Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Didgeridoo

Holy Canole showed off his mad didgeridoo skills - he actually carved the dragon one himself among a few others. He is a man of many talents. Check out more about Chris.


Don't Worry 'bout a Thing

Catching up on the week's events...I spent my Memorial Day at the UCLA Jazz and Reggae Festival with my friend Freddy Harris. It was a beautiful day for strawberry lemonade (it was awful), strawberry banana smoothies in a giant $10 blue cup with "$5 refills all day" (it was delicious), and reggae music (it was good for dancin'). I missed Erykah Badu on Sunday night, but Monday was still very entertaining...especially because "Pita" was there.

Me drinking bad $5 strawberry lemonade. That was the last sip I took. It tasted like plastic.

A bit of the crowd - there were more people behind us. Great turn out. Perfect weather.

Freddy enjoying the smoothie and lost in deep thought.

This was one of maybe 3 songs I actually knew some of the words to...

The little umbrella was a nice touch. We put it in the dirt to shade the ants. I think they had a good day, too, with all the crumbs on the ground. More on the way...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Guest Host on This Week in YouTube

Lon invited me back for a little reminiscing...check it out!

Leave some comments! Thanks!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Dean Karnazes, Ultra Marathon Man

Ultra-Marathon Man, Dean Karnazes, ran from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles, CA in less than 24 hours to speak at the expo for the 24th Annual LA Marathon. This is really just a warm up for him. Dean has pushed himself to the limits that most people would deem impossible. Be sure to watch BOTH parts of this interview - Dean is an amazing, inspirational person who will motivate you to push yourself outside your comfort zone to achieve your goals.

Part I: Dean's Arrival and Talk @ LA Convention Center...

Part II: One-on-One Interview...

..continued from Dean interview Part I...After his talk at the LA Convention Center on Sunday afternoon, I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Dean one-on-one. Here's what "Karno" had to say, including his favorite vacation spot and stock tip of the day!

Share your thoughts on the Ultra-Marathoner! Check out more about Dean at

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Break out your BBQ, buy your summer wardrobe, plant your flowers and open your pools! It's Memorial Day weekend! I remember when this time of year meant something different for me--it signified that the school year was almost wrapped and summer was just around the corner (remember I grew up in Ohio). But, now, this weekend feels like any other. In fact, this season feels like any other. It has felt like summer since the end of March. Trust me, though. I'm NOT complaining.

No disrespect to the reason why we celebrate Memorial Day, I'm just saying that the time of year used to have a special energy about it. Now I'm wide awake at 3 a.m. worried about all the work I need to get done over the weekend. Funny how things change when you're all grown up. Be careful with your grills, folks!

I'd advise not to BBQ near wooden fences, or anything else extremely flammable, like tablecloths, or your grandma's sundress. What's the dealio with your Memorial Day weekend? Any good grill fire stories?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Blame It" Spoof

Totally Sketch presents a music video you must repost, retweet, re...everything. These guys are super talented.

Leave 'em some love!

Drugs, Racism, & Gambling...

Hey friends and followers of the Dealio!

I would like to invite you to check out and become a fan of a new project I'm extremely excited to be involved with! You've probably seen my previous posts about screenwriter Christopher Canole and his multiple award winning screenplay, Felix the Flyer. Well, we just put together a Facebook Fan Page last night and would love to have you in our fan club!

The story of Cuban mailman and 1904 Olympic runner, Felix Carvajal, is universal, inspiring, and engaging...and includes scenarios with the title of this post. Please take a few moments to join our page and learn more about Felix! We have a lot of exciting events coming up, including the Rock n' Roll Marathon in San Diego, Sunday, May 31st!

Please feel free to contact me with more information regarding Christopher Canole and/or Felix the Flyer!

You may email me with serious inquires only

Thank you!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Dog Dream Fail

Aw aww awwwww...

I hope he didn't hurt himself!

New Music

These are still just demo tracks, but I've done some slight revamping. Looking for your feedback!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Watch all.

Now I'm inspired to write a song to go along with my lil video...feel free to send lyrics and we can make this a group effort!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Felix the Flyer Wins Again

Christopher Canole's screenplay, Felix the Flyer, wins yet another award! Check out Canole's IMDB page to see just how many festivals he's won the gold!


Panama - Gianmarco Galassi & Crew

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Gianmarco Galassi's film Panama which won Best Film Noir at the 1st Annual British Film Festival in Los Angeles.

The film has won four awards now - Best International Directorial Debut & Best Film Noir Feature
at the 2009 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, Best Student and Young Filmmaker Award at the Al Sawy International Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt, and now Best Film Noir at the British Film Festival held in Los Angeles. Galassi and several crew members were leaving for Cannes the day after winning in Los Angeles, as the film is now gaining much international recognition.

Here is their shining moment accepting the award...

Visit the film's IMDB page for the trailer and more information.

Tanti Auguri!

Congratulations to Christopher Canole for winning Best Screenplay at the 1st annual British Film Festival in Los Angeles. His screenplay, Felix the Flyer, is the reason he recently got accepted into the Writers Guild of America! What an amazing few weeks Holy Canole has had! Follow him on Twitter.

Why am I holding my half marathon bib you may ask? Felix the Flyer is a screenplay about the 1904 Cuban Olympic Marathon runner, Felix Carvajal, and I still had it in my purse.

Also, tanti auguri to the cast and crew of Gianmarco Galassi's film, Panama, which won Best Film Noir. Galassi and crew are literally headed to Cannes today! In bocca del lupo! Interviews are coming soon!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Call Time: 2 am

Sometimes you gotta work after hours. Sound Ryan and the rest of the film crew in Palm Springs have been working from 2am-10am for a nearly a week straight. I tagged along on a couple occasions, but could not adjust to that schedule. I'm finally sleeping like a normal human being! Anyway, here's one picture of me assisting Sound Ryan with his wind screens.

On a side note, this is a pretty sweet photo. You can see the sun coming up in the reflection on the car door/window. Well done.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Palm Springs

I've been bummin' around Palm Springs the last week and will have a few reviews for you here shortly. In the meantime, take a deep breathe and enjoy the view...

Have you been to Palm Springs before? Where did you go when you were there? Share it here on the Dealio.

Friday, May 1, 2009


You gotta have eyes on the back of your head...

I Crossed the Finsh Line!

This is by far the hardest physical thing I've ever done...

13.1 miles in 02:58:08 - 68th place in my age group! Yehaw! I'll gladly do it again. Coach John keeps wearing the wrong bib when he runs so my glory of finishing my first half was overshadowed by the announcer congratulating him on qualifying for Boston...

Seriously, though, the first 8 miles were great. I didn't stop once. Then, at 8 miles I had to go to the bathroom and ate half of an orange. The last 4 miles were the most difficult. Out of the 13.1, I walked about 1.5 miles, but made sure to run in the last 1.2. The course was gorgeous. Congrats to the group who I ran with and thanks for the motivation to get involved and cross that finish line! And thanks to my family and friends who came out to cheer us on!

Rocky Crosses the Finish Line

He's trying to set a Guinness World Record...

Toledo Mud Hens

They lost, but the chili dog won!

Anyone know what a Mud Hen is? Here's a quick look in the press box: