So just yesterday on May the 14th, I competed in the Red Bull Manny Mania, which is a skateboarding contest that is held every year is different cities. This was my first ever contest that I have entered and I was super nervous. Just to give you a little description of what the contest is about, it is a contest where you have to do manuels during the whole time you are skating. I would go into some detail on how the contest works but I’ll just leave you with a video to find out for yourself.
Anyways I was super stoked that I got to enter, although I had to wait on my father to come up there and help sign me up since I was under the age of 18, but the feeling I got sitting there waiting for my round or what they called “heat” to come up was nerve racking. I was in the last heat and I had enough time to practice in between heats. When it came up for my heat to go I went for it, I threw down every trick that came to my head. That hard part was trying to think of what trick to do after you landed one. To add to all of that we only had 8 minutes. So in those 6 minutes I was sweating hard, breathing hard and thinking my hardest. I land some pretty good tricks and got a lot of props from the crowd cheering me on and stuff. But sadly, I didn’t make it to the final round.
It was a pretty good experience, I just can’t wait for next year so I can compete again.
I leave you with this video of the Red Bull Manny Mania 2010 World Finals 2010. Its the same kind of skating I went through just with the world finalist.
Its getting close to that one day in October when people dress up and make a fool out of them selves. Yeah I’m talking about halloween. Why do I say making a fool out of them selves? Because they are! If walking down the street dress up as a possessed clown isn’t stupid then I don’t know what is. Halloween is fun tho, the best part about it is that you get FREE CANDY! Who’s idea was this anyway? Like really, lets go dress up like ghost and knock on doors requesting for candy. It sounds dumb but when your 6 years old its the coolest thing ever!
Do you remember in Elementary School when the day after Halloween kids would come to school with all there candy and talk about how much they got? They still do that crap in high school. I walk in and see a bunch of squares with bags of candy. Arn’t you like 17? I don;t plan on trick or treating this year being that I am to old. This year my plan is to go to Family Dollar or Walmart and buy me a bag of candy that cost $8.00. Its has just as much candy that I would have collected any year so might as well.
You know you can’t be trusting people these days. People putting needles in apples and crap and poising the foods. When you go and trick or treat your basically putting your life in the hands of the people who are giving you the candy because you don’t know what they did to it. Thats why when you go trick or treating you got to go to those highly respected neighborhoods where you know they ain’t sticking the candy down there pants an re-wrapping it…yeah.
So this is my post for Halloween, I might come back on here and make a post on Halloween Day about something but I’m not sure. Just be watching.