WORK = SNOW IX

the samoan doing it wrong

the samoan doing it wrong

We've been going through the archives (photos we found in a box) at the elevated office. Well, it's kind of an office. It was an office building. It still is a building.   

Anyway - It's professional cause we washed our hands. 

Um - so we found these ancient photos of the samoan working for that snow. She can tell the rest. 

So like, 10 years ago i was a hula dancer in Makalina's Tiny Bubble Band. Yup - that was the name. We traveled the five boroughs (NYC), Long Island, and New Jersey spreading the luau fun. One time the band got hired to perform/promote Fox's new show North Shore. The middle of Times Square was filled with sand, palm trees, and a volcano. Back then the middle of Times Square was like 30 square ft surrounded by driving, honking, and spitting cab drivers - an interesting place to find yourself with a coconut bra.

oh now she has pom poms - this should be interesting

oh now she has pom poms - this should be interesting

i only lasted about a year as a hula dancer. i was pretty bad at it (being raised by haoles in Idaho and usually being hungover) but i was Polynesian and that seemed to be enough for Makalina. She made sure i was learning my culture, and she looked out for me. During the Maori poi balls dance everyone had fire poi balls except, but me. Mine were plastic wrapped oatmeal poi balls - because I always hit myself in the head. 

remember commercial record stores?

remember commercial record stores?

i try to keep flying balls away from my face nowadays - but powder?

Now that's a different story.

the samoan 10 years ago at The Ghee

the samoan 10 years ago at The Ghee

Meanwhile in Wyoming el squat has a new gig!

yurti life 3 edit 400h.jpg

Yurt Girl.

We think this involves a lot of muttering and cauldron churning. Oh, and meat pounding. Lots of the meat pounding. We don't really know - though - because Yurt Girl must be silent. 

work = snow ix elevatedlocals

More moneys = more powders.

go squat go

el squat at The Ghee 12/16 pc jed mumm

el squat at The Ghee 12/16 pc jed mumm

WORK = SNOW VIII

We've been punishing ourselves with work, but it's all gonna be worth it.

As they say - 

another day, another dollar

work = snow viii elevated locals

or i smell powder

holler

work = snow viii elevated locals

another popular work phrase:

work = snow viii elevated locals

a nail in the eye

work = snow viii elevated locals

takes you to AK wif your ride or die

( the samoan & miss molly werking at Hell's Gate = pow for the samoan @ Sun Valley )

( mad yuri when demo goes wrong = heli goodness on Thompson Pass, Alaska)

WORK = SNOW VII

Going over the fine details for the biggest marathon in the world. Staten Island 10/15 (filmed by sophia)

Going over the fine details for the biggest marathon in the world. Staten Island 10/15 (filmed by sophia)

My work is incredibly important. Some say the work i do is a gift to society like Mother Teresa or Mr. Burns. This confuses me. It doesn't really make any sense. So, i just keep on working for that

SNOW

the samoan- sun valley 12/15 (filmed by the giant)

the samoan- sun valley 12/15 (filmed by the giant)

WORK = SNOW VI

karen falls in the freshly dug grave 

karen falls in the freshly dug grave 

i was hired as AC (assistant camera) on Cocked, a film following two hit-women. The job was pretty rad and not a jerk at all. There was mucho murder, bathtub dwelling, Teenie Weenie mounting, grave digging, and really excellent doughnuts.

Most of my job consisted of knowing what letter words started with (stressful). Maybe bragging, but i probably got a nomination for best stick slapping slate time, which i would accept because it's really strenuous hand work that calls for a great deal of endurance. i'm easily better than Bruce Willis. 

slating in the back of the murder van

slating in the back of the murder van

Everyone was super-excellent at their jobs. Many times i became concerned about the amount of killings i was witnessing. That's not good for anyone. Then i would see sarah and josiah and be like "oh yeah- we're making a movie.", but then their filming and sound work was so skillful that i would look in the lens and be like "Oh no! Death!". It was a vicious cycle. 

 Anyway, noelle and courtney are like- the tits as pro-assassins, writers, and directors. i'll let you know when it's out.

Speaking of coming out- heads are already out there ridin' around and gettin' it. This gig was voted most painless way of making money for that snow ever, only got fired four times! 

MURDER = SNOW

el squat floating at Taghree 4/15

el squat floating at Taghree 4/15

WORK = SNOW V

season 3

Sometimes i get to work from prison. i'm a prisoner on this show called Orange Is The New Black, it's like this internet show that you've probably never heard of. It tells the tales of the creatures that inhabit a particular female prison. Anyway, it's not like i do much, i stand places, stare at things, and sometimes walk places. It's the best when we do cafeteria scenes and i get to be a kitchen worker and wear fake crocs instead of boots.

season 2  (screenshot by demetra stacey)

 One time there were about 50 of us filming a caf. lunch scene (crew included) and one of the actresses (crazy eyes) was talking about a character in her stories with two penises. I was told to cross the room at this point. The scene was filmed from one angle, and then everything was flip flopped so they could film from the other side. Everything needed to be done in the same way. Before we began to film again the AD asked me when i got up during the scene, from across the room- to which i proudly yelled "Two penises- i get up for two penises."

season 3  (screenshot by virginia buechel)

I also get up for this:

mammoth 3/4/15  (filmed by el squat)


woof.

WORK = SNOW IV

People tell me all the time that i work so hard. I'm just a regular work horse.

video- c boogie

video- c boogie

to this i respond "Oh, you flatter me. stop."

Who takes work seriously, when it's really about

THIS

me at Steamboat last Feb.  video qthegiant

me at Steamboat last Feb.  video qthegiant

WORK = SNOW III

don't worry......

i've been putting in work for that snow.

just answering to the man.

work = snow iii

all for that sweet powdery goodness......

(the giant at Big Sky last Feb.)

(the giant at Big Sky last Feb.)

WORK = SNOW II

Another day slaving away at the office.

work = snow ii elevated locals

Making money for this

me at snowbird shot by el squat

WERKING FOR THAT SNOW- FASHION WEEK

Just finished 92 hours of Fashion Week werk.

Where people dress like cows.
 My job isn't important. Basically I just stand around a lot.
 Sometimes I take pictures of celebrities butts.

Like Heidi Klum

 or Paris Hilton.
I especially like the men in dresses.

Anyway Fashion Week werk = waist deep pow

(me in Sun Valley  photo cred. el squat)

(me in Sun Valley  photo cred. el squat)

Just bought my Early/Late pass and paid my rent. I see snow in the future and I'm ready to ride.

WORK = SNOW

Some of you might be like, how does she pay for this stupidly expensive sport?
I thought I would start showing the work that I do so I can pay for my snow adventures.

work = snow elevated locals

Here another day, me hard at work at the office
=
 loot for a dream pow day.

 Lil bro at Targhee filmed by me (please excuse the low quality GIF- i am bad at the interwebs)

EXCUSE #1000

no posts for a while
werking 15 hour days at fashion week to pay for my ride-a-thon out west
will begin again when i can see straight
till then.....
ride & write on

the best thing i've seen at fashion week so far