Skateboarding

Vu Skateboard Camp – Cockeysville

There is an awesome local skateboard shop in Baltimore called , that also happens to run an awesome summer skateboard camp.  Vú and the owner, Gary Smith, are well-known for being down-to-earth, laid back, grass-roots supporters of free skate.   (more…)

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Tips for the First Time Commuter

I recently blogged about my first time commuting to work via skateboard.  You can read that entry here.  I wanted to ride my skateboard to work for a long time, but always managed to talk myself out of it.  I was too nervous, afraid, and even too embarrassed to try.  Once I finally did it, I enjoyed it so much that I couldn’t wait to do it again.  (more…)

Skateboarding to Work

Well, I can cross another one off the Bucket List today.  I have been wanting to ride my longboard into work for a long time now, but kept talking myself out of it.  I would tell myself that I needed to better plot my route, that my skills weren’t up to par.  How would I handle curbs and obstacles?  What if I wipe out and become the comedy act for the long line of rush hour drivers?  What if I die of exhaustion, and they don’t find my body for weeks because I fell into a roadside gully?  I’m going to look ridiculous! (more…)

Bucket List: Backyard Skate Park

Today I can cross one off the childhood dream / bucket list.  I just picked up two Freshpark quarter pipe ramps and a stock pile of LandWave ramps for the backyard.  We already had a few LandWave ramps, and were looking for more when we stumbled across an epic package deal for all of the ramps. (more…)

Eff it, I’m 30.

I’ve reached the age where suddenly it is uncool to be me.  As a thirty-something year old woman, working as a professional in a highly polished industry, it is suddenly uncool to be… cool.  The expectation of the world now that I have reached this dreaded age of maturity is that I smear on loads of make up, swirl wine, and surround myself with girlfriends for a Dancing With the Stars viewing party.  Well that ain’t me babe.  (more…)