jactrades: Mole from Arrested Development (Words - Give me liberty)
So, last weekend Abhi, a couple of friends, the dogs, and I went on a three-day backpacking trip in Desolation Wilderness, which is southwest of Lake Tahoe.

Roughly 87% of it was fantastic. )


Jul. 17th, 2011 10:50 am
jactrades: Mole from Arrested Development (Soccer - Pressure Makes Us)
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I got back from my week of surf camp last Friday, and then spent most of the weekend passed out.

It. Was. So. Awesome.

Despite being a water fiend in general, I never had much of a chance to surf when I was a kid (I raced sailboats with my dad instead). The few times I have gotten out on a board have been some of the best hours of my life, no joke. So when we moved back to California from DC, I decided I was going to take up surfing as my sport of choice. Thus, surf camp.

It may have been the best vacation of my life. )
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So, today started out with an abject refusal to get out of bed for my team's 7am status call (the horror of working with East Coast folks). I ended up taking the call in my pajamas while still curled up in bed, hugging the laptop for warmth. It's been raining and cold for the past three days - it's MAY. I don't live in San Francisco basically to avoid weather like this.

But... the sun came out by noon, and then good things happened, so, ultimately, getting out of bed today was (eventually) worth it:

shiny things )
jactrades: Mole from Arrested Development (Vintage Pine)

Okay, guys, I'm in. After attempting to write on the train on the way home from work last night - and realizing that it's actually a great writing environment - I figured my commute time could be put towards bigbang use. Since the Kirk/Rand Berlin Blockade AU is already colonizing about my head, I'll run with that for [livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang . (Seriously, guys, I'm on my third nonfiction book on the event. I'm volunteering to watch WWII war movies with the husband. This thing has eaten my brain.) Anyways, *excited*!

Is it bad that I'm only bothering to request a new battery from IT now - after months of issues - 'cause I don't want my laptop quitting on me while I'm writing on the commute? I think it maybe is.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] seren_ccd and [livejournal.com profile] anodyna for convincing me to go for it!

In other news, man, vidding is hard stuff. I downloaded a demo copy of Sony Vegas for a [livejournal.com profile] st_respect thing, and figured, heck, since I've got this software for a month might as well use it! For that song idea I have! And now I'm 15 hours in, and maybe halfway done assembling a rough draft? The perspective switch from watching critically to see camera angles and motion for specific clips is pretty neat, though - lots of details that I never noticed before.

Also, is there a gif somewhere of Scotty twirling his wrench? Because there really needs to be.


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