October 17th (Day 1)

Posted: October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Today started off perfectly.

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That would be my post at 4:50am today. WHEN I WOKE UP.


I felt good! I got up, went into the guest room where I keep Millie in her kennel every night, and unlatched it while simultaneously laying down on the guest bed. I played with her for a little bit like we do every morning to get her all woken up before she goes outsi




Yeah, so from the level of dog poop and pee that I cleaned up in a rush before I was late to work today without going to the gym…you guys…let’s just say so far in this challenge….


What’s that? What am I doing you ask? Oh nothing, just writing out a check to the Klan for 1000 bucks, you know…no big deal.

No but really, I fell asleep immediately after patting Millie on the head and then she took a dump in the kitchen and peed in my hallway like the classy lady she is.


I think I might have been a little too excited about starting yesterday, because I fell asleep around 12:30ish? That just won’t cut it. With the comedy schedule and such it’s hard to give myself a hardline bedtime, but MAN, I’ve got to try my best to be in bed, lights out, by like 10 every workday, and 12 on Friday and Saturday. So I’m really going to push hard to do that.

P.S. Every night when I climb into bed to blog, this is the position Millie takes before I move her to the foot of the bed:


She always gives me that “What?” look.

Anyway…holy clusterf*** what a way to start this off.

On the positive side, we had the Notre Dame Improv kids come to The Drop and put on a show. Oh wait, did I say positive? We had not one person show up to see this show. We were under the impression that they were promoting it and bringing a crowd. They were under the impression we were going to provide the crowd and they just had to come out and perform. We were both wrong.

You might be saying, “Ben, that doesn’t sound very positive.” AND YOU WOULD BE CORRECT. THAT’S CALLED SARCASM AND THE INTERNET NEEDS A DAMN FONT FOR IT.

But honestly, the positive side is that me and two of the other owners sat down and watched them perform, kinda like an audition. They nailed it. They were really, REALLY good. I’m taking an improv class right now, and I know how difficult that stuff is, and they were AWESOME. We’ll have them back in Jan/Feb and really promote the shit out of it. So not all is lost.

Today was really kind of a turd sandwich, but I still had a good day overall. In fact there were a few small RAOK’s that were cool.


#1. Dude at the gas station was handed his change and a quarter went flying, rolled under the Hostess rack (Sweetest comeback EVER, you guys!) What did I do? Got down on the floor and reached under that bad boy and retrieved it for him.

#2. A gentleman had work done by our company a few years back, and called me out because he just didn’t like the way the upper gutter drained into the lower because it “plugs up with too many leaves”. This is not a warranty concern, this is a “you’ve got to keep them clean” concern. But instead, I told him we’d come out and install a little bit of gutter guard for him and upsize the downspout, for free, as a “warranty issue”. He told me people do don’t business like that anymore and thanked me. That was a situation made of win.

I’ve got two videos lined up for the video to charity challenge.


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As long as the prep/setup and filming takes less than an hour, I’m game…but honorable mention:

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So that was my first day. Not a total failure but pretty much a total failure.

The sleep issue is huge, and It’s now 10:09pm and I’m going to bed. See you all tomorrow. Until then, here’s something awesome:


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