Ramblin’ Man

October 27, 2017

I spent the last month on virtually non-stop US and international travel. The next few posts will just be stuff I saw. Here are two shots of Bern, the lovely Swiss capital built around a kink in the Aare River. Absolutely delightful. Cannot wait to return.

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ACTION ITEM: You’ll want to go to there.

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Test Fail

October 23, 2017

Boarding my aircraft at London Heathrow, scanning my boarding pass to get through the gate to the aircraft. Took like 10 seconds to do this (if you don’t think that’s a long time, try counting out 10 seconds with a line of hostile Group 2’s behind you) before the scanner let me through. Seems it was waiting for me to confirm that I was okay sitting in an exit row. Took 10 seconds to figure out the boarding pass scanner but I’m good to MacGyver the door in the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure and/or engines afire emergency with hundreds of lives at stake. Yeah. Sure. I’m good with that.

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ACTION ITEM: Count on me

Manbaby

October 20, 2017

My new, personal coat-of-arms (seen last week at the lobby restroom at my hotel in Birmingham, UK: Man. Baby. Manbaby.

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ACTION ITEM: Grow a spine.

Right Now Outside My Window

October 16, 2017

This is happening right now outside my hotel window.

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ACTION ITEM: Close the drapes

Farm to Bar to Rehab to Farm…

September 27, 2017

A favorite client took Lisa and me to a trendy Santa Barbara bar where they create “farm-to-bar” cocktails where you really don’t know what you’re going to get until the produce wagon rolls up (you do get to specify your poison). Like having salad followed by a hangover 😉

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There’s My Lucky Penny!

September 26, 2017

I peeled off my mobile phone case while hanging out Saturday in the airline lounge. Must be like finally getting a cast taken off – boy, was it nasty in there. I’m replacing the old one with this one. Prolly not the least bit practical but boy does it look keen.

 

Wall O’ Sodas

September 22, 2017

Passing through Martinez, CA. last Tuesday on my way to a shoot, stopped in to grab a bite at Luigi’s Deli and Market (recommended, BTW). I found this wall o’ sodas to be as dazzling as it was tanta-tanta-tantalizing.

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ACTION ITEM: Grab a soda

8-Passenger Van

September 20, 2017

I think I might have mentioned once that when I order ground transportation for crew and gear, I’ve learned not to order any kind of minivan. Rather, I’m sure to specify a minimum 8-passenger van. We use 1CARES while in Europe as they go all-out to meet our expectations – even to the extent of providing this (for a trip from Krefeld Germany to Amsterdam) just to be sure we had the room we needed.

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ACTION ITEM: It’s hard to overestimate your needs when ordering transport for people and gear

Watch Me Disappear

September 19, 2017

We’re super excited at the debut of new facilities at local media powerhouse NCTV; in particular their newly-created green screen “cyclotron”, shown here with Executive Director Ramona Howard. Both my son, Andy, and I have memberships at NCTV and are eager to put these new facilities to the test. We may be shooting a green screen video test Friday – we’ll let you know how it works out.

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ACTION ITEM: Stand by for the verdict

Bad Signs or When Urine Trouble

September 16, 2017

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I like the exclamation point.

ACTION ITEM: Nothing else.


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