"I copy that" is walkie-talkie talk for - I understand, will do, gotcha, ok, alright, yup, uh-huh, and much more depending on the inflection of the voice.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


I had some good energy today, which is sort of weird because I didn't eat more than a cup of rice. I look forward to cooking some good stuff now. I wasn't hungry today.

one more day.

though I am 172 now I'm sure in the next couple days I'll gain a bunch back, I usually never weigh myself.

oop, now I'm tired.

Chris Garneau show tomorrow.

Monday, September 17, 2007

53 ft below

today I went to dutch springs. it's an aqua adventure park... a SCUBA playground. there were too many kids underwater when I got there but I didn't get into the water until 2. By that time it had died down a bit.

The group I went with is more of a "sports diving" dive shop. they go out for fun and to get into the water. I want to be taught things, I want technical skills, I want to go somewhere most people can't go - this is why I will be doing most of my things through another dive shop that is mostly tech based. I really believe in safety first when you are doing something where you could actually die... even if it is simple - it's like buckling your seatbelt even when you aren't on the race track, even IF you are an amazing driver, you never know what may happen.

I also won't go with these people much any more because I thought we were going to leave the shop together and then I was asked if someone could hitch a ride in my car on the way back. so I rented a car. economy. they gave me a convertible. It was a great drive until I hit manhattan on the way back. 1 hour = 30 blocks.

We didn't get that deep because two people had already dove earlier in the day (the more you dive the more nitrogen that gets in your blood and the deeper you go the more nitrogen gets in as well. which is bad). I played in planes and buses and boats and fire engines under water from 30-50ft. it was a spring filled quarry. I really love it.

Jonah made his best pot of rice today. I really miss the act of eating. hunger doesn't mean the same thing, but I really want to eat.

174 lbs.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


today I went to a photography town hall meeting. there were about 600 of us and it was very motivating. I am going to start doing stock footage, and with that I can start shooting more for myself and for fun, things I haven't done in a while. I need some waivers/releases/contract thingies for models to sign.

I'm not hungry all of the time, just most of it. I drink a lot of water, and try to keep my mind occupied. I saw a double feature tonight - the brave one and shoot 'em up. they were both entertaining. I would suggest seeing them in that order because the brave one is "realistic" violence and shoot 'em up is hilarious... hilariously gory... which is a good thing.

I went into whole foods to buy uncooked rice, and I ended up getting some cooked brown rice to eat. it had some spice on it, almost cheating, but it tasted amazing. the smells were very difficult and wonderful in the store.

purple rain didn't need a kickstart on her way home. things are pretty good.

I miss eating and drinking.

Friday, September 14, 2007

day 3

today I rode purple rain (my vespa) for the first time in over 7 months. I also rode it for the first time ever - completely legally.

yesterday I finished off buying all of the scuba equipment I need for a very long time. it is some AMAZING equipment. I am going on a dive on sunday, tuesday I check out the rest of my equipment in a pool, and on the 29th I do my drysuit dive. it's very exciting.

as far as the brown rice... I am not very good at eating it. I don't like it. so... I don't eat much. I now weigh 180 pounds. I'm hungry. I could never be anorexic. I have a sensitive nose to begin with - but everything I pass smells SO good. feed me.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

first bowl

the gag reflex was subdued by my hunger. brown rice makes my teeth feel weird.

I'm going to see the gray kid play at the with oliver future at 9:30 tonight. everyone should go.

the gray kid


I think there will be a day when people say, "happy 9-11" the same way we say "happy memorial day".

on a totally unrelated note, I am starting the brown rice cleanse/fast today. I'm already hungry. I may update the blog a bit over the next 10 days.

fact that may surprise you - I start the diet/cleanse/fast at 188 pounds. This is about the most I've ever weighed. hopefully this means a change is coming. maybe I'll even shave.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

new website

this is my wedding photography page, quick and easy.

More Moments Photography

Friday, August 03, 2007

Three J.B.s and a J.M.

I have a few scenarios for you and the players are;

James Bond, Jason Bourne, Jack Bauer, and John McClane.

Please feel free to give the reasons for your answers and an order, if you wish.

1) Fight to the death.
a) Cage match - hand to hand combat, no weapons
b) In the real world*, no support
c) In the real world, with support (M/Q, CIA believer, CTU, Anyone who will believe him)

*by "real world" I mean the world of TV and movies and books in which they live.

2) You are in a hostile zone and you can choose one person to get you out.
a) With support
b) Without support

3) Stop someone evil from doing evil.
a) By any means necessary
b) By bringing him (or her... but it's a him - let's be real) to justice

4) When these characters actually die, how old will they be, and what will be the cause?

Saturday, July 21, 2007

apple family


ten years ago my family of 5 people had one mac.

now we have 3 MacBookPros, 1 MacBook, 1 iMac, 1 iBook, 2 PowerBooks, 9 iPods (covering most generations), and 5 iPhones.

there are also 3 IBM thinkpads in the mix too, so we aren't totally flipped over yet. however, from this list the powerbooks are pretty dead as well as one of the thinkpads and 3 of the iPods.

I don't think I can calculate how many computers we have had in the past 10 years, but I would guess it is around 20 and probably 30 iPods (counting those replaced under warranty).

why didn't I invest in apple stock?

*the photo from above was taken two and a half years ago with my roommate jonah, I have gone through all of that except for my first gen iPod, which I have misplaced... I miss it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


I'm back from my cruise to alaska and I should have some photos for you on flickr soon.

oh, by "back" I mean in Minnesota.

I won't be in LA on saturday the 21st - but if you are buy my RATATAT and DAFT PUNK tickets. they are sold out and it will be an amazing show - 3 tickets at $60 each. let me know.

today I took my first SCUBA class. I have been scuba diving 4 times before, twice on day classes and two times by me lying. I'm excited to do it legally. And speaking of legally - I will be getting my motorcycle permit and then my license this week as well. I will also be getting my eyes checked and new glasses, my first physical in 7 years, and having my first dentist appointment in 8 years. I have my 10 year highschool reunion next week and then the following week I will be shooting at 72 year old's wedding.

I'll probably be back in NYC on the 12th.

Midnight Madness on the 25th.

and then I have no idea. maybe I will choose where I will go by my myspace comments and which coast misses or needs me more - right now it is about tied.

now I must watch the tour de france, it was very difficult to avoid spoiler headlines all day.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


so, I started one of these tumblr things. pretty much is a dumping ground for things I like, no comments, nothin' big, just... stuff.

my tumblr

oh, I thought flickr was clever two years ago with the no "e" thing... but, seriously, it's gotten out of hand.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

endings and beginnings

"why do you always wear black?"
"I am in mourning for my life."

ok, so maybe it's not my life, but my project. My project died, and I am finishing up my time of mourning.

now what?

I'm good at this producing thing, and I like it... the same goes for photography, though I have not been doing any sort of marketing.

I would also like to be tri-coastal (counting the mississippi as a coast, of course), though that doesn't satisfy anyone but myself.

I have a bird caught in my wall behind my bed, what would you do?

my 10 year reunion is coming up.

I'm almost 30.

just read part of OJ's book "if i did it"... it's really gross.

a relative asked me what I was doing today in an email, I think that is a really nice question, and I didn't answer it specifically enough. I guess that is what twitter is for.

today I am making plans, today I am getting over what I can't change, today I start again.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

aural memories

I am flipping through my itunes library and I realized that I have a lot of music that I haven't listened to in a long time, so I started playing select songs from different parts of my life.

for me, song memories are second only to smell memories.

I am in my geo metro, or my other geo metro, or in my condo in ct, or in the subway, or in my apartment, or in a theater, or in my dorm, or my bedroom, or my old ipod, or my tape player, cd player, waking me up before work, on the ride to school, in russia, with someone, missing someone, longing for someone, dancing, romancing, drinking, headbanging in 7th grade, whatever...

sometimes I try not to create connections with songs, but it usually happens anyway.

say, for instance, the song "alive" by pearl jam. one of the better rock songs of all time. I was listening to that on my bicycle on my way home from school the day I found out my grandmother died. Those two things will always be tied together.

Then there are also the disks that make me feel safe and sleepy. I use these when I travel, it settles me and makes me happy when everyone else seems stressed.

but most of all my songs are people in locations in specific moments in time, and that's sort of how I like to remember things... now, how to document it...

Monday, April 30, 2007


I'm in overdrive.

I will tell you about it, and I wanted to, too... but I haven't been at my computer long enough to post, it's been amazing.

anyway, right now I am in north carolina waiting on a plane to vegas then to LA... us airways was a bit late and I needed a new connection. on the good travel side, I called travelocity and they rebooked my car with a different company because my company wouldn't have been open. I have been constantly impressed with travelocity.

wish me luck.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

new format

this will be changing, of course, but I am starting anew with the google/blogger combo.

I am working on the play - getting insurance, rights, space approved, creating an LLC and bank account and credit account, and casting it. hopefully to be done in the two days before I go back to NYC.

The video may be up on the home page of NBC so we have to do some paperwork with releases and the like before their lawyers will let it be put up.

things are movin'.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

this is why I'm hot.

photos here.

Friday, April 13, 2007


there are many differences between ny and la. I may expound over these during the next few months.

first, my friends... I realized most of my friends in ny are in relationships, and enjoy it. My friends here - single, even if they aren't, they have definitely hooked up with a lot of people. It's nice and friendly, like highschool.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

god bless you, mr vonnegut.

my favorite author passes away. I met him once.

god bless you, mr. vonnegut

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


we're done shooting a music video, now I just have to continue with the paperwork. I'll let you know when the video is done with the editing.

Monday, April 09, 2007

first day

I have only been to one party and one video shoot so far... I'm sure things will pick up soon.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

online personalities

where I have signed up and can log in with a password.

model mayhem
all major airlines

... and those are the 40 I can remember and I still need to join frickin' twitter and linkedin.

I take off in 6 hours - good use of time, chad.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Sublet my room

April 7th to the end or middle of July.

Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC

Private, furnished, 12' x 16' master bedroom and a attached full bathroom, queen sized bed, large window, and hardwood floors.

Located in a 3 bedroom, 2 full baths Apt.

Apartment includes:

* foyer office area with available 20 inch iMac
* Spacious, bright, clean, kitchen
* Enormous, sunny, luxurious, living room; complete with 36-inch flat screen HDTV, DVD, Digital Cable, and DVR
* Wireless cable Internet
* Quiet back porch
* Two young, female, artistic, quirky, friendly, clean, often absent roommates

Surrounding Area:

* Easy access to the G train at Nassau
* Pleasant walk to the L train at the Bedford stop
* Walking distance to a Supermarket and Laundromat
* Many unique stores and restaurants
* Wide selection of deliverable cuisines
* Blocks from multiple parks
* Extremely convenient parking
* Neighborhood feeling

$950 per month (or $1100 for a couple) all inclusive.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


is silly and boring. I want to stop watching, but I can't.

other news, the tickets are booked and apartments are being hunted.

I would love a subleter for my brooklyn place. may - june - july.

about that....

yeah, not going to motorcycle across the country. That's just silly.

still doin' all the other stuff, though.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


April 7 - 20 = LA
April 21 - 29 = NYC
April 30 - May 31 = LA
June 1 - 6 = MN
June 7 - 11 = NYC
June 12 - 25 = LA
June 26 - July 3 = Road
July 4 - 6 = MN
July 7 - 14 = Alaska
July 15 - 31 = Road
August 1 - ? = NYC


bizarro chad thought it would be a good idea to only eat a salad and drink A LOT of burbon last night.

it was not a good idea.

bizarro chad should be barred from communication with other humans at that point.


Sunday, April 01, 2007

two wheels

my vespa, purple rain, is still under a cover because I don't have a license yet, so I have been riding my bike around town. I try to ride every day, I didn't today - oops. In the past week I have been hit and kicked a car.

don't worry they didn't even knock me down, but they did drive away, it was a nice hit and run.

I DID, however, watch cycling on TV today, that's cool, right? And then I bought some bike clothes... that counts as riding, right?

anyway, I'm going to do some play makin' stuff now.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

OK, I'm Back.

And this isn't even an april fools joke, I promise.

blog gear shift - I'm making "I Copy That" to be more based on my projects and travels... and of course those other things thrown in. This is to keep me accountable... even if it is only to the empty tubes of the internet.

So, what I am working on now? you may ask...

1) A play I am producing in LA May - July.
a) I have to get the rights
i) letter should be sent by monday
b) I have to make everything OK with equity
c) I have to trademark our name and "slogan"

2) I am thinking of buying a motorcycle to use in LA and then driving it back across the country. Stopping in MN for the Fourth and then taking a Nicholson Family Trip to Alaska. I will then continue with my trip across the country. After the trip there should only be 2 states left for me to visit, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

I will be visiting whoever (or is it whomever...) I can, and taking photos along the way. I do need a theme, though. Sunsets, roads, animals, signs, backroads.... I don't know.

I am making up rules as I think more on it - like smaller roads are better roads, only travel in daylight, only ride 6-8 hours a day, and things like that.

that reminds me -

3) get a motorcycle license.

I'm going to try to write daily, let's see how this works.



Saturday, February 10, 2007

yup, I'm puttin' er down...

ok, I'll just put her to sleep - my blog that is.

I have not been writing, nor do I expect anyone to check here anymore, so, until "i copy that" is re-imagined, don't worry about lil' ol' me.

If you want to know what I do, watch my flickr site.