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post #61966 of 70201
skateboarders piss me off. usually they're dicking around on the sidewalk right in the way of pedestrians. i'm just waiting for the day where some asshole falls of his skateboard (note: i have never seen one of these morons nail a single trick) and the board comes shooting into my shins.
post #61967 of 70201
Who of us did not go through a skateboarding phase (aside from the fat kids ala edinatlanta)? I remember being so happy when I landed my first kick flip! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

There's this skateboard shop that I drive past everyday and I decided to check it out (my older brother was almost a professional skateboarder in the late 80's) and he's always talking about opening a shop of his own in San Francisco.

The second I walked in I felt ancient , teens/tweens walking/rolling around on boards around inside shopping for clothes and what not. Surprisingly they had a huge Disc Golf section, and unsurprisingly a large marijuana paraphernalia section so instead of leaving I looked around.

I'm in my mid 30's but damn I felt so out of place in there.

 

 

This happened to me in a snowboard shop that I mistakenly thought was also a ski shop a couple years back. Not only was I the oldest person (I was 28 or 29 at the time), I was on my way to the symphony so needless to say I stuck out a bit.

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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

There's this skateboard shop that I drive past everyday and I decided to check it out (my older brother was almost a professional skateboarder in the late 80's) and he's always talking about opening a shop of his own in San Francisco.

The second I walked in I felt ancient , teens/tweens walking/rolling around on boards around inside shopping for clothes and what not. Surprisingly they had a huge Disc Golf section, and unsurprisingly a large marijuana paraphernalia section so instead of leaving I looked around.

I'm in my mid 30's but damn I felt so out of place in there.
I was watching some sk8ers in MaCarren a couple weeks ago. I was starting to get the itch again. For realzies.
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The neighbours (with whom we share walls) have their grandkids visiting.  These kids are about 8/9/10 or so.  When these kids are upset, they scream, and scream, and scream, and scream, and scream, and scream, like toddlers.  Unlike toddlers, they have the tidal volumes, and respiratory endurance of 8/10 year old's, so they don't get tired and shut up.  Seriously it'll go on for 90 seconds at a time, and then the grandparents' solution is to shout at the kid, so the kids reply in kind, and we get a 5-10 minute shouting match between a 10 year old, and a grown man.  Without fail, this will repeat itself no less than three times per day.

post #61971 of 70201
Lots of douchebags in middle school were "boarders." I was too busy playing online RPGs to do any of that dumb shit!!!
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

There's this skateboard shop that I drive past everyday and I decided to check it out (my older brother was almost a professional skateboarder in the late 80's) and he's always talking about opening a shop of his own in San Francisco.

The second I walked in I felt ancient , teens/tweens walking/rolling around on boards around inside shopping for clothes and what not. Surprisingly they had a huge Disc Golf section, and unsurprisingly a large marijuana paraphernalia section so instead of leaving I looked around.

I'm in my mid 30's but damn I felt so out of place in there.

Norwalk by the new firehouse?
post #61973 of 70201
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

skateboarders piss me off. usually they're dicking around on the sidewalk right in the way of pedestrians. i'm just waiting for the day where some asshole falls of his skateboard (note: i have never seen one of these morons nail a single trick) and the board comes shooting into my shins.

I remember being with my older brother (when he just turned 40) in Oregon, apparently in oregon they have awesome publicly funded super skate parks with even large half pipes.

anyway - we were at my older sister's grad school graduation and he sees the skate park and can't resist trying it out, and proceeds to drop into a half pipe with a borrowed skateboard in a full suit and tie and no helmet or pads.

the kid he borrowed the skateboard from was impressed, but in oregon, and california half of the kids there have parents that can skate/bike/snowboard better then their teenaged children.

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Who of us did not go through a skateboarding phase (aside from the fat kids ala edinatlanta)? I remember being so happy when I landed my first kick flip! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

What surprises me now, is how there's a lot of pretty girls involved in the skateboarding scene these days. even when I was in the skateshop this weekend feeling like a dirty old man because the ratio to pretty skate girl tweens to regular skate punks was pretty much 50/50.

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This happened to me in a snowboard shop that I mistakenly thought was also a ski shop a couple years back. Not only was I the oldest person (I was 28 or 29 at the time), I was on my way to the symphony so needless to say I stuck out a bit.

I had on a shirt and tie and tote bag probably looked like one of their teachers who the students assume is gay. ffffuuuu.gif

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I was watching some sk8ers in MaCarren a couple weeks ago. I was starting to get the itch again. For realzies.

thats why I went into the shop. i forgot that i was in connecticut, i bet a skate shop in brooklyn is teeming with middle aged guys - just like any bike shop would be too.

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Lots of douchebags in middle school were "boarders." I was too busy playing online RPGs to do any of that dumb shit!!!

^ I played old school dungeons and dragons with other people and handwritten notes and dice. wait no I didn't. forget I ever said that.

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Norwalk by the new firehouse?

^yup up the street from the new firehouse. Utopia is the name. Its also across the street from the small Sex Botique! laugh.gifffffuuuu.gif
post #61974 of 70201
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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

The neighbours (with whom we share walls) have their grandkids visiting.  These kids are about 8/9/10 or so.  When these kids are upset, they scream, and scream, and scream, and scream, and scream, and scream, like toddlers.  Unlike toddlers, they have the tidal volumes, and respiratory endurance of 8/10 year old's, so they don't get tired and shut up.  Seriously it'll go on for 90 seconds at a time, and then the grandparents' solution is to shout at the kid, so the kids reply in kind, and we get a 5-10 minute shouting match between a 10 year old, and a grown man.  Without fail, this will repeat itself no less than three times per day.

One of my neighbor's kids does that. They have this stupid baby pool in the back yard, and the kids will play out there for hours. And the one kid will just shriek the entire....damn.....time. It's been a couple years running too.

I really wonder if she's autistic or something.
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One of my neighbor's kids does that. They have this stupid baby pool in the back yard, and the kids will play out there for hours. And the one kid will just shriek the entire....damn.....time. It's been a couple years running too.

I really wonder if she's autistic or something.

At least if I could think of a reason like that, I could accept that this is how he is, and it isn't just that no one is teaching him manners. Based in the grandparents' behaviour, generally, I would be surprised if anyone in the family had any.
post #61976 of 70201
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

I went to my parents house and saw my dad has two prescriptions from a neurologist. I couldn't bring myself to look up what they treat and knowing my family we'll never talk about it.

best wishes to yer dad.

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speaking of which- pissing me off are immediate family members bitching about me not talking to them anymore. duh... we were never close anyway, the only thing they know about me are we are related and I have a wife and kids and work, and we have never ever talked about anything at all except about them, so I don't see why they're complaining. oh, and they are massive black holes of dysfunction and misery.
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best wishes to yer dad.

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speaking of which- pissing me off are immediate family members bitching about me not talking to them anymore. duh... we were never close anyway, the only thing they know about me are we are related and I have a wife and kids and work, and we have never ever talked about anything at all except about them, so I don't see why they're complaining. oh, and they are massive black holes of dysfunction and misery.

Christ sounds familiar I tried to talk with my younger brother about our youngest brother who has Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's and he responds with "Oh so we'll talk about it and feel better will we" Then he hung up that was a year ago and we haven't spoken since.I send him emails about our brother but the censored.gif never responds. Gives me the fucking shits baldy[1].gif
post #61978 of 70201
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Christ sounds familiar I tried to talk with my younger brother about our youngest brother who has Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's and he responds with "Oh so we'll talk about it and feel better will we" Then he hung up that was a year ago and we haven't spoken since.I send him emails about our brother but the censored.gif never responds. Gives me the fucking shits baldy[1].gif

Some people are like that...

A bit selfish or too focused on avoiding talking about problems and their shortcomings...

He might also feel guilty about doing nothing about it...
post #61979 of 70201
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Some people are like that...

A bit selfish or too focused on avoiding talking about problems and their shortcomings...

He might also feel guilty about doing nothing about it...

Nah his attitude is that real men don't talk about emotional stuff they just drink to quell the pain/anxiety of emotional stuff and then yell at their family as a form of therapy and keep drinking till they pass out, our father was like that but he had an excuse, the 1939-45 war.
post #61980 of 70201
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Nah his attitude is that real men don't talk about emotional stuff they just drink to quell the pain/anxiety of emotional stuff and then yell at their family as a form of therapy and keep drinking till they pass out, our father was like that but he had an excuse, the 1939-45 war.

The Real Men syndrome...baldy[1].gif

It doesn't really help dealing with certain important life issues like your brother's present and future..

The older generations saw so many disturbing things fighting wars we do understand they needed to quell their anxieties with alcohol or avoidance strategies but it doesn't sound your brother is an ex Vietnam ..
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