In December my buddy Drew mentioned that there is this little film festival that comes to town. He asked me if I wanted a ticket and I emailed him the money for mine. This year this festival makes it’s third appearance here in Peterborough and it sold out right away. This year they stretched it to 3 days. This festival makes it’s way around the world to 40 countries and about 500,000 people view it. There are about 35 films shown in the 1,000 screenings around the world. In Banff there is about 20,000 people who view the festival. Each day of the festival here in PTBO they show different films. Next year… I’m going to get tickets to two sessions.
You can catch the Toronto shows in March at the Bloor Cinema and you can get the info right here.
The films they presented during my viewing were:
Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World (Tour Edit)
The vessel is Infinity, a 120-ft hand-built sailing ketch, crewed by a community of wanderers. The journey – a 12,800-kilometre Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica, weather permitting. This film epitomizes the spirit of adventure. I really enjoyed this one.
Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.
Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out
Want to see what Danny MacAskill does on his day off? Explore the rural landscape around Edinburgh in a film that sets out to capture the simple fun of a ride in the country with moments of incredible riding and a touch of humour.
Dog Power (Tour Edit)
Get a fascinating view of the world of dog-powered sports and the special bond between dogs and their humans. Both share a passion for living, working and playing together outside in different forms of the sled-dog and musher relationship.
Doing it Scared
Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident which left him partially paralyzed, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb. Another filmmaker interviewed him and you can watch it on Youtube here. He also has a little Everest film and you can watch it on Youtube here.
I will get my first tattoo. I know what I’m going to get. I should have gotten it 22 months ago.
First one will go between my elbow and my wrist
Above is my idea for one.
I thought I should write it out once and how I write it for the first time should be my first tattoo. I’m silly that way.
I’ve written it out on my arm to get the hang of hit with my mind. It’s simply the word… “enough” meaning… “enough is enough” with many things in my life. I’ll snap some pictures when it’s happening and I’ll shoot some video to document it. It’s a little simple one but I think having it as a daily reminder will be good.
enough is enough ( fitness, heath, nutrition, being bullied by my ex, living tiny, traveling ) see makes sense to me. a daily reminder.
A nice high school friend is going to do it for me this Saturday. My mind is thinking about what else should he do?
One evening the kids and myself wanted to go into the forest beside where i live and explore the forest at night. It gets dark early which is great and we ventured into Jackson’s Park here in Peterborough. I gave them their camping knives and a headlamp and off we went.
We followed the creek to find a good little spot in the snow along the bank to build a fire using the fallen deadwood.
Up more along the creek we found a little place that is hidden. We started to set up camp and we all had little tasks to do before the sun went down. We would wait till darkness to start the fire and hopefully nobody would see us and call the “fuzz” and report us.
As the smaller sticks started to catch we wanted to add larger wood on top. We should have brought some marshmallows for our trip into the woods. After a while and some blowing on the coals to get it to go… we had a little fire we were proud of.
The fire cracked and flickered under some large trees we camped under. We sat warm in the snow in our snow pants and the warm glow of the fire warmed our faces. It was a sweet sweet moment in the still of a winter’s night in the forest the three of us.
We need to get out and explore more as a little triangle of 3
In Fall of 2011, I decided to come up with 101 Things to do in 1001 days. Which is a whack of days. My life is different from that point and my 1,001 days expired. I’ve created a new list of things with some from the past list. The date I started this list was August 8th, 2016. I really have done nothing to my list and this has to change… so might as well post it here. I created some reminders to pop up in my phone to remind me to get my ass in gear.
I will update some blog posts that were already created for the tasks that are in progress and I’ll update them with current updates.
101 things can be really small things and some of them could be some larger things. Not 100% sure if I can get all of them done. But I promised myself I will try. Some things are for me and some are for my kids.
I will try and blog them all in progress and once they are completed.
Delayed: Finish the photo-project Blog on jsdoit.ca that cover my entire life and family tree. I’m only about 40% completed and right now it’s turned off and private. When it’s done it will cover a summary of my entire life. Update: Laptop has all my old pictures inside so have to recover it and finish the project. (Blog Post)
Redesign the “Lie With Me” Mixtape and the “All I Want” Series.
Fall Camping Trip at Bon Echo Provincial Park with the kids.
Take Noah out of school for the day and take him to a Blue Jay game with me. (Blog Post)
Purchase a new Professional Camera Lens for my camera that would work well for low lighting
Rent a houseboat from Egan Rentals for a weekend in the Kwaratha Lakes to have a blast with the kids and see if any of my buddies & their families want to do the same and we can caravan along the lakes together. Rent a Houseboat that has a slide from the roof to swim in the middle of the lake.
Get old photos from my Dad and make my own photo album of our family growing up in a coffee table format. Make the book through www.blurb.com
A couple of weeks ago… Casey wanted to finish putting together a little movie about a trip he took with his son in 2012. Love the journal he kept as they travelled documenting things with photos, video and paper with a mini-scrapbook.
Documenting with life and with kids.
As you might have heard… Casey is stopping his daily vlog a short time ago. He just sold his app Beme to CNN for 25 mil and will be starting up a separate media company for CNN next year announced today. I’ve enjoyed just how creative his is with his eye for the angles and edits. I’m looking forward to the little videos he produces.
The National with a little NPR Tiny Desk concert. They are a little indie band from Ohio and they are perfect for just letting them play in the earbuds as you muster around in life. Second song from this little four song set is sweet. Love.