Anonymous asked: Hello Mike. Today was my 29th birthday, and i am turning over a new leaf. I am terrified. I feel like i can see the road ahead of me, and it appears to be all uphill, like, forever. The road behind me is scarred by pain, and anguish, and that is not flowery language. what do you do when you don't know if you are stupid or strong? when you really don't know if you are choosing the right path? ~New Leaf
Congrats on your leaf. Also, congrats on still being alive. Don’t take that for granted.
The truth is, you can’t see the road ahead. Not all of it anyway. If you can only see one way, chances are, you’re overlooking a few other paths.
Life isn’t easy for anyone. Approach your challenges in a way that you can be proud of.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
My new sounds:
Me and Elliott Morgan talk about whatever for a second.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. “A guy walks into a bar and says, “So I got my first Loot Crate yesterday!”
But f’real, that’s what happened.
I love the idea behind this company and I love how they base their business on sharing. Loot Crate is a monthly subscription service - basically they find and send you geeky sh*t and it makes me smile. They didn’t pay me to do this. I subscribed like anyone else and I like it.
I don’t really know what I was expecting from my first delivery, so you can imagine how confused I was when I felt like it exceeded my expectations.
The theme of the box this month was HEROES. Lets dig in:
TMNT Figure from Kidrobot -I love Kidrobot and I love vinyl figures. They are really bright, clean, FUN to collect, pieces of art. I have a tiny stash of blind boxes and I used to visit their store in NYC (which I believe is no longer open - bummer). They’ve done super-awesome collaborations in the past - see also ‘Fat Caps’ - and this TMNT stuff is no different; awesome. As you can see I was lucky enough to get Leonardo. If I ever get into a tiny jam he’s sure to be the tiny solution. He comes with two adorable lil’ sword/katana deals and I think they glow in the dark.
They better glow in the dark.
Funko POP! Groot Exclusive - 'SCLOOOOSSSIIIIVVVVVVEEEEE! Two vinyl figures in one day? For me? A dude who loves vinyl figures? Well, now I'm having a great day and my smile hurts.
I haven’t seen this movie yet but I heard it’s dope and furthermore I hear this branchy dude is adorable in it. I heard the same about Batista; really lookin’ forward to seeing it. At first glance some of this guy’s finer qualities include a glow in the dark hand, a bobble head, and being exclusive (it’s like having swag - but for toys).
TMNT Mask Glasses -File this under things my girlfriend stole instantly. She then took several selfies, gloating. Proving maybe once and for all that TMNT makes people who were born in the 80s incredibly happy. Like Bob Ross and ice cream cake.
Shoe Lightning Bolts - Once in a while you see a really simple idea blow the hell up and you’re all like, ‘I coulda thought of that!’ But you didn’t and you have no one to blame but yourself. I think my favorite thing about these is the company slogan: Makes old shoes new. Makes new shoes fly. So good. I’ll post a picture of these on my instaslam (mainly because I forgot to take one for this…that’s on me).
Sonic Air Freshener - I miss playing Sonic The Hedgehog on Sega Genesis and my car smells horrible. This is a match made in heaven.
Deadpool Magnet - I’m so stupid. When I first took this out of the box I was thought it was just a little ‘sponsored magnet’ - NOPE! I didn’t even notice that they ‘sponsor’ happened to be f’kin DEADPOOL and his most favorite cereal CHIMICHANG’OS! Let this be a lesson to all of you. Look at every magnet you get…very closely.
There were also a few extra download codes on a card in the box. I’m not sure that I’ll use any of those but going above and beyond with extra stuff is always a nice surprise. At the heart of it - that’s really what Loot Crate is; a nice surprise that you can expect about once a month. Like a less painful and nerdy menstrual cycle. Needless to say, (that was gross and) I’m looking forward to next month!
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