Lodge Guest, Mimmi Leckius
What is your name ?
Where do you live and where are you from ?
I was born in Lund, moved to Eslöv for a while and that’s also where I started skateboarding, then I moved back to Lund and that’s where I’m currently living.
Tell us a little bit about your past… growing up
Can’t really say. But I was born not too long after my 18th birthday, and before that nothing is coherent (and doesn’t really belong to me).
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
Actually, I had a crush on a guy in first grade that had a skateboard, but he wouldn’t let me try it. I thought it was super cool, hehe. But it wasn’t until my 20s that I actually started skating myself. Me and my twin sister decided that I’d get her a pair of inlines and she’d get me a skateboard so we could ride together. Only problem was she could go really fast on her inlines straight away, but I struggled on my shitty little crazy creek board. She thought my board was too loud and that I was too slow. But somehow it didn’t stop me, although it wasn’t like I was instantly hooked, it took quite a while until it became something I did on a regular basis. But now I couldn’t imagine my life without skateboarding.
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
8.375 board, 149 independent trucks, 54mm powell peralta wheels.
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
I work at Bryggeriet skatepark, mostly in the café but I also coach beginners once a week.
On a weekday I wake up late, around midday, usually if I have the time I try to remember my dream, make porridge for breakfast, read a book while eating, hang out with the cats, think about all those things I really should be doing with my life, put on some music, maybe turn the computer on, go to work in the afternoon or go skate. After that I get back home around 22-01 depending on my work schedule. I like to draw and write and build stuff. It doesn’t matter how small or insignificant, but I try to work on something each day. Maybe chat online with some music on and eventually I go to bed around 2-4am, read a bit in bed, sleep and repeat.
Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you
It’s summer, warm and sunny. On saturday I wake up around midday, have a quick breakfast and leave for Malmö by train. I skate outside all day with some friends, eat ice cream in the sun, maybe go swimming in the evening, have a snack and then skate some more, not leaving until the sun has set and we’re all completely exhausted.The others bike back, I live in Lund so I read a good book on the bus and train back home. Then I eat something, shower and go to bed. The next morning I wake up early, tidy the flat a little, have a nice long breakfast, make myself a cup of coffee, put on some music and write for a few hours. I get into this rare flow where my head starts pounding and I totally see everything I write so vividly inside my head. In the afternoon I go back to Malmö, skate the miniramp at Folkets park where I accidently meet up with some good friends. We end up skating until it’s too dark to see the coping, have falafel with halloumi and then we all go to a friend’s place and spend the rest of the evening not doing much, but enjoying the company of nice people. Get home really late and sleeeep.
How was your year 2017 ?
It’s been pretty good to be honest. But maybe I’ve been feeling a bit lost.
So how was your first month of 2018 ? living healthy already ?
The first bit of 2018 has been alright. Not too sure about living healthy, but trying to figure out what I find meaningful and try to find the courage to pursue it.
Any new projects or missions 2018, you wanna talk about ?
nothing worth mentioning
Do you read books ? if so, what do you read ?
Yes, I do. I read a lot. Mostly fiction, and I don’t enjoy fantasy or science fiction that much, although there are exceptions. Right now I’m reading men without women by Haruki Murakami. It’s alright so far. Out of the books I’ve read so far this year I’d recomment M Train by Patti Smith. It’s a small book but rather dense, feels like you get to sit down in a café, drink coffee and have a nice long chat with the writer.
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
Right now, just the cats (Selma, Signe and Polly). Outside of skate and work I’m a bit of a loner tbh.
Who and what is your motivation at the moment ?
Jesus, no not the person, but jesus, that’s a tough one. Motivation in life? My friends, and people who dare to risk something, and share parts of themselves with others.
What else is going on ?
Nothing much, but going to Barcelona in a week, really looking forward to that. Gonna skate all day every day outside with some nice people.
What do you do besides skateboarding, hobbies, other interests ?
I have an imaginary animation studio called Morrhår Horror, where I sometimes, on rare occations, make these little claymations. Other than that I write, draw and build things.
What is your to go to resturant ?
Falafel or the food at Bryggeriet Skatepark.
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
Anything quick that leaves a minimum amount of dirty dishes and requires little skill and few ingredients.
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
Coffee, tea, water
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
To be honest I really don’t care. I think if you want to skate you skate, and you find a way, regardless of what is happening in the big skateboard industry. And I do think a lot of different ways of being a skateboarder can co-exist at the same time, and that they don’t all necessarily need to be compatible with each other.
Who do we need to interview on the lodge ?
I don’t even know what a slippery story is.
THANK YOU ?
Thank you Bryggeriet for letting me work there, and skateboarding for giving me a platform to stand on and something to build my life around.