SUN JUNE, 19
NEW ORLEANS, LA
12pm: Woke Up in India House Hostel
Out of bed. Brush teeth. Wash face. Grab stuff. Make PB & Nutella in kitchen. Toast a pop tart. Out the door.
12:30pm: Walked to Starbucks
1pm - 6:30pm: Did Work in Starbucks
I officially launched the new anthonygalli.com. The old site was built on wordpress.org. This new site I coded myself, which gives me greater control over the design and functionality.
As you can tell I'm going for a simple, uncluttered look. I probably spent too much time getting ahead of myself by thinking through all the variations of future blog post formats and how the current design can impede or foster that, but YOLO.
7pm: Ate at Subway
8pm: Did Work by Poolside *As Pictured Above
10pm - 12:30am: Hung Out on Patio
There was about 20 people on the patio watching the end of the NBA Finals. I decided to fit in by grabbing one of my Budweisers from the fridge and sitting down to watch the last 2 minutes, which let's be honest, doesn't every basketball game come down to the last 2 minutes?
I then tried to act like I knew what I was talking about when I said, "Wouldn't this be Carmelo Anthony's 3rd Finals victory?" She said, "You mean Lebron James?"
I then asked two Englishmen, "Do you think basketball is more exciting than soccer?" And then from there we managed to talk for the next 2 hours about: Trump, Obamacare, Obama, abortion, federalism, welfare state, running for political office, sex scandals, etc. I just can't help myself sometimes.
They were 20 years old and on a gap year between high school and college. They both came from an elite private school and will be studying the classics in the Fall, one of which will be attending Oxford and the other London.
They were both well versed in Latin, which I studied in college. I asked them why they like it. The one said it's cool to read the thoughts of people who lived 2,000 years ago and see how similar they were to us today. After I told them it was my worst subject, the one said, "It takes 5 years before you start to like it." I thought, "BAM!". That's a key difference between the successful and unsuccessful!
Unsuccessful people say, "I have no passions." This is because they don't commit to anything long enough. Too many people pursue low hanging fruit, like sports and singing, which requires so much natural talent and work ethic for the person to be the anomaly that becomes successful in such a competitive field. A far smarter route for the masses is to pursue things that do have a greater learning curve because there won't be as much competition and so you may not like it at first, but over time you will like it as you get better at it. In other words, it's harder to get started, but easier to become the best.
Become the best, my friends.
1am: Did Work in Bed