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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5130 on: June 06, 2018, 10:27:17 PM »
The feds are about to start accepting applicants for air traffic controller trainee from the general public this month. The average salary is damn near $130k a year. This is a position that doesn't require a degree. It's a long shot, but I am currently rewriting my resume and I'm going to try my absolute hardest to get hired. I have no problem relocating and working fucked up hours with the prospect of making that kind of money in the future.

What I'm not stoked on is that they discriminate against the colorblind. If I go through a bunch of hoops just to find out that my color vision deficiency is too severe to make it as a ATC, I'll be pretty fucking bummed. I took the Ishihara colorblind test to see if I'd make the cut off. According to the online test and the range of color deficiency that I think the FAA will accept, I'm right on the fence. Whatever. I'm just going to turn in my app. If I get a reply I'll do everything they tell me I gotta do, and hopefully shit works out.

Maybe this "discrimination" isn't meant to be mean, but instead is meant to save peoples lives, given that there could be some signal that requires a nuanced interpretation that not everyone can navigate naturally?

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5131 on: June 07, 2018, 06:46:34 AM »
That's a safety standard not discrimination.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5132 on: June 07, 2018, 03:35:56 PM »
Not discrimination the noun, discriminate the verb. As in to distinguish and draw difference between. But yeah, I was muddling the distinction on purpose as a stylistic choice. It was a mistake. Of course I don't want to fly two planes into each other because I couldn't discriminate a green dot from a yellow one.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5133 on: June 07, 2018, 09:58:04 PM »
got hired at chipotle, not sure about leaving my current job.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5134 on: June 12, 2018, 02:37:34 AM »
Been trying to quit smoking but i'm vaping to replace it. I feel like a douche vaping but when I do it consistently I can cut down from 20+ cigs a day down to 10 or so. The only thing that keeps me happy is that I cut down a Jenkem sticker to fit on it so I always chuckle at the fact that i'm vaping jenkem. Joints were going to shit but since I left my job they've been feeling better... But I had to leave my job as a scientific glassblower and theres nothing else I can do in the area that I can go into. Pretty terrified about the future but i've been saving up for a long vacation so i'm hoping to stave off all my anxiety and depression and get back in to skating. But with that comes the fear of skating new parks across the us and being garbage at it. My body has been feeling so fragile that its hard to skate anything without feeling my joints crumble. I dunno I guess i'm just being a pussy but my anxiety has been flaring up like crazy. I can't skate around strangers without feeling like i'm having a heart attack or that someone is going to punk me and jack my setup like when I was a kid.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5135 on: June 12, 2018, 05:49:18 AM »
Been trying to quit smoking but i'm vaping to replace it. I feel like a douche vaping but when I do it consistently I can cut down from 20+ cigs a day down to 10 or so. The only thing that keeps me happy is that I cut down a Jenkem sticker to fit on it so I always chuckle at the fact that i'm vaping jenkem. Joints were going to shit but since I left my job they've been feeling better... But I had to leave my job as a scientific glassblower and theres nothing else I can do in the area that I can go into. Pretty terrified about the future but i've been saving up for a long vacation so i'm hoping to stave off all my anxiety and depression and get back in to skating. But with that comes the fear of skating new parks across the us and being garbage at it. My body has been feeling so fragile that its hard to skate anything without feeling my joints crumble. I dunno I guess i'm just being a pussy but my anxiety has been flaring up like crazy. I can't skate around strangers without feeling like i'm having a heart attack or that someone is going to punk me and jack my setup like when I was a kid.

i dont have any advice for the anxiety thing, but cut carbs and processed sugar out of your diet and you'll start feeling better while skating. ive been off carbs for about three weeks and i have a lot more energy when i skate and i dont feel sore the next day like i used to. lost almost 10lbs too.

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« Reply #5136 on: June 12, 2018, 06:19:04 AM »
Not discrimination the noun, discriminate the verb. As in to distinguish and draw difference between. But yeah, I was muddling the distinction on purpose as a stylistic choice. It was a mistake. Of course I don't want to fly two planes into each other because I couldn't discriminate a green dot from a yellow one.

When I was in rehab I thought of going for sea captain, no military background required, but desired. They had tons of shit you were not allowed to have, in terms of health problems. I got that tip from another "patient".

The guy that became a captain, faked through his visual impairment with contacts. It does not work these days.

I hope you get as you wish but the there is a reason why these heavy jobs are so well payed, they will tear you down.

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« Reply #5137 on: June 12, 2018, 08:15:53 PM »
was helping my friend w/ her beehive and w/out going into jargon, we took some honey [and bees] back home and they were so patient w/ us messing up their wax-work and everything and when i got home, i was careless to these gentle bees.
granted they weren't likely to fly home and return but they might've been able to join w/ the hives in my yard if i'd been more careful.
i was out there in a t-shirt and they could've killed me, prolly should've but they were trusting.
and we got some light spring honey, i just feel guilty.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5138 on: June 13, 2018, 05:04:53 AM »
Been trying to quit smoking but i'm vaping to replace it. I feel like a douche vaping but when I do it consistently I can cut down from 20+ cigs a day down to 10 or so. The only thing that keeps me happy is that I cut down a Jenkem sticker to fit on it so I always chuckle at the fact that i'm vaping jenkem. Joints were going to shit but since I left my job they've been feeling better... But I had to leave my job as a scientific glassblower and theres nothing else I can do in the area that I can go into. Pretty terrified about the future but i've been saving up for a long vacation so i'm hoping to stave off all my anxiety and depression and get back in to skating. But with that comes the fear of skating new parks across the us and being garbage at it. My body has been feeling so fragile that its hard to skate anything without feeling my joints crumble. I dunno I guess i'm just being a pussy but my anxiety has been flaring up like crazy. I can't skate around strangers without feeling like i'm having a heart attack or that someone is going to punk me and jack my setup like when I was a kid.

i dont have any advice for the anxiety thing, but cut carbs and processed sugar out of your diet and you'll start feeling better while skating. ive been off carbs for about three weeks and i have a lot more energy when i skate and i dont feel sore the next day like i used to. lost almost 10lbs too.

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I'm at the point in my life where a diet might be good. I'm 5'6 and about 130lbs but I eat a lot of garbage. What's your go to meal and/or snack?

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5139 on: June 13, 2018, 05:48:05 AM »
Been trying to quit smoking but i'm vaping to replace it. I feel like a douche vaping but when I do it consistently I can cut down from 20+ cigs a day down to 10 or so. The only thing that keeps me happy is that I cut down a Jenkem sticker to fit on it so I always chuckle at the fact that i'm vaping jenkem. Joints were going to shit but since I left my job they've been feeling better... But I had to leave my job as a scientific glassblower and theres nothing else I can do in the area that I can go into. Pretty terrified about the future but i've been saving up for a long vacation so i'm hoping to stave off all my anxiety and depression and get back in to skating. But with that comes the fear of skating new parks across the us and being garbage at it. My body has been feeling so fragile that its hard to skate anything without feeling my joints crumble. I dunno I guess i'm just being a pussy but my anxiety has been flaring up like crazy. I can't skate around strangers without feeling like i'm having a heart attack or that someone is going to punk me and jack my setup like when I was a kid.

i dont have any advice for the anxiety thing, but cut carbs and processed sugar out of your diet and you'll start feeling better while skating. ive been off carbs for about three weeks and i have a lot more energy when i skate and i dont feel sore the next day like i used to. lost almost 10lbs too.

Thanks JB
I'm at the point in my life where a diet might be good. I'm 5'6 and about 130lbs but I eat a lot of garbage. What's your go to meal and/or snack?

For meals we mix it up. We just bought one of those wood pellet grills, so I've been cooking a lot on that. It makes great chicken wings and burgers. If I have a burger, I just don't have the bun. You can make all kinds of good sandwiches and just sub out the bread with romaine lettuce and it sounds lame, but it's honestly really good. I eat a lot of salads and veggies too. For snacks I keep a bag of almonds on my desk at work and just try not to go crazy with them. Hardboiled eggs are good. Fruit thats not high in carbs (no bananas, apples, citrus). I just smoked some awesome beef jerky in my grill and I've been snacking on that.

I know what works for me won't work for everyone, but carbs just seem to stick to me and the older I get the more weight I've been able to put on. For me it's mostly about the weight loss part because I gained so much over the winter, but being able to feel good after physical activity and especially not being sore after skating is a real plus. Sure, they taste good, but you don't need that shit in your diet and after a while you really don't miss breads and stuff like that too much. I honestly feel like carbs are a conspiracy, as retarded as that sounds. Next time you're out to eat, look around and see how many meals are being served that are mostly carb based. It's pretty much everything.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5140 on: June 13, 2018, 03:34:51 PM »
Just got done with a 90 minute flatground sesh in front of my parent's house. I'm trying really hard to get kickflips down to consistency but I only landed a couple that were ugly, mobbed, and not caught at all. Plus I keep fucking destroying my shins to boot. On the plus side though I'm finally getting back 180s down.

I saw your mom do a ollie to cooch drop straight down the big black pole, it was gnarly. she defiantly shut that shit down.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5141 on: June 13, 2018, 06:37:56 PM »

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5142 on: June 14, 2018, 07:25:15 AM »
Just got done with a 90 minute flatground sesh in front of my parent's house. I'm trying really hard to get kickflips down to consistency but I only landed a couple that were ugly, mobbed, and not caught at all. Plus I keep fucking destroying my shins to boot. On the plus side though I'm finally getting back 180s down.
A little bit of advice I can give you is to make sure your shoulders are squared up to the nose and tail, but more importantly concentrate on where your eyes and mind are focused. It's different for everyone but I like to focus on my back foot, not necessarily looking directly at it but emphasising my brain to it. Once I do this my front foot instinctively flicks and the lift/catch/compress and roll away all falls into place.


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« Reply #5143 on: June 14, 2018, 07:36:25 AM »
Just got done with a 90 minute flatground sesh in front of my parent's house. I'm trying really hard to get kickflips down to consistency but I only landed a couple that were ugly, mobbed, and not caught at all. Plus I keep fucking destroying my shins to boot. On the plus side though I'm finally getting back 180s down.
A little bit of advice I can give you is to make sure your shoulders are squared up to the nose and tail, but more importantly concentrate on where your eyes and mind are focused. It's different for everyone but I like to focus on my back foot, not necessarily looking directly at it but emphasising my brain to it. Once I do this my front foot instinctively flicks and the lift/catch/compress and roll away all falls into place.

the shoulder part is spot on. your upper body shouldnt be moving at all and should be parallel with the board the whole time. i focus on my backfoot too, but i have to tell myself to only move it straight up after i pop because i tend to turn them backside. i also have to tell myself to jump STRAIGHT UP. not to the side, not with a spin, straight up. lift those legs and let it flip. the front foot is the easiest part of the trick, its not doing anything to fuck that flip up thats the hard part.

also, they're easier than you think. tell yourself that. tell yourself that you will land it and then land it. if you dont think you can, you wont. 

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5144 on: June 14, 2018, 08:22:48 AM »
^this, and don't put your front foot on the edge of your board, more in the middle below the front bolts, and pop it like a ollie

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5145 on: June 14, 2018, 09:00:23 AM »
Just got done with a 90 minute flatground sesh in front of my parent's house. I'm trying really hard to get kickflips down to consistency but I only landed a couple that were ugly, mobbed, and not caught at all. Plus I keep fucking destroying my shins to boot. On the plus side though I'm finally getting back 180s down.
A little bit of advice I can give you is to make sure your shoulders are squared up to the nose and tail, but more importantly concentrate on where your eyes and mind are focused. It's different for everyone but I like to focus on my back foot, not necessarily looking directly at it but emphasising my brain to it. Once I do this my front foot instinctively flicks and the lift/catch/compress and roll away all falls into place.

the shoulder part is spot on. your upper body shouldnt be moving at all and should be parallel with the board the whole time. i focus on my backfoot too, but i have to tell myself to only move it straight up after i pop because i tend to turn them backside. i also have to tell myself to jump STRAIGHT UP. not to the side, not with a spin, straight up. lift those legs and let it flip. the front foot is the easiest part of the trick, its not doing anything to fuck that flip up thats the hard part.

also, they're easier than you think. tell yourself that. tell yourself that you will land it and then land it. if you dont think you can, you wont. 
That's exactly what I mean about focusing on the back foot. Getting it up and out of the way is key. The rest just falls into place.
^this, and don't put your front foot on the edge of your board, more in the middle below the front bolts, and pop it like a ollie
This takes a little practice and I still angle the front foot more than an ollie. When your in the flow though you can get them a little more Wray. I also like a little flick down rather than out and up. The board still rises after the flick but is less likely to mob or rocket and you can hear the catch.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5146 on: June 16, 2018, 11:34:50 AM »
the rarest of rare days here in the middle of summer: 76 degrees and cloudy .. itís fucking beautiful .. but my backs jacked up so im a pile on the couch

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5147 on: June 16, 2018, 11:37:26 AM »
Went street skating today. Jacked my knee on some curb cut gap. I think I should see a doctor for this one.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5148 on: June 17, 2018, 04:33:25 PM »
I've been working for the family business since I was 15 and tomorrow at the age of 26 I'm finally gonna be working somewhere else. I'm excited but kinda nervous at the same time as well. I mean, I'm a really hard worker but I just hope I don't have too much trouble adjusting to my new job.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5149 on: June 17, 2018, 07:35:53 PM »
Im going through the exact same thing, this time last week i was told the place i work out is being closed down and bulldozed, today i confirmed a new job i had previously knocked back a few times, they were persistent and improved the offer. Its all weekend work but im looking forward to some midweek skating now

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« Reply #5150 on: June 17, 2018, 09:08:55 PM »
Im going through the exact same thing, this time last week i was told the place i work out is being closed down and bulldozed, today i confirmed a new job i had previously knocked back a few times, they were persistent and improved the offer. Its all weekend work but im looking forward to some midweek skating now

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« Reply #5151 on: June 17, 2018, 09:17:58 PM »
You too man, im sure its gonna go fine for you

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #5152 on: June 18, 2018, 05:34:23 AM »
I want to go to space but I donít want to go to jail and be excluded from future federal employment.

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« Reply #5153 on: June 18, 2018, 10:21:11 AM »
I had that thing where you wake up but can't move 3 times in a row, I realized that shits just a type of dream you ain't really awake. Maybe somethin inbeetween.

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« Reply #5154 on: June 18, 2018, 10:37:01 AM »
I had that thing where you wake up but can't move 3 times in a row, I realized that shits just a type of dream you ain't really awake. Maybe somethin inbeetween.
No you are awake, not dreaming.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis

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« Reply #5155 on: June 18, 2018, 11:00:39 AM »
I had that thing where you wake up but can't move 3 times in a row, I realized that shits just a type of dream you ain't really awake. Maybe somethin inbeetween.
No you are awake, not dreaming.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis
yeah but I thought people were in my room on one but they weren't, that's why I'm thinking its some in between thing.

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« Reply #5156 on: June 18, 2018, 11:25:53 AM »
hitting 41 yo next sunday, but it's cool no signs of aging except some white hairs here and there, and exploding shins haha
the pop, the will to learn new tricks and the prudence are still there

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« Reply #5157 on: June 18, 2018, 11:37:19 AM »
hitting 41 yo next sunday, but it's cool no signs of aging except some white hairs here and there, and exploding shins haha
the pop, the will to learn new tricks and the prudence are still there
hell yeah snake!
i'm 41 and learning new tricks like i was in high school.
every time you mention the 100 pushups a day it stokes me out. me and bruh man have been trying to do pull ups whenever we see scaffolding too [few X a wk].
i'm at 11 right now, pretty consistently.
i wish my hair would turn white.

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« Reply #5158 on: June 18, 2018, 11:48:50 AM »
I had that thing where you wake up but can't move 3 times in a row, I realized that shits just a type of dream you ain't really awake. Maybe somethin inbeetween.
No you are awake, not dreaming.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis
yeah but I thought people were in my room on one but they weren't, that's why I'm thinking its some in between thing.

yeah, ive had it before where i saw this crazy ghost thing and it screamed in my face. its scary. its like dreaming with your eyes open and you cant make it stop.

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« Reply #5159 on: June 18, 2018, 11:50:35 AM »
hitting 41 yo next sunday, but it's cool no signs of aging except some white hairs here and there, and exploding shins haha
the pop, the will to learn new tricks and the prudence are still there
hell yeah snake!
i'm 41 and learning new tricks like i was in high school.
every time you mention the 100 pushups a day it stokes me out. me and bruh man have been trying to do pull ups whenever we see scaffolding too [few X a wk].
i'm at 11 right now, pretty consistently.
i wish my hair would turn white.
amazing, i'm still doing the 100 pushups a day (with a recovery day a week when pain hits) and i just added pull-ups too, totally complementary and gets you animal-shaped (in the good way, as nature constructed you),love to see vids of sessions of you two, bruhman is a beast and your increase in level and comfort surprised me !
thanks again sharktits man !

edit : 11 pull-ups ? I make 10 series, tomorrow i'll try to see how much I can do in a raw, you created a monster haha
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