So I recently stumbled upon a great blog written by some guy named Joel Runyon who lives the way that I would like to live. He posted this list of all the things he wants to do in his life. Instead of trying to explain it, I will just link to his site and post his writing here as he explains it perfectly.
“The impossible list™ is NOT a bucket list. Not too long ago, I used to settle for the possible things in life. The sure thing. It was “realistic”, “safe” and boring as hell. I decided I needed a challenge. The impossible list is that challenge. This list of impossible things contains all the things I ever thought I couldn’t do because it was “impossible.” The sort of things that I assumed the cool guys on TV only ever got to do. The things I never thought that I would be able to do. This is my list of impossible things. I’m constantly crossing things off it as I accomplish them and adding to it when needed and I’ll be making regular updates about my journey on the blog. Maybe you’re bored of a bucket list, maybe you’re tired of simply attempting what’s considered “possible”, maybe you just want to try something different. This blog is for you.” – Joel Runyon, ImpossibleHQ
For anyone who has ever gone out drinking with me can attest to, 99% of the time I go out I am not actively trying to get laid. I sing, I dance, I make horrible (mostly offensive) jokes, and I make an absolute fool out of myself. Why, you may ask? Because I have noticed that the people who go out with the sole purpose of making out with a chick or bringing a girl home spend their entire night having zero fun while spending twice as much money. Then the next morning when everyone is recapping and laughing about what happened the night before, this persons only story is how they brought home an 8 (we all saw her, she was a 5). I enjoy spending my nights the way that I do. I make drunken best friends, I make enemies (emphasis on the plural), but I always have some sort of story to tell. Read More
The older I get, the more I realize that nothing really matters. Don’t take that as cynical, I mean it in a very good way. Nothing matters in the long run. Especially not what other people think of you. This time in history is all about being “accepted” by your peers. Everything is who is wearing what, who is doing what, and how many “likes” you get on your selfie (I get like 50, NBD but KBD). The sooner we say that we don’t give a shit, and actually mean it, the better. Read More
Ahhh Sin City. Disneyland for adults. Full of fun, debauchery, anticipation. In one word to describe it, ridiculous. People come from all over the world to enjoy the artificially-built city in the middle of the desert. I think the most amazing part of Las Vegas is that even in the middle of Nevada, you can be transported all over the world just by stepping into a certain casino. For example, you can go to medieval Europe in the Excalibur or cross the drawbridge and enter New York City at the New York New York Hotel. You want to go to Egypt? How about stepping into the Luxor, complete with a gigantic Sphinx right in front. Paris? Oh its right down the street at, well…. Paris. You wanna go to Italy? Take your pick. There’s the Venetian, which depicts the city of Venice. There’s the Bellagio with its amazing fountain show out in front. And if you want to go back to ancient Italy, step into Caesar’s Palace, which themes ancient Rome (and yes, Caesar did live there, I toured his room). I haven’t made it up to Fremont Street yet, which has one of the worlds largest video screens canopying the six-block plaza, but i’ll get there someday. Read More
I found out that my parents and grandparents would be in Phoenix, Arizona for one of my dads work conferences so I hopped on a bus and went down to see them. It’s not like I had a job I had to be at. Read More
Me and my brother, Mike, were talking one day a year or two ago when we decided to count up the number of different states that we had seen already. The conversation shifted and we decided that we both wanted to see all 50 states. So what did we do? We decided to make it a competition. I think that you are more likely to do things in competitive situations, and a competition to see things that you’ve never seen is a great motivator to actually do it. We gave ourselves some expectations and rules beforehand, like that we wanted to have it done by the time he turned 30 (he is 26 now). Another big rule is that just driving through a state does not count, you have to have a memorable experience in each state (which is why me running out of gas in the middle of Sandusky, Ohio counts in my book). Read More
We left off with me boarding the bus to go to Las Vegas. It was actually scarier than anticipated. I was traveling with thousands of dollars worth of nerd-gear throughout the trip: Macbook Pro, iPad, extra iPhone 5, GoPro, and multiple hard drives. I’m gonna stereotype everyone in the area but lets just say I didn’t know downtown LA was so… suspicious. A lot of sketchy characters. My bus was no different. The good news though is that not only was I not the only white guy, but the other white guy was a big fat nerd with a guitar. Score! If anyone is getting mugged it would probably be him (Remember this guy. He will make another appearance later). Either way, I still wrapped my bag straps around my ankles when I slept. Precautions.