Monday, January 10, 2011


This is a comprehensive guide to help you make it during these troubling times in America. Ive learned quite a few things in the past six months living on the road and hope to learn even more in the next six months! Im going to share some of those things the best I can with you.


I cant tell you how good it feels to not have to calculate rent or utilities or cable bills into my monthly finances. Its incredibly liberating. It has made me so anxious to be in control of my money for the rest of my life. never again do I want to be at the mercy of a company or a board of trustees or the government. I want to be cushioned from all of those things with warm, soft cash (as opposed to cold hard cash). Ive been reading up and practicing and have come up with a few good tips. Live on a third of what you make, if possible folks. Im currently making crap money and yet I have reduced my spending to around a fourth of my income. Ill tell you it feels a whole bunch better than sitting in front of a TV or having a hot shower everyday, as crazy as that may sound. I know not everyone can live out of a broken down old junker van but I think that any step you can take toward, well I guess AWAY from dependence on money, is a step worth taking. If you want something then its very simple you see. Simply do whatever it takes. And I think that will be the point of this post. The American dream may not be what we have always thought. It may not be a white picket fence and a wrap around porch. It may not be a golden retriever and a wife that wears flirty aprons and heels to cook dinner. It might not be a job that requires a suitcase and a shoe shine. But perhaps it is something more fundamental. Perhaps it is just what I said before. America is the place wear you can do what it takes. It might be just as hard as it could be elsewhere in the world, and sometimes even harder. You may have to sift and wade through so much red tape and grey matter that you lose sight of whats real and whats fair and what isn't. But, if you think about it, the American dream is still out there, whatever that may be for each of us. The great thing is that we are allowed to do whatever it takes to try and grab it. I live in a trunk. Some live on a park bench. Some borrow on their name. Others may just 'go with the flow'. And gosh darn it thats America.

Next: Thinking outside the house!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Stuff!

Sorry its been so long! The Christmas break was not at all busy for me. Three weeks of just sitting around writing screenplays and scripts and stories. Everyone went out of town and I was banished to my red interior van to live the lonely life. No biggie. But I did get to do one thing fun. I have been wanting to kinda start a little business on the side, something ive always wanted to do. And Im giving it a test run on the 27th of this month January. Im inviting all of you to come out for it because its gonna be the biggest thing since the Beatles.

This is where its all going down! Its my friends pizza place in Provo and its soooo good. Im going to be there with my lifelong friend paul to kick off this cool new thing of mine. Im not making any money so dont worry, this isnt a plug. I just really want you guys to check it out. If you like eating pizza with friends and also having a blast playing a game at the same time, then this little idea of mine is just for you! So we'll see you on the 27th! In the meantime I will try and blog a little more and about van stuff.

Speaking of which, I almost froze to death a few days ago! I fell asleep and it got down to about 8 degrees outside. Something happened and my blanket was unplugged. I was unprepared for it, meaning I didnt have my other ten blankets on me and a few hours into my sleep I woke up convulsing. I couldnt feel my extremities and couldnt even really think at all. I literally was frozen and couldnt move. My eyes couldnt focus and when I tried to open my mouth my lips were kind of stuck together and I had to pull them apart. I eventually was able to get into a house and rolled around on the floor til I warmed up enough to climb the stairs. IT was scary. It reminded me that this is not the safest lifestyle out here. Since then I havent been sleeping well at all, waking up every few hours out of worry. But so far so good! More updates soon!

For more details on the party we're having on the 27th, click on the Facebook link thing underneath the blog title on the left!