Something I’ve learned in the years since graduating college is the importance of randomness. And to have a good time.

I’ve always liked the idea of living carefree though I’ve never been very good at it. There’s always too much on my mind to worry about. Which is why one of my 5 reasons to travel around the world is simply to prove that I can do it (anything is possible, yo). A trip around the world, though I always say anyone can do it, does require a certain amount of flexibility in the individual.

Everyone has a comfort zone and I’m a firm believer that it’s a good idea to break out of it every now and then. That’s why when I read this article on The Middle Finger Project I was reminded of how much I enjoy doing random things. Add hula hooping into the mix, and where can you go wrong?

Cue a video of me hula hooping.

What would you do if you came across a lone hula hoop on the ground?

When I went to the Ben & Jerry’s Factory two weeks ago I stumbled on some hula hoops just sitting listlessly on the ground. I’m pretty sure they were for the children, but really, why should kids get to have all the fun?

Obviously I picked one up and we made a few quick videos. You can view the other ones over on my YouTube account.

Random acts of fun

The way kids are really should be our aspiration as adults. Just tonight I had dinner at a classy restaurant in Boston’s South End, but there were 2 small children running around the restaurant playing hide and seek with their mother. This went on for over half an hour. One of the girls even hid under my chair. Like seriously. The bartender even let the mother hide behind the bar while one of the girls ran around trying to find her.

Who’s to stop you from random acts of fun? So long as it doesn’t hurt anyone, I see no reason NOT to do it. Excluding nerves.

I hope that my trip around the world will help rid me of my nerves. Or at least teach me (and others) that it doesn’t matter what others think of you. Just do what feels right and have a good time while you’re doing it.

If you can, you should quickly acquire a hula hoop and make a video. You can win $100 from The Middle Finger Project! Deadline is March 22, 2010.

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