I couldn’t sleep tonight. Just another one of those nights. I do this at least a couple times a month. It’s 6:38 am now and the birds are starting to chirp outside. I’m laying on top of my bed with my clothes on. I didn’t even try to sleep; I knew I wouldn’t be able to. Just one of those nights. I’ll think a lot and get excited about potential ideas and projects. We can celebrate once it’s completed, but for now, it’s just thoughts in my head on top of my bed. “I Fought Piranhas” by The White Stripes is playing softly in the background. Bluesy and raw, cutting to the bone. Soulful & Timeless. What would Jack White do? I’m gonna make timeless, works of art. Stories that melt your face with intrigue. The psychic said I have star quality, so I’ll be a fucking star. “Do More, Have Less”-Nah more like: Do More, Have More. I’m gonna get a house in the hills, 4 floors deep into the mountain, starting with the mini ramp, then studio, then bedrooms then main floor with a view of the city. Black Maserati in a 3 car garage. Organic produce in the fridge. giant kitchen and stove top for cooking world class paleo meals every night. Books on books on shelves in the living room. Hardcover collection of all the classics. Ample reading light. Today is the first day of the rest of your life motherfucker. Run a little faster. Don’t accept the pain, enjoy the pain. Be grateful for the pain. Have gratitude for life itself and all it’s interesting ups and downs that keep us busy and sane. Drink more water. Flush out the toxins. Think long-term. Stay focused. Stay calm. Play for your cards right. Don’t be stupid. Make mistakes. Fail faster. Fail harder. Go for the jackpot. Don’t tell me, show me. Wow me. Make me say, “wow, nice job”. “I’m very proud of you.” “That was very impressive.” It’s never too late to change. We can all change at any point in life. You can choose to think differently. You can be conscious of all the choices you make in your life. Fuck all other attitudes on the subject. You can read every day for 30 days and make it a habit. The act of picking up a book will be second nature and within a few years, you’ll be one clever motherfucker. Be here now. Enjoy the pain. Love the pain. Accept discomfort. Progress. This is your life and it’s ending 1 day at a time. Let’s fuck shit up.

“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.” – Ben Franklin

Thanks For Reading,

Andrew Hales

10:09 pm

Los Angeles, CA



7 thoughts on “Manic

  1. Reading your thoughts create sort of a mellow calmness in me. Thank you Andrew, for being yourself and sharing it with us. Means a lot to hear the other, more deep side of you whereas most only share the happy funny times. Good to read about your down-to-earth thoughts. So much love for you.


  2. Andrew,

    I have always been someone who relies on the influence of others when it comes to mending my own life’s path. I have been a fan for some years now: dating back to your early prank videos. It was not until you started expressing yourself through your blog/vlogs that I realized you are more than just somebody I was a ‘fan’ of, but also someone to emulate.

    You are relatable. You are down to earth. You are wise, intelligent, and humble. These are all things I try to be – day in and day out.

    Thanks bro.


  3. I love you, Andrew.

    I’m sure in another life we’d be sitting by the mountain smoking weed and be philosophical.Or so I wish.

    Thank You for making me feel validated and not feel isolated on a rock that’s spinning 1,000 mph in a constantly expanding place where we’re a speck of dust compared to the universe.

    I know you just wanted to make money but you’ve started much more than that. I will never be able to repay you but thanks again.


  4. I relate to every word in every post. I just can never express that way. Great writing man.


  5. Pretty polarizing blog post in comparison to your previous one, lol sounds like me anytime I take vyvanse.


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