10 Business Ideas Per Day

Hello you sexy kittens . . . Meow!

Welcome to another Episode of Marcus Brain Dumps.

I was reading Tools of Titans today by Tim Ferriss and one of the interviewees in the book, James Altucher, mentioned how he writes down 10 business ideas per day. I want to do the same thing. I knew immediately what to do as I’ve had many brainstorming sessions before with tons of ensuing ridiculousness. I knew it would be fun. For the uninitiated, coming up with ideas is supposed to be a playful experience where weird, wonky, and contorted ideas are encouraged. If you’re doing it with a group, use the “yes! And” mode of discourse that is often used by improv comedy groups. The idea is to build on each other’s ideas by saying “Yes! and” right before expanding on the previous idea. To do this in your own head is pretty fun too.

I’ve officially written down 20 new business ideas today, and I plan on doing 10 more each day for five days per week indefinitely (even if one of the ideas takes off. . . takes 15 minutes).

You are free to move about the cabin,

Marcus

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Fighting Feelings of Worthlessness With Drumming

Hello you amiable aficionados of avocados,

Welcome to another Episode of Marcus Brain Dumps.

I was feeling down today about my drumming. After a year-and-a-half of 2-hour sessions on the drums 6 days a week (almost perfectly), I felt today that it had all been for naught. I felt like I was no longer impressive. And the excited anticipation of becoming better in order to show off to my friends and family left me all at once.

I felt like shit. In my woe, I absentmindedly started to drum. I immediately felt better. I think I’m starting to appreciate drumming for its own sake rather than the social benefits it creates. This is good! My ego is being stripped away and all that will be left is an appreciation for the art.

I’m still the best.

Marcus

Cheating Today and Yesterday Was Not Good

Hello there, precious,

Welcome to another edition of Marcus Brain Dumps. Today, I’ll be sharing with you my remorse over cheating on my diet.

Yesterday, I ate a steak when I was technically supposed to be fasting. I normally fast on Sunday until night time when I eat beans. When the day started, I knew I was going to make an exception at dinner because it was Christmas, I was going to allow myself to eat anything I wanted as long as it was part of our family’s Christmas celebration.  I lasted until about 12pm and ate a steak. I felt guilty about it, and I want to say that it wasn’t that bad of a mistake but it was. You see, I’m trying to form the new habit of not cheating so much on my diet. These first few days are crucial. I cheated today as well when I ate a burger, so that’s not good. I need to keep myself accountable because no one else really cares that much that I lose weight, not as much as I do.

I think I cheated today because it felt weird not to cheat with my brother around. He isn’t strict about his diet and I felt like I would be acting strange if I didn’t cheat. I should’ve let him know that I was trying not to cheat anymore and that I’m becoming more strict with my diet. I think he would be the kind of person that I could talk to about things like this. But then again, I feel like would cheat anyway around him even if I told him. I have to watch out for this when I see him.

Marcus

No More Reward Meals

Hello listeners,

This is a serious installment of Marcus Brain Dumps.

I’m not having any more reward meals. I’ve gotten through the last year rewarding myself with food whenever I complete some kind of task or goal. These can be things like finishing a book or bigger milestones like graduating from my certificate program at UCI. I’ve decided that I’m no longer going to have reward meals for myself. I’m going to use the money instead to buy Magic: the Gathering cards. I’m doing this because I’ve made little progress losing weight this year due to the reward meals. I am, however, going to cheat SOMETIMES on very special occasions and holidays

I’m going to list out the occasions that I’m allowed to cheat on. Generally, I will cheat if it would be weird for me not to cheat such as a celebratory meal with my family or friends at a pizza parlor. Even occasions like these have to be valid. My football team winning is not a special occasion. Even, if it is a bank holiday or Federal Holiday, I will not cheat. I will only cheat if this holiday has food as a focal point. As for reward meals, I will only be doing reward meals on very special occasions. For most rewards, I will instead add money to a fund I will use to buy Magic: the Gathering cards later. For the habits that I am forming on my coach.me account, I will reward myself $5 every time I reach 100 days of a habit. For other big benchmarks, I will allow myself up to $25 for a single cheat meal. This means ONE meal up to $25 dollars, I cannot spend $12.50 on each of 2 meals, for example. If I am already being treated to a meal, that meal counts as my one, and I cannot spend an additional $25. For some of these occasions, I will pay myself $25 for Magic cards

  1. My birthday, March 21st. And $25 for Magic cards
  2. Any family member’s or friend’s birthday if we are going out to eat
  3. Drum anniversary on June 1st. And $25 for Magic cards.
  4. SEO Certificate anniversary on Sep 1. And $25 for Magic cards
  5. Suicide attempt anniversary Oct 1st. And $25 for Magic cards
  6. College Graduation Dec 19th. And $25 for Magic cards
  7. Every 500 post on Instagram, I will reward myself with a $10 meal and take a picture of that meal for my 500th post
  8. Every time I finish a TV series, I will eat a $10 cheat meal while watching the last episode.
  9. Here is a list of Holidays and whether or not I will cheat. I will cheat only at the focal event, e.g. cheating on the 4th of July means only cheating at the barbecue. Take a look:
    Date Day of Week Name of Holiday Type of Holiday Cheat?
    Jan 1 Sunday New Year’s Day Federal Holiday Koreans typically eat rice cake soup as a family, so yes
    Jan 2 Monday New Year’s Day observed Federal Holiday  No, even though I have the day off
    Jan 6 Friday Epiphany Christian  no
    Jan 7 Saturday Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox  no
    Jan 13 Friday Lee Jackson Day State holiday no
    Jan 13 Friday Stephen Foster Memorial Day Observance  no
    Jan 14 Saturday Orthodox New Year Orthodox  no
    Jan 16 Monday Martin Luther King Day Federal Holiday  no, no food traditionally involved
    Jan 16 Monday Robert E Lee’s Birthday State holiday no
    Jan 16 Monday State Holiday State holiday no
    Jan 16 Monday Idaho Human Rights Day State holiday no
    Jan 16 Monday Civil Rights Day State holiday no
    Jan 19 Thursday Robert E Lee’s Birthday State holiday no
    Jan 19 Thursday State Holiday State holiday no
    Jan 20 Friday Inauguration Day State holiday no
    Jan 28 Saturday Chinese New Year Observance  no, not chinese
    Jan 29 Sunday Kansas Day Observance  no
    Feb 1 Wednesday National Freedom Day Observance  no
    Feb 2 Thursday Groundhog Day Observance  no
    Feb 3 Friday National Wear Red Day Observance  no
    Feb 4 Saturday Rosa Parks Day Local observance no
    Feb 11 Saturday Tu Bishvat/Tu B’Shevat Jewish holiday  no
    Feb 12 Sunday Lincoln’s Birthday State holiday no
    Feb 12 Sunday Lincoln’s Birthday Local observance no
    Feb 13 Monday Lincoln’s Birthday observed State holidayno
    Feb 14 Tuesday Valentine’s Day Observance  Only if I have a date
    Feb 14 Tuesday Statehood Day in Arizona Local observance no
    Feb 15 Wednesday Susan B Anthony’s Birthday Local observance no
    Feb 20 Monday Presidents’ Day Federal Holiday  No food traditionally involved, so no
    Feb 20 Monday Daisy Gatson Bates Day State holiday no
    Feb 24 Friday Maha Shivaratri Hindu Holiday  no
    Feb 28 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Observance  no
    Feb 28 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras State holiday no
    Feb 28 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Local observance no
    Feb 28 Tuesday Linus Pauling Day Local observance no
    Mar 1 Wednesday Ash Wednesday Christian  no
    Mar 1 Wednesday St. David’s Day Observance  no
    Mar 2 Thursday Texas Independence Day State holiday no
    Mar 2 Thursday Read Across America Day Observance  no
    Mar 3 Friday Employee Appreciation Day Observance  no
    Mar 6 Monday Casimir Pulaski Day State holiday no
    Mar 7 Tuesday Town Meeting Day Vermont State holiday  no
    Mar 12 Sunday Holi Hindu Holiday  no
    Mar 12 Sunday Purim Jewish holiday  no
    Mar 12 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time  no
    Mar 17 Friday St. Patrick’s Day Observance  yes, if going out for drinks
    Mar 17 Friday Evacuation Day State holiday no
    Mar 20 Monday March equinox Season  no
    Mar 25 Saturday Maryland Day Local observance no
    Mar 26 Sunday Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day State holiday no
    Mar 27 Monday Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day observed State holiday no
    Mar 27 Monday Seward’s Day State holiday no
    Mar 31 Friday César Chávez Day State holiday no
    Apr 2 Sunday Pascua Florida Day Local observance no
    Apr 3 Monday Pascua Florida Day observed Local observance no
    Apr 6 Thursday National Tartan Day Observance  no
    Apr 9 Sunday Palm Sunday Christian  no
    Apr 11 Tuesday Passover (first day) Jewish holiday  no
    Apr 11 Tuesday National Library Workers’ Day Observance  no
    Apr 13 Thursday Maundy Thursday Christian  no
    Apr 13 Thursday Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday Observance  no
    Apr 14 Friday Orthodox Good Friday Orthodox  no
    Apr 14 Friday Good Friday State holiday no
    Apr 15 Saturday Holy Saturday Christian  no
    Apr 15 Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday Orthodox  no
    Apr 15 Saturday Father Damien Day Local observance no
    Apr 16 Sunday Orthodox Easter Orthodox  no
    Apr 16 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance, Christian  no
    Apr 16 Sunday Emancipation Day State holiday no
    Apr 17 Monday Orthodox Easter Monday Orthodox  no
    Apr 17 Monday Easter Monday Christian  no
    Apr 17 Monday Emancipation Day observed State holiday no
    Apr 17 Monday Patriot’s Day State holiday no
    Apr 18 Tuesday Last Day of Passover Jewish holiday  no
    Apr 18 Tuesday Tax Day Observance  no
    Apr 21 Friday San Jacinto Day State holiday no
    Apr 22 Saturday Oklahoma Day Local observance no
    Apr 24 Monday Yom HaShoah Jewish holiday  no
    Apr 24 Monday Isra and Mi’raj Muslim  no
    Apr 24 Monday Confederate Memorial Day State holiday no
    Apr 24 Monday State Holiday State holiday no
    Apr 24 Monday State Holiday State holiday no
    Apr 26 Wednesday State Holiday Local observance no
    Apr 26 Wednesday Administrative Professionals Day Observance  no
    Apr 27 Thursday Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Observance  no
    Apr 28 Friday Arbor Day State holiday no
    May 1 Monday Law Day Observance  no
    May 1 Monday Loyalty Day Observance  no
    May 2 Tuesday Yom Ha’atzmaut Jewish holiday  no
    May 4 Thursday Kent State Shootings Remembrance Local observance no
    May 4 Thursday National Day of Prayer Observance  no
    May 4 Thursday Rhode Island Independence Day Local observance no
    May 5 Friday Cinco de Mayo Observance  Yes, only if celebrating with people
    May 6 Saturday National Nurses Day Observance  no
    May 6 Saturday National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day Observance  no
    May 8 Monday Truman Day State holiday no
    May 10 Wednesday State Holiday State holiday no
    May 10 Wednesday State Holiday Local observance no
    May 14 Sunday Lag BaOmer Jewish holiday  no
    May 14 Sunday Mother’s Day Observance  Yes, only if celebrating with people
    May 15 Monday Peace Officers Memorial Day Observance  no
    May 19 Friday National Defense Transportation Day Observance  no
    May 20 Saturday Armed Forces Day Observance  no
    May 22 Monday National Maritime Day Observance  no
    May 22 Monday Harvey Milk Day Local observance no
    May 24 Wednesday Emergency Medical Services for Children Day Observance  no
    May 25 Thursday Ascension Day Christian  no
    May 25 Thursday National Missing Children’s Day Observance  no
    May 27 Saturday Ramadan starts Muslim  no
    May 29 Monday Memorial Day Federal Holiday  Yes, only if celebrating with people
    May 29 Monday Jefferson Davis Birthday Local observance no
    May 31 Wednesday Shavuot Jewish holiday  no
    Jun 1 Thursday Statehood Day Local observance no
    Jun 3 Saturday Jefferson Davis Birthday Local observance no
    Jun 4 Sunday Pentecost Christian  no
    Jun 5 Monday Whit Monday Christian  no
    Jun 5 Monday Jefferson Davis Birthday State holiday no
    Jun 6 Tuesday D-Day Observance  no
    Jun 11 Sunday Trinity Sunday Christian  no
    Jun 11 Sunday Kamehameha Day State holiday no
    Jun 12 Monday Kamehameha Day observed State holiday no
    Jun 14 Wednesday Army Birthday Observance  no
    Jun 14 Wednesday Flag Day Observance  no
    Jun 15 Thursday Corpus Christi Christian  no
    Jun 16 Friday Bunker Hill Day observed State holiday no
    Jun 17 Saturday Bunker Hill Day State holiday no
    Jun 18 Sunday Father’s Day Observance  Yes, only if celebrating with people
    Jun 19 Monday Juneteenth Local observance no
    Jun 19 Monday Emancipation Day State holiday no
    Jun 20 Tuesday West Virginia Day State holiday no
    Jun 20 Tuesday American Eagle Day Observance  no
    Jun 21 Wednesday Lailat al-Qadr Muslim  no
    Jun 21 Wednesday June Solstice Season  no
    Jun 26 Monday Eid al-Fitr Muslim  no
    Jul 4 Tuesday Independence Day Federal Holiday  Yes, if celebrating with people
    Jul 23 Sunday Parents’ Day Observance  no
    Jul 24 Monday Pioneer Day State holiday no
    Jul 27 Thursday National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day Observance  no
    Aug 1 Tuesday Tisha B’Av Jewish holiday  no
    Aug 1 Tuesday Colorado Day Local observance no
    Aug 4 Friday Coast Guard Birthday Observance  no
    Aug 7 Monday Raksha Bandhan Hindu Holiday  no
    Aug 7 Monday Purple Heart Day Observance  no
    Aug 14 Monday Janmashtami Hindu Holiday  no
    Aug 14 Monday Victory Day State holiday no
    Aug 15 Tuesday Assumption of Mary Christian  no
    Aug 16 Wednesday Bennington Battle Day State holiday no
    Aug 18 Friday Statehood Day in Hawaii State holiday no
    Aug 19 Saturday National Aviation Day Observance  no
    Aug 21 Monday Senior Citizens Day Observance  no
    Aug 24 Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi Hindu Holiday  no
    Aug 26 Saturday Women’s Equality Day Observance  no
    Aug 27 Sunday Lyndon Baines Johnson Day State holiday no
    Sep 2 Saturday Eid al-Adha Muslim  no
    Sep 4 Monday Labor Day Federal Holiday  Yes, only if going out to celebrate with people
    Sep 9 Saturday Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day Observance  no
    Sep 9 Saturday California Admission Day Local observance no
    Sep 10 Sunday National Grandparents Day Observance  no
    Sep 11 Monday Patriot Day Observance  no
    Sep 15 Friday National POW/MIA Recognition Day Observance  no
    Sep 17 Sunday Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Observance  no
    Sep 18 Monday Air Force Birthday Observance  no
    Sep 18 Monday Constitution Day and Citizenship Day observed Observance  no
    Sep 20 Wednesday Navaratri Hindu Holiday  no
    Sep 21 Thursday Rosh Hashana State holiday no
    Sep 21 Thursday Rosh Hashana Jewish holiday  no
    Sep 22 Friday Muharram Muslim  no
    Sep 22 Friday September equinox Season  no
    Sep 22 Friday Emancipation Day Local observance no
    Sep 22 Friday Native Americans’ Day Local observance no
    Sep 24 Sunday Gold Star Mother’s Day Observance  no
    Sep 30 Saturday Yom Kippur State holiday no
    Sep 30 Saturday Dussehra Hindu Holiday  no
    Sep 30 Saturday Yom Kippur Jewish holiday  no
    Oct 2 Monday Child Health Day Observance  no
    Oct 4 Wednesday Feast of St Francis of Assisi Christian  no
    Oct 5 Thursday First Day of Sukkot Jewish holiday  no
    Oct 9 Monday Leif Erikson Day Observance  no
    Oct 9 Monday Columbus Day Federal Holiday Yes only if going out to celebrate with people
    Oct 9 Monday Columbus Day Local observance no
    Oct 9 Monday Native Americans’ Day Local observance no
    Oct 9 Monday Indigenous People’s Day Local observance no
    Oct 9 Monday Indigenous People’s Day Local observance no
    Oct 11 Wednesday Last Day of Sukkot Jewish holiday  no
    Oct 12 Thursday Shmini Atzeret Jewish holiday  no
    Oct 13 Friday Simchat Torah Jewish holiday  no
    Oct 13 Friday Navy Birthday Observance  no
    Oct 15 Sunday White Cane Safety Day Observance  no
    Oct 16 Monday Boss’s Day Observance  no
    Oct 18 Wednesday Alaska Day State holiday no
    Oct 27 Friday Nevada Day State holiday no
    Oct 31 Tuesday Halloween Observance  Yes, only candy
    Nov 1 Wednesday All Saints’ Day Christian  no
    Nov 2 Thursday All Souls’ Day Christian  no
    Nov 5 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Clock change/Daylight Saving Time  no
    Nov 7 Tuesday Election Day State holiday no
    Nov 10 Friday Marine Corps Birthday Observance  no
    Nov 11 Saturday Veterans Day Federal Holiday  yes, only if barbecuing or celebrating with other people
    Nov 23 Thursday Thanksgiving Day Federal Holiday  yes
    Nov 24 Friday State Holiday State holiday no
    Nov 24 Friday Presidents’ Day State holiday no
    Nov 24 Friday Lincoln’s Birthday/Lincoln’s Day State holiday no
    Nov 24 Friday Black Friday State holiday no
    Nov 24 Friday American Indian Heritage Day State holiday no
    Nov 27 Monday Cyber Monday Observance  no
    Dec 1 Friday The Prophet’s Birthday Muslim  no
    Dec 3 Sunday First Sunday of Advent Christian no
    Dec 6 Wednesday St Nicholas’ Day Observance  no
    Dec 7 Thursday Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Observance  no
    Dec 8 Friday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian  no
    Dec 12 Tuesday Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Observance  no
    Dec 13 Wednesday Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day) Jewish holiday  no
    Dec 13 Wednesday National Guard Birthday Observance  no
    Dec 17 Sunday Pan American Aviation Day Observance  no
    Dec 17 Sunday Wright Brothers Day Observance  no
    Dec 20 Wednesday Last Day of Chanukah Jewish holiday  no
    Dec 21 Thursday December Solstice Season  no
    Dec 24 Sunday Christmas Eve State holiday Yes, only if celebrating Christmas with other people
    Dec 24 Sunday Christmas Eve Observance, Christian  Yes, only if celebrating Christmas with other people
    Dec 25 Monday Christmas Day Federal Holiday Yes, only if celebrating Christmas with other people
    Dec 25 Monday Christmas Eve observed State holiday Yes, only if celebrating Christmas with other people
    Dec 26 Tuesday Kwanzaa (until Jan 1) Observance  no
    Dec 26 Tuesday Day After Christmas Day State holiday no
    Dec 31 Sunday New Year’s Eve Observance  Yes, if going out for drinks
    Dec 31 Sunday New Year’s Eve State holiday Yes, if going out for drinks

     

In my right mind

I’m always thinking about experiencing things again “in my right mind” . . . before my current way of thinking began. . . I think of my thinking as being reset every time I have psychotic episode. The last one I had was I April. It went on for about 3 weeks. My mind started fresh again at that time. I sometimes think that I’ll never have a healthy mind. But I don’t really believe that. I refuse to believe that. 

Random John Goodman

Hello children,

Wake up. You’re better than this.

Welcome to another episode of Marcus Brain Dumps.

Today I played my manager in a game of Magic: the Gathering. I lost. I don’t know whether that means I get a raise or if that means I’m demoted. Either way, I’m glad we played. I’m just going to keep typing the first thing that goes into my head. Not exactly the first thing, because I don’t want to freak you out or be put on any lists. The things in my head are depraved. I dream of genie and not in a good way. I wish I just had a clean mind and that I wasn’t a prisoner in sexual perversion land. I wish I was like Louis C.K. so that I could just make the most offensive jokes and still have people laugh at them. I wish I was stronger. I wish I was faster. I wish I were extraordinary. I wish wasn’t locked in a basement with a lunatic John Goodman waiting out the first wave of alien visitors destroying the Earth. I wish I hadn’t seen a lady call another lady a bitch when the second lady wouldn’t let the first lady in the underground shelter John Goodman built.

I have all these things that I think I should write about, but I don’t remember them when I get to the page. I’m going to try to remember to write something during the day when I think about it.

 

Louis CK

Hello you mushy gooey chocolaty sugar muffins,

Welcome to another episode of Marcus Brain Dumps.

I’m tired of speaking so timidly. I’ve gone a long time just trying to please people that I forgot my obstinate streak. I don’t have my “I don’t care” attitude anymore. I’m getting to concerned with how other people perceive me. I wish I were like I was back in Idaho. Just getting through the day. Not wanting to make any connections. Just by myself all the time, getting through life by just being blunt and like Louis CK.

Yeah, that who I should be like. Louis CK.

Marcus

Hello you tight tigers,

Welcome to another episode of Marcus Brain Dumps.

Today was a day full of cheats. I woke up in the morning and got to work early. Thank God I didn’t die, by the way, because drifting in and out of sleep the entire car ride up to my office. So, I got to work early and decided that I should reward myself for consistently scooping cat litter. I decided a hot dog was appropriate so I went to 7-Eleven and got myself an iced tea along with a hot dog for two bucks. All of this was just . . . . TWO BUCKS! Dealarooni.

And then I went the whole day just drinking iced tea and water until it was time for my sister’s birthday celebration at Cheesecake Factory. I ate the most ginormous burrito of all time and appetizers and bread.

I received so much pleasure from this day that I’m not even going to jack off tonight.

Hello you sweet sweet saxophones,

Welcome to another episode of Marcus Brain Dumps.

Today was a really good day in terms of keeping up with my habits. Actually, brb. . .

Alright, I had to pay myself two dollars for drinking enough water and not drinking caffeine after noon.

Anyway, today went well. It’s still going, but I’ve completed most of the heavy lifting. Check off the following:

  1. Work
  2. Read 3o min
  3. Practice drums
  4. Gym
  5. Work on business (working on business nowadays means reading a business book
  6. Writing this blog post

All I need to do now is to make a Facebook post, do the dishes, and scoop cat litter. Not bad at all.

I feel really drowsy and good right now because I ate two tablespoons of olive oil. I’m experimenting with the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting. I need to have at least 80% of my calories from fat. Spoonfuls of oil are a good way to do that. I’m basically just eating beans, vegetables, meat, and cheese. I’m going to cut out the cheese here shortly as well.

 

Ta ta.

Hello brain dumps,

Welcome to another episode of Marcus Brain Dumps. Marcus Brain Dumps every night, pretty much.

I was really stressed all day because I was delaying working on business. I was stressed from procrastinating. I don’t like to procrastinate because it stresses me out. Oh god this is the worst post ever. I’m stressed out just writing this. Wow, I get stressed out a lot. Luckily I have my medicine, which stabilizes my mood. I forgot to take it all day and only took it about an hour ago. I feel better now. But I’m still stressed out. Now I’m stressed out because I don’t know what to write about. I guess I’ll write about how I’m not keeping up with my habits. The worst thing I’m doing is skipping my habits. I freaked out this morning when I woke up and realized that I didn’t brush my teeth last night. I was freaking out because I went to the dentist last week and I found out that my gums are receding. I think this is because of nicotine. See, I vape all day everyday and nicotine makes gums reccede. so that makes sense. I really want to find out what I can do.