a while up and down the hill. Since it was a pretty small bike, it didn’t go too fast. We got bored of it so walked back and Axel brought out his 2 bigger bikes.

So we all rode together.

Tanner and I went pretty far up the hill and went down double seated. We went a good 40 and I was pretty sketched out when he almost shot off the edge.

It was pretty fun.

We also pet some cows then went home.

I slept over at tanners that day.

overall a pretty cool day.

sunday..

we woke up really sore.

we walked down to eller’s and got some donuts then I got picked up after.

this was pretty much my weekend.

I also did some drawings for my english project.

Comment below if you like this drawing.

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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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rainy Day Daydream

not much skating this week because of the rain..

thursday..

I went to school like usual, today was the last day of school because of the 4 day weekend. I had plans for the weekend but now they’re all canceled because of the rain.

After school, I went home and ate some food. Around 5, I left my house to go to water polo practice.

After practice, a few friends and I decided to go get some food.

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dinner

We went to CPK and hung out there for a while.

I got picked up around 10 and went home. I got some ice cream and watched Louie till I got tired..

friday..

First day of the 4 day weekend! I woke up excited to go outside and skate. But then looked out the window and saw that it was pouring.

bummed..

I sat around for an hour trying to see what my friends were doing but they all decided to stay home.

I made some lunch, sat down, watched some Adventure Time and started drawing. Usually when it is raining, I watch the episode “Rainy Day Daydream.”

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pen

After a few hours, I was really bored. I decided to stop drawing and just watch a movie. I watched Super Bad. It was my 3rd time watching this movie.

pretty mellow and boring day..¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Saturday..

Pretty much the same deal as Friday.

More drawings and more movies, no skateboarding.

Sunday..

The rain finally cleared up, so I decided to go skate with some friends. I met up with Colin, Jakob and Christian at the skatepark and skated for a while.

Around 3, I got picked up and went to my mom’s birthday dinner. We went to Lure Fish House. It was pretty good.

We got home around 6 and I decided to start editing a new video. Recently I started a skate video series called “Sweeties” with a couple of my friends. So far we only have one video out but I am planning on making more in the future. I post all my videos on YouTube so go check them out if you want.  Comment below if you do..

Monday..

Woke up today and saw that it rained over night. So i guess no skateboarding today…

My friend Ben texted me to come over so I went to his house around 11. My friend Tanner was at Ben’s house when I got their.

We decided to walk over to the Daily Grind on De La Vina street to get something to eat.

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walking to Daily Grind

I got hot chocolate, tanner got a bagel, and ben got coffee.

We walked back to Ben’s and decided to invite Colin over. When Colin came over, Ben and Colin started to play the guitar.

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colin on left, ben on right
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ben

Later that day, we decided to go to the thrift shop to see if their was anything cool. Didn’t find much..

I got picked up around 5 and went home. I started on my AP World notes and went to bed.

Tuesday..

My friend Francesca asked me to draw a picture of her..

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the picture francesca asked me to draw
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outcome

 

new friends and asian tourists

This weekend I was a little sick. I’m still kinda sick. It sucks. I’ve been tired since Mexico and never got the chance to rest since we had school the day after we got back.

Friday..

On Friday I just went to school and did some community service after school. Later, Josh showed me a website where you can watch Netflix with friends at the same time, while having a group chat going on next to it. My friends and I decided to watch the episode “Shut up and Dance” from the show Black Mirror. I definitely recommend watching that show if you are a fan of The Twilight Zone.

Saturday..

I had a slow morning on Saturday. I woke up around 8 and layed in bed and watched Netflix. I started a new show called Louie, it’s pretty funny.

I got out of bed around 9 and made some breakfast.

Around noon, I went to the skatepark and hung out with some friends. I was still a little sick so I didn’t skate much. After about an hour, we all got hungry so we went to Mony’s and got some tacos.

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 Gavin skating back to the skatepark after Mony’s

 Around 4, I met up with other friends and hung out on the beach. I started hanging out with these friends in Mexico. After sitting on the beach for a while, Brianna, Kyelee, Josh, Quinn and I went to the pier.

Josh jumping off the pier
Josh jumping off the pier

Josh and I jumped off the pier, the water was really cold. Definitely regret jumping, I got even more sick.

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Josh on the right, Kyelee on the left

While we were jumping, a lot of random people came to watch. An asian tourist screamed every time I jumped, which was pretty funny. Later on, she almost fell off the pier.

After jumping, we decided to walk back to the beach and get some food. We ordered pizza and watched the sunset. We played some music and found out that Elianna listens to weird music.

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Kyelee, Claire, Brianna, Elianna and Josh
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sunset

Around 6:30 we ran out of pizza and got really bored so decided to walk around downtown.

I got picked up around 8:30 and went home. It was a fun day. We are all planning on going hiking next week. Comment below if you recommend any good hiking spots in Santa Barbara… Later that night, I got a really bad sore throat. It sucked.

Sunday..

On Sunday I didn’t do much. I was suppose to go to the Rincon Classics and hang out with some friends but didn’t have a ride and was also really tired.

Instead, my dad and I decided to go get some food at Super Cuca’s. It’s been a little over a week since we got back from Mexico and I feel like I can finally eat some Mexican food without being sick of it.

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dad at super cuca’s

Later that day, I went home and finished up some weekend homework and watched a couple more episodes of Louie.