Apr 22, 2012

Pete Holmes and Kyle Kinane: Being excited everyday

You'll find me posting more podcasts now that I'm a bit more stationary as I settle back into Sydney. That said, I plan not to be sedentary - to keep living, writing and connecting with people. To continue the energy of the YesMan year in 2010 and the Eurotrip of 2011, working towards the '30HomeGames' mission in the near future.
"We're like this everyday!". Ego-tripping in England 
Comedians Kyle Kinane and Pete Holmes discuss going "all in" and following your dreams. It encapsulates the spirit that I enjoyed about traveling, the elixir to living the good life - freedom, gratitude, novelty and finding optimism in uncertainty.

VIDEO: YMiW w/ Pete Holmes - Kyle Kinane on being excited all the time

You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes: Episode 30 - Kyle Kinane 
KYLE KINANE: (36m 50s) You all look so bored, sing a song skip through the grocery store! To see somebody express slight happiness - "Did you win the lottery, What happened to you?". Everyone's kinda trudging through... the transformation is that you're no longer trudging
PETE HOLMES: You're no longer tethered
KINANE: Tomorrow is always exciting right now. Do you feel that way?
In six months I have no idea what could happen but if I look back 6 months from now and look at all the stuff that happened that last 6 months; I went to Korea, I went to Amsterdam, I got to make a TV show with Matt Braunger. What happens the next 6 months? Maybe I just reap the rewards of that. I'm excited all the time. Everyday is Christmas Eve, everyday is Christmas Eve
HOLMES: I feel like we're on the Titanic and you're Jack, you're Leo DiCaprio "And now we're on this boat with you fine people" remember that?
KINANE: And if it goes down, f*ck it. Did you make the best of the time till it goes down?
Pete Holmes references this memorable scene from the Titanic. Its not the first time Pete has referenced a movie scene that has resonated with me after initially overlooking it because I wasn't in the right frame to properly appreciate it at the time.
Titanic (1997)
Jack: Well, yes, ma'am, I do... I mean, I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what's gonna happen or, who I'm gonna meet, where I'm gonna wind up. Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people. I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You don't know what hand you're gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you... to make each day count.
Find previous Pete Holmes podcast references below:
Pete Holmes collection: Adjacent experiences
- Zach Cregger: Being a kid again and the power of "play"
- Matt Besser: Travel coincidences and Counting the serendipities
- Duncan Trussell: Traveling, living the dream and remembering it
- Kyle Kinane: Being excited everyday
- The Sklar Brothers: Performing, possibly failing - That's living the dream
- A question answered with a quote: Comedy Podcasts

Do you know what its like to go "All in"? Are you making the best of it?


  1. I really need to listen to more podcasts. They are something that I could just listen to while I work. Thanks for sharing this. It has a good message.

  2. Podcasts were my anchor while traveling, it put me in my comfort place when I was far away from home. It literally did ground me too as I could only ever listen to them when I had access to hostel computers.