#88. Wake up before 8 AM every day for a week
Let me first start off by saying I have a new job! This probably should've been one of my top priorities from the beginning of the Day Zero Project but somehow "getting a new job" eluded my to-do list. Nevertheless I now work for the state at the DMV and process registration. Yes it's exciting as it sounds but it does have good benefits and there's a lot of room to switch departments and move up.
One of the other good things about my new job is that it has normal working hours. My old job at Barnes & Noble had me working 4 PM-midnight most nights, including weekends. While it was perfect because I've never been a morning person, it was a horrible way to live. I would usually eat dinner at 1 AM, go to bed around 4 AM, and wake up at 2 PM. I'd barely see the light of day and end up sleeping way more than I should. Definitely not the right way to live a healthy lifestlye. My DMV schedule is a normal 8:30 AM-5:30 PM Monday through Friday. I feel like I'm eating better, sleeping less, and able to enjoy the day a lot more than I used to. So because of this change I was basically forced to complete
#48. Go to the batting cages and hit 70 MPH
Pretty self-explanatory except at the batting cages Jim and I went to, the highest MPH they had was 90. So I said what the hell and raised the stakes a little. By the third round of balls I was getting some solid hits and making contact on a majority of the pitches. Clearly I'm watching one of the many homeruns I hit in the picture on the bottom. I wish I had some baseball gloves though cuz I had some gnarly stingers and had a fat blister on my thumb for a couple weeks after :/
#9. Go to a comedy show
Aziz Ansari quickly became one of my favorite comedians. I first saw him in a scetch comedy show called Human Giant that was on MTV back in the day. He became pretty well-known in the movie Funny People where he played a comedian named Raaaaaaaandy (with 8 A's). And probably what most people know him for now is his character on the show Parks & Recreations. He always seems to play a guy who's on the verge of being a jerk but you can't help but love at the same time. From what I can tell in interviews and videos he seems like a pretty nice and humble guy too. After going to see one of my other favorite comedians Jim Gaffigan a few years back, I knew I wanted to go to another comedy show. When I heard Aziz was playing in LA last winter, I couldn't turn it down. In the end, the show turned out to be really hilarious and all it did was make me like Aziz even more. It was a really fun night out in LA and I definitely want to see more comedians perform in the future. I can only hope that Aziz doesn't become so popular that his ticket prices will be too expensive for his next special!
Here's a clip of him as Tom Haverford on Parks & Rec:
And here's a clip from his first stand-up special:
#20. Watch the entire LOST series
So that's about as far as I'll go on the subject. All the characters were good. Most of the episodes blew my mind. Top 10 series of all time. Nuff said.
Goal 20. Watch the entire LOST series
Ok, that's it for now. Stay tuned for Update #2. Only 5 months left...