Archive for September, 2011

#210 Ride in Critical Mass

I admit it. I have a really negative view of Critical Mass. Most of the stuff I’ve seen about it are videos of confrontations between cyclists and drivers. I liked the original idea of Critical Mass but it seemed like it had turned into just an excuse for bikers to take over the road, harras drivers […]

#209 Send My Parents My Mortified Video and a Whole Lot More

My parents knew in the vaguest of terms about my Mortified show. They knew I would be performing in some way in front of a bunch of people. But they didn’t really understand what I was reading. My dad had sent me my old journals so they knew that much but nothing more. After the […]

#208 Sign up for a Flash Mob

So I saw this video today: It was through Huffington Post’s twitter and it said something like “if this doesn’t make you cry, you may be a monster.” Well, cover me in blue fur and put horns on my head because I guess I’m a monster. Don’t get me wrong, if you’ve read any of […]

#207 Take a Nude Figure Drawing Class

SLIGHTLY NSFW NUDIE DRAWINGS BELOW I’ve loved to draw for as long as I can remember. My love of drawing came long before my love of writing. I have filled sketch pads from when I was just a wee lad of serene, bucolic landscapes of fighter bombers carpet bombing cities and space ships engaged in […]

#206 Smoke

The following is about a guy I know. A separate person. A guy who is not me. Really. I swear. We’ll call him… Craig. So Craig never really liked to smoke pot. His first exposure to it was at college in Berkeley. Shocking, we all know. The first time he smoked was from a three […]

#205 Go to a Yacht Party By Myself

I’ve already gone by myself to a house party and a party in Hollywood. Today’s scary thing further ups the ante by going to a party… on a boat. This one comes courtesy of Living Social Adventures, which, by the way, is turning out to be a great source of SYED material. This event was a Boardwalk Empire […]

#204 Go to an Underground Supper Club

I’m known as a foodie to some of my friends which surprises me a bit but makes sense. I’m not a food blogger. I don’t constantly take pictures of my food at restaurants. I don’t scour the web for the new and interesting places to eat. I do love and know food, however, and maybe […]

#203 Watch the Horror Movie “Audition”

A couple of weeks ago, I got a tweet from my friend Toby: @scareyourself.. i’ve always wanted to see Takashi Miike’s “Audition“, but never had the guts too.. wanna watch it for me as ur scary deed? I watched horror movies all the time when I was a kid. I don’t know why. They always scared […]

#202 Volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

I’d say I’m pretty good with kids. I like kids and they like me. For instance, I passed by a mother pushing a one year old in a stroller. I gave the little ankle biter a smiler and she grinned back at me. The mother looked at me, impressed. But I wasn’t always the Don […]

#201 Perform in a Live Show Called “Mortified”

I am off to the side in darkness. On stage the first person of the night, reads her piece. She’s bathed in the super bright white of a spotlight. I’m so nervous. Jessica doesn’t look nervous at all and I envy her for that. How the fuck did I get here? About to go on […]