Thursday, April 14, 2011

Moving Right Along

Hey everybody! So I haven't posted anything here in many a month, and I made a promise that there would be a new location for the rantings and ravings of a crazed future-missionary. So I'm telling you guys that most of my current thoughts will be posted on our new site:

I have everything from this here blog put up on my own website, but realized that that site currently represents a potential business, and I should probably refrain from too much ranting and raving whilst trying to appear somewhat-professional. So I may use this one too, from time to time, but it won't be much but updates on current projects.

I hope to see comments once again when I start posting more often. Please check out both websites, and consider joining our team to send us to Thailand next year.

I shall miss this blogger site, but on to bigger and better things. Thanks for reading.


Friday, October 8, 2010

New Blog-Site Coming Soon

Hey everybody!

I'm finally in a position to start developing my personal website that I've had for a long time, but haven't really done anything with. The site will be mostly dedicated to my multimedia work, as a location to send prospective clients interested in my skills, and for those who are curious where all my time goes. I'm almost more excited to have a new place for my blog to call home. Blogger has been good to me for the past few years, but it's time to move on to bigger and better things. I'll update you all as to the new blog's whereabouts when the time is right. Peace be with you.

Flamers in Portland

Fire-dancer from Dayn Arnold on Vimeo.

There's something beautiful about the danger and fluidity of dancing with fire. Though it's not without an occasional facial-scorching.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My New Chiropractic Niche

Body In Balance [Web Version] from Dayn Arnold on Vimeo.

Just finalized this project with Dr. Scott, the fella in the video. Working on finalizing the video for City Chiropractic, and will post it when it's ready to be made public. As a chiro patient, I can fully recommend both clinics. Enjoy!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

She is the Best Thing

You Are the Best Thing from Dayn Arnold on Vimeo.

I got married August 22, 2010 and wanted to surprise my wife with our song. She had no idea I was sneaking around arranging a group of friends to play the song, and was totally shocked when we all assembled and started playing it. We never were able to practice the song as a full band, and even had to replace our drummer at the 11th hour as our original drummer's (and groomsman) wife had a baby that same weekend. Our new drummer hadn't heard the song until the morning of the wedding, and wasn't able to practice because it would ruin the surprise. Nothing too difficult, but that can feel a bit hectic. Actually, it was awesome to have Justin playing drums because he's Mandi's twin brother, and I'm pretty sure they have some sort of psychic connection that made the little song even better.

And yes, she is the best thing to ever happen to me.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Beginning is Near

So Mandi and I get married in four days. We've had some seriously stressful moments over the last few weeks, but overall, right this moment, there's almost nothing but excitement. Her family is all here now, and we're ramping up for the big day by managing a multitude of tiny details. Mandi has done a phenomenal job putting our vision into action, and I couldn't be more excited. I'm marrying an incredible woman.

I'll leave you all as a single man with a clip I recently took on a trip to Crater Lake, Oregon. We went there with both sets of parents and had a lovely day. Our wedding day will be far more beautiful. See you all on the other side.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Still Alive

I was on a roll for a week or two, no? Granted, that was a couple months ago, and since then I've completely abandoned this here bliggity-blog. What do you do?

This has been one of the busiest times I can remember. Ever. I'm quite accustomed to having significantly more free time. Well, maybe I think I'm accustomed to that. The last time I had broad plains of free time was probably a couple years ago at least. I just like to think it's something I can have in my everyday workaday life. Truth is, I'm in complete denial about my ability to take time for myself. It's something I have to approach with a much greater degree of seriousness. I could go on and on about the mundane minutiae of my life, or how it's completely changed in the last months leading up to our wedding. I mostly want everybody to know I'm still alive, mostly, and that I'm aching for a time when we're not using all of our resources 100% of the time. I really will try not to completely abandon this thing for another two months, but I make no guarantees.

Peace be with you.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Clip of the Day 08

ClipOfDay08 from Dayn Arnold on Vimeo.

The drama unfolds as I explain why we are stuck out in the middle of nowhere, part of a drama-filled day. By the way, thanks to Andrew for asking me if he could drink the last of the water that a passing motorist gave us. It was very polite considering our being stranded. Also, my EX1 is a little heavy to be holding at arm's-length for any period of time. I don't recommend it for self-portraits unless you have a tripod.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Clip of the Day 07

ClipOfDay07 from Dayn Arnold on Vimeo.

A group of us were waiting on some friends to fix flat tire on one of our group's scooters. We stopped at this road-side shop, and waited alongside the family who ran the shop. A truck pulled up with several adults and a few children in the bed of the pickup. Despite the 95+ degree heat, these women were wearing full covering. It could be that they were covered for religious beliefs, but my suspicion is that they're trying not to get that working-class dark skin. It's amazing how many people in Thailand cover up and use whitening creams to keep from getting dark. The grass is always greener, I suppose.


Monday, April 26, 2010

Clip of the Day 06

ClipOfDay06 from Dayn Arnold on Vimeo.

A bunch of monks in training at a monastery not far from where I was staying. So great to see a bunch of boys just being boys.