I write for lots of reasons, and one of them is for me. Now I know that starting off posts with a long(ish) sidestory isn’t the best way to get people to read to the main topic, but I honestly wrote this post that way because I personally think it rocks! If you wanna skip down you can…you make the call haha!
So I know this guy, (my friend’s dad actually), who lives a structured life. He’s the guy that will put his bowl, spoon, napkin and cereal box out the night before, lay out his clothes, the whole nine. I’m talking his car tires cross the train tracks and first drop of water from the shower hitting his body at the exact same time every day kind of structured! He was a marine and it shows.
Well get this, he even planned his child conception. Three kids, five years apart. The reason? For years of college and one year to save! I suppose I should mention that they all were born within 2 weeks of each other (starting on Halloween)! Believe it or not there was a reason for that too. See when you’re a parent looking to get your kids in school, if they are born at that time you can get them in a year earlier than everyone else, giving them a jump start on their entire life!
I can only imagine it, “Ok honey, are you ready? T-minus 37:00 hours and 16.7 Seconds!”
Well his son can be just as organized, always preparing for things and making sure all his bases are covered. He’s got water and trash bags in his car for emergency hangover relief/containment, does his due diligence to acclimate himself to the altitude when skiing when the risk of danger is reasonably low. Hell, we were in Florida during a hurricane, he slept in his shoes, away from shelves just in case of an freak tornado. A little different from his dad, this kid loves the extreme, he’ll ski the tallest peaks…in a blizzard, and will pretty much scale whatever mountain you challenge him to.
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with being organized, but sometimes it is just funny. Well a few years back I found this video of a guy unpacking his “41 lb suitcase”, and he had my friend matched to a T! Right down to the room selection being on the first floor (closest to the conference room) and extra laptop charger, to his “tighter than a frog’s butt” waterproof laptop case and elastic waisted jeans that would expand and contract based on the quality of food. This is just a funny video.
This guy cracks me up so below that I posted another video about this guys amazing business card and why (your and everyone else’s business card is crap) haha too funny.
While this first video is way more funnier to my friends and I. Here are some general highlights if you’re just skimming through it:
- 0:50 Watertight like a frogs butt neoprene laptop case
- 2:56 Elastic waisted jeans
- 8:16 Mary Poppins
- 8:30 Jacket with 55 pockets, that hold 35lbs of gear, including a “4/4.5lb laptop”, isolated hood, and removable arms to turn it into a vest…and even a “high tech” pocket,… “cause…travel is an art form”
- 11:04 “Juvo” a food with more vitamins and nutrients that you receive in a year of what you usually eat.
- 12:20 Speech to us about how thanking the camera guy, assures us that although said cameraman may go through life thinking his job and how he is spending his life is pointless/mundane that he actually “is” valuable.
- 15:56 Travel sleeping mask and neck brace/bag buffer
Here are the highlights of the second video I tried having it start 1 minute in, but it wouldn’t let me… either way it’s pretty funny:
- 1:09 business card that took 25 years to make
- 1:50 and yes friends it’s a pop-up book….
“…and hey it doesn’t fit in a Rolodex because it doesn’t belong there!”
Man, all I know is that if it doesn’t fit in the place where you normally would keep a business card like a wallet or Rolodex, someone is either going to throw it away or lose the damn thing.
I’m all about foil, embossing, color, whatever you gotta do to get your message across, and stand out from a stack of other cards. Hell if I could find a way to make an affordable neon sign business card I sure as hell would do it, but to me a business card just HAS to have 2 qualities…. it’s gotta fit in a wallet so people won’t lose it/remember where it is, and you have to be able to write some info on it somewhere so it is more personal and/or the person getting it will have or see more of a personal connection to it.
But hey that’s just me!
Alright I’m off! Thanks again for reading!