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Bustin Nostalgia

written by Ryan May 10, 2009

Recently I put together the new IDEA section for website, which chronicles the growth of the company over the years.  In building the section, I had the opportunity to dig back through old photos and had the best time pulling up those old memories.  Sometimes as we go through the day-to-day stuff, its easy to get caught up in the hustle and forget how much fun this project really is and how fun it has been over the years.

I found these flyers while sorting through some old boxes.  Around 03′ or 04′, when we were operating out of my family’s barn in Hagerstown and had just launched our first crappy website, I made these flyers using some supplies from the dollar store and some recent knowledge I had picked up by volunteering at a local screen printing shop.  I made a gigantic screen of the image and printed huge pieces of 99 cent poster board with leftover house paint I found.  I can still remember my dad coming into the barn in the middle of the night to find me standing there wild eyed, covered with paint and stacks and stacks of printed poster board.  “Is my son crazy,” he thought. “What are you doing with those,” he asked.  “PROMOTING BUSTIN BOARDS MAN!  ITS GONNA WORK, I KNOW IT!”, I said.  “If you say so,” he said.  “I don’t see it personally, but its your idea so I don’t have to see it.”

That’s the way it is folks.  If you have an idea or a vision, you need to just go for it and not waste time trying to convince everyone else, they most likely won’t see it regardless of what you say.

Thanks for reading my nostalgic blabber.  Cheers,



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ed May 12, 2009 at 12:20 am

are those coupons still vaild?lol

Jackie May 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm

it was so fun to look at those pics, awesome that you posted them. how young everyone looked!!
and i loooove the 09 page – gorgeous..

always love your pep talks, you walk the talk. xo

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