About The Man

Hi. My name’s Gabriel. I take pictures of myself sitting in a chair and write about my day. I don’t really see the appeal, but people seem to enjoy it. Here’s a picture of me looking quite debonair (if I do say so myself):

And here’s a picture of me holding a little pumpkin:

Welcome to BIORIO!

I mean, chances are if you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in finding out a little bit about me. So I’ve made a list of bulleted points that will provide you with the necessary information to help you base an initial assumption about my personality and values:

  • I am a recent graduate of East Stroudsburg University where I studied public administration, women’s studies and English.
  • I am in the early stages of writing what will hopefully be my first memoir.
  • I’m a complete knowledge junkie, especially about human beings. I independently research ethics regarding societal norms and human choice.  The more bizarre, the better.
  • I’m a youth mentor and I can safely say that it is the most fulfilling work I’ve ever done.

When I’m not blogging I spend my time reading books about virtually everything, watching documentary films, answering Formspring questions about conjoined twin (and other things), playing Neopets and updating The Complete Vlogbrothers Book List (actually I haven’t updated TCVBL in over a year, if you’re interested in overtaking this project email me!).

About The Blog

There are four things you need to know about this blog:

  1. I rarely script what I write.
  2. I never proof-read or edit this blog.
  3. This blog is meant to capture the comical moments that keep my life interesting.
  4. Sometimes I talk about social, culture and political issues that make my blood boil but mainly this blog is meant to highlight how much of a jackass I am.

How This Blog Got Started

In July of 2010 I finished the main project I was working on at my internship about a week before it was due. I had nothing to entertain myself with for five hours a day, three days a week except for a pen and a pad of lined paper. I asked my friends to text me ideas for top ten lists that I could make. At the end of the week I posted the lists I had created. People seemed to enjoy them. So I made this blog but never posted anything on it.

At the beginning of August 2010 my newly wed friends known as the Readings (or individually as Wiley and Brigid)  asked me to tend to their two rabbits while they were apartment hunting in Washington D.C. I jokingly told them that I was going to write lengthy letters to them with status reports about everything I did with the rabbits while they were gone. Everyday I’d write anywhere from three to six pages about my excursions with their animals and post it on Facebook. For some reason a lot of people started reading these extensive notes and commenting on them. One of the Reading’s friends told me I should make a blog. And then I noticed that a lot of the fiveawesomegirls on YouTube were blogging everyday in August. So I figured. Why not? I’ll blog for the rest of August and I did.

On September 19th 2010, after forty-six consecutive days of blogging on this site, I announced that I would continue to attempt to blog everyday for an entire year. You can read all about this blog post by clicking on the picture of me and my roommate, Joe, enjoying a lovely evening of dining at a Macaroni Grill below:

This blog is sort of on a hiatus for April 2012 while I get my life in order.

Personal email: thirtyoneorten[at]gmail[dot]com (use this one to send questions, praise, criticism, etc)
Professional email: gabehooghuis[at]gmail[dot]com (use this one for inquiries on speaking events, job offers, collaborations, etc.)

4 Responses to About

  1. melissa mint says:

    I love your this blog so much it hurts. ouch. A good hurt. Just thought I would let you know. k bye.

  2. Christina says:

    Gabe, I LOVE your blog. And when I say love I mean the slightly obsessive, check-first-thing-in-the-morning and read-as-many-posts-as-I can-in-between-doing-actual-work kind of love. 😉 Thank you for making my day brighter with your great thoughts and pictures. Keep your chin up!!

  3. kaleidophonic says:

    I love this blog. You have inspired me to try the 365 posting adventure. Keep it real Gabe, you are awesome-sauce.


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