Witness the arrive of the newest member of our family. Madelyn “Madds” Kirks. Born April 4, 2009.
Chris Baker joins the cool kids on Seesmic. Still hunting for his mic his first couple of post have been silent. Fortunately he has other means to capture his brilliance. Just look at that shot! Nice walk color also. Welcome Tophertron!
This Thanksgiving I decided to take a little video throughout the day to give the rest of my family and friends who would not be attending a feel for our holiday.
Instead of shooting straight video, editing it and uploading to the internet. I used a new service which allows you to post your videos directly to the internet in real time. Over the past three weeks I have had the pleasure of using this new micro video service called Seesmic to document my life. I thought this would be the perfect medium to capture this Holiday and share it. Below are the the videos in order.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holiday!
Today is my fathers 23 birthday. He is a man of great worth and wisdom and I would not be the man I am today without him. He continues to give me the support and the love I need to get through this crazy thing we called life. As he would say, “giving me tools for my toolbox” We have been through the thick and thin and yet he still has all of his hair. So Pop, Happy Birthday and drinks are on me, this time. May the year a head be as good and maybe even better than the year that has past.
Last Thursday I headed out for a five day vacation that would include two concerts, three movies and many drinks. The best thing about taking a vacation is the build up to that day. Nothing in the world can shake you when you are about to go on vacation. Buildings can blow up, computers can stop working, people can shit on your whole being. Because all you are thinking is, tomorrow I will be on vacation and none of this shit will matter. I love it! It is better then sex, ok maybe not, but damn close.
On Thursday we saw Harry Connick Jr. It was my third time and not the best. The weather was crap, the temp was hovering around 40 degrees and gloomy. Harry played mostly new stuff and only came out for a very short encore. Dont get me wrong, it was still a great concert, just saying I have been more impressed by him.
To quote a girl at Salon I visited on Saturday, Harry Connick Jr. sings? The youths of today, clueless.
Saw three movies over the course of my little break from life. The first, Ocean 13 was pure summer fun. This is the third Ocean movie and I am sure it is not the last. Everyone one is dead on handsome in this movie and the script, while lacking some key action, was spot on funny! Paris, je t’ aime, I saw the same day as Ocean and if you have not heard of this movie click on the link and read about it. The movie is 18 short 5 minute love stories by different directors and actors from all over the world. It is just fantastic! I could go on and on about this movie, easily one of the best I have seen this year. It is still in limited release, but if you live in a good size city you should be able to find it. The third and final movie, La Vie en rose, I saw at the Breckenridge film festival. While it was a bit long, it was one of the better bio pics I have seen in recent memory. Not sure you need to rush out and see this in the theater, that is unless you are a huge Edith Piaf fan. Which means you are over 60, hi grandpa! Catch it on video, Marion Cotillard’s performance is amazing!
On Sunday night we saw the Police, no the band. I have seen Sting a number of times and his concert performances all stick out as some of the best I have ever seen. His talent is unmatched and with the reunion of his old band it is a incredible musical force. I had some doubt whether a band that has been apart for so many years could be as good as they once had been. But let me tell you I quickly put that doubt away when they rocked it non-stop for an hour and thirty minutes with three encores! The police have been a constant music favorite of mine, pretty much my whole life. Seeing them live was a surreal experience that I will never forget. Easily one of the top five concerts I have seen. If you have the chance this summer to see them, do it.
Friends, Family, Movies, Concerts, Drinks make one hell of a good vacation. Thanks to everyone that I stayed with, spent some time with and spent some money on. Lets do it again soon!
One final thought on concerts. Why do people leave early? The Police are close to the last set, right in the middle of Roxanne and people are taking off. What the hell is that about??
Seems my man Charlie has himself a hit on his hands.
Chuck and I launched two other video podcasts last week. The Red Question which is a daily question and answer podcast staring Rose Diaz. The other stars Chuck as the Cinema Psychic. If you have a little time in the day and want to laugh and cry at the same time. Check them out.
Oh wait, we are still producing a weekly Clip Show too! Giving you the best and worst of the web every Tuesday.
Check out some of our photos from the Thanksgiving holiday.
Here is a small collection of photoâ€™s that came from my grandmotherâ€™s house. She has since passed on and my Aunt sent them from KC. I know they are little heavy on the Jim, but I was picking the ones out I wanted to scan. I know, I am in love with me. After these photoâ€™s you will be too.
Looks like Tom will soon have the one up on us non-father units. Seems some studies have been done showing that your brain changes when you become a father. It makes you crazy and more susceptible to drinking and yelling. Ok, that is not what it says, funny though? The study has found that the mice, yes it is a study with mice, were better at foraging and exploring after becoming Daddyâ€™s. Not sure how that equates to humans in todayâ€™s world but I think it makes for a great pickup line. Something like, â€œHey there baby I have a couple of kids, you know that means? Yep, I am a good hunter!!â€
Congrats again Tommy! Donâ€™t you think James is a good solid name for a girl or a boy!
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