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199 Lives — A Documentary That Was Part of My Youth

This documentary has a special place in my heart. It’s the story of Travis Pastrana. Travis is still considered one of the most gifted athletes to step foot over a motorcycle.

The first segment of him doing the first ever double backflip at the X Games gives me goose bumps…

It’s a great account of a man that, at first glance, you would think is an accountant. No tattoos, no piercings, no funny hairstyles — just massive, massive freaking balls. Balls that drag on the ground they are so big. Seriously, this guy pioneered most of the tricks you see today in freestyle motocross.

It’s close to my heart. For some odd reason, I found myself turning to this documentary during the darker times in my life. Not sure why to be honest, it just had a sense of…hope? Give it a young watch, and let me know what you think.

Diguo Variable Temperature Kettle


Laugh all you want, but I have been on the hunt for a variable goosenek kettle in South Africa for years now. Only coffee enthusiasts will understand.

It’s great so far.

Positives: It’s a variable temp gooseneck kettle

Drawbacks: It only fills to 700ml (so no massive keto coffees in the morning) and everything is in Japanese.

Quote I’m Contemplating

If you wish to improve, be content to appear clueless or stupid in extraneous matters—don’t wish to seem knowledgable. And if some regard you as important, distrust yourself.
— Epictetus

As always, let me know your thoughts. Have a great day ahead.