Saturday, September 09, 2006

Podcasts, Being Sick, Birthdays, and Procrastination

For those who have tried to download the movie, you probably have already found out that the link has problems. Well, good news is that link is fine - but you just need the latest version of Quicktime or iTunes to watch it. Sorry about that - I just figured that I would encode for iPods because it had the best quality.

So I've got a wedding for today to shoot, and I got a rather nasty cold to deal with. Last night I got zapped from it, but this morning I have feeling a bit better, with some bright colored yuckies coming out of me to verify the condition on my sickness. Hopefully I'll be able to sustain till 12:30 tonight, which is when the wedding will conclude. Long hours... Whee.

So Zoe's 2nd and Alex's 3rd birthday went well, except both days felt like Christmas because of all the left over packaging from all the presents. But the kids are just happy as clams, having all this new stuff to play with. It's weird to think they are officially out of babyhood too, that now they're just toddlers.

Looked up "procrastination" in Wikipedia, and found out that what my problem was. Trying too much to be a perfectionist, so in the end, it was just easier not to do it at all.

Well, don't feel like blogging right now, I guess. Kinda pissed at someone.

Friday, September 08, 2006

I Guess I Am Running a Podcast Now

But don't count on regular updates all the time - it takes a bit of time just to get one out. Fun, though.

A lot of stuff happened, but I'll let this video get its glory for now.

So, to subscribe to my podcast, go into your iTunes, and under "Advanced", go to "Subscribe to Podcast".

And the Address is

ITunes will then subscribe to it, and it will download automatically everyday, or you get it for free!



Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Little Boy Keeps Growing

Well, tomorrow Alex turns 3, which seems like it's been a long time coming and way too fast, all at the same time. The kids are just pretty psyched anyway, because any birthday for anybody simply means that there's cake, and presents. Except Daddy's birthday. Nothing fun about Daddy's birthday at all. 30 is not a fun thing to be.

But my little boy is just leaps and bounds, saying lots of new phrases and singing along with the car songs, "Express Yourself" he repeated once. It was pretty cute. We're not having a big deal tomorrow, since we don't have that many friends. But I'll try to get some photos tomorrow.

Bedtime for kids now!

Monday, September 04, 2006

I'm not a fan of Steve Irwin and I have yet to watch any of his shows past a couple seconds - in fact, I have probably seen more parodies of him than I have of the actual guy. And yet I got a little bummed out last night when I found out that he died in one of those freaky ass accidents that nobody knew was coming. I felt immense sympathy for his wife and two young children, because though he did have that baby dangling incident, I think he was likely a pretty good father to his children and a good husband to his wife. Just his personality was so open that it was infectious - once you got past the seemingly child-like behavior, you could see that this man had so much passion for what he did that he didn't worry about how he behaved when he got pysched about presenting animals to the camera.

Now, there's been numerous sources on the news by different people saying the standard catchprase, "He died doing what he loved."

For some reason, that phrase has always irked me - it's like this Zen-like summation to a tragedy that befalls a person who was abruptly killed before his/her time. And I think it is a gross generalization for anyone to endure. Yeah, he was doing something he loved when he died, but I'm sure he would've wanted to die of old age, seeing his wife and children by his side. If I ever get hit by a boom mic while filming a movie, and someone said that about me, I'd be pissed. I'd haunt their ass.

Anyhow, condolences to his family. He seemed like a good bloke.