Archive for May, 2013

Well it’s been about a year since sat down and wrote my first blog post. June 2012 was a great month. For those of you that are new-ish-er to the blog, that was the first Willpower month that I attempted. So that means if you read that first post. YOU ARE A FULL YEAR OLDER THAN YOU WERE THEN HOLY SHIT WHAT HAPPENED I BLACKED OUT.


Here’s the list from that first month:

  1. Keeping a blog of my shenanigans and updating it daily. Duh.
  2. Waking up every day before 8am. This includes Saturdays and Sundays
  3. Go for a jog every morning.
  4. Do a “Green Blend” every morning.
  5. Do not cut my hair or shave for the month
  6. Use the term “ma lady” (including the hand gesture) once a day.
  7. No television other than the NBA Playoffs.
  8. Nothing other than water to drink
  9. Full abstinence including “self” pleasure.
  10. No logging onto Facebook.
  11. Complete one project around the house every week.
  12. Volunteer two times somewhere.
  13. Read one book every week.
  14. Say something positive into the mirror about myself every morning.
  15. Do one random act of kindness a every day.
  16. Do one workout besides the morning jog every day
  17. No biting the fingernails.
  18. Make every meal that I eat, with one “cheat” meal per week.
  19. Text msg 5 people every day and share a compliment/oddity/or fun fact.

So that month last year was amazing.

I still haven’t cut my hair…Locks of Love is getting this mane of amazing in November or December of this year…

Photo on 5-27-13 at 6.22 PM

Stuff is getting LONG.

So let’s catch up a bit…I’ve been doing stand up comedy for a few months, and I was just asked to become a house comedian over at

They just took my headshot the other day, so that should be up soon. Crazy stuff.

I’ve just had three shows this last weekend, and the late show Saturday, I felt really good on stage and got a good response from the crowd, so I was very happy.

Other than the comedy, it’s been back to 11 to 12 hour days at work for the fambiz, but that’s to be expected.

Every time that I’m not going over to do comedy or not working I just feel like…


I’ve begun thinking in terms of priorities. I don’t think people can use the excuse that they are “too busy” to do anything really. Everyone just prioritizes differently. If you want to make something a priority, you will. It will cost you other things in your life, but that’s the price you pay for  your choices, right?

So I’m single, I’m currently not in any sort of “good” shape, I work hard at the fambiz and that’s going well, and the comedy thing is really panning out well so far.


That first two will never change. That’s my dedication and I will ultimately cancel any and all plans if I have to stay and work. It’s what I choose. That then benefits the family, to which I owe everything.

Here’s where it gets tricky, because I think I’m going to re-prioritize the rest and I think it’ll help me out long term. You know, because right now if I eat any more delivery pizza I might have an actual heart attack. Literally. I don’t know what my cholesterol is, but I feel like it’s in the millions.


I haven’t even gotten on the scale in a month. So let’s just go see. *Ben physically gets off the bed and weighs himself and then comes back and sits down and types this next sentence*


Meh, I was expecting 290 or so.

I’ve done so many awesome things this Willpower calendar year. Keeping weight off has CLEARLY not been one of them.

Priorities are lacking here, Benny boy, and booze is totally not helping.


I’ve had some of the most amazing nights these past few months doing comedy it’s impossible to describe. The awesome people I’ve met, the support from friends and family, the laughing. Just straight up laughing ALL THE TIME.

So here’s my idea for reprioritization (spell check does not recognize that word) F*ck ’em.


Of course world peace is still at the end, here’s my favorite thing I’ve ever seen on the internet to explain why (It’s very old but I still laugh every time I see it):

No but really, I’m going to make an attempt to take better care of myself. I’m not putting numbers up or a schedule, all I know is that I’m going to cut back on the drankin…cut back on the pizzas and fast foodish behavior…and we’ll go from there.

So here’s to June 2013 being different than June 2012. I’m going to just be a normal person and see what happens. Sounds super lame.

You know what. As I’m typing this I’m realizing that being a normal person kinda blows. Let’s just do this. I realize I’m going to be going down to the Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington. That weekend will be just a mess.

So let’s pull that weekend out of June.

Besides THAT weekend…let’s try this…For June:

Nothing but water to drink.

No delivery or drive through food.

That’s it. Just those two.

Seems easy compared to last June right? Well now I’m in a comedy club a lot of the time…where booze is like a prerequisite…so we’ll see what happens!