Mustache Boogie 2017…

Another year, another Mustache Boogie! I was enlisted to help organize this year’s boogie, which was a lot of work, but it was all worth it. We had a few headaches, some setbacks, but everything got setup and we had a great boogie. This year’s winner, Joe Nesbitt, takes home the coveted Harry Stachio trophy,…

The Golden Circle…

Katya and I got up early and went on a 20-30 minute search for breakfast, since most places don’t open in Iceland til at least 9am. We found a nice pastries shop, Kornid, that was open and grabbed some donuts from breakfast and a pair of sandwiches for lunch. We then headed to BSI Reykjavik,…

Reykjavik, Iceland…

Day 1 – After an uneventful 8 hour flight, we arrived around 2pm, caught the FlyBus to Reykjavik, settled into our AirBnB to relaxed for a bit, then headed out to explore a little before dinner. With only ~330,000 people in the whole country, and 70% of them living in Reykjavik, it still feels like…

Temecula Wine Country…

Earlier this month Katya and I hit our 6 month mark since we got married. Though it’s something I’m indifferent about celebrating I knew Katya would like it. I decided to take her down to Temecula to hangout at a few wineries, and find a spot for her to relax and draw/paint. Some background: since…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2…

“The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage.” Expectation: 9/10 First View: 8/10 Rewatch: N/A When you have interesting, fully fleshed out characters, cast the perfect actors for the part, and have a skilled and talented director, you can forgive a movie for…

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum…

Another weekend and another photo trip with Katy and my sister, heading east an hour or so to the Noah Purifoy Joshua Tree Outdoor Museum. “In the late 1980s, Purifoy moved to the Mojave Desert, and over the last fifteen years of his life built what is now the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Sculpture Museum. Located…

Pod Save America…

Regardless of what side you may fall on, liberal or conservative, these past elections have really increased peoples interest and involvement in our government and the politics of our nation. For myself I wanted to dive deeper, and explore peoples opinions on our current government and what we should expect for the next four, or…

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou…

“With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son.” Expectation: 6/10 First View: 6/10 Rewatch: 8/10 Steve Zissou, an oceanographer / documentary filmmaker who’s career has…

The Black Tapes Podcast…

So for the last few months Katya and I have really started getting into Podcasts. They’re a great help for all the long road trips we tend to take and we’re really enjoying The Black tapes Podcast. What is it about? “The Black Tapes is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for truth, her…

Climbing in New Jack City…

Another weekend and another last minute camping trip. This time my friend Taylor invited Katya and I out to New jack City to camp and learn to rock climb. I’d climbed  a little bit in college but i didn’t really remember much, and Katya had never tried before, so we were both nervous but excited…

Logan…

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.” Expectation: 6/10 First View: 8/10 Rewatch: N/A First View Review: I’ve been excited about this…

Darktown by Thomas Mullen…

Responding from pressure on high, the Atlanta police department is forced to hire its first black officers in 1948. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers and their authority is limited: They can’t arrest white suspects; they can’t drive a squad car; they can’t even use the police headquarters…

Salton Sea & Slab City…

Katya and I hit the road again this weekend, finally making our way out to the Salton Sea, Salvation Mountain and Slab City. We threw the trip together last minute, tossing the camping gear and a full cooler into the car, and heading east on the 60. The drive was an easy 2 hour trip,…