Brooke Geery

Act Like You Know

My friend Sarah Morrison is funny. We went to college together but we were informed we "would not get along" so I don't think we ever spoke. Then one fateful day we were both visiting the same mutual friends in Portland, she had nothing to do and I was going up to Mt. Hood. I asked her if she'd like to come. Our friends all gasped as if the car might explode should we drive in it together. But as it turned out, Sarah and I got along swimmingly. We have since been BFF's over a short stint in Burlington, VT, driven cross country together 3 times, and she's lived…
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Kitty Soccer (the reedit)

I am still learning to use iMovie. Now that am into this making movies thing, I figure I should learn all the tricks. If I was really serious, I would get a real program to edit with, but for now, iMovie will suffice. Anyway, I was whining about having the reimport clips over and over if you want to use multiple pieces of them, and a very wise man informed me that you could actually split the clips right in iMovie. Who knew! Anyway, I looked it up and decided I could make Kitty Soccer way more funny with this new found skill, so I did a reedit. Since only…
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Kitten War

Awhile back one of my friends told me about the best site ever, Kitten War, which pits two adorably cute kittens against each other, and you have to decide which is cuter. Being an avid kitten photographer, I immediately went home and posted a picture of Tyra on the site. After awhile I checked her progress and found she'd won only a few of her battles. The "all of our kittens are winners really..." slogan at the bottom of the page didn't really make me feel any better. I decided that the photo I chose, one of her looking curiously into the camera lense with flowers in the background just…
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One last issue…

This morning I got an email from Bill McCaffray, publisher of Alliance Multimedia, a.k.a. my boss. It just said "blog about the new wakeskate mag" in the subject and thanks in the body. While he was probably referring to a blog on Alliancewake.com and not here, I am doing both. Hopefully this one will be more interesting than the other though. The new issue of Alliance Wakeskate went live last night. Actually, we were trying to launch a completely new site at the end of February, but as things often seem to go, it didn't happen. The panic solution for how long the site was actually going to take to…
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Food and internets

The big news of the day is I updated Yobeat.com. If you don't know, Yobeat is the site I have been doing with my friend Rachel for more than 10 years. I update it about once a month, and usually it just includes a photo that has already been published somewhere else and some random ramblings in our analog so i can justify putting today's date on it. Other than that I have been cooking a lot lately. I get out of the habit of making my own food when I am traveling a lot, and I always get psyched when I get to be home for long enough to…
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Cat-ciphex

Ever since I got this blog there are two topics I have been threatening to cover, but have yet to get around to. I figure today is the day! First is Aciphex. When you look at the word Aciphex, it really doesn't have the same affect as when you hear it said outloud on a commercial during a HGTV daytime show. There you are, minding your own business, when all of a sudden the TV voice is saying "Ass-effects." And he's totally serious about it. Now obviously the makers of Aciphex, which is actually a heart burn drug and not to control gas as one would assume, realized that this…
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Contest Coverage

I must say I was a bit disappointed with the stories I read on the Holy Oly this year. Future had already assigned some dude I'd never heard of to write theirs, so I just made the video. The dude's story turned out to be a two paragraph inside joke that he didn't bother to explain until someone called him out in the comments. It wasn't great. Ok, and actually, that's the only story I read until Dave Schiff posted this little gem on the Grenade site. I even let him use my photos in exchange for like, 100 pairs of gloves. But anyway, it's great. Today I have been…
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It’s still Spring…

...but all the sun hasn't made the "kids" any smarter. Ben and I have been on a serious skate mission (though today I took off to build galleries and do real work). Yesterday we hit up Vancouver, which is typically known for being over run with little ones. As expected it was, but these kids just so happened to be especially entertaining. Since I had just gotten a new camera (mine crapped out after less than a month but they let me trade it for a new one) I figured I should probably film. Here is the result.
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Memory Lane

I am sorting through four years of old photos, trying to make galleries for this here site. In the process I have learned a few things, the main one being that I used to be really terrible at shooting wakeskating. I mean, we are back in the 10d days (I am now up to 40d) but the focus, composition, and other basic photographic elements were not really happening. (I was just informed that I still suck at taking photos, sometimes I just get lucky.) The good news though, is that I have come across a few photos that make me smile and think of the "good old days." (yeah, two…
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