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i just uploaded another video, making it number three for the video blog.

i’m slowly getting better at the editing, though it takes much longer than i’d originally expected and for this one, i had to start over a couple times because i missed some things i thought should be axed.

anyway, in today’s video (even though it’s almost tomorrow) i show off some of my book collection that was propping up the camera and which have now been replaced with a proper mini-tripod….

a meeting with the governor, campaign staff, and office staff reminds me why i like the governor so much, despite my not always agreeing with him, and motivates me to migrate my energy to the ige campaign.

lastly, i talk about the hawaii people’s fund, a great progressive organization that funds smaller, grassroots non-profits. i’m proud to say i serve on the board of directors and encourage you all to donate. their motto is “change, not charity.” now, how great is that?

i had some problems with the camera’s auto focus this time, so i apologize for that. forĀ the next video, i’m going to give the manual focus a try. oh, and look for an update on the smoking quit (hopefully this weekend)!

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today i try to quick smoking (again). i’m about eight hours into the quit, but so far it seems to be going ok. there have been some minor cravings, but nothing the nicotine gum can’t take care of. it’s possibly a rationalization, but i’m not sure it’s so much the nicotine for me as it is the act of smoking itself. that’s what i miss, the inhalation itself, more than the actual nicotine itself. maybe that’s all crap and i’m just in the early stages of withdrawal.

still, so far so good and i’m trying to stay positive about it. i really do need to quit.

today i also publish the very first, official, regarding frost video blog. it touches a bit more on last weekend’s election, as well as my attempt to exercise more and quit smoking. admittedly, it’s a little longer than i had hoped, but i think it’s a decent first video.

you’ll be able to subscribe to the newly created youtube channel and most, if not all of the videos will also be posted on my blog here, so you should be able to sign up for an rss feed. or just check back often.

i welcome constructive criticism, tips, and ideas!

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over the weekend, in the wake of the crushing defeat of governor abercrombie, i finally sat down and made a video. i don’t think i’m going to use is as the official video to launch the vlog, but after watching it a few times and getting some positive feedback, i’ve decided to show it to everyone.

i’m not sure when i’ll get to the next one; i think i should figure out a regular schedule first and come up with a better introductory topic. i like this one, but it is depressing to me. please comment, feeling free to give me constructive criticism.

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we’ve got one hell of a weekend bearing down on us. frankly, i’m not sure which is currently causing me more stress: the two hurricanes scheduled to cause some very immediate unpleasantness, or the looming primary election this saturday (or that the immediate unpleasantness might directly impact the election). either way, i’ll just say that it isn’t a good weekend to quit smoking, start dieting, or any such thing.

the big island of hawaii is bracing for category 1 hurricane iselle to make landfall later today, while the rest of the state prepares for the tropical storm remnants that will surely affect the rest of the state. then, although its looking less and less like it will have a major impact, hurricane julio is just a few days behind. i’d tell people to prepare, but i’m guessing you’re already doing so. Continue reading stay tuned

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