Random Experiments

Adventures in Learning Swedish

February 20, 2016

tl;dr – I watched the Swedish sci-fi series Äkta Människor (Real Humans) and it’s now one of my favorite shows of all time. While the show had English subtitles, it inspired me to learn some Swedish for a more complete viewing experience. This post discusses the Swedish learning experience and links to some Swedish learning …

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One-Arm Pull Ups: 30 Day Challenge

July 22, 2012

The one arm pull up is a rare and awe inspiring feat of strength. Many people, even professional trainers, might tell you that not only have they never seen someone perform a one-armed pull up, but such a feat is impossible. However, there are more than one YouTube videos showing the maneuver, so the proof …

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How I Got Featured in a Fashion Magazine

July 19, 2011

Greetings if you came from the indiDenim blog. If not, you can see my feature here. I was recently featured in Gainer–a Japanese men’s fashion magazine–and happened to be wearing my indiDenim jeans, so the good folks at indiDenim did a Customer Spotlight on me. This post is the story of how I got in …

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What It’s Like to Set a National Powerlifting Record

April 29, 2011

Like many young boys, I dreamed of athletic glory when I was little. Hell, I still dream of it today. I recently, and very unexpectedly, had the opportunity to experience athletic glory by setting a national record in the squat for my age group and weight class in the 100% RAW Powerlifting Federation. I say …

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