Friday, November 30, 2007

You Are The Winner

the winnies was really fun! Irina, Lan, Vu and Bonny threw a great party! and that now concludes NaVloPoMo07. i now dub december NaVloPoMoWaMo National Videoblog Posting Month Watching Month. because i know we all have to go back and watch everything that everyone made.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

3 Years Ago Today

i can't believe it's been 3 years. amazing. as always, i'm inspired by you all.

music: Reverse Rose by skoria via

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Lumiere 6: Apple Juice

it's been tough keeping up with navlopomo. being in rural virginia and trying to find wifi and keep my camera charged and then getting a head cold has not been good for posting video. i have been taping every day, so i'm going to back date some...i write my own rules here. drink plenty of apple juice when you get sick. i ordered this and the waitress said do you have a cold? yes, yes i do.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Laptop Shot

my sister was hanging out in california at the end of sustainable route. this was what it was like to hang out with us. two laptops, two pairs of headphones...did you say something? dorks.

Monday, November 26, 2007


i went to richmond virginia to visit my friend jason. and this is all i recorded that day. i got a cold that morning, so i felt a little uninspired, as you can tell.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Cheap and Green Insulation: Recycled Paper Cellulose

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i taped this while working in the country on jay's dad's building and decided to turn it into a RyanIsHungry post as well. double post action!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


a while back, jay thought it would be ok to post a video of me sleeping...without first asking me. i was pretty mad. we made a pact to ask each other first if we could post more sensitive moments. jay told me to tape him snoring, because he didn't believe that he actually did it. well, he does! battle cat too!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Sun Beams

ah, the country.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


this is the first thanksgiving ever that i have not spent at my mother's house. will be the same for christmas. thought i'd make it feel like i was home with a "pumpkin pie" with whipped cream from scratch. that's my mom's favorite (along with green jello and cream cheese mold, needless to say, i skipped that one!). check out our spread! jay and i cooked for his family. it was fun and they were pretty much beside themselves that we could cook, esp jay, because after all, the men are supposed to stay out of the kitchen right?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Screaming Silently: The Ranch

this is a survey for my own personal uses as well as to share the insanity. i'm starting to feel a little crazy looking at the rust colored wall to wall carpet, the textured walls/ceilings and the fake, walnut, wood panels. not sure jay's dad is feeling the 'let's paint this entire house' vibe that we're putting out. he will...oh he will! sigh.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

No You Didn't

jay and i are in the country. rural virginia at his dad's little house on the prairie. the house we're staying was built circa 1978-1982. it got decorated then and stayed that way. we're thinking of maybe spending more time here, living on both coasts. and, as many of you know of me, i need things to be refinished if they are looking shabby. day one- i tackle the tiny details like light switches and outlet covers that are coated in wall paper. oh no you didn't do that! and look what they used to adhere the paper to the plastic! it's like a horror film. tomorrow you get a tour. and my obsessive thoughts on how to improve the space. these things make me feel better about the world.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Virgin America: Airline Geekery

we flew an overnight flight on the fancy new virgin america from SFO to DC. i must say it was an extremely pleasant experience. i usually don't give a fuck about hyped up corporations trying to be hip or geeky but seriously the simple fact that we could plug our laptops in to work and watch stuff made the 5 hour flight go by fast. and they have their interactive entertainment computers running on linux. nice! soon they will have satellite wifi or so they say. too bad oil is going to run out and no one will be able to afford (economically as well as environmentally) to fly...ah the hey days of humanity....

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Winnies DIY Trophies

if you come to the winnies and you RSVP'd beforehand and you produce video for the web, YOU WIN! just bring an old trophy to give out because this is like a secret santa thing were you are are assigned another person to give your trophy to. so hit the salvation army (or your mantel if you won a vloggie last year) and bring it on! i'll be setting up a DIY, crafty table so you can decorate your thrifty trophies too!

Tile Is Done

does anyone really care? i finished the floor today. i like the grout color, it brings out the color in the cabinets. will this solve world hunger? no, totally not.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Show In A Box Hackathon

this happened back in september and i realized i never posted any of it. a whole bunch of us got together, several people flew out, to spend the weekend hacking wordpress into a kick ass videoblogging platform. we're all busy folks, but we're still hacking away, trying to make it a really creative and slick platform for creators to showcase their work. make wordpress more than a text blog with video thrown on it. i love these people!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Oh My God...Editing

i've edited 3 big jobs for pay this week. one of them is not done yet. i'm tired. my eyes hurt. this clip is 2 years and one month old. guess i'm still editing.

Day 14

it's day 14 of NaVloPoMo. not day 17 yet, but way passed day 8.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Every Day I Think...

i really do think this every day. music by teru via ccmixter. thought i'd get this idea outta my head finally.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hydrogen is Hype

here's more on why i think hydrogen for fueling cars is hype.

Monday, November 12, 2007

First Tile EVER!

today, we make more messes with floors. this time it's the kitchen. pulled up the old vinyl covering and replaced it with ceramic tile. this is the first time we'ved ever done this. it's a learning experience for sure. if it weren't navlopomo, i wouldnt have taped or edited this. i'm exhausted!!! thanks navlopomo for making me do's a cool document to have. i think within the week, this will be done. sweet.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


these apartments have no insulation at all. you pull up the floor and there is about a foot gap of space before the other person's ceiling begins. this means our neighbor can hear every fucking movement you make. and he really don't like it. so we are pulling the floor up to start soundproofing. always something to learn around here.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

San Mateo Moments

funny, there is this meme started by rupert to show your workspace. i totally did this unintentionally too. was looking for clips i had never posted and here it is, my desk and the view from my desk and what i do when i leave my desk for a break. weird!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Lumiere 5: Garden, South Central, Los Angeles

got to tape some folks growing lots of food in south central (now known as 'South LA'). video to come on RyanIsHungry soon-ish!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Lumiere 4: Titanic Cafe, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

wow, totally weird that i found this. i was all prepared to post lumiere #5 and i was like, 'wait, what was #4???' well, #4 never got posted and has been sitting on my computer for 5 months. sheesh! i guess #5 will have to wait til tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


was editing an interview from thailand today and found this footage tacked onto the end of it. it was this little bunny pen at this place we stayed at for a few days. i was missing my kitties and became very attached to hanging out with the bunnies. they are so cute!!! i couldn't get enough, as you can see.

day 6 of NaVloPoMo, yeah!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Writers Guild On Strike

we were in LA today and got to witness the strikes firsthand. good for them.

NaVloPoMo Day 5 y'all. what will it be like on Day 17? will we all be totally burnt?

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Retro Desk Re-do

this is one of my favorite furniture projects yet. took FOREVER. but it was worth it!

cross posted on Ryanne Refinishes too!

Process: The Bathroom

when jay and i moved into the eco-village apartment, we painted the entire thing. my favorite room is the bathroom. i feel like the bathroom can be a little more experimental when it comes to color than any other room. it's small, it has a bunch of fixtures, you can get bold and not ruin a whole room. it also has a lot of light, so the dark walls don't make it feel like a cave. i had fun with this one. been meaning to post this for 6 months now!

cross-posted on Ryanne Refinishes too!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Ashley's Tattoo: November 19th, 2005

as you can see this happened almost exactly 2 years ago. yes, it's taken me 2 years to post this. i'm glad NaVloPoMo, National Vlog Posting Month, has given me the motivation to do so. the weird thing about this video? that it was almost exactly 2 years ago AND i'm wearing the exact same shirt as i was on that day.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Rice Mill in Thailand

today is the first day of november, which is now NaVloPoMo or National Vlog Posting Month which is a riff off of National Blog Posting Month which originated as National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. so, a bunch of us are posting a video a day for all of november. can we do it? YES. so can you! just start posting today (or tomorrow or the next day or whenever) and join the little ning group so we all know to encourage each other. post anything and everything. think of it not as a month of toil, but a month of FREEDOM!!

i think i'll be pulling things from my archive that i've been meaning to post for a while. this is good motivation for sure!