Videolog #001 – Destination Hawaii!

It had to happen sooner or later… I’ve begun a video log.

No, not a “vlog” (that’s a silly word). This is most definitely a video log. A travelogue… log. This is also the first time I’ve ever posted a video featuring myself on this site. So if you were looking for a reason to get scared off of this website forever, now is the perfect time. 😉

Still here?



Also, to be clear, when I said it’ll probably be more fun for you than me, I was referring to the process of making these videos, not the actual trip itself. I anticipate that Hawaii will be a blast! Thanks for joining me today. 🙂 To stay in the loop, be sure to sign up for updates!


Hi, my name’s Andrew, and I have almonds.

These almonds have provided the calories that have made this video possible. If you like almonds… they’re not paying me anything.

If you’re watching this video, you’ve probably read some of the words that I’ve put in various orders to make various articles on the various internets. I thought I would do something a little different. Something that would allow you to maybe to get to know me a little better or maybe just be more entertained because we all have a little side of us that’s kind of voyeuristic.

Video is very interesting, isn’t it? Everybody is making videos. Everybody! (Except for me.) So, I thought, “I’ve got to try this, and it’s probably going to suck, in the beginning.” (That’s why I never recommend anybody read anything I’ve written before 2010, because it takes a while.) And that’s okay.

In 8 days, I begin my adventure to the Big Island of Hawaii. (Hawaii! Where they grow nuts!) I’m trying to do this video in one take, so. *I cross my fingers in a really absurd way* (I wasn’t try to flip you off there. I’m sorry.)

Along the way, I’m going to be in San Francisco, for a little while, and then I’m going to land on the west side of the island and… yeah. This is journal 1, and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun—probably more fun for you than me, but… that’s what I’m here for.

So, that’s all I’ve got. 🙂
And I also have nuts!


2 bits on Videolog #001 – Destination Hawaii!

  1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Tui!

    When I recorded this video, it was 8 days, but I released it a day later. Now it’s just 2! But as I said in the video, I have some stops along the way. I won’t land on the Big Island until mid-April. We’ll see if I have time to do a San Francisco video. No promises, but some surprises could happen.

    Anyway, it was a cool experiment, and I anticipate the videos to get better and better as I get more experience. Thanks again for the encouraging words!

  2. I love the video. It’s so fun to see you!

    Hmmm, now that you’ve broken the ice, I guess I’m the only one not doing videos now!

    Anyway – can it really be only 8 days until your Hawaiian adventure begins!?!? Wowza!

    I look forward to your future posts and traveling to Hawaii vicariously with you! 🙂