Archive for July, 2008

FUN THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR SKETCHPAD STICKERS

Angela vs. Dino. ROUND ONE.

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“..sometimes I wanna be normal..”

I hadn’t slept much the night before so I was zoning out today until the earthquake shook the house. I could hear the house cracking from the second floor and that woke me up a bit. I turned the television on and they stated it was a magnitude of about 5.4 around this area. For some reason, I’ve been waiting for one of these quakes for a while and I thought it was in due time. I think the last one was back in 1999. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m not living so close to the fault-lines, but I enjoyed it. One of my shoeboxes fell off the stack but that’s about it here. I hope everyone is okay. So after that whole thing happened, I went to lunch with Angela (the Franken-foot girl, if you remember that blog). Ran some errands and ate at Lee’s Sandwiches. Met up with her older sister, Ilyne, at the Air Force Recruitment Center by Lakewood Mall. We got there at the perfect time to get free Drumstick ice-cream cones. Nice day after all.

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Look how far her foot has come from the last time I took pictures of it. Still nasty, but bearable.
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This guy had a very nice shirt on. There ya go, John. GREENVILLE!
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Always good to see her, and for once, she looked like she can totally beat me into pieces.

Keep sending us pictures of you and your SKETCHPAD on. Thank everyone for their support thus far. We’ve really only just begun and it’s been one crazy journey so far but we wouldn’t even get this far without the love and support we’ve been shown by everyone. Also, just have to shout out Brian (ELATED) for all his help. Check his brand’s SHOP out as he’s just released Season THREE of the ELATED brand clothing.

–dinoxsketchpad

Dirty Knuckles. Clean Hands.

I wasn’t able to take any pictures of the DunkXChange I went to this last Sunday @ THE HOP in Lakewood because, as most of you know, my camera is broken. The event was pretty packed for a small venue and because of all the people crammed inside, it was very hot but everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves. Thanks to everyone who came out and helped passed out stickers and brought their SKETCHPADs out. Thanks to Dirty Knuckles for showing love on their blog. Check them out. A lot of entertaining reads.

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All images courtesy of Dirty Knuckles.

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Armageddon Is SCARY

So I’m up late again taking a break from working and browsing the world through the Web. Sometimes I find fascinating things and other times (most of the time) I just YouTube for hours and fry my brain out. This is one of those ‘golden’ moments where I find something that’s just AMAZING. These pictures were taken of a lightning storm occurring at the same instant as a volcanic eruption in Chile. What’s so awe-inspiring is that the Chaiten volcano had been reported to have been asleep for 9,000 years before this took place back in May of this year.

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images courtesy of Luke Lucas via LifeLounge

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Twilight Zone

I’m going to be moving to a new home this Friday so I have very limited access to the Internet and I don’t have much time to be on the last few days, but I decided to do one last blog here as I’ve got a few minutes to spare. Unfortunately, I broke my camera again when I was at Magic Mountain, and honestly, I don’t know how it happened but the LCD screen is cracked in all different areas. This makes two broken cameras and possibly will keep adding on as I’ve always been a clutz with technology. No fret because I will try to get my hands on one sooner than later but as of right now, I just wanted to let you in on an artist who I just discovered who’s taken some of the most amazing pictures of Tokyo’s city-life. Sato Shintaro’s shots of Tokyo uses both natural and artificial lights to create an aura of chaotic peacefulness that caught my attention and really inspired me to think of how Downtown Long Beach would look like if I were to use this same approach.
Of his artistic approach, Shintaro clearly states, “I am fascinated by the power of unconsciousness of townscape when looking down from a little higher point. The town is constructed by the necessity, not for the purpose of beauty, but I find it changes to beautiful shape and rhythm of which I am not aware when I am on the ground. Colors in twilight, that are mixture of the artificial light and the natural one, emphasize the beauty of town.”
Enjoy.

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I won’t be back here until I finish my relocation and get my Internet up and running again. Until then, maybe someone can start a fund to get me a new camera, maybe? Or maybe not.

–dinoxsketchpad

Movin’ On Up…

Paid a visit to Chantha’s new apartment. The place has a small nature park inside which makes for an awesome hideaway for a vacation from the hectic hustles of the city-streets. I was also introduced to a pretty nice little bakery out in Eastside Long Beach which makes a really good tuna & cheese sandwich. There were a lot of good-looking pastries and sugar-filled junk that I was really tempted to try, but decided to just return some other time instead of spoiling myself all at once. Also very affordable, and these days, that’s an even better incentive than the actual taste of the food..but this time around, they really killed two birds with one stone.

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–dinoxsketchpad

Lazy Tuesday

This was a lazy Tuesday so we decided to cruise around town doing a little ‘self-promotion’. Met some kids skating around the parking lots. Ended the night being harassed by mall security for passing out stickers because for some unknown reasons, it’s a threat to the public.

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–dinoxsketchpad

GENITALIA!

I know this is random and it’s a cheat-blog but it was just so catchy.

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STICKER FREAKER!

The first SKETCHPAD stickers have finally seen the day of light and we really couldn’t contain ourselves. There aren’t any NO PARKING signs or poles that will be able to hide away from us any longer. Want some? Buy some shirts and we’ll be nice enough to throw some your way.

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BOMBED.

–dinoxsketchpad

We Are All Under SURVEILLANCE

Surveillance is one of those bands who don’t fit into any specific musical genres but they succeed in fusing different elements into their sounds. I always appreciate anyone who capitalizes on their talents and bring something new to the public. What astounded me when I heard of this band was that they’re teenagers doing shows and are currently in the studio recording their next LP. At the rate they’re going, who knows what big stages they’ll perform at years down the road. When I was their age, I was too busy egging cars and ditching school to Nickel-Nickel Arcades. Look out for their new album which doesn’t have a release date as of yet. I’ll keep you posted.

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–dinoxsketchpad