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LifeStraw

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Georgia Aquarium

Took a trip to the Georgia Aquarium and shot many short videos with my iphone then put it all together using iMovie. Also added some tunes from M83. Song is Outro by M83. I chopped it and blended it to fit the video.

The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia houses 120,000 animals, representing 500 species, in 8.5 million US gallons of marine and fresh water; it was the world’s largest aquarium when it opened in 2005.

 

Black Helicopter Training Excercises

There has been a lot of buzz lately on the internet and some local news channels about black military helicopters doing some so called “training excercises” over some cities without any notice to the people.

It is scaring many of them.

Take a look here at what happened in Miami, Florida.

Urban Combat Training?
Military Helicopters Downtown Miami (.30seconds)

Machine gun fire from military helicopters – Miami Florida (3.42)
Miami News Channel

Houston, Texas
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=8971311

 

Why is there so much of this training lately?
Why is there no notification to the people?

Are they trying to desensitize the people to these training excercises?

Who’s training who?

Concrete Sink Project Part Two

Well if you read the first part of the series on the concrete sink project you know know that I had just poured a slab base for my cabinet to put a concrete sink in.

This is my first attempt at making a concrete sink and I am blogging about it in parts.

In this post I wanted to post several pictures of the cabinet as it is now completed. Also the sink will take the shape of a guitar. I worked on the guitar mold for quite some time now and tonight I completed it.

The cabinet was a simple build with 2×4’s and later I put older would on the facing of it so that it looked rustic.

The guitar mold was fashioned out of the pink 2 inch thick foam from Home Depot. I used 3 layers of it glued together. I then sanded it slightly and coated it with plaster in 2 coats then sanded it down to a fine finish and coated with a two part epoxy. The epoxy should allow me to reuse the mold on future guitar sinks later on.

Quick little funny, tonight as I was looking at the mold and marveling at the glossiness of it and daydreaming about how the sink would look, I noticed that the 2×4 boards I was using to keep it off the work bench was now glued to my mold. WHAT WAS I THINKING !!!!!???!!!

I quickly reacted and tried hard to get the boards a loose from the mold trying desperately not to destroy my hard work.

I succeeded with minimal damage and learned a valuable lesson. I think I can fix the rough edge I made. Everything should be ok.

Here are some pics of the cabinet base.

 

Here is a small video of the concrete sink mold getting fabricated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm0JpAAbeAA

Stay tuned for the next installment Concrete Sink Project Part Three

Running Stairs for Excercise

Sometimes for exercise I like to go to a place local to me out at Grenada Lake. There are some emergency spillway stairs that are 110 steps up and down. Its very hard to jog them for a lot of times.

For several years I have visited these steps and I usually can do it twice. That’s going up and down one time and then do it again and I am usually spent! Well then I got to where I could do it three times. To me this was a big accomplishment cause I have heard that no one in the area has done it more than five times. I shall keep those two people that have done it five times anonymous.

So anyways I did it three times on several occasions.

Yesterday I had a wild idea that I wanted to go run the stairs three times and try to get a fourth.
Then being the avid camera guy and media junky that I am, I thought to myself …Why not video it?
I know you are saying, why video it? Well here are several reasons.

  • It may be cool to see how it looks doing it
  • Just in case I actually succeed in doing a fourth time.
  • It would be cool to show others how its done
  • If I trip and stumble it will be something for us all to laugh at

This is a very challenging exercise. It really gets exhausting. At the top of the stairs it feels like you have little children hanging on each leg. Incredible pump. This is great for HIIT (high intensity interval training) if you are looking for something to do to burn fat fast.

So here is the video I put together using a pair of DVR sunglasses to give you the effect of what I see, then two point and shoot personal hand held cameras set up on tripods to catch 2 angles. I edited this in iMovie on the Mac.