YouTube Videos

Here are the (best of) links some previously liked videos on YouTube. They are all YouTube links counting down to the remarkable video that I just experienced for the first time.

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Nuclear Explosion History

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Funny Beer

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Build Nothing Out Of Something

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Box Hill Time-Lapse

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Soulfly VII

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Best Speech You Will Ever Hear

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Hearts // Wires

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Death From Above

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2016 Canal Grinder

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Tofucken

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Earth Crawler

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CHICAGO CUBS

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GoPro Cause : Crop Trust

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We experience. We learn. We adapt. We evolve into preparing ourselves to react better the next time around. We are human. I’ve been enjoying kickass music and kickass Beer lately. So much, that I wanna shout on top of the tallest mountains of how euphoric the combination is. This combination is not recommended to consume responsibly unless that’s how you feel. Do how you feel. Feel as you do. I’m a bossy SOB, but whatevs.

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SUNLIGHT ASCENDING is instrumental Post-Rock that sounds different between tunes. And that is unique and just awesome. Hoppin’ Frog is a brewery out of Ohio. The beers I’ve had are spectacular.

(Spring) This Was Your Place

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Gamma

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Four

-:X:white:X:|out|:X:chili:X:-

I’m curious if anyone has ever been in an actual (snow) whiteout. Where depending on light, white is all. I have experienced a whiteout once while driving during daylight.

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Where do we go when we die? As a kid, I used to weirdly daydream about life after death and a whiteout in my head is the best way to describe it. A sense of nothingness and just white. Perhaps, I’m an optimist and that is why it wasn’t a blackout. I’d like to say that our mindset as humans is in our DNA and was already decided before we were born. I rode a Bicycle, listened to good Music, had a couple of excellent BEERS and made WHITEOUTCHILI today.

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Optimism>Pessimism

LIFE>DEATH

Solar Sailer

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I let this gigantic pot of WHITEOUTCHILI simmer on the back burner for a few hours as it is still. My theme for this idea is light and white. I chose Habanero to pack an innocent punch. I took my more traditional Chili concept and gave it a (VEGAN) white remix.

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I cooked Navy and Northern Beans by themselves first. After draining and rinsing them, I put SoyMilk on heat and added the Beans. Ingredients to follow were Onion, Yellow Peppers, Russet Potatoes, Eggplant-peeled&diced, Parsnips-peeled&diced, Tofu-crumbled, Habanero, Celery and Garlic and seasoned with SeaSalt/Pepper/ BrownSugar. After gearing up for an above freezing day, I went for a bike ride to check out a new washout bridge on the (I&M Canal) towpath. Being gone for around 2 1/2 hours, this stewing Veganisms became damn delicious and damn beautiful. I took some out and put into a warming pot and added Parsley, Daiya and I added Instant Mashed Potatoes to obtain the correct consistency. I did add a bit more sugar, also.

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Ride a Bike. Drink a Beer. Be Healthier.

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VEGGNOG

V-EGG-NAWG, dawg

| V ‘eg,näg |

Usually, when I use “VEGG”, it is pronounced as in “Veggie” without the ending. “Veggnog” is slightly different to rhyme with eggnog, but without torturous dairy and without murderous dead baby chickens. I’ve been subconsciously brainstorming this concept for a good year. The trigger has never been pulled and the gun was never shot until last night. Confidence was explicit and confidence was apparent of the VEGGNOG results, just because of the smell. The smell told me it was delicious before I even tasted it.

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Tools needed for correct results:

  • Bottle opener
  • Beers
  • Blender
  • Plastic Container
  • Strainer
  • Jug (for storage)
  • Phone for pictures, live tweeting and Untappd check-ins

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My raw Cashews were soaked for 8-9 hours. My dates were soaked around twenty minutes in the same plastic container with the Nuts and a little Sea Salt. A big batch (for sharing purposes) was constructed. I blended ingredients at four separate intervals to be combined all together with cinnamon sticks to marinate in the refrigerator. Spiced Rum was included moderately. This VEGGNOG will not be much of a family intoxicator, but ROCK out with yo NOG out!

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Lone Wolves

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My VEGGNOG ingredients are CashewMilk, CoconutMilk, SpicedRum, SeaSalt, Bananas, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Dates, Cashews and imported Vanilla from Mexico. Shaken, not stirred, along with freedom and fun were KEY. Happy XMAS!

Dreamland Precipice

Sunday Ride On

I encountered a strange different style of riding yesterday. Not so much strange, just a change of pace on a strenuous ride. I have been riding solo for the last few weeks, which happens and is totally fine. A buddy was going to commute to his new job for the first time. Which doesn’t seem like a big deal, except for it being just short of 30 miles. When I ride, I rarely start before 9am.

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Yesterday, I left to meet up with my buddy at 6:12 am. When I open (for my job) I leave about the same time. On a day off, this is unheard of by me. We rode the 45 kilometers and met up with a couple of engineers who we occasionally ride with for some breakfast. I enjoyed water and a peanut butter Vegan Cliff bar.

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Dude went to work and I went with the engineers and in a sense went to work. We went a little farther to stop in a little town to have a beer. Their town ordinance was not to serve alcohol before noon on Sundays, so we rode on.

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We hopped on a horribly weed overgrown and sinkhole plentiful canal for roughly 55 kilometers (35 miles) where I ran out of water and snacks conveniently away from stores and non-well water. We wound up splitting up at different paces after canal departure, yet still all trying to conclude this ride without passing out on the side/middle of a road/trail from heat exhaustion.

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It is extremely uncomfortable to be out of water in the heat pedaling away with your mind medaling affray almost as if your life flashing before your sweaty eyes. I guess in my defense, I didn’t exactly know where the engineers were leading me. I could have been more prepared. I’m a sucka for cold water and on longer rides, I fill up my water bottle somewhat regularly with ice. I might start bringing two, but I normally know where I’m going.

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The point of my story is to keep an open mind. You never truly learn anything unless you occasionally jump into something blind. Routines are great, but changing them up from time to time has benefits.

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If a bartender gives you a homemade pickle and it is amazing, take a shot of that pickle juice!

Sunday Ride

And according to Untappd, I experienced my first ever Old Milwaukee. I do not recommend experiencing an Old Milwaukee.

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I do condone experiencing this track of music via YouTube link:

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Good people drink good beer.

Playlist: Cycling (updated)

Here are some YouTube links for those who dare to listen to new more complex rock/metal. Some of these are heavy and involve intense lyrics. Most are instrumental that are easy to listen to. They put me into a proper zone while riding a bike on rides when I have earbuds in.

A Vivid Chaos

-heavy \m/

In the Shadow of Our Companion

-moderately heavy in some vocals, lighter post-metal mostly

Immutable Dusk

-instrumental heaviness 🙂

Cottbus

-intense vocals, light music

Young Fire

-instrumental bliss

Black Lake Niðstång

-intense post-rock/metal with quiet dark vocals, mostly (12:25 and on is euphoria)

Man The Ramparts

-Heavy awesomeness

Mare Incognitum

-light insrumental post-rock

Greet Death

-probably my favorite Explosions in the Sky tune (instrumental)

It Will Come to Us

-(Spotify link) light post-rock

Rosemary

-deftones

Norwegian Black Metal Swordfight to the Death

-(myspace) progressive instrumental post-rock

Wake The Dead

-hardcore

Ghosts of the Midwinter Fires

-progressive post-metal with heavier vocals and some double-bass

South Of Heaven

Nice and Blue

-upbeat punk-rock

Pillars

-(soundcloud) post-rock

Kaiowas

-acoustic instrumental

Calm // Breathe

-perfect title

Hearts / Wires

-deftones

SCRAM

-instrumental

Plateau of the Ages

-instrumental metal greatness

Life was real, vital, urgent, important/Bum Guts

-hardcore

Pink Mammoth

-heavy instrumental

Unicorn Farm

-different

Taps

-live hardcore

All Children Make Mistakes

-instrumental

Speak

-intense vocals

King Park

-hardcore with intense lyrics

Ron Ghousley’s Fucked Up Dream (Ron To The Hills. Ron For Your Life)

-hardcore

Agartha

-different instrumental

Gentlemen

-hardcore

Remurdered

-instrumental post-rock

Carpe

-instrumental post-rock

I’ll Get By

-hardcore, lighter

Campaign

-instrumental post-rock

Lungs

-(live) harder post-rock

You, Me and The Violence

-hardcore

Liquid Courage

-hardcore, lighter

Viridian

-instrumental metal, lighter

Fire Made Flesh

-progressive instrumental post-rock

Wake Me When It’s Over

-progressive heavier post-rock mostly instrumental

Swim To The Moon

-metal

White Oak Doors

-hardcore, intense lyrics and vocals

Soulvaki Space Station

-instrumental post-rock

They Speak With Knives

-instrumental post-rock

Fossil Genera

-metal

Procellous

-instrumental post-rock

C. Thomas Howell As The Soul Man

-heavy hardcore with unbelievable breakdown at 1:25

Afghamistam

-could be my favorite Botch tune

Last Last Chance

-hardcore

Listen to at your own risk, but do not be scared to have an open-mind.

 

 

A Time Science Shorty

I find it entertaining and fascinating attempting trackage of my usage of time over a certain span of time. And this span of time will be from myself falling asleep Friday night May 14th at 10:19 pm (central time) through when I fell asleep Wednesday morning at 12:48 am (central time), creating a span of 98 hours and 30 minutes or 5,910 minutes or 354,600 seconds. It is less than 1% of the time an entire century, but never the less, all time is important. Basically, the time that I am tracking is Saturday May 14th through Tuesday May 17th with a little overhang to even out the sleep.

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Out of 98.5 H, I have 92% of my time documented with strong documentation. However, I still want to be above 95%. I will call a 92% over just short of 100 hours of time a C+. There are various excuses for error. I did take a few naps Sunday, recovering from a hellacious Saturday. It very well could be that my guessing estimations are off just a bit. I fully understand that it would be extremely hard to reach 100%, but 95+% is reachable.

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I had a conversation, shortly last night, if Netflix or Hulu was better. My response was Apple Music. It pisses me off when it takes me 20 minutes to find something that I kind of want to watch. Little things like that need to be accounted for. I’m gonna have to concentrate on this for my annual June Time Science. Speaking of Apple Music, I have had my first beef (and being Vegan, I extremely despise beef) with Apple Music not having more than one song from an artist who I’d like to check out. YouTube has Apple Music beat on material from the instrumental Post-Rock Canadians, DestroyAllDreamers. It is disappointing that I may have to try and pirate their music in order to add it to playlists.

Orage

Wish I Was All Flames

Swirling Colours Sink

The Sky Was Glorious For a Moment

Ghost Guitar in the Shell

Perdre Est Une Question De Méthode

 Sunday was a day of recuperation and I took four naps and ate so much food. I’m not sure yet of how my Garmin watch does with naps. Naps may need to be documented manually for more accurate documentation. We will see.

I slept 11.2% of the 98.5 hours in a deep sleep of the entire 31% slept. And slept deeply 36% of the 30.3 hours. That averages over 7.5 hours per night and short of an average of 3 hours of deep sleep (or dleep?) per night. Not too bad, if you ask me. Although, last night’s dleep was only 24 freaking minutes. That is interesting. I rode my bike 8.5% of the total time for a distance of just over 175 (108 miles) km with an elevation gain of 826 (2,708 ft) meters. I walked 57.3 (35.6 miles) km over 56,234 steps. I walk much more when I am at work. I ride much more when I am not at work. The art of balance. I also eat more when I am not at work. I burned 30,521 calories over this span and probably only consumed a fraction of those calories burnt. I worked 22.43 hours in two days of the four days. I did not take a break either day.

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#WorkHardPlayHarder

The rest of the time usually overlaps and needs to be documented better. I spent 1.25 hours shopping. I spent two hours of traveling by machine. My time in a kitchen and also eating was calculated at six hours and also needs better documentation. A total of five hours were totaled for Cubs/Socializing, aka drinking beer outside of the closet:) And the very last thing is a mixture of maintenance (shower/laundry/cleaning/dishes/fixing), internet/blogging and Netflix/movie. I tallied that sum to be 14.5 hours, but is probably more which would help fix the gap. Here is a better overview.

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  • SLEEP – 30.3 h
  • BIKE TIME – 8.33 h
  • WORK – 22.43
  • TRAVEL – 2 h
  • GROCERY – 1.25 h
  • EAT KIT – 6 h
  • SOCIAL – 5 h
  • MIX – 14.5 h

Totaling 89.99 hours of a total of 98.5 hours. 92%. Check back in July for my June Time Science blog.

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