by Phil Warren
I… I can’t believe it’s over. I have to admit, I feel like I lost some of the zeal near the end of the month, as pressures of the working world ate up more and more time, and my head cold continued to wear on me. I forged onward though, and let’s take a minute to review everyone met this week.
Monday - Louis sold me a taco at a local fast-food restaurant I am embarrassed to name. Surprisingly, he made conversation with me, which, after 12 hours in the office, was something that did not come as easily. We shook hands and made small talk, which may not have been meaningful, but was a good deal deeper than I was expecting.
Tuesday - I was lucky enough to attend the premiere of season 2 of my favorite cartoon, Archer, and was able to hobnob with celebrities and eat the finest of chedders at the reception afterwords. There I met a fellow named Alex, who was my guest’s friend from high school, and his girlfriend Beth. Beth was incredibly interesting, and lent me some valuable advice on success in life: Just keep moving! Says Beth:
You have to keep moving until you can see that tiniest pinprick of light at the end of the tunnel. If you stop moving, then you’re in the darkness… lost.
by Phil Warren
Have you ever had one of those nights where you just need to cut loose, set yourself on fire, and dance? …. No? Weirdo. Well, for a ever-growing number of counter-culture adventurers, this is becoming an exciting past time. Alright, one typically does not light oneself on fire, the flames are confined more to tools of choice, and the dancing is really just any form of performance- but it’s still pretty cool.
Deep in the urban jungle of Culver City, California, a handful of fire performers gather every Wednesday night to stay warm, no pun intended, with their flame skills. Rope darts, Somoan fire-knives, sabres, staves, batons, fire-fingers, fans, polynesian poi, and various other firey instruments are broken out and , in accordance with NAFAA rules, whirled around viciously. In the midst of this, I met James, a talented performer and a man with a vision. (Video after the break)
Brave Newbie Writers
- No Weekend Left Behind An adventure group dedicated to ensuring that when the work week is done, the weekend lives up to it’s potential.
- The Eskhaton The life and times of Cub, an adventurer I respect blossoming with energy who sucks the marrow out of life.
- This Tumblr Will Change Your Life Part instruction manual, part therapy, part religious cult, part sheer anarchy, this is a day-to-day quest very similar to “This Book Will Change Your Life”