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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.


wayne's 3-minute ditl day in the life
(DITL = Day In The Life)

(direct Youtube link)

NOTE: I also uploaded this week’s DITL to Vimeo. Let me know if you notice a difference or prefer one over the other. I saw Marty use Vimeo and liked the quality.
Update: embed attempt follows

Wayne’s 3-minute DITL #10 from whall on Vimeo.

Episode #10 contains these tidbits:

  • Responsibility defined
  • Time to take out the trash
  • Walkingtothecurbblahblahblahblah
  • Safe and sound thing
  • Fire Pit: Before
  • Fire Pit: During
  • Fire Pit: After
  • Fire Pit: cactus: will it burn?
  • Fire Pit: we get our answer
  • Jaden lost 3 teeth
  • How may I help you?

This week’s bonus footage: 12 minutes of High School Marching Band (Cedar Park Timberwolves) condensed into 45 seconds of fluid bliss.

All in 3 minutes or less! (excluding introductions, credits and bonus footage).

Note: background music supplied unknowingly by the fantastic duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, key stalwarts that make up Steely Dan, off their latest album Everything Must Go. The track I used portions of is Lunch With Gina. Pick this music up if you can – it is amazingly good.

And lo, the people did comment thus:


  1. LOL @ you noticing your shadow! And those band formations looks pretty cool on high speed.

  2. Ren Maddox says:

    “Ohhh! It *does* blow up.”


    Ren Maddox’s last blog post..BBL (Blog-Blog-Love)

  3. Ren Maddox says:

    Oh, and the Vimeo quality is *way* better. Now you just need to be able to embed it.

    But keep the YouTube link as well so that I can watch on my iPhone (even though I get an error trying to watch this newest one there).

    Ren Maddox’s last blog post..BBL (Blog-Blog-Love)

  4. Nobody™ says:

    That was awesome. I wonder why I never thought of doing video posts of nothing on my blog…

  5. Sybil Law says:

    Loved it!
    You have a long driveway. Or it seems like it.
    You did a lot of work on that firepit – pat yourself on the back!
    I had no clue cactus would explode.
    Jaden is way too cute. Keep him far away from Gilda. 🙂
    I loved the marching band / ant farm (it kinda looked like an ant farm!)! They’re awesome!

    Sybil Law’s last blog post..Blow Jobs for Duke Employees

  6. Evil Genius says:

    I love your DITLs! And cactus explodes? Who knew?!

  7. sourpuss says:

    I prefer the Vimeo.
    I felt bad for the cactus.
    I like your new look.
    And… holy doodle, Batman, how long is your driveway?! Taking out the trash must be a real chore in the winter. How long does it take to shovel yourself out?

    sourpuss’s last blog post..Two things…

  8. martymankins says:

    Your DITL is so much clearer in Vimeo. And here I thought you were just naturally pixelated. Guess it was just the YouTube.

    Goatee is much better than the beard.

    Exploding cactus is fun. FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! *chanelling Beavis*

    martymankins’s last blog post..Random Leakage #5

  9. Allyson says:

    I love the DITLs. I actually just sat here and watched all I could before son #1 needed to pee.

    Allyson’s last blog post..New Leaf

  10. metalmom says:

    Stop doing makeovers! There’s not enough room for all your hotness in the blogosphere!

    Hmm…Just a thought…maybe you should have done the makeover BEFORE the Hot Blogger voting!

    Just sayin…

    metalmom’s last blog post..Wakin’ Up Is Hard To Do

  11. kapgar says:

    Okay, so what’s the lidded thing in the ground beside your dog as you’re taking out the trash? Is that the firepit with a cover or something?

    Also, were you taking the garbage to the curb or halfway around the neighborhood? Even in fast motion, it seemed like you were walking forever. Yikes.

  12. kapgar says:

    Oh, and yes, I prefer the Vimeo version better. Everything seems better in Vimeo.

  13. Poppy says:

    Thank you for using Vimeo, I heart it.

    Poppy’s last blog post..Kitty games

  14. marilyn says:

    The exploding cactus was fun. The fire pit looked like a lot of work. The marching band sound disappeared but it looked like they did an excellent job. Good thing too, cause I voted for them.

    Hope you had a great weekend.

    marilyn’s last blog post..Doodle: Lust

  15. Avitable says:

    If only my Firefox hadn’t decided that it doesn’t want to play flash-embedded movies . . .

  16. Janna says:

    I guess I’m way outvoted here, but I’d rather have YouTube.
    It just works better for me, even though Vimeo’s quality might be better. Vimeo takes longer, and the player doesn’t always show up.
    Did I mention I’m on dial up?
    Just sent your LOL Whalls.
    Love the exploding cactus, BTW.

    Janna’s last blog post..Coffee, anyone?

  17. martymankins says:

    Janna… one trick to watching videos over dial-up is to start them, pause them right away so they have a chance to load up completely, then watch.

    One down side to Vimeo is that it can be choppy on slow computers. My daughter G3 iMac can’t play the Vimeo videos, but the You Tube work just fine.

    martymankins’s last blog post..Scooter Sunday #23

  18. whall says:

    BlondeBlogger, I have a shadow? Oh! Hi!!!!!

    Ren Maddox, ohhh! it *does* embed.

    Nobody, I hear nobody does it better…

    Sybil Law, yes, the driveway is long. It cost a TON to get it paved, but a guy and a crew were just driving around the neighborhood after a job and asked if we needed it done.

    Evil Genius, thank you! and I guess we all know now.

    sourpuss, yeah, the vimeo is superior. I will embed that one as the main one that displays, but still upload to youtube for Ren and Janna. Now to upload the previous ones to vimeo and possibly retro-update the old DITL’s… And here in Austin, no snow.

    martymankins, hehhhhehhehe you said diddle.. hehehehehhhehh you said elated….

    Allyson, glad you like them! I’m also glad your son is potty trained.

    metalmom, oh, there’s a TON of room for more hotness, believe me. But now I can fully exploit the Hot Tweeter Contest! What do you think?

    kapgar, the lidded thing is a sandbox in the shape of a, well, sandbox.

    Here’s a picture of Jupiter in said sandbox

    Yes, the driveway is looooong. When you see me in the DITL’s with Jaden on the pocket rocket, that’s usually the driveway. You can see how long it is from this Google Maps satellite view. I even mention the driveway paving, as the google map shows it pre-paving and the MSN Live satellite view shows it post-paving. Interestingly enough, I mention the sandbox too! THE SANDBOX IS VISIBLE FROM SPACE. (although in that picture, the sandbox was out front vs in back where it is now). The firepit is out front.

    Poppy, I heart you for coming over to my blog and watching it….

    marilyn, “exploding cactus” sounds like a good band name, or maybe the name of a really itchy rash that bursts if you scratch it too much.

    Avitable, try Google Chrome. Or IE. Or Safari. It can be done. People, we have the technology. We have the vision.

    Janna, yes you are outvoted. You’re on dialup?!?!?! I will include youtube, I promise.


    martymankins, wow deja view… I think I’ve seen you before…

  19. Alex says:

    – I don’t get a nifty can for my trash. Just a huge dumpster out in front of the complex.
    – Heh, you’re an adult.
    – Long driveway is long.
    – The fire pit looks good. You make Boy Scounts everywhere proud.
    – Being a bit of a pyro, I knew once I saw the cactus on the fire that it would do that. You could have asked you know.
    – Seems like Jaden’s going for some kind of record or something.
    – Whataburger pwns.
    – It took me how long to noitce you shaved?
    – I miss marching band.

  20. whall says:

    Alex, it took me how long to noitce [sic] your mispelling? Yeah, that’s how I roll. Marching band marches.

  21. Janna says:

    I request that for the next DITL, we get to see you playing euphonium.
    Borrow one if you have to.

    Janna’s last blog post..Coffee, anyone?

  22. Winter says:

    Hey! It was that cute gap toothed salesman! He’s a hottie. Better watch him closely. I bet he has girlfriends already.

    Winter’s last blog post..Round Two

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