Have a simple day.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
So, it's a rainy day. You're late for whatever it is you happen to be in a hurry to get to, you're stuck in traffic, and now on top of everything, you've spilled your coffee on yourself. How unlucky are you? No, really, how unlucky are you? Surely you've said it before, but have you ever taken the time to really consider it? Well, lets see. You've managed to spill coffee on yourself so, presumably, you had money to buy coffee. You're stuck in traffic, but to be stuck in traffic implies that you're fortunate enough to have a car to use. In order to be in a hurry to get somewhere, you must have woken up this morning; in order to wake up this morning you must have been born; in order to be born, you're parent's must have met and conceived you; in order for your parents to have met, they must each have family roots that extend back as far as you can trace; in order to have a family roots, life must have come into existence on the earth; in order for life to start on earth, the solar system must have formed just as it did; in order for the solar system to form just as it did, all the particles of milky way must have come together just as they did to form the galaxy; and in order for the milky way to come together, the universe had to start exactly how, and when it did. Now, how unlucky were you to be able to spill your coffee?
Have an unlucky day.
Have an unlucky day.
Friday, April 12, 2013
I revisited Wolf Rocks last weekend with Eva in hopes of using my new equipment and my one year sharper eye for videography to remake the wobbly video I made when this blog was just starting out. Perhaps you remember me ranting about needing a glidecam and complaining about the shakiness of the shots? This time I was equipped with not only my camping gear, but about fifteen extra pounds of camera gear to get the job done right. We hiked in on friday expecting to stay for two to three days to film, but were once again prevented from completing the task -- this time weather was the enemy. The snow on the ground wasn't much of a problem, but after a night of 24 degrees in my 45 degree rated sleeping and no sign of raising temperatures on the following evening, we left without a completed video. I did, however, manage to snap a few good photos to share. Another video will be up shortly, and hopefully sometime in the future I'll be able to show you wolf rocks in a movie that's up to my standards. Until then enjoy these.
Spring is finally here.
Have a warm day.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
My friends, Guests of Guests, played a show at a local bicycle park a few weeks ago and allowed me to make a video for them. This was fun! I could tell you about it myself, but it would be better to just watch.
WARNING: This video contains excessive consumption of alcohol.
As you can see, everyone had a great time even though many had regrets about it the following morning. You can stay up to date with the Guests on their facebook page, and if you like their music as much as I do, then pass them on to your friends. These guys deserve to get noticed!
Have an excessive day.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I've been spending more time in cities than in woods lately, so my photos aren't as green as usual, but it's winter, so even if I was in the woods they'd be mostly brown. Here are a few pretty recent photos from around town.
Spring's right around the corner. I have a few videos waiting to be made then.
Have a beautiful day.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
It's tax time so I've received and spent my tax return on camera equipment once again. The majority of it was spent on a brand new GoPro HD Hero3 Camera and some accessories. Black edition, of course. Woo! That should come in handy in the coming months. I'm still planning to make a new biking video when the weather warms up, but for now, I hope you'll enjoy this this old video of me riding that I found tucked away in a back corner of my computer.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Always be drunk. That's it! The great imperative! Not to feel the horrible burdon of time weighing on your shoulders and bowing you to the earth, you should be drunk without respite.
Drunk with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you please. But get Drunk.
And if sometimes you should happen to awake, on the stairs of a palace, on the green grass of a ditch, in the dreary solitude of your own room, and find that your drunkenness is ebbing or has vanished,
ask the wind and the wave, ask the star, the bird, the clock, ask everything that flies, everything that moans, everything that flows, everything that sings, everything that speaks, ask them what time it is; and the wind, the wave, the star, the bird, the clock will all reply:
"It is time to get drunk! If you are not to be the martyred slaves of Time, be perpetually drunk! With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you please.
That was Charles Baudelaire's poem, 'Get Drunk'. He's right, you know. We should be drunk all the time... maybe not on alcohol, but on something! Drunks forget their worries, their weaknesses and limitations. Drunks throw caution to the wind and aim high. They may never make it, but as long as they stay drunk they'll never stop trying. It gets hard to stay drunk on adventures sometimes, especially in the Pittsburgh winter, but I try, and spring will be here soon. In the mean time, I'll stay drunk on other things.
Have a drunk day.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
Well, I'm right on time again--about a week late. . . I think bi-weekly is a reasonable timeframe for blog posts though. Maybe I'll adopt that for now, and hopefully there will be some bonus blogs for you along the way too.
The world didn't end (damn mayans), so I guess I owe you another post now. In these past snowy weeks, I've been putting my east coast BMX adventure to words in what I hope one day will be an entertaining book. I've also started noting--each day--my accomplishments in a journal. I haven't yet devised a penalty/award system for myself, but it is rewarding regardless. Today's list included selling my old computer and (finally) putting together a (joke) slideshow using my pictures from Europe. Productive. Once I remove some faces that prefer to not be shown, I'll probably post it up here. I've taken some pictures recently too, but haven't had time to do the editing on the majority of them, but here's what I have for you now.
Have a snowy, productive day.