Goings On

OK, now that the holidays are over, the kids are back in school (well, except this week when the “blizzard of 2010” has had them home every day so far), everyone has had something very flu-like and I can think semi-straight, I’ve got some catching up to do! So check back every day for another update on what I have been cookin’ up here.

First, and I can’t believe that I didn’t make time for this earlier, was a cool shoot with an NFL Hall of Fame-r. This actually happened back in November, and, well, I guess I am just really bad at self promotion in the midst of the holidays.

Let me say first that I don’t do an awful lot of commercial work. But the commercial work I do is pretty dang cool. The football player was part of that. Joe DeLamielleure came up from his home in Charlotte and worked on a Sit Strong Systems chair for the shoot. These chairs are really neat. They look like something you would see in Martha Stewart’s house — really classy leathers, great designs, wood block feet. But then you move the arm rests and the head rest and you have a resistance exercise machine. Right there. In your living room. While you are watching the tube. So cool.

So, Joe, who was part of the “Electric Company” that helped ol’ OJ along, worked out on the chair and I snapped away. He was a trip. So full of energy and ideas.

He also offered to do some quick video for us. These were shot on one of those little cell phone sized, hand-held, hard drive cameras spur of the moment. Here is Joe’s favorite:

Joe has his own business selling resistance bands. I think he was one of the first in the NFL to use them and has sworn by them since. Joe D Bands (check out the videos on his site. That is his son with him. He is a cutie!). And let me tell you — resistance training works for him. He looks great! He had no problem holding those bands in extended positions while I shot.

Thanks Joe! It was so much fun to meet you.

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