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Peace out, Facebook.

October 5th, 2012 by *MoonDogg*

I deleted my Facebook (and Pinterest) account last night. I’ve been contemplating it for some time, but finally pulled the trigger. It’s not that I didn’t like Facebook, it certainly has its value. I was just over it. I wasn’t spending as much time on it as I used to, but it was still more than I wanted.

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Cool Dad, Cool Fashion… Going Brown

April 9th, 2011 by *MoonDogg*

This is one of Khristian’s first video editing projects. Totally hilarious.

Going Brown from MoonDogg on Vimeo.

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Unemployed

November 8th, 2010 by *MoonDogg*

My gig at Nuii is over. Just 2 weeks short of the 6 months I was predicting as the ‘worst case scenario’.

Things were going so well too. We were signing merchants, selling cards, and the deals were live. Cards were delivered and being used the same day the doors were closed, signs taken down, and locks changed.

Really sad.

Everyone was shocked, and most of the key people were determined to find a way to keep things going, and they still are. But I’m starting to feel like that is not going to happen. I am particularly disappointed because the computer systems I spent so much time and energy engineering and building are going to be simply torn down and sold pennies on the dollar, without ever having been really used. I was eager to see if my designs would stand the test of time.

So now what? Well, its been 3 full weeks, and I’ve been doing pretty much nothing. Catching up on sleep mostly. Organizing my finances. And planning on what to do next. I’m torn between taking a short vacation (2 months). Extended vacation (6+ months). Or pack up and move north. Need to decide in the next few weeks before I start burning through my savings.

Backpacking in South America for a couple months is sounding like the best option at the moment.

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Do you think it is going to need stitches?

March 7th, 2009 by *MoonDogg*

That was the question I asked Josh, as he was inspecting my leg.

“It’s probably going to need a few, yeah” was his reply…. Yeah, right. Just a few…

Is there a worm on my leg?

Is there a worm on my leg?

We were traversing the Dragon’s Tail in Mammoth. Myself, Josh and Khristian. I suggested we go all the way to the tail, because that it my favorite part of the mountain. It usually has the deepest snow, and the least amount of traffic, because it’s not easy to get to. There is a little bit of a valley you have to get across, and Josh said he didn’t want to hike.

‘What are you talking about? I never hike. You just have to bomb it and keep up your speed.”

And bomb it I did. I was trucking, making split-second decisions on which path to take, as there were several forks. You are basically on a single-track, up, down and around trees. It’s a bit of a roller-coaster ride, with no time to stop and think about it. You just have to go, soak up the bumps make the turns, duck under tree branches, and if you are successful you can make it to the powder mother lode.

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News: Student shoots professional quality photos

April 14th, 2008 by *MoonDogg*

Khristian was interviewed for the OC Register last week. Was also written up in the SC times and Sun Post. He has some of his photos on display at the Casa Romantica along with other students from San Clemente High School.

News: Student shoots professional quality photos | photography, landscapes, times, first, pictures – OCRegister.com

Casa Romantica Exhibit

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Khristian Makes The Front Page!

August 27th, 2007 by *MoonDogg*

Khristian’s photo of the lightning storm we had here in San Clemente, CA on Sunday made the front page of the local newspaper, the OC Register. Khristian has been taking lightning photos for many years, often staying out in the rain for many hours in the middle of the night. He has captured many amazing shots. While the daytime shots are not quite as spectacular as the night ones, in my opinion, it is still very exciting to see one printed in the newspaper with his name on it. I am quite proud of him. His photo takes up almost the entire page!

He also got quoted in the full article on  OCRegister.com and MSNBC.com

San Clemente Lightning Strike

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New Kicks

January 8th, 2006 by *MoonDogg*

Finally made a decision on wheels and tires. What an exhausting experience. So many choices and sizes. Decided on the SportMAX 962, had them powder coated 40% gloss black, and mounted Toyo Proxes S/T tires on them. Turned out better that I had hoped. Rides and handles much better, and gives it a whole new style.

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New Ride

November 1st, 2005 by *MoonDogg*

After months of deliberation, and encouraging others to give it a serious consideration, I bought a Honda Element. I’ve been getting some funny reactions from people who are completely surprised that I would sell my Jeep and buy a Honda. What can I say. The Jeep was my baby, but it was not serving my needs and was a constant pain in my butt. I’ve got a few plans for the Element: Wheels, tires, system, exhaust, intake… and a few more surprises I cannot discuss due to some competition from someone else who bought one 2 days after me. I won’t mention any names

So far I really like it. There are a few things about it that are annoying, and I miss the power and luxury of my Jeep, but I’m satisfied overall and look forward to some good times in it. Check out my Honda Gallery for some pics.

2005 Honda Element

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New Sled for 2005 – Burton Custom X 164

July 29th, 2005 by *MoonDogg*

My new ride has arrived. Been watching eBay for one of these bad boys for about 4 months, and finally picked one up for $225!!! Its a brand new 2004 Burton Custom X 164. All black, like the rest of my gear, unfortunately. I’m going to look like Johnny Cash on the slopes 😛

Burton Custom X 164

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Day One. Engage.

July 11th, 2005 by *MoonDogg*

This is a long time coming. Probably won’t last long. But what the hay….

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