Sometimes I’m glad I’m full of shit

Today I said that I was not going to stream today, because I have been so sick. While I thought that was going to be my course of action, I found myself at my computer and feeling well enough to stream for at least an hour. So I booted up my PC and went live.

It was a short stream, and I just hung out with my chat, but I was glad that I made to a show and came online. Chat always loves that streamers put in consistent effort, and the fact that I did so on a day when I was sick I’m sure means a lot for my fans. And it means a lot to me as well! I’m glad I toughed it out a little bit and went live for a show.

It can be too easy to always make an excuse in life and say “I can’t.” And while this is often alright and no one would question you for abstaining with a perfectly good excuse, people will see it when you tough it out and they will respect you for it.

Stop looking for an excuses, and even when you have them, try not to excuse yourself. You will impress people, and will impress yourself. The more effort you put into work, the more proud of your work you will be.

 

-Nolan

Red Gerard

2018 PyeongChang red gerard slope style gold

Watching this kid kill yesterday and get the Gold Medal for the United States in Slopestyle was amazing. It totally has me motivated to go try some harder jumps and rails next time I go snowboarding. Now, unfortunately I am still sick as a dog and I will have to wait until I am healthy, but hopefully that will be by the end of the week.

Anyways, this kid kills it on the slopes. Right now I am watching the re-runs of Slopestyle form yesterday since it was so good. God I really cannot wait until I can get out outside and be active again. This cold sucks, but cheers to Red Gerard! Thank you for giving me something really inspiring to watch while I am out of commission. I can’t wait to see him compete in the Big Air later this Olympics. I’d love to see this kid get two Golds.

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-Nolan

Being Sick

A few days ago I came down with something pretty nasty. I have just felt like absolute junk. My nose is either stuffed or runny, and for a while my throat really hurt; that’s the worst. For the first couple days I slept in and I didn’t do anything, but today I decided that I needed to get up and get out.

Sometimes it can be hard to recover from being sick because while you are physically unhealthy you can start to become mentally unhealthy from not doing anything. I was feeling a little depressed not getting out of my bed so I toughed it up and I went out. I ate lunch and drank green tea at this Ramen Spot I like (ironically named Ramen Spot) and then I went and got my haircut.

The day was not too adventurous and I did not break out into a sweat at any point (as I am still sick so I am not going to exercise) but it did make me feel better to not waste away the day entirely and do a few errands. When I returned home I did my show as well for close to three hours.

All in all, I had a good a day, even though I still feel like shit. But that is how life goes. Sometimes you just need to suck it up and push through it and get some things done. Not every day is going to be great, and some days you are going to feel terrible, but you shouldn’t need the stars to align for you get motivated and to do things. Just think about it, if you can accomplish basic tasks and minor errands when you feel absolutely horrible, think about what you can do once you are feeling amazing? I cannot wait until I am over this cold, or flu, or whatever the hell it is. There are so many things I am itching to do right now.

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Nolan

Winter Olympics 2018

PyeongChang 2018 One Year to Go Ceremony

Right now the 2018 Winter Olypmics located in PyeongChang has started. I love the Winter Olympics. I don’t particularly care for the Summer Olympics. I think this is because I never was able to participate in Winter Sports as my Dad never took me skiing when I was younger. He was much older and was afraid of hurting himself so he always told me that when I was older I could take myself.

Well I am older now and I do take myself. I go snowboarding every week. Thanks Dad. Anyways I love the Winter Olympics. The ice and snow is so amazing to me. I think growing up in Southern California also has something to do with my attraction to the Winter Olympics. It just has everything that I didn’t grow up with.

While snowboarding is the one sport in the Winter Olympics that I actually engage in, I still am very interested in just about every other sport. Speed Skating, Bobsled, and Figure Skating especially! I am extremely disappointed to hear that Yulia Lipnitskaya, the Gold Medal winning Russian figure skater from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics has retired due to struggling with being famous in addition to battling Anorexia. Really heartbreaking to hear. She won the Gold Medal at just 15 years old in Sochi, and it looked like her future as an Olympian was so bright. But her health and happiness is much more important, so my best wishes to her and I respect her decision.

The one sport I am not particularly interested in watching is Curling. I just cannot get into it. I am very sorry Curling fans. I just cannot.

I’m waiting to watch Shaun White kill it on the Half Pipe and get redemption for his 2014 4th place finish at Sochi. Unfortunately Iouri Podladtchikov sustained a hard fall at the Winter X-Games and will not be competing in the 2018 Games. This will make it easier for Shaun to win the Gold as Iouri won the Gold at Sochi, but we will not get to see the grudge match between the two. Iouri is in good health, but is not fit to ride at the 2018 games.

It is very interesting to see both North and South Korea entering together as one country Korea at these games. This shows the resolve of the two countries to reunite as one, however let us pray that it is not under Kim Jong-Un. Every event like this is a great moment for South Korea to reinforce to North Korean citizens that they are being lied to by their government. I am honestly surprised that Kim Jong-Un allowed for this to happen. I frankly do not see any good it can do for him, but I am glad that it has been done. Any opportunity for South Korea to expose the lies of the North to its citizens is a precious moment. Hopefully soon the government of the North will come to an end and that the South can reunify the nation.

Cheers to the Winter Olympics, and

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-Nolan