August 27, 2012

thank you for visiting me!

I can see since being much more active on Twitter, I've been getting some page views. Better update now, no time to judge/be critical of what I post.

The scoop is I'm playing lots of didgeridoo and am dancing through it all.

Recent News:

EmmaDilemma band (from left, Brandon Waloff (me),
Emma, Tiffinay Nay, Ben Runnels)
  • I was invited to play with the 'trip folk' band, EmmaDilemma at WTF (What The Festival in Oregon this past July! It was so fun! Here's a picture of us on stage during the sunrise set at heart stage) #blessed.
  • I am now the didgeridoo player for Axis Mundi, a shamanic, kundalini trance band. Our next show is in Richmond, CA on September 29th! #sweet!
  • TONIGHT (which is/was monday aug 27th) I am playing at Cory's contact improvisation dance and aerial trapeze dance class in Fairfax! #stoked.
  • I PROMISE, I am doing a didgeridoo indiegogo fundraiser for an album to be released at some point in this lifetime. Coming soon, the details are, #sigh.
  • I will be playing didgeridoo with sound healer, Gabriel Goldberg and yoga teacher Rebecca Blake (Yogarina Heartfly) at a Yoga, Sounds Healing and Hot Springs retreat in northern california Oct 6th-Oct 8th, linked here. Food and camping is provided for the cost. Hot springs available as well! #come!
  • In other news!I snuck into #phish on 8/19/12 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. #slick.
    Just wanted to share that and I love Phish again almighty!

June 27, 2012


Been a while since i posted.. A long while.. changes are abound.. As I settle into the Bay Area more and more illusions are breaking apart and I feel confident about taking steps towards aligning myself with my higher purpose.

No longer can I withstand doing the things that no longer serve me.

March 30, 2012

Project Food Budget; Week 3 for me!

Budget I set for myself: $100
Actual Budget: $156.76

This is harder than I think it is.. I also think that it's just figuring out exactly what I need each week (coconut water-it's a must).

Let's see, looking through the receipts here I wonder, 'did I forget to add anything?' Well, hmmm.. Since I didnt keep purchase by purchase account in my memo pad in my phone this time around I do wonder, but don't feel bad b/c I still went over and if I forgot anything then my total doesn't have to increase any more than it's already.

And, I have no idea why I set $100 as my goal. That's crazy pants.

It was also my birthday last weekend, so I allowed myself to spend more exuberantly on the big day, March 24th.. Holla' I have included a photo of the NY/East Coast style lunch I had after the trip! Look!

Ok, let's look at the items..

  • crumbled feta cheese.. mmmm
  • black trumpet mushrooms... ick-there were all kinds of twigs and dirt and leaves in the them. Got bulk at The Berkeley Bowl.
  • Salmon Jerky... mmmm.
  • Ox Tail and Beef Cubes for stew (all farm raised organically w/o hormones)- I made a 3 day crock pot with cabbage, rutabaga, brocolli, kelp noodles, tomatoes, kale and the like. It served a few rounds of meals for me. 
  • I've been eating Larabars in the morning when I dont have time to make a bigger meal. Then I slather coconut oil on the bar and mmm-mmm-mmmeatmmm up!
  • The Jalapeno cheese puffs were really good, and worthless.
  • The treat of the week was the GF Lemon Lavender tea cake. It was SOO moist and squishy. I wish Canola Oil wasn't used though.
  • The hot chocolate with whipped cream at the BART station served me well in the moment while waiting for a friend to pick me up last tuesday. I asked for some chocolate syrup on top and the lady's like, "that's extra." I'm like, "Come ON!" Then I got a free dribble. So yummy, but I had a stomach ache after.
  • I have to say the Udon Noodle Nori Logs are stupendous!! (wish i could find the link to those!) Umeboshi, toasted sesame seeds, avocado and udon noodles wrapped up in Udon.
Ok, gotta go dance now!

See ya'll soon~

~B (my friend Emily's blog post posted below-Project Food Budget is her creation!)

I’m excited to report that I have some great company on my Project: Food Budget challenge. Please check out these wonderful blogs, and give them support as they take on this challenge.
All have different budgets, number of mouths to feed, and food preferences {veggie + meat eating}. And yet, all have a common goal of saving money and making better choices when it comes to the food we put on our table.
Participating blogs:

March 22, 2012

Project Food Budget: Week 25

Goal for week 25: $125
Actual: $261.26 –wow.

Presently speechless. Kind’a. I counted every dollar and cent that went towards any liquid or solid entering my (or my friends) mouths. I did spend $68.39 on dinner for two last Friday night, as well as a new affinity for coffee (I haven’t drank the brew in almost 3 or 4 months) which accounted for a whopping $8.00. I also consumed a $5.00 whiskey drink last Sunday evening and about 7 slices of pizza too. Not bad for a holistic health coach;p So I wonder if buying friends tea or dinner counts as part of this project, Emily?

Also, I have this idea now to keep all the wrappers that come along with the food I buy and take a photo of that for the next time just b/c I’m starting to wonder about my own carbon footprint. For instance, and besides the melodramatic coffee habit I state to have now, I do have a coconut water habit. That I am clear of. I drank an estimated 10-12 coconut waters this past week. Retailing from $1.69 to $2.00 (all on sale!) is an estimated $22.14 on coco water.. Which is fine actually. Totally worth it.

Ok, we’ll see what pops for next week!

Goal for week 26: $100


This is my friend Emily Levenson's project and idea. You can visit her link below and find out more about her and if you blog, join the crew!
Want to get on board? Fabulous. {Now go here.}
Participating blogs:

March 15, 2012

Project Food Budget

Week 24 of Project: Week 1 for Brandon

Total Spent: $171.52
Goal: I had no goal (this is my first week!)

This was an interesting process for me, I did notice I was more conscious of my food spending and naturally wanted to keep my ‘no-goal budget’ as low as possible. Now that I know what I spent I can gage my resources better, look and see what worked and what didn’t work and create a budget for next week, which will be $125.

Most of the money spent here was at Rainbow Grocery (best coop EVER!), the farmers market, Whole Foods Market and then the rest was crappy junk food spending on donuts and pizza (no shame) and this spice shop in Oakland where 4.6% of my resources for the week went to two varieties of sea salt (I like calculating the breakdowns here- I’m a numbers guy).

However, 48.8% of my money went to groceries, the rest went to lunches, eating out, snacks and well, sea salt. Interessssstting.

This is my friend Emily Levenson's project and idea. You can visit her link below and find out more about her and if you blog, join the crew!

Want to get on board? Fabulous. {Now go here.}
Participating blogs: