Thursday, August 26, 2010


We went last night to participate in the event of the weekend. Young entrepreneur Rob Bliss built a 400' water slide in downtown Grand Rapids. The event even caught the eye of the New York Times. However, we had made a pit stop at Corez for a pre-slide martini and by the time we queued up, the slide was done for the evening. At least we got our insides soaked......
Some video coverage here

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thick Blue Line

Shooting in a defunct bank in Ludington, MI this week. Lots of lights. Lots of BIG lights. The director came out to see all the blue and got his picture took with a great electric crew. I was trying my luck inside to crack the safe and get us all a little extra per diem.......

Mini Split

The 18,000 btu mini split AC/heat pump unit was installed yesterday in LA. Looking good and just in time for some high 90's temperature.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Saw these paintings online and was intriqued enough to drive over to the Muskegon Art Museum and check out the paintings of symbolist Annabel Livermore. Fauvist, Van Gogh-like canvases.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Brower Park

After our canoe ride, we decided to try the local park and go for a swim. A magnificent pine forest gave way to Brower Park. A nice grassy area with an enclosed swimming area kept the jet skiiers away. The highlight was a family of swans came ashore to preen and bask in the late afternoon sun.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mighty Muskegon

We rented canoes and braved the mighty Muskegon River recently. Reading the warning sign at the beginning of the trip, we agreed we would be breaking a fare number of rules. FN and I shared one canoe while the girls paddled the second. Somehow they were able to keep a straighter course than Frannie and I. A beautiful day for boat ride.

The Award Goes To.......

Ellen nabs an Emmy for her documentary Nerakhoon. Rent it here

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hi, Anthony

The director and I giving a mutual friend in LA a well wishing from the camera car today....... as taken by our soundman.

Sculpture Garden pt.2

A few more pieces from the permanent collection of the Meijer Sculpture Garden. Including a very big anatomically correct horse.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Chihuly's Garden

Some of us recently rendez voused at the Miejer Sculpture Garden to take a look at the summer's must see art installation. Dale Chihuly has put 15 of his pieces around the grounds of the park. Spectacular spikes, Quartz towers and glass globes are just a few of the artist's work.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Meyer May House

FN and I took a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Meyer May house in Grand Rapids. The Steelcase Corp. bought the horribly refurnished and remodeled house a few years ago and have restored it back to it's 1908 glory. Great to see all the Lloyd Wright touches that made him famous and infamous.

Monday, August 16, 2010


We recently turned local watering hole DJ's into a thumping strip club, complete with mylar curtain, rope light galore and some funky practical lights. AH commands the scene from atop the bar.