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My Secret Guilty Pleasure

I’m convinced that it’s the small things in life that make all the difference, and you have to find the little things that make your days, well, awesome.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Spill it.

You can also spill on

The Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/ObservingParticipant

or The Twitter : http://twitter.com/#!/michmski

or The YouTube : http://youtube.com/MiChmski

Awesomeness 🙂

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Sunday Awesomeness : World’s First BMX Triple Backflip & a Custom Half Pipe

Jed Mildon is a New Zealand BMXer that’s only 24 and landed the world’s first Triple Backflip at the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam in Taupo, New Zealand.
Thanks Unit Riders.

And Jed? You. Kick. Ass.

Speaking of kicking ass…

How about a a custom half-pipe?

Tuesday geek : Taking pictures while live bodyboarding

For some reason I feel like everyone has heard of this app, but i just recently took ti the iPhone app

Instagram

Easy-to-use, cool filters, and wickedly easy to share in a couple of spots at once (like my very flowerful birthday yesterday! :D)


The only downside is it doesnt srem as though you can store photos for later, so unless you plan on posting it right then, tough luck buster.

Charles Liebert also tipped me off to

ReelDirector

which, although cheap, ill admit im waiting until im going to use it to download it because i know myself and otherwise it’ll get arbitrarily deleted because ill have forgotten that i paid for it. It looks groovy though– creating vids on your iPhone and in a pretty high-tech way.

Thank you, iPhone

And finally, but dear goodness definitely not least, Matt lepar shared the

REDBULL TV app

So if i havent watched TV in eons except when “someone” decides to dust off yhe remote, i can now watch LIVE BODYBOARDING thanks to Redbull. Seriously, until you watch their competition i thought bodyboarding equaled “i cant surf but i can lie on a board which is super swell” , and then redbull enters and theyre flying upside down and f you and get out of the water if you cant do a triple spin over that wave while waving hi to ma.

Any other apps to share?? 🙂

jump shock to reality

Yesterday evening was a little surreal, I have to admit. And though I’ve told myself I shouldn’t write things that are too personal on my blog, I do believe you have to share who you are, and tonight made me think a little bit more about that.

Recently someone even asked me, “and you..what do you do..besides what you do?..”

And to be 100% honest I’ve just graduated, I’ve moved to Paris, and I’m still interested in a million things and want to learn everything : photography, Polish, base-jumping, shark-diving, video-editing, snowboarding, etc and travel everywhere, but it’s hard to put my finger on just. one thing.

So when sudddenly this evening I was approached to do anything EXTREME that I could possibly want..

I immediately imagined myself diving off of bridges with the Red Bull guys and jumping with skis from a helicopter, but then I thought

WAIT.

ANYTHING I want?

You mean like a magic wish with a genie?

Well then.. in that case my mind took a 180° turn towards doing something for someone else. I’m not a Mother Theresa – that’s for damned sure – but if you could do ANYTHING. in. the. world.

What would you do?

I’m torn.

I thought of this :

(of course 😉 )

But also this :

A silly little video that I made when I was invited to visit a guide-dog school for the seeing-impaired here in Paris. It’s a small school that does such wonderful things – for free.

My favorite story, in fact, of all time is of the man going along a sandy coast of washed-up starfish the day after an enormous sea storm. He went along slowly, picking them up, one by one with a certain tenderness, and throwing them back into the ocean so that they wouldn’t die there, dried up on the coast. As he went along, a stranger came up to him and stopped him. He said, “what are you doing? There are millions of starfish that have washed up on the coast. You can’t possibly make a difference.” But the man just kept bending down and picking up the starfish, one by one. He picked one up and threw it back into the water and looked at the stranger and said, “..just made a difference for that one.”

If you could have the chance to do something – anything – extreme..what would it be?

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