LuLu and I are staying with my mom for the week while we are in Texas. I am here, ostensibly, to provide inline instruction for my family’s skatepark. I began the week with only two (TWO??) inline campers in my group. Groups at camp are kind of like classes and the instructors (like me) are kind of like teachers. A typical group normally consists of about ten kids. Today one of my campers didn’t even show up (and they actually pay to come to this camp!), so I had a total of ONE camper to instruct today. ONE CAMPER!! And would you believe that by the end of instruction today, my one camper, my sole compatriot, my lone companion, my kemosabe broke his ankle?? WTF??
I am going to wake up at 8AM tomorrow, like every other day, and I am going to drive in my mother’s embarrasing red, convertible, Volkswagen Cabrio (I am a grown man for crying out loud!) and I am going to arrive at Eisenbergs Skatepark bright and early and just in time to offer instruction to exactly ZERO CAMPERS!! I am an X Games Gold Medalist!! An Icon of the sport!! What happened??
Anyway, my point was that I have been staying at my mother’s and she has all kinds of art and stuff that she has been saving over the years. A couple of summers ago she bought piggy banks for all of her grandkids to paint and she bought one for me to paint as well. I hadn’t seen it in a while, but when I came across the piggy bank on this trip I was surprised to find an early version of our Franky the GOST character! I thought the project came out kind of cool overall, so I snapped some photos.