Published on
January 15, 2011

I swear I have a good excuse for "whining about not being able to blog" today.

Thursday I got sick.  It happened halfway through the day and lingered until halfway through friday.  To this day (yes...a day later) I have no idea what it was, and it will forever remain a mystery.  On top of that I've been working on some videos for the church.  I'd like to add more on that subject, but for now I'll keep it mostly under wraps until things become more official; I will say that I'm excited with the direction things have been going.  Also last night was an impromptu date night, the likes of which included another viewing of How To Train Your Dragon, and I couldn't miss that.

All-in-all I'd like to say that things have been a little off schedule for me, but with school starting up that provides me with more consistency and the opportunity to write more (as well as more excuses to not write.  Hell, you be the judge.)

Today though, instead of writing a normal (whatever constitutes as "normal" here) post, I'll instead be doing what a lot of other bloggers do:  A weekly wrap up.  This is to consolidate a few of my favorite blog posts, videos, and other such internet items in one post just in case you missed it or I want to look back on them again.  Saturdays are good for this reason because, well, it is at the end of the week, and it usually turns out to be a busy/lazy day for me with nothing in between.  To write would be a chore.  So Saturdays we wrap up and take the day off.  This should be Sundays, but you know things just keep on changing, so we'll see how well this turns out.

Blogs I Loved:
(all these and more can be found on my links page.) 

Videos I Loved:

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A Mystery: Why Can't We Walk Straight? from NPR on Vimeo.

[vimeo 15370828 w=500 h=281]

Water Sculpture from Shinichi Maruyama on Vimeo.

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Snowy trench run from Aaron Dabelow on Vimeo.

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3 Minutes from Ross Ching on Vimeo.

Movie News That Got Me Excited:


  • The Trailer for Battle: LA
  • This Trailer for HappyThankYouMorePlease: [youtube]
  • This image of Andrew Garfield as Spiderman:


So what have you loved this week?  Has anything gotten you excited/inspired?  
Please share.  
I'm lonely. 

Mattias is an actor, writer, filmmaker, and editor currently living in Los Angeles, CA. He often writes about his observations about life, the human condition, spirituality, and relationships. He also enjoys writing about movies, pop culture, formula one, and current events. Often these writings are 'initial thoughts' and un-edited, as authentic as possible, and should be considered opinions. If you're interested in commenting on his work, or continuing the conversation, you should consider following him on Twitter or share an article on social media, where he would love to engage even further. Consider subscribing via RSS for more.