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Let me ride the elevator to your top floor. . .

but really,

can’t we all have the things we want.

so close yet so far away.

cliche, but true.

nonetheless, I digress.

Welcome to the latest installment of WORDONPLAYS.

Thanks for your time.

I try to make it worthwhile for

those read and look.

I

wanna start off with an old photo.

just good times in Tahoe.

Drive Slow Homie.

You neva know homie.

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ahhhhh damn that was a great weekend.

The next bunch are from back over break. So a friend of my moms is from Florida, that lady’s best friends daughter has a friend that wanted to look at transfering to colleges in LA, so obviously they gave me a call to show them around.

We went to more place in LA in 3 days that I have done in years.

Magnolia in Hollywood, Red White and Bluezz, Lucky Baldwins, USC, some little theater, In-N-Out, Mijares, The Getty, The Fahey-Klein Gallery, sitting next to Seth Green at a small cafe, a tour of celebrity homes, Santa Monica beach, Pek’s house, The Ice House, and Margarita Jones.

here are some frames.

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the smirk.

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It was great to take the ladies to the gallery, because I had never even been there before. Thanks j.

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Alana took this next one, a nice self portrait.

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The rest are just random times over break.

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M4 Carbine. SWAT issue. Call of Duty has never been the same.

scope, grip, light and laser.  pwnage.

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100yds

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and there you go.

Have a nice day,

till next time.

Seacrest out.

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Big Ups to Brklyn? naw, its Pasadena son.

Well its great to be back in Chico.

I think.

The next couple of posts will be from last semester,

as well as late summer

and over the holiday break.

I just got some film back from the lab,

to which I am pleased with greatly.

getting film back never gets old.

its like little mini Christmas’,

seeing frames for the first time in months, maybe years is a special moment.

Well, here they are,

enjoi.

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this is morgan. he likes tequila.

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he loves the Packers and the Farve.

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he is nice man.

anyways.

hers is the one and only dylan, more of him to come much later.

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The next few are from early in the Fall 07 Semester.

I took a trip down the Feather river just outside of Chico with Nick Osti and friends.

It was a great day.

This is only Part I, the pre-party.

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The myth, the man, the laugh, the rhymes, the Frosti.

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The next is a little party sequence.

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More to come from that day soon, but not in this post.

I will end this on a rediculous display from Orange County.

These are real speed bumps.

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over 7 feet long and 15 inches high.

I took this one from the curb level.

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oh, and this last photo.

owned.

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Gotta run. more to come.

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Days of Summer

Gonna drop one on ya.

just a little bit.

just ta see if you like it. . .

right Caroline?

a few tips first.  😉  pun intended.

wake up earlier, its rewarding.

listen to CRS, Justice, Air, Cinematic Orchestra, Portugal The Man, and Rogue Wave and Jose Gonzales.

drink less.

drink more. who was I kidding?

Watch Weeds, The Office, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The L Word, and of course, Entourage.

Keep up on current events, balances you and keeps you from being a zombie to one aspect of your life. 

Screw it, watch anything HBO has to offer. Especially in the next five years.

Go to Vegas at least once a year.

explore the outdoors around you,

investing in a DVR or TIVO is like diversifying your life portfolio.

ride a bike or walk if you can. LA is the exception.

Never give homeless people money.

Give them food,

gift certificates to someplace they can get food,

or give them your attention.

Not all problems can be solved with money.

but what do I know.

here are some frames ya little rascals.

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Thanks Erin.

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Boston.

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Missing DC a bit. or at least the friends I made there. Be back at the end of Oct.

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Miles Lavin everybody.

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Playing softball in front of the capitol was amazing.

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played with a former Congressman, Rep. Istook.

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. . .
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real mature Rondell. . .

Now for some VT deep cuts.

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That place changed me for the better.

Now some hometownchicoshots.

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“I get by with a little help from my friends” – Ringo Starr.

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Trekkin’ Humboldt

This is also waaaaaaay past due.

There is a theme here folks.

These are some deep cuts from early this year.

A backpacking trip

into the wilderness

of Humboldt County.

My group was dope,

our food was amazing

and we went a distance of something

around 19 mile in two days

with full packs.

I had a great time.

We walked through swampy marshes

where the water was up to my waist. 

Saw some elk, went through a redwood rainforest that made wish I had some color slide film.  Seriously, every damn thing in that forest was green.  Loved every minute of it.

After the trip the four of us went to get some food at Round Table.  We had been sitting in the car for about a half hour when we pulled up to get some grub. 

All of our muscles were so sore from being abused on the trail that it took us 5 minutes to get into the restaurant from the car.  A majority of that time for me was spent just getiing out of that car, my frickin legs felt like they were locked place.

There we are limping like old people going to Country Kitchen for the early bird specials, and we just all kind of looked at each other and laughed.  Because at that point, we were tired, hungry, and sleep deprived, so we just laughed.

So it was great, I’m glad I went.

Although waking up and being wet from the morning dew blew.

but I digress.

here are some personal favs,

enjoy.

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near Whiskeytown USA.

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heartland of California.

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big ups to Hillary, Jake and Travis.

till next time.

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Technical Wilderness

So,

I said last post that

this next post would

have some

olde stuffe.

So

it will.

I have some frames

from Humboldt

and

Virginia Tech

that I’ve never posted.

that is also why I love film.

Getting it back from the lab

if half the magic.

enjoy.

I am.

HUMBOLDT BACKPACKING TRIP

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on the way. Northern California, 2007.

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Orchards. on the way to Humboldt. 2007.

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Lone hiker. Beach swamp plains. 2007.

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Foliage. 2007.

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the cast. 2007.  This is how you take roll in an outdoor education class.
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wading. the best part of the trip. 2007.

VIRGINIA TECH

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hands that heal. hope. VT, 2007.

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Students trying to get back to normal after the tragedy and the media frenzy. VT, 2007.

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People brought animals to VT to help people cope with loss. VT, 2007.

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another therapy dog. VT, 2007.

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Ashley Gebb. Las Vegas airport/ the return home. 2007.


Thanks to all the people who read/view this.

Live Your Life.

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The Best of Whats Around

Exhausted.

Really don’t

feel

like writing

a

whole lot this time.

Congrats to my Cousin Amy Lerseth and her husband Brian.

She just recently gave birth to twin boys.

I wish their family the best.

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They must be the proudest parents. It gonna be “active” in a couple of years in that household.

And here are some other frames I’ve made over the past year, including some recent ones in DC.

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Red Line. open your eyes. DC, Summer 2007.

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crippled homeless man. DC, early morning. Summer 2007.

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Brian almost caught this one. The river,Chico CA. Spring 2007

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Boston, near City Hall. Spring 2007.

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Morning cleanup crew. DC. Summer 2007.

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The “boot”. I mentioned this in an earlier post this year. Early Spring, 2007.

Players that win the game drink beer from the boot in celebration. most get sick soon after.

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This photo almost got me arrested.

Notice the cop walking towards me.

I didn’t see him, so he ran after me down the street, and forced to show ID, where he called in my information to be put into a database.

I fully protested, stating that photography was not a crime, which it is not, nor it ever should be, and he told e that times have changed.

He may be right, but that still makes him a complete tool. It was a damn shame.

Had he asked me for my card I would have resisted, and then we would have had a real problem.

What happened wasn’t right, and I hope something changes soon.

Ben Franklin famously said “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”

I could not agree more.

I am not a terrorist. Photography is not terrorism.

moving on.

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construction site. DC. Summer 2007.

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DC imitating Gotham City. Summer 2007.

bridge.jpg Bridge near Adams Morgan/Zoo. DC. Summer 2007.

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Union Station, DC. Summer 2007.

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Clay Lightfoot. DC. Summer 2007.

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Dog on a piano. Virginia Tech. Spring 2007.

More from VT and a Humboldt camping trip next time.

Live Your Life.

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Catalina- A Fish Tornado

Well.

This is

waaaaaay

overdue.

At the beginning of summer,

one of the last things I did was

travel to Catalina.

It pretty much was the last

thing I

could afford to do,

and I am glad that I did it.

Polish Horseshoes.

Spoons.

The rickshaw.

blasting fresh prince.

the pad.

fish tornados.

ice cream from big olafs.

overpriced beer at vons.

caroline saving my life from drowning

the old man and the sea.

fire damage.

the dingy

always good, no great times in Catlina.

Here are some of my personal favorites.

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showing off her Italian side.  Miss Sill.  Catalina Summer, 2007.

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We should sell bud light.  Dylan, lets get on that.  Catalina, 2007.

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Dylan’s best side.  Bryce knows.  Catalina, 2007.

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Gotta say that I miss the west coast making this blog right now.  Catalina, 2007.

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You’re gonna have to ask Dylan what this was about.  I have no idea.  Catalina, 2007.
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This is exactly what it looks like.  the end.  Catalina, 2007

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Caroline and myself, Catalina, 2007.

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hello photo.  Dylan and his digi.  Catalina, 2007.

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at her finest.  thug life Caroline. . .thug life.  Catalina, 2007.

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way to ruin a great “couple moment”.  or not.  really depends on how ya look at it.  Catalina, 2007.

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on the back of the rickshaw.  I love that thing.  many would agree.  Catalina 2007.

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two of my fav ladies.  no doubt.  Catalina, 2007.

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and I leave you with Caroline the supermodel.  rock it.  Catalina, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, New York, LA, anywhere and everywhere, Timeless.

Love you all.

Till next time.

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