Weekly Finds

First things first, I need a catchy name. Please help! I enjoy the rapid-read of Tim Ferriss’s 5-Bullet Friday, which I’ve adopted, but I need a way to name these posts to capture what I’m doing without being boring. Go!

New Jam

It’s clearly been awhile since I’ve posted one of these. I found “Trampoline” by Kero Kero Bonito back in March, and loved it! Enjoy. It’s an electronic vibe mixed with a hint of Japanese, similar to Porter Robinson’s style.


Okay, so I’m really excited about this. I look around and realize how much 1) people need money for projects, and 2) how much people hate fundraising. In fact, yesterday, I did a workout circuit at the soccer and track field at my university, and the concrete stands were rubble. You couldn’t even sit there!

I stumbled back onto DonorsChoose.org, which is a website designed for helping public schools fund projects they need. I searched for my ZIP code, and  Learn The German Language was one of the first projects that popped up! I want to help them so bad. It’s local, and it’s German! They’re only $250 away from reaching their goal, and this would increase enrollment in my second major at ISU. Please donate if you have the means!

This is just the beginning for me. I really want to take on a fundraising project.

Semester: Accomplished

Boy howdy. This has definitely been my easiest semester yet. Because I’m double-majoring, and I need to work around Eva’s schedule this year, I took mostly business classes. I pulled straight As, except for an A-. It’s infuriating. It was a 92.76%, which didn’t get rounded to the 93% I needed for an A.

In other news, I’ve had an insane spike of productivity and self-development. I’ve taken on new projects, crossed many things off of year-old to-do lists, and have been having lots of fun. I’m home all month as Mr. Mom until Shalene’s done with school and I leave for my internship.

I finished writing about Germany (see Heimfahrt), posted my photos on Facebook to share, built a planter box out of pallets I took apart a year ago (summer classes got in the way), and have been enjoying being able to read.


I have forever wanted to become a contributor to Wikipedia. I finally jumped on it (in the middle of doing something else), and was giddy the entire time. And what better place to start than Tim Ferriss’s page?!

Article I Enjoyed

I Got Rejected by Apple Music… So I Redesigned It.


I have an old Wacom Bamboo tablet I bought off a guy on DeviantArt back in high school. The stylus collected a ton of dust, so I used a Lysol wipe to clean it off since the grip was sticky. Well, now it’s worse. The wipe must’ve stripped the grip of its finish, so it’s just sticky rubber now. I got creative, though, and coated it with a nail polish clear top coat. It’s bearable now. The only downside is that it’s not entirely compatible with Mac, so I miss out on the button features.

Wacom Bamboo


Holy Hannah. I’ve been playing the crap out of StarCraft now that school’s out and Blizzard released the original for free!

Slow Carb Diet

Now that school’s out, I’ve had much more time for meal prep. I also don’t need to take my lunch anywhere (no more worrying about refrigeration or smells). I’ve been reading Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Body and implementing changes. I feel great, and have been eating significantly less food on this diet without feeling hungry or tired! I haven’t even been craving sweets! I wanted to give it a test run for a month before going to camp in June (MREs are definitely not slow carb). It’s been more expensive, but it’s forced me to eat healthier and get creative!

Jeez. Did I mention Tim Ferriss enough…?


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