Las Vegas Trip with Amy Mac and Nik – Circus Cirus and 100 Ounce Beers

Ferf, Amy and Nick at Circus Circus

Amy and I were going to Vegas, Nik had never been to Vegas… it seemed like it would be too good to be true. But fear not my loyal readers, it was not. We had a rip-roaring good time (we did not get too crazy) but enjoyed the heat, slots, drinks… oh yeah, and the Podcast Expo too.

I don’t need to go into too much detail, but a $60 hotel stay at Circus Circus on the strip allowed us the oppurtunity to gamble, eat at nice places and drink giant-ass 100 ounce drinks from cups that required a strap go around your neck in fear or being too tired from holding the cup to be able to finish drinking it.

It was great to see a few old friends at the New Media Expo/Podcast Expo, but I am not going to lie… it is not the same. I’m not sure if it was the location or just that the people did not seem to be that into it, but this Expo was dead. It was hard to even find parties or gatherings of people while at the expo. So we did what any normal not-too-old person would do… we went to Tao, somehow gained access to the VIP roof party after supper, and danced the night away (thanks Nik).

Nothing too crazy happened (we were in the midst of marathon training still) but it was fun to be there with Nik and Amy. We will have to do it again sometime with a larger crowd that loves to go dance and socialize all night long.

Sometimes Dinner is Awesome Because I am Lazy

Wine and Cheese Dinner

Sometimes, this is what Amy and I have for dinner. I was too lazy to cook anything so I quickly cut up a bunch of crap and threw it on a plate. It looked so awesome, I had to snap a photo of it.

It’s little things like this that remind me of the more simple lessons in life. For example, “Not everything has to be a production” and “accidents can be better than planning” or even “sometimes lazy is awesome”.

Maybe that should be my new life motto. You heard it here first, folks.

“Sometimes lazy is awesome.”

The Mevio 404 Page – It’s Almost Tradition and I am a Living Error

Ferf Wearing the Horns

What started as a joke years ago at PodShow has now become a tradition at Mevio. If you are unlucky enough to find an error or 404 page on the website you will find the back of my head not looking back at you. We have had a number of different versions of these over the years within the company for some reason. It’s sad that I look forward to the site crashing and burning to get a good laugh at the images that show up that we have forgotten about.

Thanks to a few of the people (jawbone, sue, bryn) who made me a living error.

Here are a few of the previous ones I could find:

Panoramic Photo of Graffiti on Sweeney Ridge

Panoramic Photo of Graffiti on Sweeney Ridge
This Photo taken by theFerf

It turns out that my camera has a feature that helps you take panoramic photos. COOL! Additionally, Photoshop has a tool to stitch together photos in a variety of ways to make photos like the above. Cooler! This photo isn’t that exciting, just a sample. Shot with a canon point and shoot, by hand. It is actually 4 photographs stitched together into one.

Now, what could I do that would be interesting with this? Worlds longest panoramic photo? Hmmmm… I wonder if there is a Guinness Book of Worlds Record for that yet?

Ziplining in Maui – An Eco Adventure Thrill

Amy and Chris, Halftime

Sometimes I forget to blog about all the fun things (at least in my mind) that Amy and I get to do. This was one of those cases, and Im sure as I try to find more time to relax since the Marathon has concluded, i will be able to blog a bit more and share the stories with you.

These photos are from the best zipline tours in Hawaii (Maui, to be more specific). This eco adventure, as they like to call it, was a half day ordeal but was totally worth it. We zipped between two mountains 8 times in total with the longest zip being over 1100 feet. We passed through multiple climate zones, soared over streams and waterfalls and got to enjoy the great outdoors. Maui was much more beautiful than I expected it to be, and spending a week there with just my wife, and being able to experience day trips like this, make it a trip that I will always remember.

More Photos of Amy and I Ziplining