well, i first started skating with my friend. he had an extra board, and then he just gave it to me, and i've been skating ever since. well, when i don't land a trick and i have my mind set on something and i'm not getting what i want, just keep going for it until i get it right. um, my mom, she didn't go to college, so she wants me to experience that whole thing, and so i could end up getting, like, a good job. aah!