December 31, 2010

A Good Year

VIDEO #275
Song - "We Celebrate" by Ghostface Killah
Here's a little montage of the video blog from 2010. Had a great year, hope you all did too. I'm looking forward in sharing more with you next year (tomorrow!). Now get on out there and celebrate!

December 30, 2010

Picture Windows

VIDEO #274
Song - "Paper Planes" by MIA
Before the new year, we decided to upgrade our inefficient dining room windows to sexy, sliding vinyl windows with tax credit benefits... yes, very exciting! Special thanks to Mckenzie and Bill for battling our crocked addition, you guys are amazing. If anyone out there needs a good team of handymen, these would be your guys. Alright, I'm heading back to play with the new windows!

December 29, 2010

At The Track

VIDEO #273
Song - "Around the Bend" by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Portland Meadows is an old school race track you shouldn't miss out on if you end up in Portland for a handful of days. It feels like it was a big hit 40 years ago, not so much these days, but that is what makes it kind of special. A blast from the past with people screaming for their horse to come in and make them a couple bucks. That's good entertainment in itself!

December 28, 2010

Art of Cuisin'

VIDEO #272
Song - "Zorba the Greek" by Gypsy Kings
Santa dropped by the other day and left a couple kitchen gadgets for the queen of the house. A sweet, sexy food processor made her grin ear to ear and the first recipe tonight... a delicious greek hummus. Very tasty and the flavors linger whether I want them to or not. Strong awesomeness, hello toothbrush.

December 27, 2010

Gringo's Familia

VIDEO #271
Song - "Cucurrucucu Paloma" by Lola Beltran
Holidays bring out the best of us and Gringo couldn't be happier with all the great family visiting. Put on a sombrero and show them pearly whites!

December 26, 2010

Shuffleboard Battle

VIDEO #270
Song - "Girls & Boys" by Blur
A little battle of the sexes never hurt anyone, so we set off to McMenamins Kennedy School to settle who is truly the dominant of the two in a game of shuffle board. Brothers vs Girlfriends, aka Bros vs Hos.

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

VIDEO #269
Song - "Jingle Bells" remix by Robbie Hardkiss
I would have loved to spend more time with the video today but spending time with family and friends is what this day is all about... the other 364 days...... well, is a whole different beast dedicated to my virtual humans. Any who, have yourself a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Killer Kwanzaa, etc!

December 24, 2010

Ski Bowl

VIDEO #268
Song - "Something About You" by Level 42
In tribute to the great 1980's/early 90's ski films like Hot Dog the Movie, Ski School, etc.... here is to you Mt Hood, your own private 80's style video!

December 23, 2010

Lasagna Night

VIDEO #267
Song - "Lasagna" by Weird Al Yankovitch
Birthday dinner in two styles, gluten free meatless healthy style (aka Cheese Louise) or dangerously awesome wheat-meat style (aka Man Pie) decorated and cooked with tender loving care. I went Man Pie in celebration of the 30th. I feel much manlier today.

December 22, 2010

The Dirty 30

VIDEO #266
Happy Birthday Songs
I made it to the dirty 30 and now, an old man. It's been an amazing day filled with too much fun and now comes to a close here with all you viewing. Today marks not just the 30th birthday milestone but a countdown from 365 to 99 videos remaining. It's been a pleasure sharing the last several months with you all. Thanks so much for tuning in and supporting the video of the day. I hope in the next 99 days the videos keep coming and continue to crack a smile here and there. Now.... back to the party!

December 21, 2010

First Sled Ride

VIDEO #265
Song - "Smile Like You Mean It" by the Killers
Who doesn't love a little sledding here and there? I have a feeling there will be more sledding to come here very soon, epic and dangerous, awesome and extreme.... sledding.

December 20, 2010

Fresh Meat

VIDEO #264
Meat Music
WinCo, like any major supermarket, has quite the variety of groceries, including meat. Winco, however, carries some of the largest meat options I have seen. The quality appears to be subpar, but the price makes up for it. The question you need to ask yourself is, 'What to do with all that meat?' Answer: Throw a meat party.

December 19, 2010

The Ski Lift

VIDEO #263
Song - "Rain and Snow" by The Be Good Tanyas
With the snow this evening, I was inspired and felt like making it snow a little myself. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

December 18, 2010

Man Supplies

VIDEO #262
Chinese Singalong
Family is coming to town so I went out and picked up the necessities.... beer. And as I recall, Coors was the beer of choice. I know, out of all the amazing options Portland has to offer and I buy Coors? It does have a cold activated can with a spill proof vent though. I don't know, I bet I can still spill beer all over me and assume the blue liner in the can which supposedly cools the can also causes cancer, but I could be totally wrong. Who cares, it has beer inside!

December 17, 2010

Night Skate

VIDEO #261
Song - "Pursuit of Happiness" by Kid Cudi
Tonight I went for a brisk (somewhat freezing) skate around town during what seemed to be rush hour. I feel very fortunate that, for the most part, I do not have to follow the herd and participate in the daily rush hour routine. I'm VERY thankful for that. Yeah, so now that I brought that up, I'm sure the next project will be a 9am to 5pm, 2 rush hour day all week long.... good job Dan.

December 16, 2010

The Built In

VIDEO #260
Song - "Material Girl" by Madonna
Everyone loves a good built in. You can display your cherished prizes to all those who visit and tell elaborate stories about why you love each item oh so much. I chose to switch out the extra dishes we use for special occasions for some things I love like action figures, sports memorabilia, toy cars, hot sauce and booze. I'm simple like that.

December 15, 2010

Goodbye Beard

VIDEO #259
Song - "Weird Beard" by Mad Caddies
Us men love our beards and to prove it, take the time to check out these links:
Yes, it is true, simple things like hair growing from the face excites the man beyond the wildest of dreams.

December 14, 2010

Rising Fears Trailer

VIDEO #258
Action, adventure.... romance?
Wow, this one goes way back! After school, my friends and I would film movie after movie with the huge VHS style camera, "Rising Fears" being our biggest production. I remember getting the name for the film scanning through magazines with them, picking one word at random, matching it with another. A little secret I'll let out, almost all films these days use this technique. Anyway, Rising Fears it was. After years of collecting dust, I remastered the VHS to dvd, recut and have copies on standby, ready to distribute to Focus Films or Paramount any day now. I'm sure they will get in a bidding war, all I have to do is sit back and ride the wave.

December 13, 2010

Thumbs Up

VIDEO #257
Song - "Gone Going" by Black Eyed Peas/Jack Johnson
The secret to a good video of the day is simple... very simple. I will give you the inside scoop right now which will further your success in future endeavors during your remaining life. The secret to a good video is...... (drum roll please?).......... the thumbs up gesture! When all else fails, throw it up! You will captivate those all around you and they will continue to love you as a God. This is my advice to you.... you're very welcome.

December 12, 2010

Holiday Nut Sacks

VIDEO #256
Song - "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Frank Sinatra
As long as I have known Katana, she has been making her famous holiday nut sacks and sending them out for the holidays. Her production has doubled from the early days and with this video, I think it's safe to say, she'll have her hands full of nut sacks this coming week. Tasty nuts!

December 11, 2010

A Feature Film?

VIDEO #255
Blues Baby, Blues
Some of you may know what this is all about, most will not, either way you share something in common and that is this - a semi feature film of toys acting out one of the most dramatic tales of our times will be hitting the interweb this summer and all you will get to watch and enjoy! Sure, I have to get through the hurdle of 110 more videos before that but why not get to work on the feature right after? I'm going to hate myself after this is all over... feel free to tell me to stop anytime:)

December 10, 2010

Dish Duty

Pulling double duty tonight, getting the kitchen and my camera clean, two birds.... one stone, Sean Connery style as if he was Hunting for the Red October in my kitchen sink. Finally, a video that makes doing dishes look awesome, maybe show this the the upcoming generation? Make dish duty seem hip man.

December 9, 2010

Musical Fruit

VIDEO #253
Song - "Gettysburg" by Ratatat and The Musical Fruit Person
My Dad recently sent a package all the way from Minnesota and in that package was a bag of Ham Been's Brand Cajun Beans. If you know my Dad, this would not seem awkward. Sometimes he'll walk around the house and throw stuff in a box then send it out my way. Sometimes things have been living at the house for some time. I was pleased to see the beans were not expired and it turned out to be a great gift as the beans turned out real fancy. Thanks Dad!

December 8, 2010

The Man Area

VIDEO #252
Song - "Giving Up The Gun" by Vampire Weekend
The Man Area really took a hit after the new fence and the great wind storm of 2010 . Nothing a pair of man hands couldn't fix and what better time to do it than during a sundown rainfall? Yes, winter hours are in effect and remember, byob and ax.

December 7, 2010

Playing With Fire

VIDEO #251
Magical Fire Drumbeat
Yes, we harness the power to light candles through our touch and breath, we are amazing.

December 6, 2010

Recycling Man

VIDEO #250
Song - "Yakety Yak" by The Coasters
A pinnacle moment hitting the 250 video mark tonight! Putting myself into a recycling bin after all these videos might not have been what I had in mind 250 days ago so I guess it was simply fate that put me there. Some people are destined for great things I guess...

December 5, 2010


VIDEO #249
Song - "I Can See Clearly Now" by Jimmy Cliff
While most people in Oregon were watching the Civil War college football game between the Ducks and Beavers, we headed out for a little fresh air, threw on some snowshoes and went for an afternoon hike around Mt. Hood. However, it didn't take too long before we joined the masses at the closest bar for beers and football. Best of both worlds.

December 4, 2010

The Amazing Race

VIDEO #248
Song - "Crazy Train" by Forever the Sickest Kids (Ozzy Cover)
It might seem obvious who would win in a race between someone with snowshoes and someone running backwards with hiking boots in the snow... it's seeing the race and adding dog obstacles that makes it unpredictable.

December 3, 2010

Project Privacy

VIDEO #247
Songs - "Katie" by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and "Car Crash" by Artist vs Poet
After several complaints from neighbors calling non-emergency 911, I've got the hint, wear clothes while watering/raking/digging/tanning/drinking in the back yard. Lucky me, I put up a fence in time before it became a real problem!

PS - Have you ever been this excited to see a fence go up? These are the days of our lives.

December 2, 2010

For the Birds

VIDEO #246
Song - "The Fragile" by NIN, performed by Rockabye Baby
I thought it was time for a bird video, so on display are the enormous, crab eating seagulls from the shores of Garibaldi, Oregon accompanied by a pair of bald eagles. Watch out for falling poop.

December 1, 2010

Better Off Dead

VIDEO #245
Song - "One Way Love" by Elizabeth Daily
If you have not witnessed the cinematic greatness of "Better Off Dead" with John Cusack, do yourself a favor and go on out to the dvd store and pick up a copy for the house. 1985 knew how to make good movies, simple as that.

November 30, 2010

Blog Gone Bad

VIDEO #244
Sick Music
Believe it or not, I had a plan for this video. A liquid diet / bachelor style, instant dinner kind of concept but when it came time to perform, the gag reflex showed up. I think it had something to do with the decisions I was making for the mixture, especially the pumpkin pie. My stomach is still very confused and I may not make it through the night... I guess we'll all know tomorrow if another video gets posted. Hold your breath. Side note, "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies happens to be one of my least favorite songs of all time. I thought it was appropriate for the least favorite part of my day.

November 29, 2010

The Old Switcheroo

VIDEO #243
Awesome Techno Tune
This quite possibly could be cross dressing at its finest... I wouldn't be surprised if this video ended up on this site HERE. Fabulous!

November 28, 2010

Christmas Vacation Lights

VIDEO #242
Song - "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
In tribute to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, here's to you Clark W Griswold!

November 27, 2010

Christmas Cheer

VIDEO #241
Song - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Ella Fitzgerald
After a couple years of being domesticated, I have come to enjoy the simple things like redecorating for the holidays... but don't think I'm not the man I once was... these activities are accompanied by tackle football, whiskey, strip clubs and karate. Either way, happy holidays!

November 26, 2010

Rosie the Parrot

VIDEO #240
Drumbeat and Polly
We all get a kick out of talking animals so here you go, Rosie the Parrot.

November 25, 2010

November 24, 2010

My Refrigerator

VIDEO #238
More random music we all love
It wasn't easy to put these guys and keep them in the fridge... the aid of cheese infused hotdogs helped. Now, the white beast waits by the cold, magic black box for more delicious treats. What have I done? Also, I think this completes appliance options in the household for video possibilities. Microwave, washer/dryer, oven, fridge, heater - check...... wait we've got a toaster, blender, crockpot, etc.... ah ha! Just when I thought the fun was no longer.

November 23, 2010

Magic Pies

VIDEO #237
Elevator Music
In a perfect world, pies would make themselves, right? Well Skymall has done it again, they've come out with the Magic Pie Range, from Maytag! You only need a dish, patience and an oven mitt, the rest is magic!... but, to cover my butt I should say the better half has been slaving in the kitchen for the last couple hours making Thanksgiving apple and pumpkin pies. She is the real magic pie maker. Brownie points, take them where you can get them.

November 22, 2010

The First Snowfall

VIDEO #236
Songs - "Let It Snow" performed by Frank Sinatra followed by Boyz II Men
You thought it was pretty silly of us making snowflakes and hanging them in the window yesterday, huh? I almost did too until about 45 minutes ago when a great Pacific NW flurry stopped on by! We are pretty excited, maybe a tomorrow a snowman... although I don't want to jinx it, however a snow angel would be awesome.

November 21, 2010


VIDEO #235
Song - "The Nutcracker Suite" by The Berlin Symphony Orchestra Remix
Tomorrow, if not tonight, should be the first snowfall in Portland and we're looking forward to seeing the spectacle. So... I've been subject to Martha Stewart Magazine, which the better half subscribes to and yes, sometimes I catch myself interested, please don't tell non-followers... umm, so we made snowflakes and that will ensure snow for tomorrow. You're all very welcome Portland.

November 20, 2010

The Legend of Rainbow Toro

VIDEO #234
You might remember the video I sent to for their monthly contest, heard the great news it was announced the winner and may even have seen the video of a pinata getting delivered to my house. To wrap up the story, I'll show you, not just what was inside the pinata, but what legend the pinata carries. I would recommend the experience in HD, volume high, late at night, alone... lights off, doors unlocked.

Thanks again to, you are all fantastic people. To those who want to check out their site, CLICK HERE.
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Watch The Legend of Rainbow Toro in HIGH DEFINITION

November 19, 2010

Dinner With The Dans

VIDEO #233
Awesome Sounds from the Web
This is a clip from one of the first videos I put together right before I started the blog which might mean I have this clip to blame for the last 233 days of staying up late making videos. Thanks a lot buddy!
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November 18, 2010

Manly Chores

VIDEO #232
Mr Clean Advertisement from the 60's
Real men know what this is video is all about. Nothing is more manly than getting down on some carpet and givin' her a good cleaning. Wow, that was bad.

November 17, 2010

The Feel Awesome Pill

VIDEO #231
Random Sick to Healthy Music
Lately, I've been a big fan of taking daily vitamins such as Vitamin D, C, E and the occasional St. John's Wort for fun. I thought, if I was to be in the vitamin business and maybe beyond that but in the pharmaceutical world, I would create the "Awesome Pill." Sure, it would have all the essentials one might need for stable health. The bonus would be the wow effect... the dazzle factor... the "I feel like I can jump off a building and live" feeling....... well, that's why I'm here doing this and not making vitamins.
Get Awesome in HIGH DEF

November 16, 2010

Laundromat Cat

VIDEO #230
Song - "Laundry Room" by The Avett Brothers
The White Beast knew I was having a rough day today and decided to help me out with a video to make my life easier. Not only was the Beast talent for the video, she decided to give me the rest of the night off as she edited, uploaded and typed these words you're now reading. What a sport!

November 14, 2010

Our (Ikea) House

VIDEO #228
Song - "Our House" by Madness
Ikea has quite the showroom. Room to room displays to help aid you in your interior decorating decisions that we all struggle with. Be prepared for the maze of furniture and remember to follow the arrows on the floor if all is completely lost. Overwhelming? Definitely... but oh so fun! Thanks again to Shirley A.S.C. for perfect camera work.

November 13, 2010

Paint Her Kitchen

VIDEO #227
Song - "Slow Hand" by Conway Twitty
After a handful of months with the initial light blue Martha Stewart hue in the kitchen, the time has come and the decision from the boss has been made, "We need more color in here and before Thanksgiving please!" Still sitting here in my painting garb, I am happy to say... "Sanctuary" Blue/Green from Ralph Lauren is up and ready for your viewing pleasure my dear.... now cook me a turkey!

***Special Thanks and Film Credit to Shirley Speer A.S.C. who brought us the final shot to our viewers, ... Amazing work:)

November 12, 2010

Beam Me Up Danny

VIDEO #226
Star Trek Sound Design
I went for a quick walk and this is the what came of it. Hopefully you Trekkies out there will appreciate this here beaming up, or through a building, entertainment. Live long and prosper!

November 11, 2010

A Pile of Fall Fun

VIDEO #225
Songs - "Four Seasons - Autumn" by Vivaldi and "Falling Idols" by Sublime
As a kid, I remember some good times playing in huge piles of leaves and thought, why not bring back the fun? Of course, the memories I have of said pile of leaves were crisp and fluffy as today's were very heavy of mud during a cool, afternoon rain. The excitement was still found however, not in the perfect leaf pile, but in the situation with good company.

November 10, 2010

Rainbow Toro Delivery

VIDEO #224
Random Sounds from the Unknown
A very special delivery came to the door and I am thrilled to show you all what is in the box through this short video presentation. The excitement really comes not by opening the box, but what is inside the object in the box... so think inside the box for a moment.... ok now continue thinking outside the box.

November 9, 2010

Fun with Food: Celery

VIDEO #223
Song - All Cellphone Ring Tones, can you believe it?
Do you remember those fun, creative treats called "Ants on a Log" you'd make with celery, peanut butter and raisins? Well, don't stop with just the bare minimum for ingredients, go nuts... get crazy with it. Life is way too short to limit yourself to Ants on a Log, you make the rules!

November 8, 2010

Gringo Gets A Girl

VIDEO #222
Song - "La Trampa" by Manu Chao

Gringo returns after giving up hope at the Colombia River (Video #186 Gringo Gives Up) and in great luck, he's found a sweet senorita of his own to keep his life interesting. I'm sure we will see these two soon enough! Ole!

November 7, 2010

Goodbye Frank

VIDEO #221
Song - "When I Look Into Your Eyes" by Firehouse
Frank has been a big part of the family for the last couple weeks and it was a great pleasure to have him for as long as we did. The boss insisted in boxing him up for the year so I found peace in it and came to terms. Frank is a good, if not great, friend. Until next year buddy. I love you.
Video #210 How Frank and I met
Video #213 Frank and I cutting it up

Watch this video in HIGH DEF

November 6, 2010

500 Miles

VIDEO #220
Song - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers
I wanted to try a different edit with the recent footage from the big walk so here you go. We might not want to admit it but we all know everyone loves this song, and how couldn't you with this video? It's just good old, clean fun. Ba-Da-Dut-Da!

November 5, 2010

Travel By Foot

VIDEO #219
Song - "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica (performed by Rockabye Baby)
Here is the prequel to the sunset video (#217) from the other day. Oregon is not an ugly place to be, I'll just throw that out there. It's amazing that, in one day, you are able to step foot on an 11,000 ft. snow-capped mountain, stop off at a couple roadside waterfalls, dip in a natural hot spring, catch a trout or maybe a steelhead at your favorite river, drop on over to a vineyard for a little wine tasting and end up at the Pacific Ocean to make sure the sun is still setting to the west. A full schedule, sure, but possible.

November 4, 2010

Dan's Office Part 2: The Big Pour

VIDEO #218
Song - "Hard Hat and a Hammer" by Alan Jackson
Stage two in "Operation: Make Dan an Office" is complete! The concrete is just as hard as imagined. Next step, build this sucker. If you'd like to join in the fun, bring your hardhat and hammer!

November 3, 2010

Indian Summer Sunset

VIDEO #217
Song - "Statued" by Adem and Real sounds from the Pacific
If any of you out there were wondering what the sunset looked like tonight from the Pacific Ocean, have a look for yourself. A high of 70 degrees wasn't too bad for a November day. If everything works out, I will follow up with the journey that led up to this epic sunset tomorrow. Get ready for a long hike!

November 2, 2010

Locations of the Unknown

VIDEO #216
Song - "Embers "by Adam Hurst and "The Omega Man" Movie sound bytes
One of my favorite clips of old! I thought I'd resurrect this one and share with you fine people of the web. Where and who? When and why? Yes! These are the questions I will not answer. Such fun in the game of Locations of the Unknown!

November 1, 2010

Human Video Game

VIDEO #215
Mortal Kombat Theme
This could be the shortest video yet, but it's pretty rad! I don't know if you remember the video game, Mortal Kombat? It was packed with cheesy, yet awesome sound effects and bloody goodness with the option to tear someone's head off if you could figure out the secret move on the controller. Good old clean violence, nothing better.

October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat

VIDEO #214
Life Sounds from the depths of Portland, Oregon on Halloween Day
Here's a simple lesson to you out there on trick or treating during Halloween. I would like to add, if you're over the age of 12, you might want to reconsider going door to door. I have had years of experience and it seems to be that people judge you more and more the older you get. Anyway, gotta go! I hear the neighbors are handing out Reeses Peanut Buttercups this year! Happy Halloween!!!

October 30, 2010

How to Scare Your Girlfriend

VIDEO #213
James Bond Theme
Frank has been a good friend these last couple days but he has been a bit of a bad influence on me as he had the great idea to scare Katana when she returned to the house. Lucky me, Katana doesn't scare easily so I think I'm still in good graces with her and I'm sure I can keep Frank as my friend. Really, a win, win situation!

October 29, 2010

Man vs Food

VIDEO #212
Victorious Theme Music and "Loser" by Beck
Thursday night is Nacho Night at the Park City Pub up the street from me and it's been a while since I've indulged in the fun. For under 6 bucks, you too can order the belly buster and go through the tasty gauntlet of nacho mania. Oh, and I almost threw up editing this as the memories triggered my gag reflex. It's a good thing my videos don't come in Smell-O-Vision.

October 28, 2010

Carving Pumpkins

VIDEO #211

Song - "This Is Halloween" by Danny Elfman

With Halloween right around the corner, pumpkin carving was in order last night and what better way to enjoy the event but with good friends (Frank the Dummy was a hit), pumpkin beer, and scary halloween sounds blasting out of the stereo so loud at times, the neighbors must have wondered who was getting chopped up by the chainsaw. That or what kind of chainsaw and if they can borrow it...

October 27, 2010

My New Best Friend

VIDEO #210
Song - "Best Friend" by Toy Box
With Halloween right around the corner, I thought I'd create a spooky little fella (aka Frank) to hang around the house.... or is that an excuse for my loneliness and my desperate need of a good man friend? Only I will know.

October 26, 2010

October 25, 2010

Storm Chasers

VIDEO #208
Charlie Brown Soundtrack and some random heroic theme
We headed out to Long Beach, WA to study the habits of the weather system we've all recently been hit by. After all research was gathered, our conclusion became definite... mother nature blows.

October 24, 2010


VIDEO #207
Song - "Candy Land" by CocoRosie and Douglas MacArthur's Farewell Speech
It's no more than a strange video, I have no idea if it makes sense... maybe it is simply "art!"

October 23, 2010

Pleasant, Unpleasant: The Ocean

VIDEO #206
Great Sounds of the Pacific Ocean
Now, I couldn't really hear what the family at the beach was talking about so I thought I would create a couple scenarios. I think it's possible each version took place verbatim, humans are super predictable.

October 22, 2010

Dan's Office Part 1: Breaking Ground

VIDEO #205
Song - "Dig" by That 1 Guy
Operation "Make Dan an Office" has begun! Soon, these videos will no longer be created in the corner of the living room. Soon, they will be created in the leisure of my own man cave where he can roam free and make voices unheard by mankind. This is exciting! First things first, pour the concrete. Thanks to Ezra, Giddy, and the amigos for all your help so far.

October 21, 2010

Sometimes You Feel Like A Pickle

VIDEO #204
Songs - "The King of Carrot Flowers" by Neutral Milk Hotel and "Carrot Rope" by Pavement
Harvest is here and this year, with the success in the carrot department, pickling was on the menu. There are tons of fast and easy recipes out there so if you're bored of gnawing on those carrots, try something new... try pickling! Cauliflower, onion, broccoli stems, cucumber and radishes work well too. Crunchy goodness!

October 20, 2010

The Heat Is On

VIDEO #203
Songs - "Baby It's Cold Outside" Remix and "The Heat Is On" by Glen Frey
Well, it's that time of the year when you have to go all out and turn the heat on. We like to go to the extreme and crank it so we can relive our summer memories. Summer inside, winter outside... no big deal, I highly recommend it!

October 19, 2010

Kruger's Farm Market

VIDEO #202

Song - "Fisherman's Blues" by The Waterboys

A day out at Kruger's Farm Market on Sauvie Island is far from a dull moment. Head on out and get a pumpkin, maybe an ear of corn, carmel apple, hop on a pony, take the hay ride tour and meet Farmer Don and his wife. For more information, here is their website:

Kruger's Farm Market info

Also, check out great music with Jawbone Flats here:

Jawbone Flats info

Pick a Pumpkin in HIGH DEF

October 18, 2010

The Bonfire

VIDEO #201
Song - "9 Crimes" by Damien Rice
Out at Sauvie Island last week, tons of people headed out to get their pumpkins and grilled corn, listen to some tunes, ride a pony and get forever lost in the corn maze. For a night cap, piles upon piles of apple crates and wooden pallets were set aflame, lighting up the sky. I don't think anyone made it out of there alive?

October 17, 2010

The Tale of Zadah Trailer

VIDEO #200
Library Music
Two hundred videos! I thought it would be a great way to celebrate the moment by putting together a Walt Disney style movie trailer of a video my Dad filmed of us kids back in 1988 when we were little tikes. I remember having so much fun, running around all over Duluth, MN with my brother Matt and friends Nick and Morgan. The filmed runs 30 minutes in length, all edited in camera over the period of just one day. The premise is kind of a Goonies meets Stand By Me theme where we find a map and set out to find it. It's safe to say this influenced me in what I'm doing today, and no, I'm not a treasure hunter. Great thanks to my Dad for lugging us kids around, filming the movie that would become the first of many in my time. Thanks Pops!

October 16, 2010

Morning People

VIDEO #199
Songs - "Two Sleepy People" by Dean Martin and "I Feel Good" by James Brown
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most fantastic of them all? OK, so logistically it could be a number of options but today it is a simple solution... it is the woman and I on the 199th video bringing it as spontaneous as it gets. We feel good... like we know that we should!

October 15, 2010

Behind the Scenes: Nike Campus

VIDEO #198
Song - "Heinrich Maneuver" by Interpol
Beaverton, OR is home to the all impressive Nike Headquarters, or "Campus" to those who frequent the area. The buildings are named after professional athletes once sponsored by Nike, most employees are head to toe in Nike gear and they average no more than 3.5% body fat. A cool company and a great place to work. Especially lunch breaks on a nice day where you might find yourself playing a fully organized soccer game or getting in a couple sets of tennis. Whichever floats your boat.

October 14, 2010

Grab Bag

Video #197
Song - "Tambella Bossa Nova" Library Music
Now who can resist picking up one of those fun little grab bags at the corner stores every now and then? You really don't know what to expect. There could be anything in there! The excitement of it all, oh man... it's almost addictive. I need to go out and get another grab bag, stat!

October 13, 2010

Mike Gets A Girlfriend

VIDEO #196
Songs - "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver and Remixed by Apres Ski Hut
Mike the Cat has a girlfriend! She might be a little too young for him but in the cat community, it's all good. Their first impression wasn't too bad but it is taking some time for Mike to accept her as one of his own. We are juggling a couple names around for her including Kealey Chompers, just Chompers and the Beast (short for Beastie). I'm sure she will let us know which name fits her the best.

October 12, 2010

The Luxury Fire

VIDEO #195
Song - "Just You and Me" by Zee Avi
Fall is in the air up here in the Pacific Northwest and what better way to enjoy it than with a little, cozy fire? Now, the weather outside is not that frightful this time of year so the fire wasn't exactly necessary, (my good friend Kim would call this a "luxury fire," which is quite clever.... good work Kim.) but oh man, the fire sure was delightful!