Happy Monday

12.16.13

Projector Glitter

I don’t know about you, but I am getting super excited for the holidays (and of course a few days with no work). I only have five business days of work left before a week off. It feels like this year has gone by so fast (I haven’t even put up my Christmas tree yet!) so I’m looking forward to a few days of relaxation before the year comes to a close.

So for all of you working your last Monday of the year, hope it’s great!

* Pic was taken for one my class assignments on slow shutter speeds

Happy Weekend!

11.01.13

 

Digby on Halloween

Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! We handed out candy and watched horror movies for most of the night. I resisted the urge to dress Digby up this year, so I’m pulling this pic from the archives.

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

A Boy and His Dog

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was full of activity. Not only did I get in tons of quality time with Digby and The Husband but I also chaperoned a high school dance (while dressed as a zombie). I think I’ve reached a whole new level of adulthood.

Digby_2A Boy and His Dog

 

Morning Coffee

10.14.13

Morning Coffee

It’s been almost a month since my last post so I figured it’s about time to check in. I’ve been keeping busy with work, film projects and a new photo class at UCLA. I used to hate Mondays (as most people do) but they’ve become a favorite of mine now that I have photography class to look forward to. Of all the wonderful things that have come out of this blog, my love for photography is definitely at the top. This week I’ve been spending a lot of time playing with shutter speed so I thought I’d share a few outtakes. And since it is Monday after all, I figured coffee would be pretty appropriate.

Morning Coffee

A Quick Hello

09.16.13

Have a great week!

Hi, everyone! It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted so I wanted to say a quick hello. I’ve been keeping busy with work and doing lots of dreaming (and scheming) with The Husband. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

*Photo from a recent music video shoot at an amusement park ride graveyard. Definitely one of the weirder slash most awesome spots I’ve shot at. I’ll share more pics soon.

Digby

I’ve spent a significant portion of this year on the road and now that I’m back in LA for an extended period of time, I’m feeling mighty lazy. I’ve talked a lot about how I want to be an ambassador for my town and I want to live like a tourist in my own city. Recently though, I have not been practicing what I preach. I’ve had so little down time this year that on the rare occasions when I am home, the couch and the TV quickly become my best friends.

I’m the first to admit that it can be pretty easy for me to fall into lazy habits, so I say enough lounging around. So, as always when I need a little inspiration, I went to my favorite bookstore and picked up a new LA guide called “Walking L.A” by Erin Mahoney Harris. I figured this would be the perfect way to kick my exploration into high gear. I’ll bring my camera and my trusty walking partner (because he’s getting a little lazy, too) and hit the road.

Home Again

08.07.13

Lollapalooza

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m back from Lollapalooza and ready to get back to posting. I’ll be sharing a few Lolla pics and tips tomorrow and on Friday I’m going to be talking more about our music video making process.

 

Back to Basics

07.22.13

Back to Basics

The last few weeks have been so busy with travel that I decided to take a little time off from blogging. Some time away helped give me perspective on the blog; what I want to write about, why I blog and where I see Call Me Cal going in the future. When I started blogging two years ago, it was for two main reasons: to share my Los Angeles pride and my love of adventures. I was hoping to inspire some adventure in my own life and just maybe in a few others along the way.

Over the past two years I’ve gone through different phases on the blog. I went from posting once or twice a week to posting every day and expanding the topics I covered. While this is all wonderful, at times blogging felt like a job (on top of my real job). When you see other blogs you admire posting every day, it’s easy to feel like you need to do the same thing or else you’ll somehow fall behind, but the difference is that this blog is not my actual job. I post because I love sharing ideas about what to do in LA or out of town and I want to spread the adventurous spirit and hopefully provide some useful resources.

So, I want to get back to sharing what inspires me most. On Mondays I’ll be focusing on LA and in-town adventures and on Wednesdays I’ll be blogging about out of town adventures. Fridays will be for something worth sharing, including the many of the creative ventures I’ve been working on recently. I might post more than that, but I always appreciate consistency on the blogs I read so I want to set accurate expectations.