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What Can YOU Do In 2 Years?
« on: December 07, 2010, 04:42:28 pm »
Two years ago today I was living alone in a massive metropolis where I kinda sorta knew 3 other people.  I was...less than thrilled with the current situation, immediately found myself going crazy over hacking and just everything this place had.  I didn't even know shit like this could exist.  Obviously much has changed both here and for me personally.  In the last 2 years I've

Honed my craft like some seriousnessness
Come reeeeal close to some measure of success in "the business"
Made it onto Cable TV for an episode of 1000 Ways To Die
Grinding standup comedy, made it to the Main Room of The Comedy Store as well as several other Clubs
Come real close to meeting a special layday, muffed it Vintage Shee Style
Had a gun in my face against my will
Raised chickens (we have 6 now), an experience that's been so rewarding it deserves it's own post
Been part of a very fledgling Online Comedy Group
Waited HOURS to do comedy shows and never get on stage
Invite women I'm crazy about to my shows and then they come with another dude
Dealt with bailers, liars, and flakes
I now know what traffic is
Blown shit up for kids and gotten paid for it
Babysit children wearing a lab coat and gotten paid for it
Eaten enough bowls of shit from the science fucks to leave them
Put some of those damn movie synchs on DVD (a 6 year process, people!)
Let out approx. 87,561 "Sheeeeeit"s
Worried.  A lot.
Absolutely bombed onstage
Absolutely crushed onstage
Met another layday, we'll see how it goes  :shock:
Got a free comedy show tonight in a pizza joint 25 miles outside of Hollywood.  Blowin up!  :lol:

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO IN TWO YEARS?  A SHEEEEIT-TON!  HERE'S TO GETTING TWICE AS MUCH ACCOMPLISHED IN THE NEXT TWO!!!!!


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Re: What Can YOU Do In 2 Years?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 05:37:07 pm »
I completely switched careers, I'm kinda just starting off honing my craft so hopefully in two years time I'll actually have something to post

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Re: What Can YOU Do In 2 Years?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2010, 02:16:11 pm »
Raised chickens (we have 6 now), an experience that's been so rewarding it deserves it's own post

Strewth!

I now know what traffic is

Ah, Los Angeles...
To live there, is to drive there, is to live there.

Not one damn left-turn signal in the whole city. The only way to turn left is on red, and you're liable to get shot at.
You'll be tailgated no matter what speed you're at, or what lane you're in. Then you'll be shot at.
The speed limit signs have bullet holes in them. You can go 70 for free on any freeway, and usually 80. You'll get shot at for obeying the law.
Stay out of the left lane on the freeways, unless you're doing 80 or more. You will get shot at.
Don't honk at anyone unless you're in the mood for roulette. Among other penalties is the likelihood of being shot at.
Even if the freeway is 10 miles out of your way and traffic there is moving at 10 miles an hour, it's faster than the surface streets.
You can drive for an hour in clear traffic and still be in the city.
The 1, 2, 5, 10, 14, 15, 22, 57, 60, 71, 91, 101, 105, 110, 210, 215, 405, 605, 710, and no doubt a bunch of others I've forgotten or never even knew about.
SIGALERTS, BABY!!! The CHP can clear a 47-car pileup from the freeway in about six minutes.
Don't drive south of Downtown at night, ever. You won't just get shot at.
On the other hand, at 3:45 in the morning it's like you're the only person in the whole city. All the roads are empty. Done it myself!

Ah, Los Angeles...

One of my favorite childhood memories is of driving on the Santa Monica Freeway at the morning rush hour in a rattling gray rain.

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Re: What Can YOU Do In 2 Years?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 03:10:30 pm »
Holy Sheeit! That's a long list of accomplishments! Even if I DID accomplish as much in two years I probably wouldn't remember them enough to write a post.  :lol: My memory sucks.

Still, you have certainly showed the world what SPRINGTIME OF YOUTH IS ALL ABOUT! :franky

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Re: What Can YOU Do In 2 Years?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 03:51:02 pm »
Sheeit, I didn't even answer the topic question, did I?

In two years, I have:

* Begun codifying my philosophy (and got my philosophy ripe enough that it became a candidate for codification);
* Grown into my Third Voice as a writer (and became able to write at a much more satisfying level);
* Separated from my partner and moved on with life;
* Experienced my paternal instinct for the first time;
* Gone on a backpacking trip across the country;
* Made some good friends (many of whom are or were members of this site!);
* Finally got a current pair of eyeglasses;

And a number of other things besides. Not all good, but certainly more good than bad, and worth a  :franky or two. =D

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Re: What Can YOU Do In 2 Years?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 03:58:15 pm »
Sheeit, I forgot to answer the other half of the topic question, didn't I.

In the next two years, my plans are:

* Launch my enterprise;
* Finish the first book of my novel (or get very close to it);
* Take at least one more backpacking trip, this time beyond the United States;
* Inspire people with potential to make the best use of it;
* Find a new partner;
* Buy a proper signature pen (very hard);
* Strike a balance in my reading life so that I can read more long works again;
* Write a video game, or at least get started;
* Get a car;
* Find a new place to live;
* Touch the Triforce;
* Do some natural backpacking (i.e., the backcountry kind rather than the cultural kind);
* Fly a plane (long shot, but more worth failing to do than not aiming to do);

And much else besides, not all of it good, but certainly more good than bad, and worth a  :franky or two.