There’s a park nearby that’s right on the lake, so I took a trip out there for a few hours and shot the birds with my GoPro’s. I’m pretty happy with the result. Take a look…
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So I’ve had some time to sit and think about life a bit.. think about some of the big questions.
“What’s really important?”
“What am I doing with my life?”
“What should I do when I don’t have all the answers or even don’t know what I’m doing?”
In the midst of the “I don’t know” of it all, it’s all starting to make some sense.Leave a Comment | Permalink
Sometimes traveling involves delays… Whether it’s waiting in line to cross a border, going through customs, or going through security at the airport. Sept. 11th happened and so people are still careful when it comes to travel, especially international travel, but fortunately there’s a couple things you can do to speed up the process and make your life easier.Leave a Comment | Permalink
So it’s been a while since I’ve written here. It’s 2014 now and the last post I wrote here was in 2012. (Whoa.) I’ve traveled quite a bit… road tripped across the country, climbed glaciers in Alaska, climbed atop a radio telescope, helicoptered over huge mountains, etc., but I haven’t posted any stories or photos or videos up here. I’ve thought about it many times, but I’ve really wanted a break from the sense of obligation that I felt from having to share about everything.
After a lot of intense traveling, I felt the need to settle down and stay put for a while. It’s been a few years now and it hasn’t been exactly what I was expecting, so I feel like sharing a bit about the experience and what I have in mind next.Leave a Comment | Permalink
My friend Jeff and I went indoor skydiving for the first time at iFLY Seattle. It was a lot of fun. It’s very similar to skydiving of course, but there are some key differences.Leave a Comment | Permalink
Whew! So I just completed putting together a driving timelapse video of the drive from Seattle, WA down to Colorado.
It’s about an hour long, so grab something tasty to snack on and drink, switch the video to HD, and enjoy!
Then read on to hear about some of the highlights of the trip, some shown on video, some not.
So I see this message posted on facebook yesterday asking if anyone wants to be on TV and dance dressed as an elf. Um, obviously!
So I drive downtown, park outside the TV studio, overhear some other people in the waiting area talking about flash mobs, and ask them if they’re here to be an elf too. Sure enough, yep!
So donning our provided wardrobe of neon tights and clothing, we hang out in the dressing area and goof around, eventually make our way backstage (and it’s amazing how much more stuff goes on behind the scenes and during commercial breaks compared to the little box of view you see on the TV screen), and when they call us out from behind the set, we get a bit of time to be goofy on TV.
Life is funny sometimes…
Skip to about 2:20 or so to skip right to when we enter. I’m the one wearing the green shirt (in the studio, not the one in the outdoor shots wearing green at the beginning of the video).
Everyone else there was a professional dancer or even teacher. Me, not so much… which makes the “What in the world am I doing!?” feeling extra scary and fun!
By the way, did you know that things like leg hair and underwear shows right through tights? Yeah, neither did I… Thank goodness leg hair doesn’t show up on TV and we had shorts and long shirts to cover the rest. Oh the things you never see on television…1 Comment | Permalink
It’s been a while since I’ve gone out on a good long road trip. I really love it. Since I’m leasing my car and have only done about 6,000 miles in a year and yet I’m good for 12k/yr, I figured it’s time to put some miles on my car and hit the road!
Wanting to stay off the main highways, the trip was about 12 hours there and about 9 hours back. It’s amazing what a good drive does for me. It feels soooooo good… Here’s a video I put together of some of the highlights, as shot from one of the dashcams on my windshield.
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“So Ariel, how was your day?”
“Oh you know, spent the morning looking at physical and non-physical beings sitting side-by-side, sold a car or two, drove home and had a conversation with the non-physical beings I’d seen earlier… It was cool.”4 Comments | Permalink
For a little while now, I’ve been having periodic contact with aliens. It’s something I’ve really hesitated to speak about because, (after spending a little time earlier today to figure out what my hesitation/fear was), I’ve been afraid of people thinking I’ve gone off into the looney bin. That I’m some wiley nutcase. I think it’s part of the reason that I’ve now got a traditional 9-5(ish) job. Just to make myself feel more normal. I’ve never done drugs and yet I experience things normally that others sometimes do when they’re on drugs. Seeing energy, seeing the physical world radiate light, seeing solid objects vibrating and undulating as if they’re liquid waves. It’s just the way I see the world and while to me it’s totally normal, there’s an aspect of my own mind that judges this as weird and abnormal (in a bad way), and so I’ve been afraid of others judging me in this way too. hm, projection. Seeing this makes me more at peace with the subject now, and I feel like it’s time to share about this aspect of my life. My direct contact with extraterrestrials. I have no idea how this will be received on your end, but I do enjoy this and feel like sharing.
So with that said, let’s begin!19 Comments | Permalink