A lot of people go to college for 7 years…

…but it only took Garrett three and a half!
Without further adieu, the moment his mother waited 29 years for.

A lot of people go to college for 7 years…

Duets with Auntie Lee

Mighty Mathias comes from two very non-musical parents, but that doesn’t stop Aunt Alia from trying to share her talents with her favorite nephew. After a week of listening to “Auntie Lee Lee” play her guitar and sing him to sleep, Mats has started to chime in and harmonize with his own coos. It’s pretty adorable and hopefully shows he has more musical promise than either of us. Looks like our Rock Band, “Turtle Hunters of the Night,” might have a new lead singer!
[Click to watch the video below]

Duets with Auntie Lee

What I Do At Work

Another video I produced and edited while interning at JaxParks.  This is the third one I have done for the Tri-Jax Challenge.  Benji (race director for the Tri-Jax Challenge) and two of his kids worked on their acting skills.  I had a lot of fun encouraging them to act crazy. Surprisingly it did not take much encouragement to get them to jump on their dad or chase him around a field.

Here are the other two videos I helped produce for the triathlon.

You can find more of the videos I have done at http://www.youtube.com/user/friendsofjaxparks?feature=watch

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Best Moments of 2008: PGA TOUR Highlights Edition

In end of the year spirit, I’m going to try a series of posts titled Best Moments of 2008, recapping the best of what I’ve done and experienced this year. I’m hoping it keeps me entertained enough to get back into blogging mode!If you have any suggestions (themes or actual moments), leave them in the comments.

I don’t just work for the PGA Tour, I’m also a fan!

In the spirit of continuing with the video posts I’ve been adding lately (I can write, I just haven’t), here are my favorite Best of 2008 videos from the PGA Tour’s YouTube channel.

I had a great time re-living some of the highlights from my first season at the TOUR through these Best of ’08 highlights. I also like the features on Sergio Garcia, Anthony Kim and Vijay Singh, each recapping their stellar seasons.

At PGATOUR.com, many of the staffers wrote about what they’ll remember about 2008. Since my first choice, stalking watching Sergio win the PLAYERS in person, was already spoken for, I wrote about the emergence of Camilo Villegas through the season. I first met, and watched, him during PLAYERS week, and he just got better throughout the season. The PGATOUR.com editors really polished my story (thanks y’all!) and you can read it here.

Best Moments of 2008: PGA TOUR Highlights Edition

L*Boogie & H-Izzle explore St. Augustine

I found my video editing software and my Flip cam last weekend and put together this little ditty. In September, the Adventures of L*Boogie and H-Izzle continued with a road trip to St. Augustine, Florida. Here’s a little of what we explored and adventured:

Hint to friends and family: if you visit Jacksonville, we can make videos of fun things too!

L*Boogie & H-Izzle explore St. Augustine

Here comes Fay

Flashlights – CHECK
Batteries – CHECK
Case of water – CHECK
Good books and magazines on hand – CHECK
Food that doesn’t have to be microwaved – CHECK

Ok, I’m ready for Tropical Storm Fay to pass by Jacksonville. From what I can gather, people aren’t too worried about this storm. I get the feeling it’s equivalent to a really good Oregon winter wind storm. Power outages, downed trees and flooding are what most are concerned with. (Of course, that doesn’t stop the entire city of Jacksonville from shutting down today & tomorrow while some of us still have to work…)

If I get really curious about what the storm is all about, I might venture to the beach to take some pictures/video. But after watching the video below (taken yesterday in Ft. Lauderdale), I think I’ll wait to use my kite board (don’t really have one) and do all other sporting activities until Fay goes away!

I’ll check in as I can, either on the blog, Twitter, Facebook or via text, if anything storm related gets kinda serious or scary. Until then, it’s back to work!

Here comes Fay

Life without Tiger

The British Open last week was entertaining, given the ever-changing leaderboard (Duval who?), the Force 9 winds and Paddy’s 5 wood on the 71st hole. [Though it would’ve been nice to see Sergio, Phil, Adam Scott and others to have a good showing. Hopefully they’ll emerge in the PGA Championship.]

When I was reading the golf entries on Google Reader today, I came across this video, lamenting the TOUR season without Tiger. Though I don’t agree that golf isn’t worth watching till ’09, I can see why some people do. Take a look for a laugh.
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Life without Tiger

Theme Song, please

Kudos to Sarah for posting this where she knew I’d find (and enjoy) it. I first saw it about a month ago, but keep going back for another listen. Substitute *Florida for Vegas in the lyrics and you have my  perfect theme song to describe my recent adventures.


As I listened again, I realized if your name is Sarah insert *San Fran and you’re good to go. Same if your name is Laura (*Portland), Holly (*Seattle), Raechel (*law school), Alia (*Prineville?) and my many other (girl)friends who are celebrating their twentysomethingness by seeking out new places and new adventures. Cheers and love to you all.

Theme Song, please