Jake and I have already decided that eventually we will move away from LA. We had extremely similar childhoods filled with big backyards, puppy dogs, and all the wonderful things that come with the changing of seasons (particularly snow). We are sentimental about those things and we want our children to be able to enjoy and experience the same things we did. We don't know when or even where we will move, but I can tell you that when the time comes for us to buy our very own house there will be a lot of DIYing for the first few years.
I keep coming across amazing projects people have done in their homes. There is only so much you can do in an apartment and still expect to get your deposit back. We are already pushing that envelope. Every time I see something particualy awesome, I save it for when we have our own home where we can do what ever we like.
Here are some of my favorite projects. These ones lean on the more major construction side. If you happen to do any of them or have done anything similar, I would love to see it.
I don't know about you, but we're pretty big J.J. Abrams fans around here. We were loyal Lost fans even until the end (but we won't get into that discussion). When Fringe first came out, we started watching it solely based on the fact that is was created by J.J. Abrams. From the first episode we were hooked. It basically started out as a now-a-days version of The X-Files, which Jake and I are also huge fans of (we even dressed up as Scully and Mulder for Halloween last year). In the most recent season it has started to move away from the X-files-esque structure, but it's still pretty interesting. Season 4 premieres tonight, so I thought it only appropriate to post accordingly.
It's been forever since we've posted a photo of the week, sorry! I noticed some new graffiti over by Target the other day so I snapped this one of The Beatles. I'm always amazed by how people can get these up without getting caught. Hopefully we can get back into the hang of posting our photo of the week more consistently again.
As you may already know, a video competition has been going on at my office all year. Any employee can make any type of video and upload it to youtube. The video with the most views by the end of the year wins an all expenses paid trip to New York City for two. I've already made an animation that is currently less than 250 views behind first place. You can watch that here.
Yesterday morning everyone with a subscription to Netflix received an email from the CEO. He explained that the company would be splitting into two separate companies. The online streaming content would remain under the name Netflix, and the mailed DVDs would now be called Qwikster. They will exist as two separate websites operating independently. This split isn't getting a lot of positive renforcement. About 45 minutes after reading through that email, I was struck with an idea for a new video to make for my work's competition.
I can't take credit for the original concept of my video. Hundreds of other versions of this clip exist on youtube already. But with the help of my friends and family, I was able to write a unique and funny set of subtitles for this clip. I hope you enjoy it.
This past weekend our good friends Jonny and Emily invited us to go up to wine country for a relaxing day of picnicking and wine tasting. If you know anything about Jake and I, we are far from being any kind of wine connoisseurs. In fact Jake doesn't even really like alcohol, but we were more than happy to come along and enjoy the day trip with friends. We've never been to wine country, and what better way to spend a beautiful Sunday then to relax in the beautiful outdoors with friends?