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Whew... 10 hours of capoeira yesterday at Cordo De Ouro's batizado. I'm beat. My voice is gone, my legs are sore and my feet are blistered! It was a great time, though!

I think I'm just going to take it easy today. Maybe get some Christmas shopping done from the comfort of my own home, thanks to the miracle of online shopping...
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Most of my work week was spent sleeping in the 5-ton as we rode around town delivering and picking up props. I was so tired. I mentioned how I was exhausted in my last post... well, I finally figured out that it was because of a cold or something, not just from over exerting myself. Although, I may have done that, too. Friday night was...
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cosi:
How long have you had this member name? I totally thought you were gone, and I was clearing out my friend list and almost deleted you until I realized it was you! How have you been?
m0ngrel:
Happy Birthday!!
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I'm exhausted from surfing this morning, even after my nap. I don't think I can muster the energy to battle the heat at the Sunset Junction festival today. Instead, I'm off to see Inglourious Basterds!
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I made a second surf video. At first YouTube was giving me a hard time about copyright violations with the soundtrack, but that is resolved now, so here it is:


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On Tuesday, my surf cam arrived in the mail, so I went out yesterday morning to give it a test run. There weren't many waves and the ones I saw were pretty small, but at least it was a chance to see how it works. It was fun! I put together a short video from the footage I shot...



I'll tell you what...
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koleeta:
Haha, I was amused at how much you looked at the camera while you were waxing your board.

Did you mess with the color saturation at all? It looks great.
brilhante:
Thanks!

I think I was probably making sure it was running when I was looking at the camera, or maybe I was hamming it up a bit, I cant remember, haha...

I didn't mess with the saturation, that's just how it came out. I think the fact that it was just around sunrise helped with the color. Of course, the quality was affected some when I uploaded it.

I tend to get a little carried away with the transition effects. In the future, I'm going to change that.
Last weekend when I went out, I had fog inside the casing, so that kind of messed things up.. you'll notice it at the end of my second video. Also water spots were a problem, so I'm using Rain-x now and that seems to help.

Here's one I did on Monday:

http://www.viddler.com/explore/ryrost/videos/1/

It's on viddler for now because I'm working out a copyright with YouTube and WMG over the song. The image quality is subpar with this site, but at least the music is there!
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After a quick leave of absence, I'm delighted to have returned to Suicide Girls. I wish I had harrowing tales to tell of my adventures on the high seas and my conquests of far and distant lands, but for the most part I've been just kickin' here in L.A.. Anyhow, it's good to be back and I look forward to catching...
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I was in Arizona a few days last week to spend Christmas with my parents and my niece. I got up early on Wednesday to get there in time to see my niece sing in a Christmas pageant. My mom conveniently forgot to mention that it was actually a church service. I don't believe in God and I haven't been to church in...
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sweetloretta:
what is that? also-sorry about your brother and i certainly hope your Pop will be okay. glad you got to eat lots of good food!
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I was amused to see a guy leaning out of the passenger side door of a pickup, barfing all over the dining patio of Big Mama's Pizza as I walked by yesterday morning. I don't know what it is about Big Mama's, but there is definitely something about that place. The other day I was walking home from Capoeira class and a...
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theaceface:
Glad you liked the headphones! Enjoy and see you soon.
melladoree:
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After wearing glasses for about 5 years now, I've decided to give contacts a try. So far, I like them. At first, it was tough to take them out and put them in. I spent almost an hour at the optometrist's office just taking them out and putting them back in one time. But today I got it right in just a couple...
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There's an underground salt mine and museum located 650 feet below my hometown of Hutchinson, KS. It's a dried up sea bed from 275 million years ago. They've been mining it for about a century now, I think, and all the mining equipment that's been brought down, stays down there. It's like a maze, columns of salt surrounded by space...
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jogu:
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I'm happy to have my car back from the shop today. The auto body shop did an excellent job on the repair.

It's looking like I'll be out of work this week, so I'm making a list of productive ways to spend my time. Tomorrow, the first on that list will be to vote, of course. I know I have some...
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