Posts Tagged ‘Bill Rolland’

Tiny Bottles

June 21, 2017

This is one of my must-have travel accessories, tiny bottles of Tabasco sauce (though they’re also available in more convenient packets, I vastly prefer these cute little bottles). Sometimes dining on the road can be less than inspiring and Tabasco adds a needed kick. But when I fly (and assuming I don’t need to climb into a rental car after arrival) I often try to squeeze in an early morning Bloody Mary, turbo-charged by a few shakes of this tiny treasure.

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Amster, Amster, Dam Dam Damn!

June 19, 2017

 Lovely photo from one of the world’s most photogenic cities, taken earlier this year. Posting this, though, sort of breaks one of my cardinal rules about travel photography: don’t take photos that have already been taken, like, a billion times and are instantly available on Google Images.

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Roll Baby Roll

June 16, 2017

I was on a location shoot in late May, I think. Between scenes, the client burst into the room to announce that custodians were using Number 2 pencils to hold the rolls of toilet paper in place. Yup. In every stall.

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New Gear I Got, Part The Second: DJIä OSMO

June 14, 2017

This is the second of six brief videos showing some of the new gear I’ve acquired since the end of last year; this one is about the DJI OSMO, a 4K camera mounted on a 3-axis gimbal – essentially a drone mounted on a handle. Plus horsies!

That About Nails It

June 12, 2017

 Coffee last Thursday with documentary filmmaker Mike Bloebaum who used to work with such legends as Irwin Rosten and Nicolas Noxon. Like me, he approaches every project with amazing enthusiasm and devotion – but the moment it’s over it’s completely forgotten, almost like it didn’t happen. Bloebaum says that Noxon called it “temporary enthusiasm”, which is a perfect description of every day of every job I’ve ever done.

In Which I Manage To Embarrass Not Only Myself But My Wife Also Too As Well

June 9, 2017

Lisa was able to join me recently on a job near Walnut Creek, CA. – later we joined friends for dinner downtown. While waiting for them to arrive, we relaxed in the lounge with a cocktail. She ordered a Cosmo while I asked for an Old Fashioned. The bartender insisted I try using boogers in my drink. Boogers. Now I’m pretty open minded, and when it comes to cocktails, always ready to try something new. But dude, seriously, boogers? BOOGERS? Not happening. Uh-uh, no way/no how, never, never, never…

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(bartender shows me bottle) Oh. Never mind.

 

Where’s a Good Dike When You Need One?

June 7, 2017

This is what it looks like when you’re working in The Netherlands and you want to check in on the weather back home:

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A Day At Play in Western Nevada County

June 5, 2017

 I participated in this year’s “A Day At Play” event sponsored by our local newspaper, The Union, in which readers are encouraged to supply photos and videos depicting locals enjoying a day out and about. The final assembled submissions will be printed/posted Saturday July 1. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak at the photos and 10-second video I submitted:

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Youth Today

June 2, 2017

This happens every year – birds use our bike helmets for a nesting site. I could do something about this over winter – like put the helmets in a box or something – but not sure I want to 😉

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Procrastinicity

May 31, 2017

I didn’t know this the last time I renewed my passport – about 6 months ago – but a bunch of countries won’t accept passports scheduled to expire within 6 months of your initial date of entry. For Shengen countries – we’re talking Europe here – it’s a mere three months. So check your passport – if it’s expiring this year or early next, get it renewed now.


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