Saturday, July 28, 2012

Helping a Friend & Podcasting

Today was the start of an extremely busy weekend.. not like any of the past few weeks haven't been busy but this weekend I had to do so many things for my Geekyfanboy Productions.

But first I offered my moving services to my bestie Robert who was moving from Los Angeles area to Mar Vista. He had to pick up his truck at 9am so I had to be up at 7am and out the door by 7:30 to get to his place by 8:30. Traffic was great and I actually got to his place right at 8:30.

I drove him over to the Budget rental place and we picked up his truck. They didn't have any of the ones he reserved so they upgraded him with a larger truck (which I guess is good) but he only had a few large items that we needed to move.

We realized that he didn't have any allen wrenchs at his old place so we walked to the local auto store to buy a set and while we were out we picked up some breakfast at Subway which my best bud Chris introduced me to at Comic Con.

Once back at his place we disassembled his bed and started moving what was left in his place. Took us about an hour to load up the truck.. had to go up and down a staircase with a turn. For the most part we didn't have anything to difficult to move.  Once loaded up we headed over to his new place. This was my first time seeing the place (other then pictures) and it's really nice. It's located in a much better area of town, less traffic and it has a bedroom which his last place did not. The kitchen is larger and nicer and of course he rent is quite a bit more but you do get what you pay for.

Took us a little under an hour to unload the truck and carry everything up a set a stairs in into his new place. Once everything was unloaded he put together his bed and then went back to his place to pick up my jeep and we took the truck back to the budget place. Once that as done I drove him back to his old place to pick up his car and then we both drove to his new place. Once there we parked and walked to the corner of his street where a Taco Bell is located and had lunch.

There was a internal struggle going on inside me as I wanted to spend all day with Robert but I knew I had a ton of podcasting to do. I stayed a bit longer then I should have but we put on Mission Impossible 4 and watched it while he organized his desk.

Over all it was a farily easy move and I got to spend some one on one time with one of my best friends.

After spending most of the day with Robert I headed back to my place. I picked up some dinner on the way home. Once home I started editing my next MASH 4077 podcast since that is due on the 1st. I actually have five podcasts that I need to either record/edit but actually only got my MASH one done.

Didn't get nearly as much as I was hoping but like I said had an awesome time with my bestie.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Guildies, Olympics and Late Night

Today is the 5th anniversary of The Guild premiering on You Tube.  Can't believe it's been five years already and I'm amazed how this little webseries has impacted my life. Without the Guild I wouldn't have created one of my most popular podcasts (Knights of the Guild). I wouldn't have meet so many great people including my best friends. I got to hang out with Felicia Day and meet so many interesting people. The past four years have been pretty incredible and it's all because of The Guild. Happy 5th Anniversary guys!!!

Also the Summer Olympics start today, I've always been a huge lover of the Olympics, especially the summer ones. My buddy Adam was having an opening ceremony party but because I had a very late night here at work I wasn't able to make it, I did get home about halfway through the ceremony so I did catch some of it but for the most part I wasn't too impressed.

But I do have my DVR primed and ready to record as much as I can. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Secret Project & My Gimpy Life

Today on my lunch break I worked on my secret project that I'm doing with my best bud Chris. It's so tough for me not to tell you guys what it is as you all know I tell you guys everything. But Chris and I want to keep it under wraps for a little while.. or until we work out more of the details and it actually looks to be happening. All I will say is that it's something totally new for me and I'm extremely excited. Can't wait to share more.

After work I headed to Teal's place. She's about to launch her My Gimpy Life webseries in which I'm doing a companioncast/podcast for it. The first episode is coming out next week and I still needed to interview Teal and director Sean Becker for the podcast. So I got to her place around 7:30pm, she got us dinner so we ate and visited for a while. We started recording the podcast around 8 and we talked about all five episodes. It was so much fun. Get those two together and let the laughter begin. I look forward to editing the first of the companioncast for next week... stay tuned.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dinner with Robert

Tonight after work I head out to meet up with my buddy Robert for dinner. We agreed to meet at Islands on Pico. It's about halfway between his place and my work. I got there in no time and found a meter to park at.. Robert on the other hand wasn't so lucky and drove around about 20 minutes looking for a spot.

He finally parked and we had a nice dinner.. both got yummy burgers. It's funny and I know I say this often but Robert and I talk everyday online via IM but there is nothing better then sharing a meal or just a quiet moment with one of your best friends. When you're with them, all seems right with the world.

After our visit he invited me over to his new place but I was just too tired and couldn't wait to get home.  I walked him back to his car and got a great hug goodnight and headed back to my jeep.

I didn't have any problem getting on the freeway but a few miles from the 405 and 101 intersection the traffic just stopped and was not moving. At this time my bladder is feeling a bit full and in need of being drained. It took me two hours to go those two miles. There was a huge traffic accident on the 405 near the 101 that stopped traffic. After the accident the freeway just flew and it took me another 45 minutes to get home. So I thought I'd get home around 9:30 and work on some podcasts, instead i got home around 11:30 and went right to bed. Wasn't the way I'd like to end a day.. but I still got to visit with one of my best buds.

Hobbit Production Video #8

I love these things.. here is the last one for Production...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hiking & Hot Wings

Today I got up early to go hiking with Thomas as we wanted to go before it got really hot. A few hours passed before I got a text letting me know he was on his way. During this time I did things around the house and kept myself busy trying to catch up on my life.

He arrived around 10:30ish and we headed over to Vasquez Rocks. It was hot but there was a breeze. I took him on the eastern route and headed toward the big rocks near the freeway. It was a nice hike and we had a lot fun. After the hike we headed out to Chili's for lunch. As always I got my yummy buffalo wings and Thomas got an avacado burger. After lunch it was finally time to say goodbye. Thomas was heading back to LAX for his 9pm flight back to Belfast, well London to Belfest. It was great seeing him and it was even better because I got to see him more then usual on this trip.

Can't wait until I can get to Ireland to visit him for a week..

I came back home and once again tried to motivate myself to do some podcasts that I needed to get done.. once again my laziness took control and I watched some TV, worked on more of Chris and my special project and tried to catch up on my blog.