Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Monkey!!

Happy birthday wishes going out to Peter Joachim who is 37 years young today! (37?!) I'm sorry I can't be there with you lovey, but we will have to celebrate when I get back. In the meantime, I will have a margarita in your honor! Here's to a marvelous year, and many, many more birthdays together! I love you like a walk on the beach on a warm, sunny day! Always, T.

That's for you Hollywood! P. seen here working the camera on his birthday last year.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Beaver Creek Skiing Footage

So it took a while but I finally managed to piece together some of the video footage from December when we went skiing in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Most of you have already seen the "Gingey" video so this is more like a "behind the scenes", although Gingey does make an appearance in this one as well. Enjoy.

Back to work....

I am off to Cabo San Lucas for our annual sales meeting. It was a bumpy start, since I was on autopilot and ended up in the wrong terminal! It is always nice when the pilot is standing there with his arms crossed and says, "we've been waiting for you". The minute I stepped on the plane, the door closed behind me. Whew! Made for a stressful, and very sweaty morning! I am happy I made it, because the current temp is 80 degrees, and the breezes are gentle, yet inviting. Let's hope they don't overuse words like "synergy" and "outside the box" too much! For now, it's time for a margarita! Cheers!

A couple of pics from my balcony.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sunday Drive

So I actually made this video a while ago, but I wanted to post it to show off my in-car camera mount (and how well it works) to all my fellow film-making friends (you know who you are). The mount itself is a professional-grade suction cup that can attach on pretty much anything including metal and glass. Great for some potential action shots on a track-day or perhaps a car chase from my forth coming movie "Belvedere Deceit" (release date 2015 or around there, if I ever finish the screenplay).
As you can see the picture remains very steady despite a very bumpy and curvy road. This short little video was filmed using a small pocket-sized Casio Exilim. If you are interested you can buy this mount and many other film-making contraptions at www.filmtools.com

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

Just in time for Barry's ceremonial induction into office, all of the Bush Street signs were changed to Obama signs in San Francisco.  

I love this city!

Taking a moment on the corner of Bush and Divisadero.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Greetings from Squaw Valley

I had to make the trek back up to the Biggest Little City in the World to do some work, and Peter decided to tag along so we could make a stop in Lake Tahoe on the way back. The last time we went exploring was in the summer, and we have been looking forward to checking out the skiing. Having mentally prepared ourselves that this was not going to be like skiing in Colorado, especially since they haven't had any snow since Christmas, we were off to Squaw Valley, home of the VII Olympic Winter Games.

Olympic Village 
Note: Fluffy pancakes can be found at The Blue Onion Cafe

Got poles?

P walking through the village.

T. always happy to be on the hill.

Lake Tahoe 

P and T at the top.  

Walking back from the hill.

Aprés ski

P. enjoying some time on the patio.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

When the moon hits your eye....

According to NASA, tonight is going to be the biggest full moon of 2009. We threatened to go for a moonlight hike, but decided we could get a pretty good view from the deck. Here are a couple pics of the moon rising up over Angel Island.