Thursday, August 31, 2006


This is the video I made for my brother for his 21st birthday. It showcases his many talents.

Friday, August 25, 2006

A New Hobby

Lots and lots of stuff has been going on lately. I have so many loose ends to tie up. Things should calm down once the semester starts and everyone goes back to school.

I will be posting another video soon. I cannot post it now because I do not want certain people to see it until after Saturday. I'm having a big unveiling for it at a party. I think it may be my greatest achievement yet.

Until then, I leave you with this:

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ocean City 2005

When I was uploading the video from my recent vacation, I found a way to make a music video quickly.

So I finally got around to making a music video from last year's vacation video. Here is the result.

You may be wondering about the dance my cousin Brad (or rather, just his hips) is doing throughout the video. It's an imitation of the dancing technique by our other cousin Marco, whose sexuality is in question.

Saturday, August 12, 2006


Yesterday was a very weirdly melancholy day. On my way to work I got stuck behind a hearse in a funeral procession. On the same route there was a dumptruck who cut me off. Before I could exclaim any expletives, I noticed that there was a vintage Winnie-The-Pooh bear tied to the back gate of the truck. I can't for the life of me fathom why anyone would tie such a precious object to the back of a dumptruck. It made me think of the first stuffed animal I had; a cat avante-gardely named "Cat."

Then, I didn't think of lost childhood or dwell on the emotional emptiness of adulthood. It started to rain, and I thought of how that stuffed bear's intrinsic ebay value is just plummeting.

So much for avoiding disillusionment.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Back and Black, err Tan

I got back from Ocean City, Maryland last Tuesday. I'm still finding sand in weird places.

My vacation was rather terrific. I say this with content stoicism, because my vacations there are almost always perfect. This is not to say that the weather has always been perfect or something hasn't gone wrong. It's just that, unlike any other place in the world, the good experiences vastly overshadow the bad. Hell, even a bad experience can be easily molded into a good one. For instance, there was a 20-minute thunderstorm during dinnertime (we normally eat outside). We just waited for it to subside and then ate dinner. In the meantime I filmed my brother and my cousin run around the house in their bathing suits.

As they say, a picture is a worth a thousand words. So here are a couple thousand words:

The Cast:

My youngest cousin, Kimmy.

Her older brother, Brad.

Their mother, my Aunt Kathy.

My brother, Chris.


The weather, beautiful.

I had to test the zoom function on my camera.

My brother gets artistic with sunscreen.

As does my cousin with his towel.

We ate outside for nearly every meal. So, naturally, many flies joined us.

After I snapped these photos, I decided to test the flip screen by taking some self-potraits, which I combined into the following collage:

I take full responsibility for your nightmares for the rest of your life.

More to come later.