Ben Fall Down.
Ben Go Boom.
Ben at 22, the next day:
I feel f****ng terrible.
Everything is so sore it feels like I was caned.
I just wrote that and thought of my Twitter joke:
I thought about the abusive boyfriend/ice joke for a while, there’s more there, I just quit thinking about it and posted that version. Something something ice hurts me and I run back to it to feel better…whatever.
HUGE Tangent: If you’d like to skip to the end of this tangent on positivity, scroll down until you see boobs.
My friend Erin texted me the following thing today. This is verbatim:
I’m sitting in the lounge at a school where I interpret and…the people near me are talking about…You
I respond: Wait what? How?
She says that the guys said “Did you see this fag dressed as Thor on Reddit.”
THAT MADE MY DAY
Now…Erin talked to these gentlemen and attempted to defended me and such (they were simpletons so nothing got through) and I’d like to thank her for that. Thankfully she realized it was futile almost immediately and walked away like the amazing person she is…but…
I’d like to describe how much I enjoy those kinds of people.
Calling someone a “fag” for doing something that might bring joy to someone else is something I’m going to term “life heckling”.
I’ve been doing comedy for almost no time at all and I consider myself to be average at it, but hecklers exist and I’ve seen them in action. This is no different than someone yelling something out during a comedy performance. It happens for a few different reasons, or a combination of them:
1. What that person is doing is better than what I am doing, and I am jealous.
2. I must tear down others to feel good about myself or make others respect me.
3. I’m drunk.
4. The attention is not on me, and I need to change that.
Here’s my advice that you totally didn’t ask for regarding negativity in your life.
YOU CONTROL IT
Do you know how many “friends” I have on Facebook? 1,600ish
Do you know how many I have “unsubscribed” from because I don’t want to see them bitch about things? Plenty. Don’t complain about seeing negativity online, that’s something you TOTALLY control. It extends to your real life too.
My mom and dad. I work with them. I see them the most. They are the two most hardworking people I know. I’d like to think I work hard too. Erin and Cary Kirk. They are the two most rational and intelligent people I know. I’d like to think I’m rational and intelligent too. Brad Oman. He’s the funniest person I know. I’d like to think I’m funny too.
With the exception of Brad, the other four people are 90% nice and congenial people. (I give Brad a pass because he’s really funny about his negativity and overall dickishness)
I’m also of the opinion that that extends out past 5 people into the next 50 people…so on down the line, you are like those people you surround yourself with. I’m constantly adding and culling people from my life. For good reason. I want to be successful, and whether or not I have success completely defined, I have a good idea of the kind of people I should be spending my time with in order to be successful overall.
The bottom line here is, you don’t have time for people that bring you down. It’s time to cull the herd. Start spending time with people that are positive instead of negative, I promise you’ll be glad you did.
Alright, so back to today:
I went to the dollar store and left money on the shelves with some notes:
So that was fun.
I also stopped by Temple News Agency here in town to check in with Joe and see how business is going. MAN it’s soooo much more de-cluttered in there these days. Good for you guys! Also he gave me a book that he and his wife picked up for me. SIGNED by the author!:
Spelled the same and everything!
I couldn’t really do anything athletic today but I still had to do estimates all day. I met this beast of a house today:
I had 15 minutes to lay the entire thing out before I was scheduled to go to my next appointment. It limped around and got it done.
I guess it paid off:
I ate this today though:
That’s all I ate though. So I’m ok.
I’m just hurting right now and I know for a fact I won’t be hitting the gym for a few days. I have to do work during the day and I can’t rest there, so I have to rest after work. This is where adult stuff gets in the way of blog fun. I’m ok with it though, because I’m still flossing.