August 15th, 2011:
Friday afternoon I was feeling rather burnt out: we have been shooting and editing non-stop since June when we went to NYC and DC, and just felt like a couple days away from the computer would help me come back refreshed. It also coincided with the first weekend in a long time that we didn’t have a wedding, a shoot nor a meeting scheduled, so I used my niece Regan’s 7th birthday party as an excuse to shut down the computer and enjoy the finer things in life, like family, friends and a cold beer.
These girls are like little fishes that can spend the entire day in the pool, while I just attempted to drink like one. Although after about 4 beers and a pile of cheese from the appetizer buffet my sister had put out, I didn’t have the energy to drink much more and just spent the rest of the day soaking it in.
My nephew, Preston, trying to learn to play ping pong.
The next day Felicia and I headed down to Seal Beach to visit my namesake – the 93 year old RCP-I. He was as lively as always and did his best to flirt with my wife the entire afternoon and harrass me, RCP-III, about making RCP-IV.
The computer stayed turned off most of the weekend, and a couple of days with the family/friends was just what I needed to recharge before heading into the second half of our busiest season.