Thirty One

I turned 31 a month and a day ago. Things have been busy for me. Mostly because I spend so much time traveling to and from work each day… I’m not bitter about it. :) In all honestly though, if I didn’t like my job, the commute wouldn’t be worth it. Lucky for me, I’ve been enjoying it.

That in itself has made my last year. I haven’t really done a ton of stuff other than work. We put in a desert front lawn which took some getting used to visually. I really like the fact that now, I don’t need to mow or water at all. It’s very convenient!

I also recorded my 4 song EP that I’ve been talking about forever. Through the process, I’ve found it hard to find reliable people to work with. I imagine that is kind of what employers feel like when trying to hire for a position. The final mixes are almost done and I’ll post a link soon enough for everyone to listen to. I’m please with my progress so far!

This next year I hope to blog more. That’s it. I’ve basically done everything that I set out to do last year but blog. So this year I’m setting the bar low, blog more. :)

Here are a few pictures from my birthday, we went to Alcatraz this year. Enjoy.

Mid-Year Check-in

I haven’t had a ton of time to blog yet this year. That might be the one thing that I haven’t done on my 2016 resolutions list, which I’d consider an accomplishment. I’ve played a lot of drums which has made me very happy. I’ve also bought some recording equipment and cut back on my ambitions of recording 10 songs back to recording 4 songs. That has made the project much more reachable. I’m hoping to get those songs mixed and mastered at the end of July and to release them in August sometime. Fingers crossed that actually happens.

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Travis Barker

There are a number of reasons as to why Travis Barker is my idol. I’d start by saying his drumming is simply fantastic. I love his style, speed and passion. To me, he seems down to earth and I appreciate his roots.

If you haven’t seen Travis Barker drum, click here. He has a marching band style to his drumming that I respect and love. I feel like marching band drumming is fundamentally challenging, you have to be disciplined to be talented at it.

This last weekend, I got the opportunity to meet Travis. He was doing a book signing for his new book “Can I Say” Living large, cheating death, & drums, drums, drums. I just started reading it this week and so far I’m really enjoying it!

Travis signed my book, shook my hand and took a picture with me. I couldn’t have asked for more. The 3 hours I waited in line was worth it! Below are a few pictures from the book signing.

LA

It seemed as though Labor day was the day for weddings this year as we got invited to a few of them. Sadly we only got to attend one of them which was in LA. We had a fun trip seeing the stars and all of the touristy stuff in the area. Below are some pics of our trip.

Home, Only for a Second

We had the privilege to go to Omaha to attend a friends wedding. The trip seemed short and packed full of friends. We miss NE and our friends quite a bit.

Thanks to everyone who made us feel welcomed; especially Ryan and Josey Rogers who were so kind to let us stay at their beautiful home. They put up with us going in and out of their home late at night. You guys are the best!

Yosemite

For our 6 year wedding anniversary, Beth and I went to Yosemite. It’s the one place I’ve wanted to visit since moving to CA and it was worth it! The best way I could describe it was “epic”.

We also stopped along the way to visit Beth’s sister and brother in law. While we were there we ended up seeing a beached whale. While sad, it was a once in a life time experience. Below are some pictures of our time.