How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Kia Optima

Office Spaced

Posted by on February 22nd, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

This is my last video, and as such, I thought we should go out with a… suit. My birthday suit, perhaps? I recently got a new job that has me, get this, showering and shaving. All the time. Weird, right? While I don’t have to wear a suit on the regular, I occasionally need to […]

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The Breakfast NASA Launch

Posted by on February 20th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Remember how I said my wife, Avara, didn’t want to be in the videos? Well, while shooting one day we had to film a part where I drop off Finn at “his school” and we didn’t have anyone to play his teacher. Avara happened to be on the set so she could take Finn home […]

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Dreams Float

Posted by on February 15th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

This is, by far, my favorite video of those we’ve done with Kia. My son Finn has become the grandest storyteller. When the other kids at school wrote little stories, most of them gave two-sentence answers. Finn’s piece of paper was two paragraphs of intricate detail. We share a love for imagination. Also, the thing […]

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Awkward Alert!

Posted by on February 12th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

When my wife said she wouldn’t appear in ANY of the videos for this thing, my first thought was “Oh, GREAT. I HOPE I DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING UNCOMFORTABLE ON CAMERA.” And, then they were like… “you’re going on a date night. Or lunch. Or whatever.” Well, what better way to to make it […]

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Carland Office

Posted by on February 8th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Seriously, I often spend more time in the car than I do laying in my bed or prancing around my house. I used to prance so much. I’ve been forced into doing things on the run. I’m all for mobile offices. And this video depicts a scene as an actor and social media guy and […]

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Running Hot and Cold

Posted by on February 5th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

So, there are always a few wrinkles in a marriage. For me, there are two that I deal with pretty consistently these days: 1. Hot and cold: I am usually overheated. My circulatory system must be made of volcanic magma or something because I can cook stuff on my skin. Avara does not like being […]

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Teaching Your Kids About Music

Posted by on January 26th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Our next episode in the DAD & FINN ADVENTURES series, is about music. My parents have been in the radio industry since I was a child, I worked for a musician for three years and I’ve been playing music my whole life. Music is super important. It’s the heartbeat of everything I do. Needless to […]

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Drive-ing In Movie Theater

Posted by on January 24th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

When I drive, it’s nearly always with my favorite cargo: Finnegan, my son. I feel downright strange when he’s not in his car seat, chatting up a storm behind me and asking me every question ever printed in the encyclopedia (RIP: Encyclopedia Britannica). We spend so much of our lives getting from place to place […]

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