- Listen to one new album per week.
- Take a spontaneous trip to a destination I've never been to before.
- I got "Slang Flashcards" for Christmas. Every day, I want to work a piece of slang from one of these cards into a sentence.
- Stay in a hostel for at least one night.
- Begin a sentence at least once a week with, "Back when I was a gangsta rappa..."
- Do one of the following: skydive, bungee jump, or paraglide.
- Go to my first regular season Oklahoma City Thunder game.
- Put toppings on my ice cream more often.
- Ride in a helicopter or hot air balloon.
- See Mumford & Sons in concert.
Cessna 208 A Caravan 675
First on my list is an airplane! I don't have a pilot's license yet, but I have taken the controls of a plane while in air before. If you were to buy me this for Christmas, I would take you and some friends up in the sky for sure. You'd just have to hope I had the intuition require to safely land this beast on to the ground (I've flown, but I have never landed). Oh, the places you'll go... with me.
Mini Cooper 1300
No, I don't want want one of those sissy Minis that Marky Mark sported duing the movie, The Italian Job. I'm talkin' about one of those sissy Minis the Brits drove during the 1960s. If yo could find one with the steering wheel on the right side of the vehicle, which would be the left side, that would be a big plus.
The Plaza Hotel
They say money can't buy history, but I disagree. Actually, I've never heard "they" say that, and I don't know if this joint is up for sale. Speaking of joints, this is the location where Bob Dylan introduced The Beatles to marijuana. It's also the locale where Kevin McCallister maxed out his parents' credit carts. A 75% stake of of this property was purchased for $570 million, so you should be able to purchase this easily for under a billion quid (Yes, I learned how to talk British while driving the Cooper). It's my dream to own and manage a hotel, and I might as well start with the best.
I traveled to Houston to meet a girl. I had a great time with her.
I saw the Civil Wars in concert.
I co-hosted a murder mystery party. I survived, and I didn't even kill anybody.
I saw The Addams Family, the musical.
I saw the Tulsa Ballet perform Romeo& Juliet.
One of my photographs made it on to the news.
I saw Stomp.
I saw Needtobreathe in concert
I saw the Avett Brothers in concert.
I had so-called friends abandon me at a Hanson fan club weekend. My real friends rescued me.
I saw Fiddler on the Roof.
I saw Jersey Boys.
I saw Eisley in concert.
I went to Walt Disney World and Universal Studio's Island of Adventure with girl mentioned above.
I saw Coldplay in concert and got an In-N-Out burger during the same trip.
I had friends throw me great birthday party.
I had heart broken by girl mentioned above.
I saw Relient K in concert.
I visited New York City.
I saw 100 Years of Broadway.
I saw The Head and the Heart in concert.
I went to my first Oklahoma City Thunder game.
I saw Les Misérables in Oklahoma City.
I saw the Tulsa Ballet perform Dracula.
I saw Mary Poppins, the musical.
In some point of my life, it has been said that I am similar to all of the following characters. Am I missing anyone? Who have you been compared to?
Burton "Gus" Guster II
Dr. Sheldon Cooper
I have been reading Chad Hardwick's The Nerdist Way. In one of the chapters of the books, he discusses how you should plan your work life similar to a mall. Your day job would be the department store. It may be boring and generic, and you may not love it, but it brings in the bulk of the cash. You've also got your little specialty stores. This is your work that doesn't bring in a lot of money, but it's also more on your creative side. To know what stores you need to open, you need to know what jobs you have and what jobs you want.
My current day job: I don't hate the work (at least most of the time), but I don't love it either. It pays for all my bills plus some. It use to be a great fit for me, but the way my brain operates has changed during the last twelve years. I've gradually increased the usage of the right side of my brain.
Hotel management: I love to travel. One of the things that take up a majority of my prep time is choosing the right hotel to stay at. I am impressed by hotels that are the perfect package for me. I would like to do this for others. I would like to go above and beyond to make sure a hotel's guests have a memorable stay.
Music scout/promotor: I hate to brag, but I tend to notice popular music before it is popular. Don't ask me how, but I just tend to identify it. It would be such a thrill to assist these bands in obtaining the exposure they deserve. I could help Baywood get that record contract and nationwide tour that is so long overdue for them.
Dating concierge: Although my personal dating life is next to nonexistent at this time, I do have couples ask me to assist them in planning a date for themselves occasionally.
Jesus follower. Love music, baseball, theater, and traveling. Always up for a new adventure. Always ready to meet new friends.