Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hopes for the future, thoughts from the past

          I finally caved and bought myself a Glidecam to steady up my videos... and it is totally worth it.  I can't afford it, but I figure $400 more indebtedness to help myself do what I really want to do is worth it in the long run.  Expect some (steady) new videos soon.        
         I'd really like for this to be a travel blog, but because of my current employment situation, I don't have much time for travel or adventure, except the micro kind. But if things go to plan, I might be doing a lot more in the near future... more on that as it develops.  For now, though, I'm going to focus on some musings of mine made in the past in journals, phone notes, napkins, and whatever else I had around while I was traveling.  I think it's a good insight into my philosophy of travel, and life in general, and it'll be fun to share.  So in the near future you can expect to see some blogs about:

       - The two questions to ask yourself before diving into something.
       - Looking forward to looking back.
       - Being where you are.
       - Keys.
       - Problems that money can't solve.
       - The best beer I ever had.

       That's all I really have for now.  So I'll leave you with an entertaining pic of myself with Jedi Mickey at the Brandenburger Tor. 

Photo credit for this blog post goes to Mr. Broox

Thursday, April 19, 2012

We're learning how to unicycle.

I don't watch whole lot of TV, but if you do, you may have noticed that people on TV don't watch a whole lot of TV.  That's because the writers of the show make their character's (fake) lives sufficiently interesting and fulfilling to eliminate the need to live vicariously through others.  If they didn't, you probably (hopefully) wouldn't watch.  If you saw people on TV watching TV, you'd probably hit the channel + or -  button in quick fashion, but perhaps a better option would be the larger red button at the top of the remote.  Then you could go out and star in your own personal TV series with a cast, crew and story lines of your choosing and the whole world as your audience.  Get away from the routine! Do something! Start something! Make something!  This may not seem to be a profound undertaking, but it becomes more so when you realize that the only thing most of the people around you have made recently is money... whatever that is.

If this guy doesn't get you motivated to set out and chase all your dreams, then nothing will.  I'll be participating in his film festival this summer.  I encourage everyone to do the same.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


My pet rat Edgar died this week.  He was due I guess.  He had outlived his life expectancy by over 25% so thats pretty good.  Of course we gave sent him off to Valhalla with a proper viking rat funeral.

 I had worked on a dumb little video with him, but never finished it so I decided to throw it all together as a little memorial for him.  Here it is:

Yes, when I said dumb I wasn't lying.