The Minimalists

Stumbled upon a new blog: http://www.theminimalists.com

Haven’t made it too deep into the content yet but it appears we’re both believers in the simple life.

Got tickets (free!) to their book tour here in LA in March.

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SF for Americas Cup

Earlher this month Tiffany and I went to San Francisco to watch the Americas Cup races. It was thrilling to see the big 72ft catamarans zip around San Francisco bay at speeds up to 50mph.

This was my first time back in the bay area since Seans wedding in May of 2011 and my first time back in SF proper since a year or two before that. Recently I have been thinking of moving to SF at some point. Interestingly, even through we caught SF on a perfect weekend with clear skies and high temps, I realized that a lot about me and my desires in an ideal location have changed since moving to LA.

First, i used to find urban density a really exciting thing. It just used to feel so invigorating walking amongst all those people! Maybe i am getting older but I’ve ooutgrown that thrill.

The other thing that has surprised me is that I really enjoy having great weather just about every day. Living in LA its nice to know you don’t have to bud your whole life around the times its sunny. You can pretty much count on it every single day. Surprisingly this makes me a lot calmer and more willing to buckle down and get some work done. I debt find myself gazing out the window on a sunny day, wishing with every ounce of my being that i was outside.

All this is good news I suppose for T. Who as far as I can tell wouldnt mind it one bit if this pit stop in LA turned into a final resting place. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Officially Californian

After having a little too much fun this last holiday weekend watching outdoor movies (one at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery!), biking and hiking up mountains, and even relaxing at the beach Tiffany and I have decided to do a one day juice cleanse. I’ve been here about two months already but now I feel officially Californian! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Living Life In Draft

I read this recently and found the advice to ring true. Too often I’m sitting around waiting for the perfect time to do X or Y when in fact I’m much happier and more likely to actually achieve X or Y if I get off my ass and do something, even if it ends up being Z.

http://impossiblehq.com/life-in-draft

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Happy Birthday!!

This is a little happy birthday note to the love of my life. Chances are I am on Denali, probably wiping about 3 weeks of accumulated frozen snot out of my nose. While I may not be with you in person, Tiffany, I am in heart and mind.

Miss you mountains. Can’t wait to see you soon.

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The Barron of Brideview Has Left The Building!

Thanks Bridgeview for all the fond memories. Here are a few less than flattering shots of the very spot that gave birth to the lifestyle for which this blog is named! Shitty, shitty shoebox apartment, I will miss you!

The Day The Barron Left

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The Day Tiffany Moved In – Suddenly it seemed so small!

 

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Tiffany getting acquainted with the many amenities of Bridgeview!

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A sampling of some of the many good times we had putzing around in this way-too-small apartment. Juan Valdez prepares for a Halloweeen out on the town.

 

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If ย only we had a nickle for every minute of pure pleasure we had playing Guitar Hero…

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Denali Web Cams

Beginning Wednesday, if you squint closely, you may see me smiling here:

http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/WebCams/parks/denacam/denacam.cfm

or here:

http://webcam.talkeetnaair.com/netcam.jpg

You can see just how deep I’m snuggled in my sleeping bag by checking the forecast here:

http://www.arh.noaa.gov/wmofcst_pf.php?wmo=SXAK49PAFG&type=public

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