Beach Walk 145 – Calling Perfectionists

A little more gear, and talk about doing things badly.

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About Today’s Show

We’ve provided the info on our home-made “steady cam” and I’ve got links to the microphones we use too. Not sure how I forgot that yesterday!

Meanwhile, I’ve been affected by videobloggers and ze frank. First, there was jealousy that I was not producing something as beautiful as Jen and Kent nor as funny and spot on truthful as Ze. I thought of my show as rather “pedestrian” (said with snobby British accent). Then I remembered a few things… First, it is pedestrian – beach WALKS with Rox! Then I also remembered that although the #2 can sometimes beat me to the “first response” position, my #1 can easily enough step in and regain consciousness. (See show #102 to learn about 1 and 2.)

Here’s the bottom line: Anything worth doing, is worth doing badly. Stop letting the #2 (who tries to speak for all of the world’s population some days) keep you from trying new things or trying old things over and over again.

Here is the microphone link:
Sennheiser EQ100 G2 Wireless Microphone – We love this small, wireless mic system. It tucks inside my top and the wind noise disappears. It also comes with the handheld adapter; we use it with an inexpensive Radio Shack handheld for street interviews.

Hawaiian words
Hemolele: perfect
Paka: to seek flaws in order to perfect

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  1. Again, thanks for sharing the technical info.

    On a different note, I like to remind myself of this little phrase: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got!”

    I’m not sure who came up with that, and it is not exactly grammatically correct, but you get the point!


  2. Thanks Rox!

    I don’t see your show as pedestrian. I think your show is about creative metathinking, which is very important!!!

    In our home, Kent is the perfectionist and I am the one who often needs to get rid of brain crack…somehow this energy often ends up as a vlog.

  3. You are a sharp lady with a lot of great insights. I have gotten a lot of the show in more ways that you will ever know. I think we all all more alike than we realize. There have been many days that I am struggling with something, and then I come home, get on my pc, and you have something insightful to say about it.

    P.S. I am getting curious about the secret cameraman! 🙂

  4. Thanks for these wonderful comments. C _ I don’t know about the quote, but in a similar vein, I was fortunate to work with Jimmie Heuga a long time ago. Jimmie was an Olympic skier who acquired Multiple Sclerosis. He always used to say, “The more you do, the more you can do, The less you do, the less you can do.”

    “Creative metathinking?” I LOVE that Jen!

    And Cali, I agree with you. We are more alike than we realize, and smarter than we realize I think too. Beach Walks helps me remind myself of things I know but forget to actually let weigh in, in my day to day life.

  5. Hello Rox, everyone. . .

    I think that anything worth doing is worth starting now … if it can wait until the circumstances improve, then perhaps it isn’t worth doing at all.

    Great show…

    I love the simplicity of the quality that you produce … simply amazing. . .

    Get the SCM to visit:

    I think he’ll enjoy the stay … make sure to view the fourth video from the top on the left – following the girl across campus and up the stairs! Simply AMAZING! with a piece of pipe, for crying out loud. . .

    Until that time. . . Earl J.