December 31, 2010

A Good Year

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Snowshoeing

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.