Sunday, August 3, 2008

best boomboomhuckjam ever?

i can't tell you how many boomboomhuckjams i've been to in my life. i'm sure you could say the same. this one however was the boomboomhuckjam to end all boomboomhuckjams. why? because this was tony hawk's boomboomhuckjam. sometimes when you go to these things you leave wishing you could've had a little more huckjam or not so much boomboom. but this one seriously could not have been any more tasteful in their boomboom or their huckjam. glad i went.

you see i was always too scared to skateboard and was never allowed to ride a motor bike. seeing these guys perform for an hour so fearlessly was very impressive. erin and i have been watching the Xgames 14 this week. we both are fascinated at these guys willingness to put their life's in danger for something they are so passionate about. i'm glad my passion allows me to generally stand in one place and press and depress my pointer finger.... sometimes however my legs get tired and my fingers cramp. i guess i can relate.

seriously these guys have my respect and if you've never felt that way about extreme sports, listen to tony hawk for 5 minutes and i'm sure you'll feel otherwise. was there a skate park in homewood that got shut down? tony hawk said something about it to the crowd and how he had written the mayor about it. i still would never get on skateboard but sign me up for the picket line to bring back the skate park. i have been enlightened and it's time for change. "yes we can"





6 comments:

Hershbine Family said...

First of all..
Great new header!! Where did you come up with such originality??
Second of all...
Jordan is going to love this and be very jealous that he could not go!
Third of all...
the skate park in homewood did get shut down, and my understanding was that it was merely because the kids were not wearing their safety gear. I dont know what you were told... and I am all for a skate park, but everytime that we went there, it was always really hard for me to watch all of the "older" kids hanging out and doing tricks without helmets and all of the younger wannabe-ers watching. I know I am a mama but as I looked at your photos, I noticed that all those guys were wearing safety gear. It just seems to me that if Tony Hawk knew that all of that was going down (especially if he is the role model that I think he is)... he would be more understanding. The way that it was set up, there was not way to monitor whether the kids were following the rules. there is/was a skate park in Vestavia that is monitored.

Corey Nolen said...

wow that did sound like a mama. i'm sure tony never heard the reason for why it was closed. i'm sure his help was solicited by a mob of disgruntled teens... of which i saw a good number at the show. i agree with you though. in watching the x games, there would have been a dozen riders dead or seriously injured if they weren't wearing safety gear. it's a goo enough reason to shut it down.

Andy said...

So, not really related to anything except proof that the Bible is true, please try entering your web address sans the s.

Why is Aaron's Bible Studies' website address coreynolen.blogpot.com?

Corey Nolen said...

what?

Corey Nolen said...

oh yeah, that's my other site. too wierd.

Leigh said...

These are SICK!



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