Saturday, January 29, 2011

Paying At The Pump: No Longer Convenient

Paying for gas at the pump in no longer faster or convenient. In fact it’s become less convenient.

They hit you up with so  many fucking questions on a slow ass system that you spend 2 minutes standing there answering questions after you swipe your card. I want to swipe it, put gas in my car, and get back on the road. THAT’S convenient.

Instead, you have to tell it debit or credit… wait 20 seconds for it to think about it, enter your zip code… wait some more… car wash?... wait some more… THEN you can start putting gas in your car.


I could take $30 inside, say pump 4 and start pumping my gas in a fraction of the time. No questions… no bullshit.

 So, paying at the pump has gone from being a great convenience to a pain in the ass. Especially when you’re standing outside taking this quiz in 9 degree weather.

So fuck it.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Athene's Theory of Everything

One of the things I talk about a lot with my clients is your body's ability to adapt, and how it does so out of it's duty for self preservation. I talk about this, because once you understand how your body works you can understand how to manipulate the variables to your favor.All of these physical changes and adaptations however, start in your brain. So, understanding how your brain works and adapts to your everyday life is valuable knowledge to have as well.

Mental health is crucial. The ability to understand why you are who you are, and how to harness that knowledge for your own betterment is an incredibly empowering tool to have at your side.

My younger brother Mike Else a.k.a. "Professor Kliq", is a fantastic and inspiring musician. He has released several original albums, as well as having recently scored a 12 part mini-series on The Science Channel called "Ever Wondered".

Most recently he was responsible for writing music for a documentary that I found to be an incredible insight into how your brain works, and it's effect on your habits, personality, and your body. I saw small clips of it a couple of months ago while it was all in production, and knew then I'd want to share this with all of you.

I highly recommend watching the whole thing. It really is well done and is incredibly informative.

If you are interested in hearing more of my brother's music you can stream it, or download any of his albums for free from his website at: