can't stop thinking about the fact that
Becca asked me out. I mean, it just makes
zero sense to me and then I got it! Yeah,
I was riding on my skateboard, the sun was
still warm and there were a couple of
those puffy white clouds near the horizon.
I was thinking that no way did it feel
like December, not even in California and
then it just came to me. Becca doesn't
really want to go out on a date with me.
Not really. She's just testing to see if I
was being honest when I said it was all
right with me for us to just be
That was it. Just a test. But then I
thought, Wait a minute! Since I said no -
that I thought we should just be friends.
And that's what she really wanted us to
be, then why did she have that weird hurt
expression on her face? Why did she act
like that wasn't the answer
she expected or wanted to hear. I don't
get it. I mean I thought I did, but now I
skate boarded over to the park to try to
clear my mind. We've got a section that
has been set aside just for skateboards.
It's really cool and it's a good thing
it's there. Not many towns have a skate
park so we're pretty lucky. Before they
built it kids were skate boarding in
parking lots. And the cops were always
hassling us. Then this one kid got hit by
a car. It wasn't his fault, the driver
wasn't even looking, but that kind of
changed people's minds about how important
the skate park was. So after that they
hauled ass and did what they needed to do
to build it, with ramps and everything.
Very cool. And the kid who got hit by the
car, he was there on opening day. He had
just broken his arm when the car hit him.
He didn't think that was any reason he
should stay off his board, but, well, his
parents were there, and this reporter from
local news station. So he decided to be
cool. He cut the ribbon to officially open
the park and he got his picture in the
there were a lot of kids at the park this
afternoon. Even some very little dudes who
were jut learning. Reminded me of myself
when I was 8 or so and got my first board.
It was used, of course, but blue with a
silver streak down the middle. I thought
it was very cool. Still have it, though I
don't use it anymore. Maybe someday I'll
give it to my kid. Anyway, when I looked
at all these little guys I kept thinking
back on how simple my life was then, only
I didn't know it. I had all these things
that bothered me. I thought they were like
major problems, like how was I gonna get
my mom to buy me whatever the cool shoes
of the month were, and lame stuff like
that. What a joke to think any of that
mattered. And now all I want is to figure
out Becca and the meaning of
times have changed.