Tag Archives: Cameron Hughes

commercialism, morality..uh..what were we talking about?

Im a little behind in posting to the blog, it’s time consuming, I’ve enlisted help from Melody writes, thanks Melody and Rick from duncansong.com to keep things alive. It makes a big difference. I’m working on a big web design project, and I just set up feeds for Kesha Bruce, (keshabruce.com) I’m doing the regular production for the green tea and honey radio show and the talkin’ ish podcast and enjoying life here in Sanity Cruz. The talkin’ ish had a record setting 3000+ downloads for the pod last week. Seems Mr. Heller is a friend of JP Rosenbaum of the Bachelorette TV show. They’ve worked hard with links and twitter to promote the podcast and it works. This makes me think…hmmmm..how many people would “enjoy” seeing a video of Shemp the rabbit brutally uh…”taking advantage” of our cat? is my humanity so degraded by my desire to create website hits that I would effectively pimp my cats butt out to get traffic? It will only take a moment of human weakness and this will happen. I see him looking at the cat and I know what he’s thinking.

As some of you know I occasionally sell wine in Costco for Cameron Hughes. Chwine.com It’s a buck or two for me to patch the financial holes. A couple weeks ago we had a thing called the contractor summit in SF. They treated us to breakfast at The hotel Larkspur at Union square, took us to see the new direct to consumer ware house in Oakland and gave us a great tasting at the Hyatt in the Urban Tavern. They also gave us some really cool selling tools.

Here is a pic at the warehouse.

At the ch wine consumer warehouse

rob edlemon leads his charges. Wine awaiting your orders


that’s your wine shipments getting ready to roll! I snagged a bottle of the Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo (lot 263) if you like a tempranillo with great fruit, awesome body and solid tannins……do it. Its’ $24 online at chwine.com.

Other than working and thinking about the fall (im taking final cut pro), and some other stuff at Cabrillo, a trip to Carson City next week to show off Cody and his new brain and visit the Father figure, I’m pretty boring! We welcome your input, if you want to post here let me know. We are gonna need a update on burning man! You are welcome and highly encouraged to do so. or I might let the rabbit out of his cage. ~Brooke

Events calendar and the weekend

Wow! Summer!

I have made some commitments to my self to get out more often. It’s a shame to live in this beautiful place and sit at home on the computer. You can only grind away so long as a freelancer competing against the Serbians and the Bangladeshis before your brain explodes. $5 to edit 51 .mp3 files??!! wow. Anyway. I slung wine on Saturday for a few extra bucks and had Sunday free, I got the call early about the Wharf to Wharf race from Santa Cruz to Capitola. I live close to the ocean, I just walked down 38th to watch the race go by. Lotsa cool runners, bands, community. It’s only 6 miles, and I noticed lotsa dorky runners too, I’d fit right in! Im gonna rethink running. and yes, I do know you have to sign up 47 years in advance to get into the Wharf to Wharf. http://www.wharftowharf.com



I wasnt ready to go home so I headed downtown afterwards and heard some Spanish on a PA, I went over to check it out, maybe it was a rally against the man!Actually it was the Cactus festival, I should have known, I put it on the calendar.

Santa Cruz California Events Calendar

Nice little festival for a good cause! Great Mexican food and great people.


This is Tasty!


After a nap I made a herb and pasta salad with stuff from the garden and headed over to
Rupert’s house for a potluck. I’m down for potluck anytime and I keep hearing about Rupert’s legendary parties. He the guy who has been coordinating those events in Scotts Vally like the wizard of oz, the pajama party etc. He says he will coordinate more this winter. Watch the calendar! Right now he has parts of a giant naked pregnant woman and a mutant fetus smoking a doobie for burning man inย  his back yard. I saw some old friends and made a bunch of new ones!

fireworks at Brunign man

burning man


That was MY weekend! Next weekend I have to go to the Cameron Hughes wine summit for the people who sling wine for him. It involves tasting huge piles of wine, and a trip to Napa. Duty calls!


What are you gonna do next weekend? Make sure it ends up on the calendar and look for the link Brad Kavas news and events website on this page. Brooke