Cheap-O Underwater Camera Housing

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UNDERWATER PHOTOS & VIDEO

Wanted to take a few photos in the ocean and found this Dicapac waterproof camera case on Amazon.  It’s effectively a heavy duty baggie with a fold-up & Velcro seal.  While not exactly professional in design 555 Amazon reviewers gave it a solid 4.5 Star rating.  Not bad unless you are one of the handful whose case leaked.

They make these designed to fit virtually every camera on the market including expensive DSLR’s.  Not willing to get one for my good camera I ordered this for my red Nikon Point & Shoot.  Guaranteed to be waterproof to 16 feet.  Since that’s about 13 feet more than I’m planning to go this should be ok.  If this works maybe I’ll check out the GoPro.

If I get any good pics or video I’ll post them.  If no photos show up more than likely either mine leaked or a big wave grabbed it!

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CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL TRIBUTE TONIGHT

CREEDENCE RELIVED

CREEDENCE RELIVED 6 pm, San Juan Capistrano, Historic Town Center Park.   FREE concert, food and drink for sale but ok to bring your own food & drink.  Big dance floor, great music, mellow crowd and EZ parking in large lot behind O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on  Del Obispo.

Show up early and check out the Los Rios District across the tracks at the picturesque train station.  The train station area has several new restaurants and two new wineries.  After the concert check out Karaoke Night at the most amazing dive bar west of the Hudson River- The Swallows Inn.

San Juan Summer Nights Free Concert Schedule link below:

SJSN Flyer 2014

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SUMMER CONCERTS ORANGE COUNTY, CA

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175 FREE SUMMER CONCERTS IN ORANGE COUNTY
June 18 kicks off the first week of Summer Concerts with River Road Band at San Juan followed later in the week with ABBY ROAD Beatles tribute in Orange and BELLA DONA Fleetwood Mac tribute in Tustin Peppertree. Also in June DSB Journey tribute in Laguna Niguel, Kelly Rae Band at Tustin Ranch plus Santana tribute, Upstream, Beach Boys tribute, Flash Back Heart Attack and others.

I’ve compiled an expanded list of 175 Free Concerts. Just click the link and you’ve got my flyer.

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SUMMER CONCERTS ORANGE COUNTY 2014

REVISIT PAST SUMMER CONCERTS YouTube VIDEO

If YOU attend concerts YOU are likely in the video.  CLICK the link below for a two minute video recap of prior year’s concerts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEt_1jtvY7Q

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FESTIVAL of the WHALES CONCERT

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FIRST OC OUTDOOR CONCERT for 2014

Sunday 12-5pm March 9, on the beach at Dana Point Harbor.
Triple Header, 3 bands:

  • 12-1 pm Small World
  • 1:30-3 pm  Keston & The Rhythm Killers
  • 3:30-5 pm Wild Child Doors Tribute band

All three bands play on a floating stage at Baby Beach, Dana Point Harbor.
Bring your lawn chair, sun screen & bare feet and dance in the sand, wade in the water or sit back and listen to the music. BBQ & adult beverages for sale.
Weather should be sunny & warm plus it’s the first day of Daylight Savings.
Parking- Suggest dropping chairs and friends at the beach with a designated driver parking the car along Dana Point Harbor Drive. Limited smaller lots and street parking with larger lot at the corner of Park Lantern and Harbor Drive just off PCH.

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SUMMER RETURNS WITH 7 PM SUNSETS

Daylight Savings March 9, 2014 San Clemente

MARCH 9, DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS

Long Summer Days are coming back putting an end to the dark winter with night time temperatures that sometimes plummet into the low 60’s and even 50’s in Southern California.

On March 9, Daylight Savings kicks in and the sun will stay in the sky until almost 7:00 PM.  Sunsets past 8 PM return June 8, and remain through July 19, and won’t dip below 7 PM until September 14.  Enjoy another Endless Summer.

Time to make a 2014 Summer Outdoor Concert Schedule.

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February 6, 2014 · 7:00 am

NFL SUNDAY AFC & NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

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January 2014 Playoffs have been the best.  This Sunday features the top four NFL teams vying to meet in Super Bowl XLVIII (48) on February 2, 2014.

FOOTBALL’S BEST QB’S FACE OFF

Arguably two of the game’s greatest quarterbacks will face off at 12 PM (PST) in Denver for the AFC titlePeyton Manning broke NFL records this year and has the advantage of a better offense than New England and home field advantage.  But Tom Brady has the better record of 10-4 against Manning, the better coach (Bill Belichick) and in my opinion the psychological edge over Peyton.

Despite Manning’s comparable field generalship & experience as well having a stronger arm, Peyton has not fared as well at playoff time.  This is a double edged psychological advantage- Brady’s confidence to win when it counts in the big games and Manning’s self doubt based on experience.  That’s what makes this particular game so interesting.  PREDICTION: 34-31 BRONCOS.

The second game features the NFC’s two powerhouse teams in Seattle at 3:30 PM (PST).  Two exciting young quarterbacks who can run as well as throw face off in Seattle as the Seattle Seahawks host the San Francisco 49’ers.

Coln Kaepernick vs. Russel Wilson should be another faceoff of two of the most exciting QB’s leading two of the toughest defensive teams in the NFL.  Seattle’s got the home field advantage with the noisiest fans in football but the 49’ers are on a tear.  PREDICTION: SAN FRANCISCO.

I may join some friends at the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery in Orange to watch the games.

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Mark Irwin Defeats Jerret Jeter

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Mark Irwin in red trunks vs. Jerret Jeter in black trunks

December 13, 2013, South Coast Martial Arts/Boxing Center, Costa Mesa.

Mark came away as the winner over Jerret Jeter of DG Boxing in Long BeachMark trains at UFC Gym in Aliso Viejo.

These are action packed matches between guys who come into the ring in top physical condition and go at it full speed for three rounds.

The Southern California Association of Boxing pairs the contenders based on experience. It was Mark’s fourth amateur fight and his opponent’s ninth and they appeared evenly matched.  Jerret Jeter was tough inside and was able to land some hard combinations with both hands.  Midway through the first round Jeter threw a quick left that connected solidly to Mark’s jaw knocking him back on his heels.  Mark, however, trains with and trades punches with bigger and more experienced ranked sparing partners and was able to absorb Jeter’s punches in stride.

Mark’s style might be termed “relentless” giving neither fighter time to catch their breath.  It appeared that Mark displayed superior boxing skills, particularly with his combinations.  At times he was able to put his opponent on the defensive where Jeter would cover up while taking body and head shots.  Both boxers displayed talent and aggressiveness but in the end Mark showed a bit more movement and speed allowing him to land more punches.

Mark has studied Muay Thai and currently practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is an instructor teaching individual and group boxing lessons at UFC Gym, Aliso Viejo where he trains.  He is also a college student working toward a degree in kinesiology.

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January 14, 2014 · 4:15 pm