Keto Birthday Haul and a Channel Update!
Hey, guys! Today’s video is gonna be a
quick rundown of my Keto / YouTube
birthday haul, as well as a little
channel update. So that’s starting right now.
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Hi, guys. How are you? So your boy is 44
years old. I turned 44 last weekend, and
wanted to show off some of my Keto /
YouTube related birthday haul. Yeah, it
was… it was a nice day. It started off
with the kids giving me gifts. I got this
from my boy Peter, this Iron Man
bobblehead. And it broke immediately
after I took it out of the packaging. The
connection… it’s kinda like a little
clear… I don’t want to touch it, because it’s really fragile, but it’s got a little…
like a little clear base that’s got a
really narrow and thin connector to his
back. So I tried to SuperGlue it for a
good half hour. It didn’t work. So I ended
up taking one of Caroline’s hair tie
things, wrapping it around a bunch of
times, and eventually got him to stick to
the base. So he’s levitating there as he
should be. So that was from Peter.
My son Will… My son William got me the
new Decembrists record. These are not keto items. These are things my kids got me.
“Everything is Awful” is my favorite track.
And then Caroline got me this lovely
thing. It’s… you know, a daddy-daughter
sort of… aw. Look how adorable. So that’s
super-nice. So that’s from the kids. And
then my wife Sara got me a new
immersion blender. My old one croaked.
This one is from Greville, and I was so
excited to use it to make my bulletproof
coffee for the first time. In the past, I
have brewed coffee straight into a mason
jar, added my butter, added all my stuff
that I add to my coffee, stuck the
immersion blender straight down in,
blended it right in the mason jar, and
drank it right from the mason jar. This
new blender, however, did not fit. I tried
to use it as I did my old one, and it
just wouldn’t fit in. Luckily,
it comes with this behemoth guy, so I’ve
just been brewing coffee into this, which
works. Just an extra step, but it’s worth
It’s got like an adjustable… like, an
adjustable dial there. You can crank up
the power of the horsepower on the on
the speed of the blender. Good stuff.
My in-laws got me this hydration vest,
which I’m very excited to try out. I’ve
never used one before. My friend AGG,
AntiGravityGains, Dave, reviewed one
over on his channel. I don’t know if it’s
this one, but he reviewed one right up
there. This is the… AON…IJIE? I’m gonna say? It comes with this cool… you know, bladder, to
put in to two liters of water,some
electrolytes in there, it’ll keep me hydrated
on long runs. And then my mother (love my mom) got me this. This is actually the copy
that Matt and Megha sent to me. They were nice enough to send me one of these
before it came out, and my mom, not
knowing that they had done that, ordered
me another. So I’m gonna have one here on the shelf, and I’m gonna have one oh sorry,
T’Challa. And I’m gonna have one upstairs, and ready to cook with. So that was very
exciting. She also got me a big old
Gimbal. A handheld camera stabilizer from
Zhiyun. It’s a Zhiyun 4. I played around
with my buddy Scott’s handheld gimbal,
the Zhiyun 3, when we were down in
New York City together a few weeks ago.
It comes with a charging cable, it’s got
a battery in the handle, too. Do people think
you rock a mandolin when you’re carrying
that thing around? I don’t carry it around, so I don’t know what people think.
It was cool, but I could tell that I wanted one of my
own to break. I came very close to
breaking Scott’s expensive toy. So sorry,
dude. What? That’s not arriving
until I think the
22nd, or something. Anyway, lovely day.
We went up to my brother-in-law’s house.
He and his wife and daughter made a
lovely meal. However, my sister-in-law
freaked out — she called like an hour
before we went up, saying “Oh my god, I put
brown sugar in the in the marinade for
the chicken!” She was all worried. I was like,
“No problem — I’ve got a ribeye that I can cook here and
bring it up. We’re good to go.” So that’s
what we did.
I also… we needed something to put a
candle in. Or candles in. I ended up using
Good Dee’s Mix — chocolate chip cookie mix, and I was planning on making cupcakes.
But I got in touch with Deana on
Instagram, and I said, “Can I use these in
cupcake tins? This chocolate chip cookie
mix?” And she said, “No!!!! Make one giant cookie.”
So that’s what I did — made one giant
cookie. I was able to put my candles in it,
good to go. It was delicious. I ate 7/8 of that
gigantic cookie, and then had a couple
drinks. A couple gin and seltzers, and
was feeling mighty tipsy by the end of
the night. So very, very fun birthday. I
also checked in on YouTube a couple of
times last Saturday to see that my views
had mysteriously rocketed, like six times
what they normally are. And I was like,
“What is happening?!’ One of my videos from six months ago that I did, one on statins
and cholesterol, took off. I don’t know if
it got posted somewhere. I have no idea
what happened, but the views went through the roof. I got… gained like a thousand
more subscribers over the last week, so
welcome everyone who’s here based on
that video. I’ve got another cholesterol-
based video right up there. It’s me doing
the Feldman protocol. So check that out.
And I wanted to thank everybody, because
I’m… as of this recording, I’m up around
7100 subscribers, which is mind-blowing.
I can remember getting my first 100 and
thinking, “Wow, that’s a lot.” But 7100?!
Thank you. I appreciate you guys watching. I’m gonna try to keep the content coming
for you guys. This is a fun thing for me
to do. It is… I’m gonna put a poll up here,
see what kind of videos you guys like.
These ones, where I’m talking to you in
this studio – to camera, are super easy for
me to do.
It takes me less than a day to put them
together. Very few creative decisions are
happening. It’s just kind of me talking,
and then putting it into a project and
editing it, and exporting it. The other
videos that do well for me are these… are
my full day of eating vlogs, which I
haven’t done in a while, mostly because
I’m so busy with my nine-to-five. It’s
been very hectic at work lately, and
those take a lot more effort to put
together — planning out what I’m going to
eat, shooting it, and then editing it with
music, and making it not boring. So I’m
gonna try to do those as often as I
can. I just apologize that I haven’t had
those out as regularly as I would like,
because they’re just a little bit more
work to put together. And three kids, two
cats, what you saw — they’re all over the
place. So gonna do those when I can.
Hopefully soon. So that’s this video. I
just want to give you an update of how
my my last week was. 44 is kicking butt
so far. I like having both digits be the
same. I liked when I was 11, I liked when
I was 22, 33. 44 is off to a good start so
far. 55 will be good.. and now I’m
just rambling. So guys, I appreciate you
subscribing, I appreciate you watching.
Hopefully we’ll keep doing this for a
long time. So that’s gonna do it for this
video. I hope you have a fantastic day,
and I’ll see you next time.