Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Hike

This year was my first time in my entire life not being at home in Illinois for Christmas. I wasn't sad because I got to go home for a few days before the actual Christmas day, but I was worried about what I'd do all day since most of my friends would be doing family stuff and every business would be closed. I know I could have skated, but I would have been skating alone and I can and do skate almost every other day so I decided to do something I've been curious about, which is to go on a solo hike. Me and some friends sorta got into hiking a little over a year ago but I'd yet to go on one alone. So I tried it out... and alone I was not. There were more people hiking Camelback mountain that day than I'd ever seen any other time we'd done it. I'll have to remember that for next year. Anyway, here's some pictures of my first ever Christmas that didn't involve a single family member or a winter coat!!!!





Monday, December 19, 2011

Sent to me By: The rebirth

So my excuse for not blogging anything for a while is and has been that I have no camera, and the camera on my phone is useless. Now I've got a new phone and no excuses! I thought I'd start I'd rebirth my blogging with a good ol' fashion Sent To Me By article:

Illinois Winters sending the homies indoors from Steve D

blevins dancing possibly... moving quickly anyways
Snow.. I'll see you this stuff very soon. from Hide
Steve D sent by Hide.
My old friend Jessica spends more time than anyone just looking upwards

Steve Biggs and Ben Smith. New(ish) friend and Old(ish) friend. sent by skip feathers
zoe and tony sent by Zoe, it's crazy how long I've known these two.
That's it for now... I expect a lot less eyeballs will see this than in my hayday. Oh well though, my fault for not getting a better camera phone earlier. Send me pictures to my phone

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Skateboard donations

Taking donations of old/used skate stuff to give to local youth programs. If you've got stuff and you read this, hit me up

Friday, December 9, 2011

Devil boy

I wish I could go back in time and hang out with a three year old me. I hope that in heaven you just get to hang out with yourself at every age.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lee Bender

If it weren't for this dude, I might have moved to Mesa

lee bender from andrew hutchison on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

insta

Instagramed by Zoe

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Original Origins

I know that everyone loves Chumpy, but let's take a little time to get to know where he came from.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Good Times

Is it a re-blog if I take it from facebook and use it on my blog?? either way. This is a photo shot by one of my favorite people(Michael Tubbs) of two of my other favorite people(Lee Bender and Jamie Larson) getting tubed together while I was on one of my favorite trips (to Portland) that I've ever been on. You can see me in the background filming it with a cell phone. Taking video of two such epic people with a cell phone seems pretty trite right now.....

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ed Templeton

I got pretty sad today. I watched this part and realized that it's probably the last one of these we'll ever get. Thanks for being the best.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Welcoming to the world....

Julian Marksteiner! One of my favorite people, made another people! Congratulations Bobby and Maura.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Randy Blogged Me

Since I have no camera and my phone pics are tiny and useless. I'll take pictures of myself from other people's blogs.
This is me at Venezia's. My home away from home.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Perspective.........

Since my old camera got stolen.... and the camera that a fellow/rival blogger sent me has a battery that won't last more than a few seconds (thanks for nothing biggs)...... I'm having to resort to using old pictures for my bloggery. This is me working in my Napa Auto parts truck. That truck of mine had a cool hat on top of it. Embarrassing. Either way, this picture is important to me because it reminds me of having a super shitty full time job working 40 hours a week and still being super broke. Getting fired from this job was awesome because it honestly led to the last 4 or 5 years straight of having awesome jobs working with kids and skateboarding. It pains me to think of the possibility that if I hadn't been fired from this job, I may still be working there!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

shit fuck piss shit

From the desk of a hypocrite: at first I was just jotting shit down to get the ideas out and then I was going to go back later and edit it and change it up and make it sound better. But I just now decided not to.... so.......

The other day I read an article about how out here in the Phoenix area, there is a need for more foster homes. There are more kids in need of foster home placement than there are spots for them. So kids are getting turned away from foster homes and sent to shelters and group homes, but since the shelters and group homes are full, they're being sent away from them as well. At the same time that this is happening, funding for foster kids is being cut by the state to save money. So now there are kids ending up on the streets because would be foster homes are closing or not opening because people can't afford to do it anymore. On top of that, Child Protective Services is getting a lot of shit from people for not 'doing their job' and placing these kids, yet the current state of things makes it impossible for them to place ever child somewhere.

Now this is just another 'problem' that we hear about and just gloss over and say 'oh that's terrible' and go about our day. And I'm realizing more and more all the time that that mentality is exactly what is wrong with the world, on a big scale and a small scale. We're selfish. Everything we do is for and about ourselves. We know it's not good to be selfish but that's all we know. What we think is important isn't important. We're brought up knowing that the most important thing in this world is to fall in love. Every day it's crammed down our throats that we must find a mate and marry that person. Despite the fact that we know half of marriages don't work. And how much time and effort and energy do we spend attempting to find, attract, maintain a relationship, marry, care for etc that ONE person. Who does that help....? ONE person. What if our priorities are all wrong, what if we spent that much time, energy, and effort on more than one person. What if we did as much to help children find homes as we did to help ourselves make sure we have a husband or wife? Imagine how our culture could be different if we stopped focusing on loving one person and focused on helping every person. Imagine if there were movies that came out every weekend about amazing people who adopted kids or helped them fill out job applications!

Another thing is money. Government doesn't pump money into these things because they don't pump money right back out. So programs, like the ones I read about that try to help 17 year olds in foster care who are about to 'age out' and go into the world, get their funding cut and that increases the chances of those kids ending up on the streets or in jail. Don't they see that this is an investment though. There is no reason that a kid who grew up in foster care couldn't have the same chances once they turn 18 and go to college. I mean, no one even pays attention in school until college anyway. Imagine if you could make $100k a year helping 18 year olds who've 'aged out' of foster care learn to fill out job applications, or rent apartments. It would be a competitive job that people wanted to have. The way it is right now, they have volunteer programs that allow you to do that. But because we're selfish, who's got the time? Same with teachers, imagine if you being a teacher meant you made $80 grand to start with. Teachers would be highly paid and highly qualified to teach, they'd have to be or someone else who's more qualified would take their spot. I know that there are flaws to this way of thinking. Some would say they wouldn't want people just doing these jobs for the money. And I agree that people shouldn't just want to do them for money, but the way it is now isn't working because kids are being turned away from homeless shelters!

Help good people do good things.

About a month ago, my friend Buzzy and I got to work with a great organization called The A.skate Foundation. These people set up clinics around the country to allow kids with autism the chance to experience a fun day of skateboarding. Anyway, they're up for the chance to possibly win a $50,000 grant from Pepsi if enough people vote for them. So if you give a flyin' shit about anything, go vote for them here.



Saturday, September 3, 2011

selfy

Last summer I filmed a bunch of stuff for my retirement part.

This summer I accidentally filmed a few more things. I'm still retired, but I skate from time to time. So do Buzzy and Roger



This is two days of skating after camp ended. Dylan came up for the day from SD and we got all plaza'd out.



click here and here to see the rest of Kryger's summer works.

Friday, September 2, 2011

I feel naked

I do this about once a year.




Yesterday when I was driving to work, I felt like I looked like a mad scientist and decided that I needed to cut my hair off immediately. I don't know why my friends don't step in and say something when it's looking as ridiculous as it did!



Let's just hope that the hot moms from my work like it. Sin.

Ipath @ woodward

Vote for the homies...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Burners for Jesus

At some point in my life I took a picture of this tag. Fool gets burners up all over town.



Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Co-workers

These are my co-workers. All of the directors from Woodward West. This is our 2011 Week 11 post meeting photo.


Here's our 2010 week 11 post meeting photo.


I wonder if they'll notice that I purposely did the exact same pose for the new one.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Larry Bao



Name: Larry Bao

Top 3 favorite cities:
nyc, tempe in the winter, indianapolis or where ever the friends are

Top 3 skateboarders:
romero, kirchart, hsu

Top 3 skateboarders that you know personally:
pat binkley, michael shafer, brad westcott

When was your prime?
2 years ago

5 good bands:
jesus and mary chain, the exploding hearts, the strokes, rosie and the originals, htrk

5 good songs:
the parasails- magic carpet, tiny yong- le sauvage, jesus and mary chain- kill surf city, francoise hardy- comment te dire adieu, the chromatics- mask

5 tricks that you can’t do:
any flip trick that has a flip in it

Spirit animal:
red panda

5 good books:
women by bukowski, cats cradle; breakfast of champions; slaughterhouse five by vonnegut, the fall by camus

What’s the worst?
irritation

What’s the best?
the night time

3 good non skateboarders:
bukowski, mamet, vonnegut

What do you like to do outside of skateboarding?
watch good movies and take pictures

What is your prized possession?
computer

What will end the world?
when every dies

Thursday, August 25, 2011

B Log

Summer camp is over....


I'm going to start blogging again.......

I don't know what to blog about......................



Any suggestions.....................

Monday, July 25, 2011

It's official....

I'm the fattest skateboarder.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I want to die after hearing what happened at that camp in Norway. 85 people. Nothing that I've read has mentioned the word 'kids' yet, but I'm assuming most of them are children. I don't want to live in a place where one person can legally own 3 guns and use them to kill 85 kids in 90 minutes.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Andrew Cannon

Cannonball has an amazing new part out there in the World (get it) and it's amazing. Me and this guy moved to Arizona close to the same time and I have to say that my life is better because of him!


Andrew Cannon -"It's Your World" from World Industries on Vimeo.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cell phone pictures

Here's my last few weeks in cell phone pictures, since no one likes to read words on blogs....