Today in humorous service desk ticket subjects.
system of a down - tentative
I’ve been in areas like this in Louisiana and East Texas. Port Arthur. Lake Charles. Petrochem is king. Crabs that glow a bit more than should be normal roam the Houston Ship Channel. Wondering if I took a year or two off my life having to get in the water to retrieve buoys and gear.
I do not miss it one bit.
I would like to nominate this witch for some awards. That’s right; this lady, the candy trolley lady. You know why? This lady is always there, every fudging year, for the kids on the Hogwarts Express. She’s there with her squeaky trolly and her candy and her grey hair and her smile and her repetitive questions every. single. year. Through all of the crazy stuff going on, she’s a constant in these kids’ lives. There’s a nervous first year, going to Hogwarts for the first time? No problem, she offers him candy and that helps his nerves. There’s a sixth year student sitting there in angst over their crush? Have some chocolate, it helps with everything. Harry freakin’ Potter is dealing with who-knows-what at this time in his life? You’d better believe she is fudging there to offer him some candy. And really, if you think about it… Harry owes the candy trolley lady. It’s because of this lady, and the chocolate frogs she was selling, that he first found out about Dumbledore and Nicholas Flamel on that little card. This lady and her trolley and her chocolate frogs indirectly helped Harry against The Dark Lord in his first year at Hogwarts. 10 points to the lady and her trolley. And this witch also attended Dumbledore’s funeral, for the record. How awesome is that? And you know what, I am willing to bet a few galleons that she helped in the Battle of Hogwarts too. She was probably doctoring people up, or walking around handing candy out to people. Yeah. Let’s make that canon, shall we? This lady is a boss in her own right, and I don’t care if she’s one of the “transforming” characters of the movie played by different actresses; hand over the awards to the candy trolley lady character in and of herself, because she deserves some recognition.
Posting the old skate pics made me think about my favorite board, a Christian Hosoi Mini-Hammerhead that looked sorta like this. I’ll have to dig in my albums to see if I have any pics of it. This is similar but I had wider trucks along with rails/skid on mine. In retrospect it looked kinda funny for the 6 1/2 foot dude to be skating on a tiny Hosoi, but I dug that board.
Friends and family are mourning the death of a national hero. William ‘Wild Bill’ Guarnere, a South Philly native and World War II vet who was portrayed on the television miniseries, “Band of Brothers,” died on…
RIP Wild Bill. Also sad to see “Babe’ Heffron passed away in December.
From my archives. Scanned in 35mm B&W negatives. 1986, skateboarding outside my house with a friend in California.
Top is my friend Keith, bottom is me. Knee pads were our only safety consideration, learned to wipe out onto knees if possible, especially when skating in pools/drainage ditches, slide stop on knees.