Because…1) I’m exhausted after a really long and frustrating week (starting with an impromptu 14 hr round trip road trip this past weekend, 2) the weather is GORGEOUS outside right now, and 3) the Red Sox are on and KILLING IT tonight…I don’t really have a good project or witty tutorial to share with you. Bad blogger…bad. But I do have a little Goose video to share with you all. And you can just file this little video under Campbell randomness and epic shenaniganary. Seriously…look at the post tags…I literally have a category called shenanigans where you can learn about all the oddities that make us, US! Including a little tossing a tub out the window video. I wish I was kidding.
Anyway….back to the Goose video. Every work day, I come home on my lunch hour (I literally have a four minute commute…I’ve timed it) to play with the dog. Goose appreciates it. He licks my face to tell me that. As much fun as lunchtime play dates with the Goose are, sometimes it gets uber difficult to actually eat my lunch since he’s all “play…play…play…play….MOMMMM…PLAY!” So the other day, while Colby was also home for lunch, we came up with a new game…hide a cookie under a Frisbee in the kitchen and let the Goose go. Observe.
Why do I find this SO funny? Goose trying to get a cookie from underneath a Frisbee? HILARIOUS! Just me? Yeah…probably. Shouldn’t I find this slightly tortuous upon my fur baby?! Nope. I enjoy eating my salad in peace while he paws after the cookie. He loves it. And thank goodness our floors aren’t precious!
Pssst…So I pinky promise to knock off a few projects this weekend. No emergency trips across state lines…I swear. We’ve got a few projects to knock out for the bathroom, and…fingers crossed…we’ll be ready to let you in on a little secret/announcement next week! Curious now, aren’t you?! Or maybe not. Enough about us…what do you all have planned for the big week end?! Any projects? Dish!
I’m just going to get right to this. I am WOEFULLY behind in tackling my 30 Before 30 list…woefully behind! Out of the 30 tasks on that list, I’ve only tackled about five of them and I only have about five months left to finish the remaining 25. Uh oh…crunch time! At least my grad schooling (a master’s in business administration) has taught me the fine art of procrastinating and whipping out amazingness at a moment’s notice. Can I tackle the remaining items on that list? Perhaps. In the infamous words of Barney Stinson…challenge accepted!
One of the tasks on that list was to learn how to shoot videos on my new-ish DSLR camera. I’ve had the camera for over a year and have just recently figured out how to shoot a video on it. Not a great video by any means, but a video. Since I went public on the 30 Before 30 project, and vowed to complete it before our dear readers, I should probably share the results of this task. So I present to you my sub-par efforts in video production (Steven Spielberg and George Lucas I am not), starting with the first video I ever shot. It’s of Goose “opening” his presents at Christmas. And yes, our dog child gets wrapped Christmas presents. I’m pretty sure he likes the wrapping paper just as much if not more than what’s underneath the paper:
The second video is a little more recent, from a few weeks ago after a snow storm. I know I tell you guys about a million times how crazy Goose acts, so here’s to mentioning it number one million and one, Goose is crazy. Here’s the evidence.
That dog cannot get enough snow shoveled into his face. Crazy fool. And this was a mild snow Goose outing for him too. You should see him run! And at full force! If only we could harness that energy for the greater good?! Goose will spend HOURS running down that path…back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, typically chasing squirrel.
And then there was yesterday’s video of Colby hammering in cut nails in our guest bedroom.
I think my video shooting skills are getting ever so slightly better. I don’t look down and find out I’m accidentally shooting my feet instead of the dog and I’ve learned to keep the expletives at a minimum, you know, to keep these flicks PG. Okay…more like PG-13. But I still have some work to do in the video recording front. And maybe even the video editing front.
And it wouldn’t be a complete 30 Before 30 list post if I didn’t share the full list and what I’ve checked off the to-do list so far:
Get Married(August 10, 2012)
- Go see the Timber Tina Lumberjack show in Bar Harbor
- Consider having children
- Join Colby for a romantic date night out
Learn how to use the video function on my Nikon DSLR(March 5, 2013) Purchase a big girl couch(September 3, 2012)
- Try surfing
- Track dow the world’s most amazing Sangria recipe
- Travel somewhere outside the continental US
- Run the Beach to Beacon road race
- Hike Cadillac Mountain
- Finish a quarter of the books on “The List”
- Go on a picnic
- Learn to sew
Bake Colby a birthday cake(August 19, 2012)
- Learn to knit
- Dig for mussels on the Maine coast
- Finish the yearly photo books
Make my own Christmas cards(December 7, 2012) Spend a weekend in Southern Maine(July 20 – 22, 2012)
- Go to an auction
- Send my mom flowers
- Watch all 10 seasons of Friends start to finish
- Explore Portsmouth, New Hampshire
- Cook through my recipe idea files
- Attend the infamous Brimfield antique show
Become a mug club member at a local bar(November 14, 2012)
- Organize the house
- Conquer Julia Child’s Le Boeuf Bourguignon
Host a yard sale(September 1, 2012)
Okay, so I lied. Eight down and twenty-two more to go. Wish me luck! I’m gonna need it!
Pssst…Do you guys have any video recording tips or tricks up your sleeves? Do share! I could certainly use them! Or any resources you find helpful for learning how to shoot videos or general DSLR help? I feel like such a camera spaz most days, but at least I’m tryin’!
We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post (it was boring anyway…just rug stuff) to bring you another little sneak peak from our wedding. We got a cd in the mail the other day from some family friends that was LOADED with amazing wedding images. Images and…images and…wait for it…MOVIES! I’m still going through all the great photos and videos but I couldn’t help myself. I had to share one of the videos…my favorite…one of Colby doing his little garter ceremony thang! For your viewing pleasure:
And yes, I am fully aware that I married that. Just imagine, that’s what it’s like in our house every…single…day! Welcome to my life. Between doing the shopping cart with Goose to wearing the dog collar and prancing around the house pretending to be the dog (both which happened this evening…no joke), there’s never a dull moment in our home. I heart that man and his shenanigans…even if he hits on “The TIT”. That’s taxidermist in training…my nickname for Colby’s cousin and giver of the man hug:
I know it’s not house project related, but I couldn’t help myself. I just had to share! I’m still waiting on a few more sets of pictures from friends and family who stood in as our photographers, one of the ways we chose to save money on our big day. But hopefully I’ll have a grand ol’ post all whipped up for you in the near future!
Can you believe it? Our little dog child is a whopping two years old! It seems like just yesterday when we brought the little pipsqueak home. In fact, we oh so appropriately found the first ever video we took of puppy Goose. We filmed it in our kitchen the night we brought him home. Without further ado, puppy Goose:
Wasn’t he cute? He still is…and that’s a GOOD thing. We may have just reached the terrible two’s but he’s been living them out since the day we brought him home! I kid, I kid…kind of. We’ve had our moments, that’s for sure, but he’s been a good boy more often than not. But there still have been moments like these (courtesy of an iPhone photo text from Colby):
But for all the times he can be super obnoxious, he makes up for it in super cuteness. Here are a few more “Goose is cute” moments captured by Colby and his iPhone.
When Goose is tired, like just came back from a little 4 mile run or just woke up in the morning, he sleeps like this. It’s actually pretty common to catch him napping in the chair or on the couch. He also sits like this:
And sometimes like this:
He’s such a weirdo! They do say dogs resemble their owners! Or is it the other way around? Does this make us weird? And then there’s my favorite Goose pose of all, the “Mom…I NEED a bite of your dinner…I don’t care if it’s broccoli…I NEED it…and I’m gonna stare at you like this until you give it to me.”
So in honor of our little Goosie Goose turning two, we celebrated with presents and cake. What kind of mom would I be if I didn’t bestow cake and gifts to my dog child?! We did this for Goose’s first birthday back here and decided to continue the tradition. His favorite gift was his 2′ bone:
Which he will devour in its entirety in less than a week. And naturally, he paraded the thing around the yard a bit, showing it off to all his doggie neighbors.
And of course there was cake. And by cake I mean a rice “batter” with peanut butter “frosting” and rawhide “candles”.
Who’s hungry? Before we let him dig in, he had to sit for a quick photo shoot:
And then he devoured the cake in 20 seconds flat…give or take 19 seconds.
I think he liked it. So here’s to another adventurous year with the Goose filled with mishaps, mayhem, and of course Goose love!
Pssst…So Colby and I just got home from a trip to Lowes and all I have to say is we’re stocked up for a very exciting weekend of house projects. More specifically, yard work projects! Woot woot! What’s on the good ‘ol weekend to do list for you? Yard work? Painting? Puttering around the house fixing all those little nagging projects?
Due to inactivity on the wedding front, Wedding Wednesday is officially canceled. Not for good, don’t worry, we’ll be back with a vengeance next week for an awesome Wedding Wednesday post. But for your viewing pleasure, I bring you the Mexican Jumping
Bean German Short Haired Pointer: