The amount of things that shake down daily on this floating home is just insane.
I try to keep up with it all - and make good food, drink good spirits, and create good things all around. Sadly though - this blog is the last thing on my mind as I try to get through the day. Not that I don't think about posting daily - I do. It's just that finding the time is becoming harder and harder. I gotta change that though - and it's gonna start right now! Because I use this site as a tool to help me remember where I was at what point in life...PLUS, it's an amazing foodie reference for me when I want to revisit, or share, or link someone up with lots of intel from my fave places around the globe.
First off - a MST update. I've been working my bootie off on a handful of new shows that we (Fatcake) are developing. We have driven to TX and back doing shoots for our fishing family show; we've got 5 more deals on top of that one that just literally got done making their way through legal - and I love each and every one of these shows like mad. It's just FREAKY how long it all takes, though. From idea, to devo, to shoot, to pitch, to contract to actual deal done - like a freakin YEAR! On each and every show. We're staying super positive though and just knowing that doing what we really dig, with peeps we super believe it - well it's going to pay off. And, I suppose through all of this, my ultimate goal is simply freedom.
Freedom to work on what I want, to develop what I love, to conspire with folks I laugh with, and to really be a part of the worlds bigger picture through creative endeavors. Pretty simple, eh?
That all said - Baja.
As we've been planning on taking the airstream down this winter and the aftermath of Odile keeps getting shared - it seems less likely we will make our way down for any extended amount of time. I told Kuba yesterday that it would a damn shame if we didn't at least get a few weeks down in Southern Baja before the holidays, so we might try to make that happen. The Dept. of Tourism in TJ released a statement that said 'if you go to Baja right now, you are doing a disservice to the residents.' There is very little water, food, and fuel up and down the peninsula so just stand by a minute and let things marinate a bit for the locals. I can honor that, as much as I want to be in the truck rolling down come Nov. 1. I'm going to just keep my eyes peeled on the super helpful Baja forums (Baja Nomad), the national news (which is so stale and out-of-date it's sad), and my peeps on the ground there to see what our real plan can become in the next 6 weeks or so.
Meanwhile - enjoy the pix from breakfast and dinner at one of my fave Baja wine country restaurants - Corazon de Tierra. Now that is still an escapade that's easily doable since it's just about 3.5 hrs from my front door. When I have a restaurant (and mark my words, I will someday) - it will be all about lighting and early AM Eastern Exposure and then the stunning evening Western Exposure. Just like on the Flo (we have North, South, East and West exposure) - it makes every room in the house usuable all the time and full of light and sunbeams.
Next up (for me solo) is a trip to the Philippines this week, a place to which I've never been. I just wanna yoga, eat green, get a billion massages and really just grab a fresh sheet of paper and start anew for all the ideas that need to get done for the early 2015 roll out.
These are exciting times and a good cup of coffee in the morning, with my dog resting in a ray of soft light, and the masts clanking in the light breeze are all that's needed to get the day going up in here.