I downloaded the Blogger app on my phone, spent a ton of time typing up what went down yesterday only to have the app say publishing since last night! So let’s back track a little to a yesterday then I’ll fill you in on what went down today.
It was Monday morning when I woke up at 11am! I never can sleep past 6am at
home. But being jet lagged and having a late night beer with the production crew
at 2am didn’t help.
I took my time getting ready to hit the road to the comp site. I asked Dallas
Singer (my roommate) to take my backpack as I opted to swim the mile or so in
the ocean over to Praia Grande. The conditions were perfect. 4pm and glassy. I
made the swim in good time. The south current helped. My wife would be proud.
I hung out a little more than headed to the Mar Bar for the opening ceremony
of the event. Before it all went down, I chilled out with the guys from the
Azores and Morocco. The organizer and an official from the city were on hand for
the ceremony. After all the official business was done it was time for the first
night of the four day video premieres. Elmo from Rideitt.com organized the
awesome four day showings. Epic idea. I hung out as long as I could until I had
to leave to try to get some sleep. I got a lift home from some friends I met
And in typical fashion, the entire production crew were awake at midnight on
their computers working in the lobby. I sat down and did a few emails and made
up the schedule for commentators then off to bed.
This morning, I woke up to Tezza’s loud voice. It was 7am and I was supposed
to leave in the car at 7:30! I got up, showered and got dressed as fast as I
could. When I got down in the lobby, everyone was still there eating breakfast.
Relief. I can stop stressing now.
Did I mention, I miss my wife? We just got a new place and I ‘m not spending
it with her, argh!
Okay, so today was the first day of the comp and we were going live. We went
through the motions of the live feed all day. We usually don’t run the live feed
during the trials. But we all were here and so we went for it and worked out any
and all kinks. Next thing I know, the sun is setting and the comp is called off
because of the glare. It was almost 8pm! That’s some crazy hours at the office.
I got the schedule for tomorrow dialed in and headed back to the Mar Bar for
a drink and to see Elmo. I met a cool guy named Joao and his wife and they ended
up giving me a ride back to the hotel.
And now I’m back in the lobby ready to pass out. See you tomorrow.
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