Grand Theft Auto.
i’ve been staring at this for the last 2 minutes.
First date, then our first trip to Disney…
I sure do adore that girl. Not even sure what I’d do without her.
Can’t sleep. My throat is sore and I can’t stop coughing. So I’m on a separate bed In the living room watching Scarface and waiting for Chernobyl Diaries to come on at 1am. I need a cheesy sci fi movie to fall asleep.
Hopefully this fever is out of here by 10am or so. I have work meeting in Atlanta, which I’m already thinking I won’t attend.
|—||Paul Walker (via vineusland)|
I was 12 years old when the first ‘Fast And The Furious’ came out. I was at a age in which most kids want to be a teenager and not a child anymore. I was malleable and impressionable. I wanted to be cool.
I watched the first 8 min. Of the movie that leaked online on my friends computer in his basement. Everything was 56k dial up so it took awhile to load. But after it loaded we must have watched those Civics hijack that truck and Paul Walker max out his Eclipse 20 times if we saw it once.
I didn’t realize at that moment that movie would define a generation. It would be something that took the world by storm and started a new trend of street racing.
After that movie I started to take a genuine interest in cars. I wanted a car family like in the movie I wanted to street race and I wanted that excitement in my life.
Fast forward 12 years and I just watched a leaked trailer of “Fast and Furious 7” 2 days ago. I watched that trailer and still had that feeling of excitement as I did as that 12 year old boy watching the first leak. Last night I learned the star of the movies Paul Walker has passed away. In a car wreck… I’m saddened by the loss and after 6 other Fast and Furious movies I almost feel like I lost a distant family member. It’s at this feeling I look back and think how these movies affected my life.
I have a car family. All of which are touched by his death. I got a massive chain text this morning.
I drive a turbocharged import, that I street race.
My first pair of Converse shoes were because Paul Walker wore them in the 2nd movie.
One of the car meets I attend is named the “We hungry” meet. Named after a quote In the second movie.
Nobody would know about a Toyota Supra or Nissan Skyline without these movies.
They may have gotten bad reviews or had horrible story lines but for thousands of people my age we grew up to these movies in a important time in our lives. These movies have given a entire generation a love of motorsports that wasn’t mainstream before these movies. Now I’m passing my love for these cars down to my younger brother who’s just in love with these movies as I am.
Those movies weren’t just based on reckless driving. They are about a rag tag group of friends who become a family. Who then made so many fans feel like part of that family…
And it’s because of that Paul Walker I couldn’t thank you enough.
At one point in life you’ve got to cut the safety net. There’s something we all grasp tightly that is repetitive and safe. We may seek adventure and change and dream about it. But it’s 100x easier to always go back to what’s comfortable.
My goal is to saw away at that net… But I’m not gonna fall I’m going to wear a safety harness that I’m making from other things in my life that make me feel right. Family, friends, and my wonderful girlfriend.
I honestly find it easier to give someone else advice than sit and think about giving it to myself.
team “i wore this yesterday but i’m going to a different place so it doesn’t matter”
team “I wore this yesterday but I wore it under a jacket so I can wear it again, no one will know”
team “I’m going to wear these jeans until I spill something noticeable on them”