Monday, April 07, 2014

Ski Videos

Wilton, CT
This winter was horrible, but throughout all its horribleness it managed to be a great winter for skiing. And with that in mind, we hit the slopes and my camera was there to catch it.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Where I've Been

Wilton, CT

I usually sum up the year with numbers, facts, and small anecdotes. This year, I've decided to do something a bit different. This year was remarkable in that I've/we've done an immense amount of traveling. So, instead of talking about the things I've done or how I've done them, I figured I'd show you. Below is a map of all the places I've been to. There are some rules:

  • I had to spend more than a few hours there. For instance, I've driven through Intercourse, PA but haven't spent much time there. As a result, it is not marked on the map.
  • If I've been to a place multiple times (or lived in different areas in one city), it only receives one notation.
  • Green marks indicate a place I've lived.
  • When possible, I've tried to be as accurate as possible in the pin placement.
  • Sadly, I'm sure I've missed a few places along the way.

  • View The Places I've Been in a larger map

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Head of the Charles: 2013

Wilton, CT

After competing in the singles event last year, I was determined to make it back to the grandaddy of all rowing races, the Head of the Charles. This year, on a bet/dare, we managed to put together an 8-man boat, spent many early mornings practicing, and ended up doing quite well at the race. The overly-dramatic video below gives you a view of how it all went down on race day.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Connecticut Bon Vivant

Wilton, CT

Now that I'm living, for better or worse, in Connecticut, I figure it's time to get up to speed on the style, architecture, and random things that make this unique section of the United States so ... interesting? A good place to start, and a site I've been checking out regularly, is called Connecticut Bon Vivant. You can check out this photo-centric site here:

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer 2013 Playlist

Wilton, CT

I've been making a somewhat futile attempt to expand my musical tastes, especially in terms of international artists. These songs have made their way into a continual rotation in my car, on my iPhone, and on Spotify. All are destined to be part of my summer experience.

  • Lorde, Royals - Sparse music. Throaty vocals echoing from a girl who sounds three times her age. Catchy. Utterly perfect.
  • C2C, Down the Road - What starts off as a dusty 1930's blues riff becomes a psychologically twisted and remixed explosion of beats, orchestral hits, and vinyl scratches.
  • Passenger, Let Her Go - This passive and melodic tune has a certain melancholy that soars in direct opposition to the limited strength of the vocals. It works well.
  • Labrinth, Beneath Your Beautiful - A duet, which builds toward an amazing crescendo. A mix of soul, R&B and singer/songwriter heartfelt pleading.
  • Sleeping with Sirens, Feel - Punk and uptempo with lead male vocals that stretch into alto-ish territory. 
  • The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Around the Bend - Love, love, love the horn section. It makes the song.
  • Bastille, Pompeii - The echoing male chants establish the foundation of this British band's techno-bedded masterpiece.

Monday, June 03, 2013

New(ish) Videos!

Wilton, CT

Here are some of the latest videos I've created:

Maritime Rowing Club: Spring 2013

St. Thomas Trip

Blizzard 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wedding Vendors

Wilton, CT

When Lindsey and I were planning our wedding, we knew it was too much to tackle between just the two of us. And really, the effort  was divided between 70% her and 30% me as it was. So we made the great decision to put this amazing day in the hands of people who we trusted, who shared our similar vision, and who ended up being amazing. Despite the oppressive heat, our big day turned out incredibly well, and a huge part of that was due to the efforts of these people. If you're planning a wedding in the tri-state area, I highly recommend any of these vendors and services.