I’m going to use this post to write about what I currently do. Work is work, but after work I have a fair amount of free time that I use on various life exercises. My thought on being a human is that you are always trying to improve. Therefore, I try to mix an amount of self improvement as well as activities that are pure fun factor. Here’s the Breakdown:



polls_bushreading_0057_128876_answer_1_xlargeAfter talking to Sam and Alex on Tuesday, everybody doesn’t like to read.  If you are a slow reader and it takes weeks or months to finish books, then reading as pleasure is an afterthought.  I’m not a speed reader but I can push through books if I put my mind to it.  I have probably read a little of everything in terms of genres so I know what I like and what I don’t.  My favorite type books are:

  • Chuck Klosterman and humorous observation of society.
  •  Anything that is popular ie.  Game of Thrones, Hunger Games, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  I do this to be able to hold conversation with others who read with the masses.
  • The classics.  Books that are widely held in high esteem like Atlas Shrugged or Dracula.  I recently finished The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain because it was free on my Kindle.
  • My least favorite books are history and religion.  I’ve been trying to slog through them as of late because they are easily my weakest subjects and I try not to sound like a complete tard.



TrueDetectiveHBOI haven’t been watching as much TV which is usually when I decide to read.  True Detective is obviously the #1 show right now and I’ll put on Walking Dead while I’m doing something else because the show has gotten so bad.  I watched the first 2 episodes of the arm wrestling show, Game of Arms, on AMC and it’s watchable but only to see how looks can be deceiving in arm wrestling.  I intend to speed watch House of Cards in the next few days.  I’m looking forward to GOT in the Spring obviously.



ninja_terminator_poster_01I think movies have gotten difficult to watch.  I’m constantly hearing about how good movies are, then I watch them, then I leave feeling like they sucked.  Silver Linings Playbook sucked.  I liked American Hustle but I feel like I’ve seen that 10x over with movies of the past.  Captain Phillips wasn’t bad but I didn’t feel a lick of suspense throughout it.  I’ll DVR movies from the past and catch up on GOOD movies.  ET and Blade Runner were ones I DVR’d.  Movies are usually when I’m pretty bored.

German and Photoshop

I’ve had these on my list to do for a long time and I will continue to increase my skills in them.  These are those useful skills that require actual thought that I add into my life.  I’ve noticed that unless you implement them in your daily routine, the knowledge tends to fade away.  Now that I have more free time again, I’ll make sure I enhance these two practical skills.  I quit this post out of sheer laziness.  I could have kept adding more but it’s Friday and I’m ready to call it quits.