Sunday, August 27, 2017

One Last Catch Up

Good Afternoon Ladies & Gentlemen,
 
Okay, more catching up… sorry for the long gaps between updates… but here we go.
 
Izzy & I got to see a special preview screening of “Annabelle: Creation” which was TEN times better than “Annabelle” so go check that out…
 
We also celebrated our 1st Wedding Anniversary by going to various breweries and Aunt Sue’s birthday bash atEast Brother Brewery
 
Then we also decided to go on yet another international trip… so we’ll be going to Japan in November… but more on that to come.
 
This past weekend, Izzy took me to one of her favorite camping spots when she was a kid… the beautiful Lundy Canyon on the East end of California (basically right near the East Entrance to Yosemite National Park. This place was AMAZING!!! So gorgeous! So quiet! There’s a lake, some great hiking trails, our camp spot was great. Here are some pictures to start…
 
We drove into the city of Mammoth because our air mattress pump died… but along the way, we stopped byMammoth Brewing Company
   




…and then a few blocks away was Black Doubt Brewery… so we got some pizza nearby, then followed it with some beer…
 
…and then we returned to our campsite for the evening.
 
The next day, we went on a wonderful 3-4 mile hike up to Lundy Falls… this was incredible…
 
…at the end, there was a nice little spot on top of the lower falls where you could just chill out, so we did… and rehydrated. Did I mention that Lundy Canyon is at about 7,000 feet elevation and the end of the trial was at about 10,000 feet elevation? Because it was…
 













…and then the little “Thunderhead” rain clouds popped up periodically… which made me a little wet… I like the rain.
 
We then went to Mono Lake to see their Tufas, which are basically natural salt pillars…
 
…then we went to June Lake and enjoyed a few pints at June Lake Brewing
 

…and then back to the campsite for an amazing sunset & campfire meal!
 

The next morning, we packed up & went to the ghost town of Bodie, California! Thriving metropolis during the mining days… and now, you can peak in all the windows to see what artifacts and rotting wallpaper is in there… but still REALLY cool! Here are some pictures…
 










Then we drove home making decent time for a summer weekend in the Bay Area! FANTASTIC!!!
 
Also, the past few weeks on the Everything I Learned From Movies podcast, we’ve been continuing Doppelganger Month with the pairings of “Faster” & “Drive Angry” followed by “Olympus Has Fallen” & “White House Down” and ending next week with “Mimic” & “The Relic” and our upcoming surprise Full Length Commentary! More collaborations & fun movies and mini episodes coming up… and possibly our first interview… and it’s a HUGE one! Don’t want to jinx it though! So until then, have a great day everybody!!!

Yet Another Catch Up

Good Afternoon Ladies & Gentlemen,

Okay… time for a little catching up on this thing… I guess that I should start off with my beautiful wife getting this super sweet giraffe from her mom…

Then we spent a Thursday night at the California Academy of Sciences where they had a special exhibit on Pteradons…

Last week, we went to a Pool Party with some of Izzy’s coworkers in a pretty fancy neighborhood in the hills… and it was a LOT of fun!!!

The next morning, most of us went on a canoeing trip on the Russian River where we got in large 2-3 person canoes and spent the day going down the river! Izzy & I were of course paired up… and yeah, we got turned over once due to our own hubris thinking that we could take a little swell instead of walking it like most people… but hey, you live, you learn. Here are some pictures…

 









Unfortunately our day was cut a little short when I had a pretty scary little bout with dehydration. Apparently we had a large breakfast & a pretty big lunch and that may have triggered it along with the heat & exertion… but it was literally one moment I was fine and ready to get back on the river… and then my vision went a little dark & wonky… so I thought I’d sit down for a minute or two… and then it quickly got to the point where I was perfectly capable of speaking & keeping a level head about everything but… I couldn’t really walk, I started shaking pretty ferociously, felt cold but everybody was telling me that I had a fever, so yeah… it was a little scary, especially kinda being in the middle of nowhere (and having to go #2 but… that was another thing). Anyway, long story short, there was a former marine trained as an EMT nearby, along with everybody else being ready for CPR if needed… but luckily that wasn’t the case, they just let me rest, got me some water that I sipped, and within about an hour I was back to a slightly weakened normal and Izzy & I headed back home.

Now, obviously I’m a little freaked out with this being the first time that this has really happened to me… but I just need to watch it & we decided that eating would be a little different on trips like this… but unfortunately I think that I really scared Izzy. I can only imagine if the tables were turned and she all of a sudden, out of nowhere started just going basically limp and shaking during a fairly routine trip in the wilderness. For that, I’m sorry beautiful! I’m going to do my best to never have that happen again! That’s why we’ve been getting healthy. By the way, not sure if I mentioned this but… since I stopped drinking high fructose corn syrup Mountain Dew, I’ve lost FORTY F**KING POUNDS!!! Since mid April! That’s like six ounces per day!!! Anyway, gonna check with the doctor to be safe obviously but… I’m feeling perfectly fine… just a little scary.

That’s really about it the past few weeks… except that we’re having a LOT of collaborations with other podcasts the past few weeks on Everything I Learned From Movies! We’ve had as many special guest hosts the past month as we did the first 17 months! We talked about “Double Team” with Basement Condition! We’ve talked about “Dante’s Peak” & “Volcano” with What Were They Thinking? We talked with Amanda’s Picture Show a Go Go about “Deep Impact” & “Armageddon”! With that, there’s also more on the way!!! It’s a lot of fun having more guest hosts, so if you’re interested, let us know & we’d be happy to have you on the next episode… or a movie of your choosing! So hit us up on twitter @eilfmovies! Until then, have a great day everybody!!!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Past Few Months

Good Afternoon Ladies & Gentlemen,
 
Well, unfortunately I haven’t been keeping up to date on this much… but I’m going to try to focus a little more on it. Obviously free time has been space… and my new year’s resolution was to help the Everything I Learned From Movies podcast to take off… and it kind has, we’re up to averaging about 50 downloads an episode when previously hitting 10 was pretty f**king awesome, so a big shout out to our fans!!! In the meantime though, let me catch you up on the… I guess ten weeks since Iceland.
 
First up was a quick trip up to Sacramento to have fun at Dinosaur Days at Sierra College, where they had a bunch of kid-friendly activities all in the name of learning about prehistoric animals… so Izzy & I loved it…
 







Then we had a table at Jack of All Trades in Oakland to sell Izzy’s wonderful wares…
 
We also stopped by the Torpedo Room in Berkeley to try samples of the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2017 Edition… as well as checking them & hundreds of other breweries at Beer Camp Across the World in Pier 48…
 
Then we ran up to Sacramento during the ballsiest heatwave to experience the annual Portuguese Festival & Parade…
 


  
But then we also decided to spend the night up there to check out Jackrabbit, YOLO & Bike Dog Breweries as well & spend a relaxing evening in a cheap hotel room…
 
A week or so later, we traveled to Utah for my brother’s wedding, but first Izzy, my mom, my grandma & I went to see my cousin Alicia in a production of “Hairspray” at the Grand Theatre!!! She was a fairly small part… but got the best lines in the show in my opinion… and the production value was quite amazing for as affordable as the show was. Check out the productions down there through Salt Lake Community College! They’re legit!
 
Then of course the event of the weekend… my Brother’s wedding!!!









Then over the last few weeks, Izzy’s art has been spreading all over the Bay Area with a quickness!!! You can find her at Treasure Island Flea Market
 
Her Art is also on display at Elevation 66 Brewery through August…
 
Then we were also back at Jack of All Trades again…
 
Yes, it has been busy… but hey, we’re doing good things!!! So come check us out!!! Until next time, have a great day everybody!!!

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