Wednesday, May 6, 2009
My brother, boy genius (and skateboarder extraordinaire)
My brother is so cool. I mean cool like in the true sense of the word, like he just does his own thing and rocks out and doesn't care what anyone else thinks. And he has ALWAYS been like that. I think it's so cool that it's that quality that has made him a superstar (at least in the skateboarding world), this guy who could care less about being a star at all. I guess if you cared too much you wouldn't be able to pull off being cool...
And this guy is so keepin' it real: this is the second time he's appeared in the pages of Transworld with his dog Sipsey, who has since gone on to doggie heaven. This is so classic Cooper. In the first article, which was written by another skater, the article kicks off with Coop picking the writer up in his car. Sipsey, who was getting on in years, was riding in the passenger seat. The guy pauses, expecting Coop to shoo her into the back. But Coop doesn't, he's not making a statement, it just doesn't even occur to him. Sipsey is old and she gets to ride shotgun, that's just how it be.
In this article, which is showing different little things around his home, it shows a photo taken of Coop and Sipsey perched on the side of the half pipe he built in our backyard. Coop was about 11 and he built that thing all by himself. That's just how he rolls.
And yes that's Coop in the other picture, riding motorbikes with the bikini babes. 'Cause that's just how he rolls, too.