Stuck in A Rut in the T&T Life Cycle

Back to a long non-posting rut as I sometimes have here on T&T…Its hard to stay in the groove of blogging every day, especially when you are running multiple blogs.  I don’t even have a whole lot of time for this post seeing as its 4 minutes past midnight, and I need to head to bed as I’m leaving for Hollywood in the morning.

My friend Laura has been in town from Australia for the past 2 weeks, and we have been super busy doing just about everything there is to do in SoCal.  I took this week off work, and we have headed to Havasu, Sea World, Padres Game, Downtown, The Zoo, and tomorrow -Hollywood / LA.  Its been awesome, as I haven’t even done any of the tourist stuff and I have lived in SD for over 4 years now.  My parents came down on monday, and they have been hanging out doing stuff with us too, so Its been a super busy, hectic, and totally awesome week!

I will have tons of pictures and updates about her entire trip in an upcoming post, not to mention all the insanely cool stuff I have in store for WBSD, along with some new web design jobs I have coming up, Awesome plans for a river trip with Dani for the 4th, and a million other things that make up the way-too-busy but extremely awesome life of Ian.  Stay Tuned!

Run XBMC From a Thumb Drive

This is more a link so I remember to try this.  But we run XMBC on our old xbox at home and use it to play movies, music, everything over the network off all of our computers.  Lifehacker has put together a  pretty thorough article on how to run it off a thumb drive, and I definitely want to try it out:

http://lifehacker.com/395212/run-xbox-media-center-from-a-usb-drive

Early Summer Update

Everything went well with the commercial.  Headed out the bay at 3 and loaded the boat in the water.  Pretty much just anchored with Evan anchored in an 1800 MX across from me, and then a Kayot took off in between us.  I think its going to turn out pretty cool, and it should start airing on Thursday from they said, so keep an eye out!

Things are rolling on the new boat purchase.  The dealership is working on our financing options right now, and the order is already in on having a custom galvanized and painted trailer built.  We are about three weeks out on pickup.  Until then we are trying our best to sell our Maxum, because the dealership can offer us an even better price if we don’t have to trade in.  Regardless, It should work out one way or another, and then it will be heading over to DBG Concepts for some heavy customization.  It will be used for some advertising for DBG and Wakeboard SD, so they are designing a custom tower for it, and installing an insane stereo system.  More details to follow.

Also, unfortunately, to afford the downpayment on the new craft, I’m going to be selling my FZR 600.  I hate to get rid of it, but I don’t want to pull into my savings account to afford the downpayment since I’m saving up for a house, and I can do without my bike as I’d rather have the sickest wakeboard boat known to man.  Therefore, I’m putting her up on CL for $2500.  This is a sweet bike, in perfect shape with only 10k miles on it.  Check out some more pics on Picasa HERE.

So, thats the news.  My friend Laura is coming out from Australia in a couple weeks, she flies in on the 15th at LAX, and is staying for 2 weeks.  I’m super stoked as we are heading out for Havasu on that thursday, and then have the next week off of work!  It will be the first vacation I have had since I finishing up college, so I am stoked!

And thats that in the world of Ian.

Tomorrow I’m a Movie Star!

Or at least a commercial star.  Hipp Marine has asked us to be in their commercial they are filming in Mission Bay tommorrow.  Since we have one of their newer boats and its all tricked out with all the wakeboard gear you can possible add to it, they want it in the commercial.  Meeting up with them in the bay around 3, and seeing what we need to do.  Keep an eye out for us, as this commercial will be run all summer!