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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4230 on: November 02, 2016, 05:44:45 PM »
totally! its bamboo with a brown leather strap... its not horrible
okay wow ... yeah I couldn't rock that I don't think. I think we need to start a horology thread stat

watches are really tough gifts. my fiancee got me a fossil watch last christmas that i wasnt crazy about.
i always wear a beater timex watch and i think she wanted me to have something a little nicer, but what i like about the timex is that i can wear it without worrying about beating it up.
When I started my current job I decided I needed to go out and buy a "good" watch and ended up buying a fossil :D I mean they're not terrible but I could have gotten so much better considering what I paid for it (like I easily could have purchased an automatic orient or something similar) and it's not even automatic. Fossil aren't necessarily terrible watches but a lot of the time I find them too over-sized and too over-blinged for my liking these days. I still rock it when I'm all suited up but I wish I bought a hamilton or something nicer instead.
I think the more you get into watches, the more you get drawn towards simple stuff (like your timex beater for example). I'm actually looking into getting a Seiko 5 at the moment and getting rid of a Nixon (lol) that I bought because Reynolds looked cool in it. Horology is a bit of rabbit hole but after knowing what I now know, I would NEVER buy a watch for anyone unless I consulted with them first.



yeah dude, definitely an aquired taste.. its weird cos she knows what i like, and what i wear.. nothing that wold suggest i would pick this thing! ive been doing loads of woodwork recently so maybe she thought the wood thing would be cool.. i dunno. its definitely thrown me for a spin. SHe said yesterday that she has had it hidden for months, so I cant even try for an exchange to something less bamboo haha


ive nevber really thought about how much goes into picking a watch.. its complicated shit huh
i like to get a $1 digital watch from the thrift store, cut the band off, and wear it in my pocket

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4231 on: November 02, 2016, 07:12:23 PM »
had some amazing sex last night but only for like 3.5 hours of sleep as a result. gonna be late to work...
Totally worth it
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« Reply #4232 on: November 02, 2016, 07:20:24 PM »
had some amazing sex last night but only for like 3.5 hours of sleep as a result. gonna be late to work...
Totally worth it

hell yeah man! i had a good batch of some super strong cold brew i made so thats been helping me.. plus i got left over hamburger pizza i cant wait to fucking eat for lunch!
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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4233 on: November 02, 2016, 08:41:19 PM »
had some amazing sex last night but only for like 3.5 hours of sleep as a result. gonna be late to work...
Totally worth it

hell yeah man! i had a good batch of some super strong cold brew i made so thats been helping me.. plus i got left over hamburger pizza i cant wait to fucking eat for lunch!
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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4234 on: November 03, 2016, 05:24:02 PM »
So, today I've finished this task the Adidas guy sent me and I'm actually stoked with the shoes I designed and how it came out. I'm just nervous as fuck to hear their feedback. This past two weeks I havent been going to my highschool classes to have time for the Adidas project so I havent done shit and i'm late in lot's of stuff. I'm on the last year of my painting degree but I'm so over it. I feel demotivated as hell and I cant focus on that stuff anymore, so I'm kinda worried the Adidas thing doesnt work, all my commitment was in vein and I'm left with those classes that dont mean shit to me anymore.  :-\

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4235 on: November 03, 2016, 05:35:26 PM »
Hope things work out for the best, but wow didn't realize what a young'n you are
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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4236 on: November 03, 2016, 05:37:10 PM »
So, today I've finished this task the Adidas guy sent me and I'm actually stoked with the shoes I designed and how it came out. I'm just nervous as fuck to hear their feedback. This past two weeks I havent been going to my highschool classes to have time for the Adidas project so I havent done shit and i'm late in lot's of stuff. I'm on the last year of my painting degree but I'm so over it. I feel demotivated as hell and I cant focus on that stuff anymore, so I'm kinda worried the Adidas thing doesnt work, all my commitment was in vein and I'm left with those classes that dont mean shit to me anymore.� :-\

I don't know the significance of the degree other than the fact that it's a time investment. More importantly you are naturally gifted artistically, and those are things that can't be taught through lessons or schooling. There will be many a times your artistic endeavors will amount to naught, but you mustn't allow that to diminish your determination. They are not failures, but learning experiences. If this Adidas thing doesn't work out you have to view it as a stepping stone guiding you in the direction of your goals.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4237 on: November 03, 2016, 06:11:23 PM »
So, today I've finished this task the Adidas guy sent me and I'm actually stoked with the shoes I designed and how it came out. I'm just nervous as fuck to hear their feedback. This past two weeks I havent been going to my highschool classes to have time for the Adidas project so I havent done shit and i'm late in lot's of stuff. I'm on the last year of my painting degree but I'm so over it. I feel demotivated as hell and I cant focus on that stuff anymore, so I'm kinda worried the Adidas thing doesnt work, all my commitment was in vein and I'm left with those classes that dont mean shit to me anymore.  :-\

Wait wait. You're still in high school? I thought you were like in your early 20s...

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4238 on: November 03, 2016, 06:23:49 PM »
Wait wait. You're still in high school? I thought you were like in your early 20s...

Hope things work out for the best, but wow didn't realize what a young'n you are
Whatever happens, you're ahead of the game for your age

Fuck, I mispelled, I'm not on highschool! I'm on university and I'm 22. ahaha I have my fingers crossed and I'm positive I did a good work. Let's wait to see how it goes. I'll let you guys know for sure!

So, today I've finished this task the Adidas guy sent me and I'm actually stoked with the shoes I designed and how it came out. I'm just nervous as fuck to hear their feedback. This past two weeks I havent been going to my highschool classes to have time for the Adidas project so I havent done shit and i'm late in lot's of stuff. I'm on the last year of my painting degree but I'm so over it. I feel demotivated as hell and I cant focus on that stuff anymore, so I'm kinda worried the Adidas thing doesnt work, all my commitment was in vein and I'm left with those classes that dont mean shit to me anymore.� :-\

I don't know the significance of the degree other than the fact that it's a time investment. More importantly you are naturally gifted artistically, and those are things that can't be taught through lessons or schooling. There will be many a times your artistic endeavors will amount to naught, but you mustn't allow that to diminish your determination. They are not failures, but learning experiences. If this Adidas thing doesn't work out you have to view it as a stepping stone guiding you in the direction of your goals.

Your commitment will never be in vain, but rather a small part of accumulative experiences that shape you into what you will eventually become.

Damn man, that was deep! Thank's for those words. Yeah, my only drawback now it's the time I lost with this. I know It's not in vein because I learnt a lot with my school experiencies and I do know this degree helped me to have a another approach to shoe design and art in general. That could be what they saw that was special in me. I'm just not seeing the appeal of it anymore, like I'm not learning anything new, just doing things to please my "teachers", that's why I dont want to go back... Anyway, thanks again man! I'll keep positive.  ;)

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4239 on: November 03, 2016, 07:10:34 PM »
Wait wait. You're still in high school? I thought you were like in your early 20s...

Hope things work out for the best, but wow didn't realize what a young'n you are
Whatever happens, you're ahead of the game for your age

Fuck, I mispelled, I'm not on highschool! I'm on university and I'm 22. ahaha I have my fingers crossed and I'm positive I did a good work. Let's wait to see how it goes. I'll let you guys know for sure!

So, today I've finished this task the Adidas guy sent me and I'm actually stoked with the shoes I designed and how it came out. I'm just nervous as fuck to hear their feedback. This past two weeks I havent been going to my highschool classes to have time for the Adidas project so I havent done shit and i'm late in lot's of stuff. I'm on the last year of my painting degree but I'm so over it. I feel demotivated as hell and I cant focus on that stuff anymore, so I'm kinda worried the Adidas thing doesnt work, all my commitment was in vein and I'm left with those classes that dont mean shit to me anymore.� :-\

I don't know the significance of the degree other than the fact that it's a time investment. More importantly you are naturally gifted artistically, and those are things that can't be taught through lessons or schooling. There will be many a times your artistic endeavors will amount to naught, but you mustn't allow that to diminish your determination. They are not failures, but learning experiences. If this Adidas thing doesn't work out you have to view it as a stepping stone guiding you in the direction of your goals.

Your commitment will never be in vain, but rather a small part of accumulative experiences that shape you into what you will eventually become.

Damn man, that was deep! Thank's for those words. Yeah, my only drawback now it's the time I lost with this. I know It's not in vein because I learnt a lot with my school experiencies and I do know this degree helped me to have a another approach to shoe design and art in general. That could be what they saw that was special in me. I'm just not seeing the appeal of it anymore, like I'm not learning anything new, just doing things to please my "teachers", that's why I dont want to go back... Anyway, thanks again man! I'll keep positive.  ;)
At least this Adidas project looks good on your resume and when you apply to other shoe brands you can say you have the experience. School can feel like a drag but you have to find a way to stick to it.
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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4240 on: November 04, 2016, 02:06:57 AM »
made good money at the bar i work at but had a 14 hour shift o.0

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4241 on: November 04, 2016, 02:29:15 AM »
So, today I've finished this task the Adidas guy sent me and I'm actually stoked with the shoes I designed and how it came out. I'm just nervous as fuck to hear their feedback. This past two weeks I havent been going to my highschool classes to have time for the Adidas project so I havent done shit and i'm late in lot's of stuff. I'm on the last year of my painting degree but I'm so over it. I feel demotivated as hell and I cant focus on that stuff anymore, so I'm kinda worried the Adidas thing doesnt work, all my commitment was in vein and I'm left with those classes that dont mean shit to me anymore.  :-\
are the shoes covered in self-portraits?

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4242 on: November 04, 2016, 02:59:42 AM »
So, today I've finished this task the Adidas guy sent me and I'm actually stoked with the shoes I designed and how it came out. I'm just nervous as fuck to hear their feedback. This past two weeks I havent been going to my highschool classes to have time for the Adidas project so I havent done shit and i'm late in lot's of stuff. I'm on the last year of my painting degree but I'm so over it. I feel demotivated as hell and I cant focus on that stuff anymore, so I'm kinda worried the Adidas thing doesnt work, all my commitment was in vein and I'm left with those classes that dont mean shit to me anymore.  :-\
are the shoes covered in self-portraits?

Yeah that's why I'm worried they dont like em. I wouldnt like to see my ugly face that many times either!

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4243 on: November 04, 2016, 09:22:13 AM »
spent 20 minutes discussing Pappalardo's demise with my therapist.
I have a pops complex, great.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4244 on: November 04, 2016, 08:22:01 PM »
Today was a crazy day, so I got more stuff to tell on here (I love this thread).

Karma hit me so hard today I just can laugh about it. So, the start. I was wainting for about a month (or more) for a payment for this work I did for the Staple Pigeon brand. After lots of preasure by my side, they finally sent me an Email past week telling me my payment was (finally) made, but till today I aint got shit on my account, so I went to my bank store and asked if some payment was made to my account and they told me nothing was there and nothing was made in the past days, that maybe they were lying to me when they told me the payment was made. I got really pissed because I was wainting for such a long time already and I just couldnt take it anymore so I just sent a rant mail to Jeff Staple asking for my money and saying that if I didnt had the funds next week it would go public.
About 20 mins after this I got a mail from DHL telling me they had something for me, but they couldnt deliver it because they had an error on the address, so I just went to the DHL shop and it was this pair of shoes they were supposed to send me a while ago but never got to my doorstep. I felt so stupid that I sent other email apologizing for the rant but that the money was still missing.
So when I finally arrive home with a new pair of shoes on my feet I get a call, that started strange as fuck, but in fact it was somebody from my bank calling me because they had the money there but they werent sure if it was for me, since the transfer was made laking some details. They were about to send the money back to the Staple brand again, but now I will actually have that money on Monday. I instantly felt even worse and sent a big apologizing mail to Jeff because of my rant mail. So I'm stoked as fuck that I got some new shoes and finally got lot's of money to burn (and save some), but I feel really stupid for that rant mail because I may have fucked some future collabs with them... Bahh fuck it, At least I'm not as poor now! ahah

tl;dr: karma is a bitch, but sometimes a good bitch.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4245 on: November 04, 2016, 09:44:54 PM »
Damn bro! Shoe payment finally resolved, hhuh?

I wouldn't worry about making a bad impression, at least as long as they like your work.

From what you've written, it sounds like they had plenty of time to pay you sooner (and then messed up some paperwork when they did pay). Dunno exactly what was said, but you were in your right to stand your ground, and express that you had felt taken advantage of.

At least now they'll know not to fuck around with $katan'$ pay

Plus new shoes!  &  $$$!!
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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4246 on: November 05, 2016, 02:04:38 AM »
Damn bro! Shoe payment finally resolved, hhuh?

I wouldn't worry about making a bad impression, at least as long as they like your work.

From what you've written, it sounds like they had plenty of time to pay you sooner (and then messed up some paperwork when they did pay). Dunno exactly what was said, but you were in your right to stand your ground, and express that you had felt taken advantage of.

At least now they'll know not to fuck around with $katan'$ pay

Plus new shoes!  &  $$$!!


Yeah, I mean no bad for the brand. This work was actually really dope to do and a great opportunity. My first big project. I just felt a lack of communication by their side. They respond me lots of time with a big delay or sometimes even ignore me. So I was starting to fell hopeless. People around me were always saying that maybe they scammed me, so that didnt help too.
I spend about a month in home drawing for more than 10h a day at times just to do it under the deadline and I didnt had any garantee by their side other than some mails. It was not an easy job that I could just ignore and wait forever. The thing is, only about 3 weeks after the end of the project was the first time Jeff told me that their payments were made 30 days after, if that was told from the start I wouldnt think that was a made up excuse and would be peacefully waiting. The lack of info and answers was what I didnt liked and got me pissed.
Well, but everything's good now, I can finally buy my girlfriend a cool gift like she deserves so I'm happy.  :)

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4247 on: November 06, 2016, 12:53:50 AM »
Stoked that I gained 8 pounds of mass and been lifting like crazy. Not stoked that my abs are gone and it will take some insane effort to get shredded until june.

Stoked that I'm eating like a madman. Not stoked that I have a cold right now and all I can do is wait and bleed.. I mean, wait and eat.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4248 on: November 06, 2016, 05:49:47 PM »
I have a Dilma 2014 sticker on my skateboard and I don't know if I should hide it or flaunt it.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4249 on: November 06, 2016, 06:00:59 PM »
Had my first session in about a month give or take, got super tired really quickly and my legs are hella sore today.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4250 on: November 06, 2016, 06:03:02 PM »
stoked:
- got to go for a (quick) roll with my boy on Sat morning
- still warm enough out there to skate
- went back to (sword) training for the first time in a month yesterday
- going to bangkok this weekend
- that means AMAZING food/ fruit
- thinking about getting a new tatt, will go and see the artist on thurs.

not stoked:
- runny nose. it always happens at this time of year when I bring out the winter clothes. fucking dust :'(
- that muscle pain is gunna be kicking in sometime after lunch today and I know I'm going to be walking/ moving like an old man
- bangkok trip is for work

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4251 on: November 06, 2016, 09:12:12 PM »
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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4252 on: November 06, 2016, 09:38:37 PM »
if you reheat a mcdonalds cheeseburgers it tastes like dead people

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4253 on: November 06, 2016, 09:42:31 PM »
i bet

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4254 on: November 07, 2016, 07:23:14 PM »
if you reheat a mcdonalds cheeseburgers it tastes like dead people

After supersize me I fazed McDonald's off my diet. I can get coffee from there but anything else leaves me feeling disgusting.
It may be because I trained myself or whatever but, everything but the fries are gross
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« Reply #4255 on: November 07, 2016, 07:29:40 PM »
'don't supersize, romanticize' --- julien stranger
stoked my dumbass brother has a warrant for going to the neighbor's w/ a hammer, opening the door and entering then brandishing the tool cum weapon when the kid was home.
didn't bash any heads but he finally did something to get on the cops radar and not just fuck w/ me.
not stoked that he doesn't answer the door so i get cops in my front hall twice a day banging on a door. think i might write a note telling them he goes to methadone clinic between 6 and 8 am every day. just swoop him up getting into the mystic cab.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4256 on: November 07, 2016, 07:41:11 PM »
Can you get your bro to make an account here? I need both sides of these stories

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« Reply #4257 on: November 07, 2016, 07:50:03 PM »
heh, if he skated maybe but i care about the integrity of slap too much. he can varial flip and a couple tricks at 2 miles an hour but he doesn't love it. i have too much respect for you fulltechnicalskizzy and everyone else who posts to encourage posting by someone who isn't in love w/ skating.
his story is he was 'collecting rent' cause the kid stayed for a month, wrote my mom a bad check, did drugs w/ the rent money and left. my brother decides today is the day his life will surely change by shaking neighbor down/rifling through his possessions. the hammer was just in case cause neighbor kid is on the american side of the fat spectrum. dude thinks there's 'self defense' in a home invasion..... shtoops!

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4258 on: November 08, 2016, 09:51:29 AM »
Haven't smoked a cig in 2 days, but I think my ankle is broken so I been laid up all weekend and a cig would be choice. Hopefully quitting helps me heal up a lil faster.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #4259 on: November 11, 2016, 08:26:01 AM »
I'm getting transferred at work. Back from an office to a technician position. I'm stoked because the work hours are more flexible, I'll have the morning free and arrive home early enough everyday. No 2-hour lunch break anymore, which is a pain in the ass. The office life kills me and I feel unproductive, useless, and tired of the bullshit. But changes are changes and I hate them, and I won't get to sit on my ass all day long anymore. Still it's the only way for me to stay at my job without going nuts.