Sunday, November 25, 2012

Rising Son

If you happen to have Netflix "instant" streaming capabilities, I would highly recommend having a look at Rising Son: Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi. If you were at all into skating or skate culture in the 80s, you are guaranteed to love it - if you haven't already seen it. If you want to get of taste of this fantastic documentary, check out the trailer right here. I tried with all my might to be a skater back in those days - even had the subscription to Thrasher - but just never had the athletic ability, and moreover, the style, which is so much of what this film is about. And even though I never succeeded as a participant, I was always a fan, and Rising Son is that blast of nostalgia that gives you goose bumps.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Rancho Bravo

I've been gone for a little while - keeping it brick 'n mortar, you could say. A client came in a couple weeks ago, said he had quickly searched the website to find the shop phone number, and ribbed me for not being up on my posting. What can I say, I'm more of a spiral notebook kinda guy - college ruled, of course. But, it did make me think about putting pen to pad, or finger to key, as the case may be.......

I'm not sure if I've ever taken the time to truly endorse the Rancho Bravo taco truck, just east of Dick's on 45th. Chez and I take a walk down there at least every other week, and it's always fantastic. I usually go with the tacos or the Rancho burrito. And with the communal table, and the four delicious serve-yourself salsas, every bite is pure flavor. Next time your looking to eat in the fine neighborhood of Wallingford, hit 'em up, I think you'll be pleased.