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Another Bet

Posted by MasonW on January 26, 2010 , under | comments (0)



Since the 2010 bet fell through, me and my friend have decided to make another bet.

The first one to be able to do horizontal(side) splits will get to dress the other person any way they want for a full day at some super public event (like the state fair or elitch gardens).

The winner will get to choose the clothes as well as any sort of make up, hair dye, fake tattoos, accessories, etc and the loser will have to wear it all as long as they don't pose a threat of physical harm to the wearer.

The bet will last until a winner is confirmed.

A horizontal split is defined as when the legs are pointing in opposite directions right and left of the torso creating a 180 degree angle between them. Also the inner thigh of each leg must be able to touch the ground.


I've been wanting to do the splits for some time. Maybe this will motivate me to stretch every night.

I want to be able to do this:


And apparently anyone can do the splits:

Update: Making Bets on the New Year

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So it's 2010 and the results are in from my bet with a friend on how the year 2010 will be referred to. See the original post. It turns out that we were both wrong.

2009 was referred to as "oh nine." For example "I graduate in oh nine"

Years before they were referred to as "Class of ninety eight" or "Class of oh four."

Now 2010 will now be called...twenty ten. Wtf? The years have always been referred to by the last two digits. Why is 2010 different? Probably because saying, "I'm from the class of ten" would sound incredibly dumb and confusing. So it's now referred to as "twenty ten." Lame. I guess that's what's going to happen to 2011, 2012, and so on.

But the question is, when will it change back to just referring to a year by the last two digits?

"I'm from the class of twenty one". No that still doesn't sound right. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Who comes up with these rules?

2010 New Years Resolution

Posted by MasonW on January 22, 2010 , under | comments (0)



It's late but I was in Taiwan so that's my excuse. Last year I made 26 resolutions. Let's see how I did:

-Reach 7% body fat or lower - FAIL
-Be able to do 75 pushups in one session - FAIL (I got up to 70 though)
-Be able to do horizontal splits - FAIL
-Weigh no more than 155lbs - FAIL (Taiwan got me up to 163)
-Make 2 youtube videos a month - FAIL
-Make at least 3 Avenger Initiative blog posts a week - FAIL
-Make at least 1 Big Wanger blog post a week - FAIL
-Earn $100 over the internet by selling shirts, advertisements, ebay, scams, or whatever - FAIL
-Sell my Transformers toy collection on ebay - WIN! (I sold them for about $120)
-Go snowboarding at least once - FAIL
-Go swimming for fun - WIN! (Elitch Gardens)
-Listen to all the audio books I’ve burned - FAIL
-Find a part time job during the Spring semester - FAIL
-Study ahead in class - FAIL
-Don’t skip any classes - FAIL
-Don’t enter finals with a borderline 90% grade like always - FAIL
-Flirt with a girl online - FAIL
-Drink at most 1 can of soda a month - FAIL
-Keep my turtle alive - WIN!
-Keep watching the tv show Heroes - WIN!
-Get slapped in the face - FAIL
-Don’t knowingly kill any insects found in my house - WIN!
-Keep taking advantage of the local library - WIN!
-Don’t get into a car accident - WIN! (I hit a curb when it was snowy though)
-Stand in front of an audience without acting stupid - FAIL
-Consume zero alcoholic beverages or chocolates - FAIL (Why did I put chocolate in the same category as alcoholic beverages?)

So I got 7/26. That's a 27% success rate. Lame.

Ok this year, I'll do better. Here are my resolutions.

The usual goals:
-Reach 7% body fat or lower
-Be able to do 75 pushups in one session
-Be able to do horizontal splits
-Weigh no more than 155lbs
-Don't consume any alcohol
-Save at least 33% of all the money I earn
-Keep my turtle alive

New goals:
-Get a higher success rate than last year
-Visit Nancy in Boulder before she leaves for Africa
-Finish School
-Get a good professional job
-Move out of the house
-Get a PS3
-Get a 360
-Get an HDtv
-Get a desktop computer
-Assemble my 3 gundams
-Limit fast food to once...no...twice a month
-Get As in my last 2 classes
-Brush my teeth everyday
-Use the Rec center more often
-Spend less money on vending machines
-Post Youtube vids at least every 3 weeks
-Learn to read a chinese children's book
-Dress better

There. 25 new resolutions. Most are dumb but it's something to work for. We'll see how it goes.

Joke: More Chickens Cross the Road

Posted by MasonW on December 14, 2009 , under | comments (0)




Here are some more chicken jokes that I just thought of.

Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: Because it looked both ways already.

Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: Because it can't fly over the road.

Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: FREEEEDOM!

Why didn't the chicken cross the road?
A: It was on strike.

Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: Sarah Palin! (it's not supposed to make sense)

Making Bets on the New Year

Posted by MasonW on November 01, 2009 , under | comments (1)



A friend and I were discussing whether the year 2010 will be referred to as "Oh Ten" or just "Ten."


I said just "Ten" because that's what makes technical sense even though it'll sound dumb and people could confuse it with the year 10 A.D. My friend thinks it'll be called "Oh Ten."

We made a bet on who's right and winner of the bet will get to throw a snowball at the loser's face as hard as they can from an arms length away. If the snowball is packed hard enough, that's almost the equivalent to being punched in the face.

Ooooo, I can't wait.


Jokes(Kinda): Handicapped People

Posted by MasonW on September 27, 2009 , under | comments (0)




What is the one thing handicapped people can do easier than others?



Answer: Find parking.

'Paranormal Activity' Movie Trailer = Awesome

Posted by MasonW on September 20, 2009 , under , | comments (0)



This movie trailer that I just saw looks pretty awesome. The idea of filming audience reactions is ingenious, though this might mean that there isn't enough movie to properly make a trailer of, but the Blair Witch style movie is refreshing and I'm totally looking forward to watching it. It's a limited release, but hopefully someone will post it on the internet. Otherwise I'll have to wait for the DVD to come out.