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Pixar Animators make adult short film. Borrowed Time

I love animated films, always have, but as you know almost all of them, while good, are aimed at a younger demographic. This film, Borrowed Time, which has won several festival awards, is different in that it takes on a much more mature storyline. It was put together in five years by two Pixar Animators, Andrew Coats and Lout Hamou-Lhadj (co-directors) and an obviously talented team. If you don’t get the feels, something’s wrong with you.

A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.

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Oahu Hawaii Trip Part 2

In this vlog we take a short day hike up to Manoa Falls; the tallest accessible waterfall on Oahu. Located through the valleys that inspired Jurassic Park movies inside the lush Koolau mountains, this fun little hike has some amazing views. The hike is easy, and there there’s easy parking at the trailhead and only costs a couple bucks. Continue reading

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Oahu Hawaii Trip Part 1

The start of our vacation to Oahu Hawaii. We fly Virgin America to Honolulu from San Francisco. Do Stand Up Paddling, and take a tour of the the south and eastern side of Oahu. Pali Lookout, Pillbox hike, Mokulua islands (the mokes), Lanikai beach, Waimanalo beach, Wainamu bay, Sandy Beach aka Break Neck beach, Kona Brewing company, Koko Head lookout. Continue reading

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Vlog 2 – Lands End Views in San Francisco

Amy and I went on a walkabout to Lands End point in San Francisco. Despite a LOT of wind, and Amy’s blood drop outfit, and my vlogging camera battery dying; we had a great hike. We fought the wind physically and I fought the wind in post… I need to figure out a better way to film when it’s that sort of windy out.
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Vlog 1 – SF, Whiskey, and no Toilet Paper!

For a quite a while (many years)┬ánow I’ve been inspired by so many great content creators on Youtube that are able to tell their story and/or give their perspective on things. I’m not so good at doing that; I am but only when in a very small group setting and with people I know and are comfortable with. I’ve tinkered with video in the past but I’m trying to go all in and become more comfortable in sharing my thoughts, life, and experiences. I’m still super awkward behind a camera, even if it’s me holding it, but I hope in time that will fade and it will become more natural.

So, that said, I’ve edited a bunch of clips I took and made something (somewhat) presentable as a v1. I’m not a vlogger; I just hope I can become one someday. Be sure to Subscribe to my channel! And please comment and hit that Like button!
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We All Need a Pep Talk #KidPresident

Okay. This video, the kid and the message are all awesome. Whatever message you take from the video; take something that’s important to you and do something awesome with it. Everybody needs more awesome.

Quotes:

  • The world needs you to stop being boring. Boring is easy!
  • Not Cool Robert Frost!
  • but what if there are two paths. I want to be on the one that leads to awesome
  • it’s like that dude Journey said; don’t stop believing. unless your dream is stupid. then you should get a better dream
  • What’s your #SpaceJam? What will you create that will make the world awesome? Nothin if you keep sittin there!
  • We were made to be awesome
  • It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance
  • Create something that will make the world awesome
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Isle of Man TT Race HD Video Compilation

I love bikes and I love MotoGP and since learning of The Isle of Man TT I’ve been in love with that race too.

The race takes place the last week of May and the first week of June each year on the ‘Isle of Man’ island located between Britain and Ireland. The views are fantastic, the streets are narrow and often there are big drop-offs and cobblestone walls that these guys are inches from at speeds exceeding 180mph. There’s nothing safe about this and that is why it is the Greatest of Motor-Sporting event in the world. I hope one day I can travel there to watch it in person.

The original video I had shared has since been removed from YouTube but this one is just as rad. Enjoy and share.

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You’re Tying your Shoes Wrong. How to make a better Knot.

I’ve always thought that tying my shoes was a pretty easy thing to do but with recent pairs of shoes I’ve had difficulty keeping the knot tied even when doubled-knotted. The other thing that bothered me with longer more rigid laces is that one side of the laces always twists itself and into my leg… why won’t it lie perpendicular to my foot as I tied it? As stupid as it sounds I never really questioned the knot… but I should have. Watch this TED Talk from 2005 and learn the most simple way to fix all of these issues. Loop it the other way.

Cool huh? So dumb to never have thought of that; it’s just you never really question the most simple things in life… Maybe sometimes you should. I know you’re retying your shoes after watching that. I did. Enjoy and spread the love.

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