Thursday, November 05, 2009
LA / Halloween
I hate dressing up. I like when people have clever outfits but hate the part of possibly having to go to the nearest overpriced halloween store to buy a Jack Sparrow or Fred Flitstone outfit just so you can go to a party..
Believe me when I say that Americans love to dress up for costume parties. I wish I did too.
One thing I find pretty interesting is that a lot of girls dress up as nurses, police officers and moulin rouge-ish outfits. Almost exclusively with a lot a skin showing. Since this is the attire of choice for about 33.3% of all the girls at halloween or any other costume party one can only assume that they really like dressing up as Britney Spears at the VMA's.
Me and Hjalle considered getting staff shirts at Ikea and going as two Ikea Swedes, but that didn't happen cause Ikea wouldn't let me buy their staff shirts.
Then Hjalle came up with the idea of putting an Ikea bag over my head and buy a wig = Swedish bag lady.
But being the party pooper I am I just sat on his couch until the very last minute and settled for pairing up with him as 80's skiers.
Thanks for excessive amounts of Andre wine, Smirnoff Ice and Vodka and no eating from 2pm on Saturday to 2pm on Sunday I can't remember all the details of the evening but definitely remember the 1 hour drive to Laguna Beach on Sunday... so hungry, thirsty and hungover.. but Hjalle wouldn't stop. As soon as we did I ran to Taco Bell... soooo good.
My friend Iikka had the best outfit imo. The zombie / turtle kid from this famous Youtube clip.
Speaking of hangover. A lot of people were dressed up as Alan from The Hangover. Pretty funny. Here are three photos that showed up on my Facebook this weekend.
My hangover was spent at a very relaxed and pleasant engagement party in Laguna. Mimosas, waffles, chips, donuts, friends and a great view of the Pacific.
It was then I decided to stay here in the US for a little longer. Sweden didn't feel too appealing when I was soaking in the sun with July temperatures. So I'm here for a few more weeks, with a New York and Reykjavik stopover before landing in Luleå in December.
Typical cars in Laguna.
I also got to meet up with my good friend Eddie Wall for a bit. He was in town to be on Fuel TV (action sports channel) promoting a video that Mammoth Mountain made (dvd should be included in the January issue of Snowboarder Mag).
Greg Hunt (skate filmmaker) also stopped by and we nerded out on filming with the new Canon digital cameras that also doubles as amazing film/video cameras.
5D or 7D, that is the question... more on this later.
Iikka and I also skated a little.
After getting turned down to skate in a parking lot by a bitch who refused to park anywhere else in the empty parking lot. No she had to park right where I was skating. After asking her politely if she could consider parking anywhere but in that particular spot I got a little upset and called her a bitch. I wish I would have made more of scene though, would have made great photos if I got the ghetto mama to yell at me.
Her license plate is 5TLJ544, feel free to use it to report a suspicious drunk driver, illegally parked car, hit and run etc.. I know I will.
After that short session we went to check out the Rob Dyrdek skate plaza and I was really impressed by it. Super small, no transitions, just curbs, ledges and stairs.
If only there would be more of these...
Basket ball courts = 0 people.
Soccer fields = 0 people.
Small 650 m2 (7000 feet2) skate plaza = 100 people.
I love the entrepreneurship in this lady. She's sells water, soda, chips and candy at the skate plaza. This would NEVER happen in Sweden.
I also took Iikka to the DC and Burton stores on Melrose. As well as made him consume a Diana Mini camera.
Posted by Pierre Wikberg at 09:14