What Would YOU Do for $1?

I was bored one night, like most nights, and this random thought popped into my head, “What would people do for one dollar?”

Seeing how I haven’t interviewed random people on the street in a while, I thought it would be fun.  The economy is getting better but it’s still tough out there, so people might actually do interesting things.  But, knowing you guys, I had a back up plan for your amusement.

So, what would you do for $1?

Blog Posts in My Head Brain Dump – Vol 1*

Remember when I posted about writing blog posts in my head?  Yeah, I haven’t learn.  So here’s a quick brain dump of what’s been going on.

Funkilicious

I’ve been in a funk lately.  It’s been hard to wake up in the morning.  Writing blog posts or making videos don’t even sound remotely fun or enticing.  Running seems like a chore versus a joy.  I see food as evil things but I can’t stop eating.  I need an IV for coffee to keep me functioning each day.

I don’t want to sleep, but I can’t see myself getting out of bed each day.  My motivation is waning.  The sun should excite me and bring me outside, but all I want is to stay indoors and be a hermit.  I need to get out of this funk cuz it’s not fun.

Just Fat

I’m fat.  There I said it.  I am fat.

Screw you people thinking that I’m a tiny little thing.  Just because I’m Asian doesn’t mean I can’t be overweight.  3 weeks ago, I broke 160lbs/72kgs. I haven’t been this heavy since junior year of college!  This extra weight disgusts me.

I should be at 145lbs/66kgs, though my ideal weight is at 140lbs/63kgs.  Sadly, I’m nowhere near it. I managed to get it down to 156slb/69kgs but this extra weight isn’t sitting pretty on me.  It’s not because my face is rounder or the fact that my gut protrudes.

The access fat that I’m carrying around is causing me some health problems.  I’m having a hard time breathing when sitting around.  Running has taking a huge toil on my speed, form and lungs as I carry the keg around.  I’ve been more irritable due to the weight and overall more cynical.  I need to lose weight and I need to lose it soon.

Impatient Return

Since I started running again, I knew that I wouldn’t be back at my peak form almost 2 years ago.  I knew it would take time and I have to be patient.  However, after my first few runs back, clocking around 9 minute miles, I am astonished at the muscle memory of my legs.  A year off and it’s back at 9.  Unfortunately, now I want to bring it back down to 8 minutes if not lower. I know I can do a half at 8 minutes.  I want to strive for an 8K at 7:45 or if I’m lucky, 7:30.  Alas, that won’t be the case for awhile.

The access weight I’m carrying around isn’t helping my running.  The weight is slowing me down, while causing me to pant for unnecessary air.  I know my lungs still need to rebuild itself, but my legs seems to be returning to form faster and my lungs can’t keep up.  I can’t do more than a straight 5K without stop, gasping for air or feeling fatigue.

I want to be fast again, but more importantly, I want to be truly running again versus tugging along like I am right now.

UnIrish of Me

I could get out of bed on Saturday morning.  I wanted to but I couldn’t get myself.  The funk was strong this particular morning.  The alarm rang at 8 so I could rise and head downtown to film a video about St. Patrick’s Day.  And by filming a video, it’s more of me exploiting drunk people for the joy of YouTube.

I’ve been filming on St. Patrick’s Day for the last few years.  The videos keeps on getting funnier and the adsense revenue is a big bonus.  But yesterday, I just couldn’t do it.  I couldn’t.  I’m such a disappointment.

Community > Big Bang Theory

After the triumphant return of Community and a recent Big Bang Theory marathon, it dawned on me that Big Bang isn’t as funny as Community.  First off, Big Bang isn’t as funny now as it was in the first couple season.  Yes, Penny is a better character now and the female ensemble is very enjoyable. Sheldon is currently more of a self-righteous ass than a smart ass know-it-all when the show started.  The jokes of the show have been dumb down with more setups to accommodate the new viewers who would not normally understand nerd jokes.

Whereas Community, it’s just smart comedy; period.  If you don’t pay attention, you’ll miss the jokes or the sub jokes.  Just like 30 Rock.  Big Bang has evolved from a niche nerdy show to a show of the masses.  The nerd jokes aren’t funny anymore cuz they are being forced.  Whereas Community, I can talk about Annie’s Boobs and those who watch it would know that I’m not being perverted.

P.S. Has anyone else noticed the song humming that each character is doing this season? I wonder what easter egg that will become.  Thanks to @leises for pointing that out to me.

Residual Brain Farts

The funk is taking the best of me.  I hope I can shake this so I can be better, write more (and better) blog posts, make videos again and overall enjoy life again.

 

* I hope this would be a one time dump, but who am I kidding?  Let’s hope the next time won’t be soon, otherwise we have a problem. *flush*

700 & Giveaway

It all started on November 14, 2006.

And now, just over 5 years later, I present to you my 700th post.

To celebrate, I’m giving some stuff away:

I will ship anywhere in the world.  Leave a comment below and I will pick a random winner based on those who comment here and on YouTube.

Disclosure: This is an unsponsored post, but some of the giveaway items have been collected through Klout, Popchips, DTDash and Hipmunk.

Top 10 Posts of 2011

Here are the top 10 best/favorite blog posts I wrote in 2011:

No. 10:

My Mom Thinks I had a Blonde Hair Blue-Eyed Baby – posted on October 24th.

The title says it all.

No. 9:

Thoughts from Places: #SFNYE – posted on January 14th.

As we waited for the trolley to take us on an adventure.  I noticed that many people were waiting too.  They were all waiting for the forthcoming trolley.  Some waited in large groups while others waited alone.  But we all waited.  I can’t help but think that everyone was waiting for an adventure.  In life, we often wait for an adventure to come and take us away.  For some people, adventures comes often.  While others would wait until the can’t wait anymore and go elsewhere to wait, only to do the same a leave.  But many just wait until the adventure arrives, only to hop and go where it takes them.

No. 8:

The Parting of Ways – posted on August 31st.

You were the Doctor & I was your companion.  But at times I felt like the Doctor and you were my companion.  Either way, it is in the parting of the ways that we must now say goodbye.  There was much triumph and death during our time together, but that is to be expected when spending time with the Doctor.  Now, it is time to say goodbye. It is the journey’s end, but know that I will always turn left.

No. 7:

The Little Things – posted November 20th.

After the simple and ever so beautiful wedding of my dear friend Jo, I boarded the shuttle bus to the reception. Sitting across the aisle from me, I struck a conversation with them. I was alone. I should probably try to be social. I found out that they were related to the bride. As for them, I used my joke of the night on them, “Contrary to popular belief, I’m not related to the bride.” See, the bride is half Filipino and there were a lot of Asians present; especially little old Asian women, they were out in full force. They laughed and found out I was a friend from college.

No. 6:

Klout Perks Gave Me a Chevy Volt! – posted on September 6th.

A couple weekends ago, Klout Perks hooked me up with a Chevy Volt.  I asked you guys what you wanted me to do and I did it.  Watch the video for me having a girl in the back seat, driving 0-60 and pulling a green drive-thru prank.

No. 5:

No Pants Subway Ride 2011 – posted on January 10th.

Yesterday, NicoleMarieSays & I braved the cold (though technically it was a heat wave compared to last year) temperatures and participated in the no pants subway ride in Chicago.  You know you want to click to see some sexy legs.

No. 4:

How to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day – posted on March 16th.

Seeing how I’m an honorary Irish, I decided to go around Chicago and ask all minorities and non-Irish people how one can be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.  Let’s just say there was a lot of hilarity.

No. 3:

Can I Touch It? – posted on January 18th.

Anyways, so there I was waiting for the light to turn green and bored out of my mind when I noticed the median.  I still had another 30 seconds to burn and my car was close enough to the median that I could touch it.  Could, but can I actually touch it?  And so, I put my left arm outside the window and leaned over.  Almost.  Just about.  And no.  Alas, I was just an inch too short.  (TWSS).

No. 2:

Jet Fuel Excites Me – posted on May 27th.

Luggage at my side, I stare down the empty block before me where my apartment resides.  It was not long ago when my alarm woke me up at the ungodly but familiar hour of 4.  Waking up a 4 AM to embark on my next adventure has become quite the past time.

No. 1:

This is Not Weird at All – posted on December 1st.

“You’re short!” She said.

“You’re tall!” I replied.

Great first words for meeting for the first time. We hugged again just to make sure that this was real. It was. Phampants & Tezzitoo together at last.

“This is not weird at all.” Terri said. I couldn’t agree more.