Friday Failboat 2

I realize this isn’t Friday, go fuck yourself.

Hey guys – I just went out commando today. Was finishing laundry and none of my plaid boxer briefs were finished drying but I was in the mood for chicken schawarma. I said, fuck it, and put on some jeans and oscar miked.

“Cool story bro. Welcome to ninth grade.”

When I was doing my clinicals for x-ray there I met a tech at one of the medical centers in Wichita Falls that I did my rotations at. Guy was one of the coolest 40 year olds I’d ever met. Single dad, ex-Army, and was pretty creative. Guy was real good at thinking outside of the box and whenever we weren’t busy in the department he would ask people problem-solving type questions or riddles. He was the kind of guy who would write thoughts on the whiteboard where the exams were scheduled.

Needless to say, I looked up to this guy. I was 22 years old and I said aloud on more than one occasion, “I want to be like Curtis when I grow up.”

One of the conversations we had one day was about how jeans come with holes already in them.

“Back when I was a kid – ” Curtis started, then he exaggerated his old white guy voice, ” – ‘back in my day, we had to earn our holes, man.’ You know, wearing them for a week without washing them, jumping over fences, running away from dogs or cops.”

I wasn’t cool enough back then to want to wear jeans with holes in them. But one fateful day, after wearing my jeans every day for a week and having jumped over fences and walked very briskly away from cute girls in college, I noticed – oh my, there seems to be a hole in the thigh of these jeans.

I was on a college budget at the time and I’ve also never really cared about my wardrobe a whole lot as long as I was wearing a t-shirt that reflected either major depressive disorder or lifting weights (and I guess now Bob Marley heh heh heh) so I was like, welp, guess I’ve earned my fucking holes now. So I now made regular appearances around campus and town with a rapidly growing hole in the thigh of my jeans that show cased my plaid boxers to the world.

That semester I made friends with this pretty cute latina chick that worked at the hospital. Hey guys, let me save you from the fucking suspense – I got friend-zoned. But that’s kind of an irrelevant point. I asked for her number one day because she was someone I wanted to hang out with and we became text buddies.

One day I noticed that the hole in my jeans had become kind of unreasonably large. I asked for her opinion, if she had a hole in her jeans that was about yeigh big, would she continue wearing them? She told me it was a bad idea, but I went to go see her wearing the jeans anyway. And, similar to today, all my plaid boxers were in the dryer, so I said fuck it and went out commando. Fuck it, it’s just my woefully under-developed quad.

I guess a quick side note, even after I’d graduated the x-ray program, I’d still go up to see her at her work to hang out because she didn’t want to spend time outside of work with me but enjoyed the company since she was bored while at work. I brought her lunch and boba tea on several occasions. “Strong WK” go fuck yourself please BRB living in a world where bringing a friend lunch to her work is something to be ashamed about BRB everything I do is a sign of weakness BRB I fucking hate my life.

Anyways, the point is – at least one person had advised me to not continue wearing my well-worn jeans due to their state of deterioration. To be completely fair, quite a few people had expressed their disapproval with their withering glares or looks of pitiable disgust. But I was young, it was new, I was having a great time!

Later, I would meet with my parents for dinner. They expressed disapproval at my choice in attire. My mom offered me money so I could go buy wearable clothes.

“It’s fine,” I explained, “This is how you’re supposed to wear jeans in modern America.” Typical lame, ultra-conservative Korean parents, so out of touch with how the world is changing.

So we have our dinner. We leave the restaurant and head to the car in the parking lot. And my mom asks me,

“Hey man, are you not wearing any underwear?”

“Of course I’m wearing underwear,” I lie, “They’re just tighty-whities.”

“Well, alright.”

At the end of the night I get home and take off my jeans, and I can’t help but notice that there are more holes in the jeans than I thought. There was one in my back pocket, so that the corner of my wallet peeked through, and also one about the size of a credit card where the lower quadrant of my left buttock would be. Good. Thinks he is blossoming into adulthood. Just looks like more of an awkward piece of shit.

* * *

I’ve snatched up to 235lbs twice in the past week, that’s been pretty good. C+J still kinda sucks, I’ve gone as high as 275lbs and cleaned 285lbs once but I should probably devote more attempts at getting multiple singles at 275 or so.

Front squat 150kg/330lbs for two doubles, back squat 375lbs for 3×5, pressed 170lbs for a triple, pulled 405lbs x 3 yesterday.

Went to Blackbox DFW on Thursday where Dutch suggested I try starting with lower hips and walked me through the start position for the snatch and clean. Guess I’ll start working on this. Felt good to get away from pulling like I believe in Starting Strength.

SilentMachinery writes:

The idiosyncratic language only bothers me when it fails to communicate his thoughts effectively. Which is always.

Sounds like a fucking personal problem to me.

stonewall writes:

I like the fact that Glenn knows you’re a real piece of shit and wouldn’t listen to him even if he was coaching you! That’s just great, buddy!

For those of you that missed it in the comments, see Glenn Pendlay’s official opinion about me here. Pretty spot on.

Stonewall also writes:

Ironic Title is Ironic. Mostly due to the fact you probably wont post another failboat, ever. Its probably better just to call it a day and quit instead of exciting yourself with these “failboat” ambitions; we all know where this is headed. Its like the good damn titanic, brent. Only its not as tragic because not as many people will be freezing and drowning in the Atlantic Ocean. All I can see is fucking icebergs, dooder.

You’re pretty wrong, it’s surprising to me that you wouldn’t expect that I have TOO MANY failboat stories to share. I can do this all day, baby.

Chris E. writes:

wait…so you didn’t go take a dump and the female trainer walk in on you? I thought that was where this story was going.

Guess I have a new niche of scat exhibitionist erotica.

beonick writes:

I made this for you OP.

Strong 8/10.

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  1. Keep these up, I’m feeling better about myself.

  2. Intoxicating aroma, firm texture, rich in natural oils.

    An excellent post.

  3. nobodystopsdblob

    Maybe it is just me but this post says there are 3 comments and yet I only see 2 (Puke and Terrible). The fundamental functions of your blog failing on posts about failing seems fitting though. If you are going to fail, fail to the core.

  4. Brent, I would say I stand corrected, but I’ll give it another week or two. I have no doubts that you have sufficient subject material for the Friday Failboats, its just that you wont do it. You rack disciprine!

  5. Wearing Bob Marley shirts isn’t a sport; High school called, they want their hobby back.

    Speaking of schawarma, have you seen The Avengers?

  6. 8/10?!?! FUCK YOU, BRUCE LEE

  7. Why do you pull with your ass in the air?

  8. Brent,

    Are you still training at ISystems? What do you think of it? Its maybe a 25 minute drive from me and I’ve been looking for a gym to practice the lifts at since the trainers at my current one enjoy doing cool things like taking the only bumper plates in the gym, putting them on towels and pushing them around the basketball court like a prowler.

    • i loled at your description of your gym

      ISystems has one platform and lbs bumpers and you could fit maybe 400lbs on it. actually i’ve done the oly lifts on the “deadlift” platform before, since it’s just rubber mats. no one trains at off hours – if you train between like 9am – 4pm and 8pm-midnight the platform is more or less all yours. unless i’m there. then we can work in with each other and slap each other’s quads before our 1rm attempts.

      it’s $25 a month

      i liked CFDC better but the traffic to it was not worth dealing with on a regular basis



        • we typically lift in the evenings on weekdays. usually arrive around 7:00. which days kinda just depends on my homework and project deadlines, tests, etc.

          weekends are pretty flexible. we can go whenever.

          well, except this weekend. my mom is coming to town for my week off of school. she flies in saturday early evening. so i won’t be in the gym at all during the following week.

          if you want to go saturday before she arrives i can do any time during the earlier part of the day as long as i’m out of gym by about 3:00.

          i’m so excited. i piddled my pants a little bit.

          • Cool early Saturday works for me. Noon sound fine? Also, are you guys allowed to bring guests so my cheap ass won’t have to pay for a drop-in?

          • noon works for me. saul won’t be there, though. is that ok? i also haven’t heard from brent. so it might be like a date or something. awkward.

          • are you weird at all? creepy? anything i should know about before i show up at the gym?

          • Hah no. I am running late though having lunch right now. Be out there around 1230 probably.

  9. TBH, to be honest. To really be honest here. I found this story lacked substance and was very anticlimactical. I wonder if you could write a failboat about the failure of a failboat. I bet you were drinking Starbucks while you write this.

  10. On a similarly related failboat note, I was doing 45 degree back raises when my winky poked out of the express urinating hole in my sweat pants. It took me several reps to notice before I quickly hid the lil’ rascal. This bro that I sometimes talked to was bert staring me afterward. We haven’t said a word to each other since.

  11. SilentMachinery

    Hey Brent,

    I need more “toes-forward, hip torque, tissue flossing, grody-flexion” like I need a freshman PT student’s textbook bill.

    How excited are you for the Workaholics season premier?

  12. hey brent. i taught brad some of the ankle magic you taught me.

  13. brent – please make your failboats a regular staple in your weekly posts, I thoroughly enjoy them.

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