First of all, Best in the Land is back. I've recently adopted a new posting schedule (twice a week on btyb, and best in the land, once a week to my pickup newsletter at Make Her Chase You, and twice a week to Life Nomadic including Todd's posts).
I didn't want to post about it until I had a few new posts up there for people to check out. A few astute readers here figured it out already, though.
Also, I have a little site at Tynan.net to organize all of my sites in one place. If you already visit them there's really no point to going there. But... if you stop reading for some reason and want to see what I'm up to years later... that's the place.
Unless I can get tynan.com. The owner doesn't respond to my e-mails and once offered to sell it for $20k. No thanks. But I would pretty much kill to have the domain. I guess that establishes around how much I'd have to be paid to kill someone.
Tyler from Real Social Dynamics wrote a killer article today. After culling my huge RSS list down, his is the only blog that I still have on there. I still check a few others once in a while, but I never want to miss one of his articles. You'll see why I like this one - What's Fun?.
A big breakthrough for me tonight:
Todd and I were at Casa Vegetariana here in Panama. I speared a broccoli chunk and raised it to my mouth. As it got closer to my face I realized that there was a bug on it. It looked like a white mealworm.
SO I ATE IT!
As some people know, I'm really scared of bugs. It's totally irrational and stupid, but I cringe when I see them. Not all bugs, but there are some that I really don't like.
Meal worms are one of those types. Their little gross heads are freaky. BUT, I decided that there was no good reason not to eat it, so I did. I couldn't taste it because there was a lot of broccoli.
I think I'm going to start eating a lot of bugs. I mean... how cool would it be to train myself to eat bugs? Then if I'm ever in a jungle survival situation, I will flourish. What if I get on survivor? They'll all be complaining about low rice, and I'll be eating a bug feast and doing crossfit with tree trunks and rocks and stuff. YEAH!
Speaking of Crossfit, we've been doing a lot of running recently. One 10k and two 5ks. Today's 5k almost killed me... it was SO hot and humid out, even though we ran at night. My arms actually started going numb.
Now that I've started, I can't possibly imagine a situation where I would stop doing crossfit. It was signify such great failure to me.
This year is the year of money. I've said that before, but I haven't backed it up. This year I'm all action and... well, still some talk too.
We're only a month and a half into the year and I've worked more this year than I did all last year probably. More on that on Monday.
Next year will be the year of fame. I've decided that it would be totally unacceptable for me to not become a megastar. SO... once I get my money situation all settled this year, which I'm 100% confident I will do, I will dedicate the next year to becoming famous.
I have a lot of thoughts on this that are getting written down. I think I will focus on rap. The new rappers coming out right now are TERRIBLE and I think I can be good. It will take a lot of work, but I will spend 8-16 hours a day writing raps, freestyling, and strategizing.
Anyway... have a great weekend. The way I always discover it's the weekend is that my stocks don't seem to move at all. Then I realize they're not moving at all because the market isn't open on the weekends.
If you get me tynan.com I will get you on TV or to the Grammies or something when I get famous.
I'd say the #1 problem in my life right now is that I don't have that domain.
hey ty nice to see youre not abandoning this website, as you have a huge list of crazy loyal fans like myself. My brother makes some real nice rap beats, if you want to check them out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq0Fv89tZCM
ps if you ever stop updating this website, i think i would have nothing to live for :P lol
if i kill for you and get you tynan.com can you say you know me when your famous? That would be sweet.
Just wondering, but have you ever thought about writing movie scripts? Seems perfect - potentially huge money, you've got the work ethic, lots of great stories, and traveling just promises to bring more to write about. and it would help introduce you to celebrity status
Well, I don't really care if I'm a Board Approved and Certified Vegan. I just want to do what's best, and I think the versatility of eating bugs would be awesome.
ha! eating bugs... tynan you are such an animal... btw do you think eating bugs will still leave you as a vegan? i'm sure that question had never been raised before in the veg*an community. i'd like to see the reaction of people when they hear/read that question.
anyways, since you are into raps and all. if you want some beats to go with your raps, let me know.
With the vegan diet in full swing for six months now, something occurred to me. It doesn't make since to be eating a perfect diet (according to my understanding of food) if I'm not physically active.
In fact - if I'm going to be physically active, I should be doing the best exercise, right?
And so the Tynan research machine's gears started turning. Soon I realized that there was really only one option that fit into my idea of how to do things.
Ever since I was a kid, I was an athlete. My Dad is a big sports fan and he had both me any brother playing all types of sports from the very beginning. Growing up, it was all about baseball, soccer, and gymnastics. In high school, I was a receiver on the football team and a hurdler on the track. I thought about it once, and I think I've played about 13 sports competitively in my life. Though I know plenty of people who were much more successful in their athletic careers than me, I was always one of the first kids picked and always in great shape. I took all that for granted.
In college, though, a weird thing happened. I got fat. I was probably about 8% body fat going in to college, the rest of which was muscle. Even before winter break, the love handles made an appearance. For spring break, I went to Hawaii with my family and I was FAT. In about 6 months, I went from being proud of how I looked to being the guy on the beach with a t-shirt on.
Throughout college, I lost weight, gained it back, and lost it again, but I was pretty much chunky the whole time. Not severely obese or anything, but I was not in good shape, not confident, and physically lazy. I'll talk about it more in a later post, but to make a long story short, I did not have a lot of confidence upon graduating from college. My grades were not good, I lost my social confidence, I lived at home with no job, and I was fat. To sum it up, my life consisted of a bunch of bad habits and very little positive momentum. That's not good for a 23 year old.
I found CrossFit in the summer of 2009. I weighed about 220 pounds at the time and had previously tried running to shed some of the weight. It just wasn't working. I don't typically enjoy running and it's not easy when you are overweight. I'd heard my cousin was into CrossFit so I checked out their website. I was already hooked. I'm going to spare you a description of what CF is as many of you probably already know and the rest can easily find out. I'll suffice it to say that CF is an extremely challenging training regimen from both a physical and mental perspective. It doubles as a competitive sport and a social outlet. For those of you fellow CrossFitters out there, you know exactly what I mean. People don't just do CrossFit. They live, breathe, and eat it.