Christmas 2017

by on Dec.21, 2017, under Creativity, Movies, Sony A6000, Video

Didn’t do a poem or story last year – so I was due. 

For those of you that know me – you’ll get it. If not, you’re in for a surprise.

And if you want to see the others – just click on the link below:

Past Christmas…

Thank you Joaquin for helping me film, Thank you Kenny for always providing awesome custom music!

Happy Holidays everyone! 

Gilberto aka Beto, G-man or “G”

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My Christmas song 2015

by on Dec.25, 2015, under Creativity


Wasn’t gonna do a Christmas poem this year but then at the last minute, I got inspired. So I whipped this one up. This one you have to read sing along as, “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow…”


Oh the weather outside’s despiteful,
But the AC inside’s so delightful,
Sitting on my coach with the remote,
Where’s my show? Where’s my show? Where’s my show?

Been searching for my favorite Xmas show,
Up and down the guide I go-oooh,
Die Hard is the movie I know,
Where’s my show? Where’s my show? Where’s my show?

As it slowly nears midnight,
Still no sign of this awesome show,
Where’s Bruce Willis running for his life,
Escaping miraculously from harm,

My tradition is slowing dying
And I’m still looking for guns a-firing,
On the sofa I wiggle my toe…
Where’s my show? Where’s my show? Where’s my show?

See people have been discussing,
Does John Mclane have the Christmas blessing?
Another Christmas Story marathon I’ll forgo
Die hard is my annual Christmas show…

So I dig out my DVD of the show,
And hold it to the tree’s glow,
I’m happy again and it shows,
I found my show! Found my Show! Found my Show!”

Found my Show, Found my Show, Found my Show!

“Yippie ki-yay Muh…”

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas 2014

by on Dec.24, 2014, under Creativity, Family, Musings


T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
I was enjoying my favorite Christmas movie, Die Hard on the couch.
Sipping my spiked eggnog from my Santa Clause cup,
looking forward to Lethal Weapon which I’m sure was next up.

Our children weren’t nestled or snug in their beds,
Both were in there rooms, headphones on their heads.
One was actively gaming, shooting enemies in the head,
the other on her iPad watching 1Direction videos instead.

When from the guest bathroom there arose such a clatter,
it was Elizabeth noticing we had not cleaned the latter,
She was asking the ceiling very loudly indeed,
why no one had performed this important great deed.

See tomorrow is Christmas and we were hosting the show,
her family is coming with nieces, nephews and friends in tow.
She rushed to the living room and stood in front of the TV,
waiting impatiently for an answer from me.

Clearing my throat, I set my Santa cup down,
this was a bad situation that had caused her to frown.
Frustrated by no answer, she placed her hands on her hips,
then leaned forward so a whisper could escape from her lips.

“You promised you’d mount that towel bar really quick,
it’d better get done, or I’ll be worse than St Nick.”
Then away to the kitchen, she flew like a flash
and tore open the cabinet to find her cleaning stash.

She whistled and shouted and called us by name,
dispensing cleaning materials as soon as we came.
Now Emma! Now Gilberto! Now, Joaquin!
On, Comet! On, Sponges, scrub, srucb, clean, clean!

We spoke not a word, but went straight to our work,
then I mounted the towel bar which I tested with a jerk.
With a wink of her eye and a twist of her head
soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

Hosting a family gathering can sometimes be stressful,
but seeing everyone’s faces is oh so delightful!
Of course you know that this story is not all quite right,
But “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”


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Merry Christmas 2013

by on Dec.24, 2013, under Creativity, Family, Humor, Musings, Sports, Video

FCPX_BBallT’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, except Gilberto’s mouse,
Importing game footage into his Beast – the Mac Pro,
Inserting SD cards from games that seem so long ago,

Organizing my clips into series of Events,
Then clicking the import button into Final Cut Pro X.
The unedited footage was growing very fast,
I had to act quickly to keep up with the past.

When out in the backyard there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the office to see what was the matter.
I peeked through the back window and saw a white flash,
But it was only our dog Bandit playing with some sort of trash.

“BANDIT! BAD DOG!” I yell through the window,
He immediately hears me and drops his head low,
A plastic plant pot was held tight in his teeth,
And large chunks of green plastic lay at his four feet.

His look of innocence with one ear held high,
Made me smile and let out a small sigh,
This puppy reminds me of what is important,
So I whisper, “You enjoy your first Christmas with what you have broken.”

I will bring him in later this cold chilly night,
He’ll be in his crate, chewing a bone with delight.
I’ll then pass by my office and turn out the light,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

Got a little creative this Christmas.


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Cool Exposure meter I got for my Christmas present

by on Dec.26, 2012, under Creativity, Photography

Got this way cool Exposure meter from my buddy Jim on Christmas 2012.  He knew I had been asking about them and with my affinity towards “vintage” items, this is a great gift.

It kinda looks like an original Star Trek “mini” phaser.

Now I have to figure out how to use it! See the gallery below for more shots.


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