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Kreative FM Podcast Episode 3: Beware of Wild Animals

by Lindy

Listen to the latest episode of Kreative FM by clicking on the image link at the very bottom of the page.

Episode 3 Show notes:

Thank you for listening to Kreative FM! If you have any feedback, questions or ideas for future episodes, email us at kreativefm@kreativehaus.com. You can even email us an audio file or suggested media we can play on the show. Also interact with us on our social media sites: @kreativehaus / @nbhaus.

We’ll aim to have a new episode in two weeks! Topic: TBD

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– Lindy and Jonathan


TEDx Orange Coast: Niia Bertino Singing Text Message

by Lindy

It was honor to be able to attend last Friday’s TEDx Orange Coast at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa (thanks to the awesome promo from OC PRSA).

The opening ‘talk’ was from singer Niia Bertino, who actually borrowed a guy’s cell phone from the audience and sang his text message conversation thread. It was so hilarious, yet her song made it touching and beautiful too.

I am psyched I found someone captured it and uploaded it to You Tube so I can share it. Enjoy!


Kreative FM Podcast: Episode 2

by Lindy

Show notes:

  • The internet rabbit hole
  • Signature cocktail: “Subdued Excitement” – inspired by Bellingham, Washington
  • Thanks to our sponsor Good Times – 2 oz. red party cups
  • Ten year wedding anniversary (tin)
  • Circle Barb B Ranch in Goleta/Santa Barbara, California
  • Horseback riding
  • Games
  • Scandinavian town of Solvang
  • Firestone Vineyards winetasting
  • Chobani yogurt crisis
  • Survival of the fittest
  • Buttercup, Saint Bernard snoring
  • Portlandia
  • Stan Rogers’ Northwest Passage
  • Harp Twins’ Stairway to Heaven
  • Audible.com audio book: The Boys in the Boat
  • Conversation starter: question for the listeners

Thank you for listening to Kreative FM! If you have any feedback, questions or ideas for future episodes, email us at kreativefm@kreativehaus.com. You can even email us an audio file or suggested media we can play on the show. Also interact with us on our social media sites: @kreativehaus / @nbhaus.

We’ll aim to have a new episode in two weeks! Topic: Technology Rejecters.

Shout out to our sponsor! Good Times 2 oz red party cups – perfect for sipping or shooting!

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– Lindy and Jonathan


Down the Rabbit Hole – From Portlandia to the Northwest Passage

by Lindy

I went down another virtual rabbit hole this week. This is how it went.

I was working in my home office doing tasks on one monitor while watching Netlix on the other monitor, as usual. Yes, two monitors are better than one! I selected Portlandia to watch as it prompted me that there were new episodes. Instead of recognizing which episode I’d watched last, it played episode one. I loved it! It reminded me again how funny and clever the comedy was – I was hooked immediately again by the intro song, “The Dream of the 90s is Alive in Portland.”

“Portland is a city where young people go to retire!”

“In Portland you can just put a bird on something and call it art!”

Then I saw in the song credits that it was from an album called ‘Songs of the Northwest’. So after watching several episodes of Portlandia, I went to YouTube to search for more Songs of the Northwest. Imagine my glee when I stumbled on some awesome historical videos on the development of the Pacific Northwest with all the lumberjack footage!

Then I saw a song recommendation pop up: Stan Rogers’ Northwest Passage; I had a sneaking suspicion that that was the musician I was trying to remember from when I first listened to it in the 90s!! I had purchased an old cassette tape at a garage sale in Bellingham and went through a phase of listening to this awesome Canadian folk music; although friends may have found it a little odd when Sir Mix A Lot’s Baby Got Back was also one of my faves of the time. But to find it on YouTube with actual video of the song and learn a little bit more about the history was awesome!

I stayed up a little longer than I should have that night! The Canadians are very proud of this song apparently and think it should replace the existing Canadian Anthem; no joke. I tend to agree – it’s hard not to be moved by the lyrics and the music. It makes you honor those adventurous explorers who risked it all to journey into the unknown. I like how the video poster said, “This video is dedicated to all who have journeyed north and west (and south and east) ‘to find there but the road back home again'”.

I love these final lyrics:

How then am I so different from the first men through this way?
Like them, I left a settled life, I threw it all away.
To seek a Northwest Passage at the call of many men
To find there but the road back home again.

The rabbit hole didn’t end there; I ended up watching videos on ‘Occupy Cascadia’ – the Northwest Region of British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. I found that very interesting, but I’ll save that for another day. There is more for me to explore in that regard.

    


Ricky Gervais on Creativity

by Lindy

Comedian Ricky Gervais recently talked about his love for expressing his creativity online in his blog post: The Internet is my Playground.

“Scientific studies of creativity have basically concluded that it can’t be taught, as it is a “facility” rather than a learned skill. Putting it very crudely, creativity is the ability to play. And, to be able to turn that facility on and off when necessary. This makes perfect sense to me. Everything I’ve ever written, created or discovered artistically has come out of playing.”

“The answer is simple. Never grow up. I don’t mean don’t become an adult with responsibility and the weight of the world on your shoulders. I simply mean if you’re writing or directing give yourself enough time to play. Play the fool. Goad. Shock. Laugh. Trip over something that isn’t there. Try something. And never be afraid to fail. That failure is useful too. It’s just another building block.” – Ricky Gervais

I’ve seen some of Ricky Gervais’ You Tube videos as well as read his tweets and he always cracks me up. His boisterous laugh is irresistible and contagious! Here’s a video he made with Karl Pilkington to teach English; encouraging others to take the video and add their own language subtitles and re-post it to their channel. (I saw it in Norwegian months ago but now I can’t find it.)

I share a similar philosophy of ‘playing online’ for my own amusement but I admire his limitless boundaries for creativity and ability to surprise.

More about Ricky Gervais

P.S. As a side note, I created this post to test out the WordPress app on my phone. It sucks. I don’t recommend it. I had to go back to the computer to make it do all the things I needed it to do. You would be better served using WordPress on your phone’s web browser. You’re welcome!


No Hood Rat Left Behind! (Or Dehydrated)

by Lindy

Our fun neighbor friends, self-proclaimed ‘hood rats’, decided to do the Gladiator Rock ‘n Run last Saturday; all because of a too-good-to-be-true Groupon deal that we couldn’t possibly pass up.

I was a little nervous to run the 6k + obstacle course and mud run, but we ended up kicking ass and taking names! And we looked good doing it! (Well, not really, but kind of.) We all finished strong and only bypassed one obstacle – walking over staggered, upright 2x4s (due to being ‘vertically-challenged’.) Plus, we told each other, the line was too long anyway, and we didn’t want to delay our times any more than we had to.  My results: 1:27:40.9 | 23:31 | overall 1333 | females 526 | age division 103. It may not seem impressive, but I amazed myself! I was even able to climb to the top of the rope and ring the bell – which some Army Rangers can’t even do (unverified).

We have so many excellent photos from race day, not to mention crazy-funny memories, but I’ll share just a few here. For the ‘cherry on the sundae’, here is an awesome video I posted on YouTube showing how I trained for the Gladiator Rock ‘n Run – with the magic of PRANCERCISE!

Warming Up for the Gladiator Rock 'n Run

Warming Up for the Gladiator Rock ‘n Run

Neon Gladiators

Neon Gladiators

Hood Rats United

Hood Rats United

Pre-Race Confidence

Pre-Race Confidence

Starting Line

Starting Line

Super Hood Rat - Able to Leap Cargo Net in a Single Bound

Super Hood Rat – Able to Leap Cargo Nets in a Single Bound

Flashbacks from the Air Force

Flashbacks from the Air Force

My cape is soiled!

My cape is soiled!

Slippery Wall of Doom

Slippery Wall of Doom

How NOT to Climb the Slippery Wall of Doom

Hood Rat Cynthia Showing How NOT to Climb the Slippery Wall of Doom

Hood Rats United Leaping Over Flames

Hood Rats United Leaping Over Flames

No Hood Rat Left Behind!

No Hood Rat Left Behind!

The Hood Rat Chicks

The Hood Rat Chicks

Post-Race Shower Courtesy of Dr. Bronner's Magic Foam Experience

Post-Race Shower Courtesy of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Foam Experience

No Hood Rat Left Dehydrated!

No Hood Rat Left Dehydrated!

Hydrating at Wahoo's Da Bar, Irvine Spectrum

Hydrating at Wahoo’s Da Bar, Irvine Spectrum

We’re definitely going to do this race again in 2014! But this time I’ll train a bit harder. See you there?


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