Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Proof I am awesome

Last year in college, I lived on campus in the dorm called, Wise Hall.  Every dorm had a Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) that the residents could get elected to be on.  LAB was a way of getting the dorm residents involved in campus life type activities and improvement of the dorm halls.  Basically, it was like city council for the dorm halls.  I was elected into the position of recycling co-coordinator.  Now for most this was just a bullshit position that people only applied for so that they could have a seat on LAB and be able to help run things.  But not I.  I took being Recycling Coordinator to a whole new level it had never seen.  I regularly made and displayed informational posters about being more green, I handed out fliers, I set up and ran recycling competitions that increased recycling by over 200% compared to the previous year, I took the time and sorted through 5 floors worth of recycling; I turned that dorm hall green.  We even won a campus-wide (13 different dorm buildings) recycle-athon under my "term".

And a year later, I receive this comment on my FB wall; "I just wanted to say how I sat through a half hour of everyone praising your accomplishments as the Wise Hall recycling coordinator last year at this years last lab meeting. Apparently you got everyone to go green in the dorm, were a dedicated worker in preparing recycle bins as well as spreading awareness, and all around were "the shit". Just thought you ought to know of your legacy."

Proof, I am indeed, awesome.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Who's More Awesome Competition 2011

Being a member of the testosterone-driven male gender has its perks. We get to pee easily standing up, we build muscle and strength fairly easily, we can grow bad-ass beards, and lots of other awesome stuff.  However, we have one major downfall, and that is our drive to feel superior to and more alpha than every other guy we know personally at every single thing you can be better than someone at.  Anything that can be turned into a measurable competition, will be.  Hence the reason sports exist and are popular in the first place.

Now, sometimes these competitions are harmless, painless, well-thought out, and don't damage anything but the losers' egos.  Things like, who can throw this object the farthest?  Or, who's the best at Halo?  But eventually, we run out of harmless, safe things to discover who's better than who.  Eventually we get bored.  Eventually, we try dumb, painful, spur-of-the-moment, and sometimes even illegal things.  Dumb things like, who can eat a bag of jerky the fastest?  Painful things like, The Cinnamon Challenge.  Spur-of-the-moment things like, "hey guys you know what would be fun?  Let's see who can get kicked out of Walmart the quickest!  Ready, set, go!"

Now, why am I going on about this?  What is the point of today's blog?  Well, quite frankly, I think I am overall far more awesome than my other guy friends.  They however, do not agree.  Sounds to me like we need a competition of epic proportions, so I can prove that I am better.  BUT, we need event ideas.  Give me your ideas by posting a comment, and the top 5 suggestions chosen by me will be a part of this Who's More Awesome Competition in addition to the 5 I have already decided on: One Gallon Milk Challenge, Manly Things Scavenger Hunt, Dollar Menu Eating Contest, Ice Bath, and Tri-awesome-alon.

So, like I said, post your suggestions in the comments (try to keep them on the safe side of the law) and I'll give you all an update when the events are chosen.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Desire without ambition = me

A blog is something, that somebody like me, should have started years ago.  There is so much that occurs in my daily life that I feel an urge to tell people about....The odd conversations with friends and random strangers, the ridiculousness of the D&D campaign I am partaking in, stories from my childhood, and of course all the fortunately unfortunate things that seems to happen to me. 
I guess I used to kind of blog on Myspace way back when it was popular and everybody knew who Tom was, but over time, Myspace turned into an almost music exclusive site so, like everyone else, I moved on to Facebook. But Facebook didn't last as a place to blog as it quickly evolved into what we know it as today; a website to play Farmville and all it's spin-offs on.  And then twitter came along, which is somewhere to take your 12,349,235,151,235 character long thoughts and condense them into 140 characters or less.  Not very accommodating for any real storytelling, or deep thought.  So years after my first urge to blog, I finally have the ambition to do so and found a site I have deemed adequate.  And so you are all about to be graced with the ramblings, rants, and life stories of my awesomely unfortunate, fun, and funny life.  Enjoy.