Friday, May 28, 2010

I want another beer...

Today Kristen - my fiance - woke me up too darn early (8:17 am to be exact). Yes, that's too early for me. Pretty much everybody tells me I better sleep now before I the baby comes. We went to Cheesecake Factory right by the beach - what can I say, we were hungry... just kidding, checking it out for the wedding location next year. It was cool but nothing to write home about.

Worked at Cabo today - I'm working as a consultant chef for the SoCal restaurant chain, fixing up their menu and training the cooks and kitchen managers. I've been doing it for about a month and a half, lots of hours but it's okay. A little frustrating at times but so far it's going okay. The cooks did well today, I was glad.

Aaron - my best friend and movie business partner - sent me Final Cut Studio 3. I installed it yesterday. I felt like a kid at a candy store... good stuff.

Kristen went to First Look to get some footage from when I proposed and got a 3D sonogram of the baby... he kind of looks like me... poor kid... a fellow coworker said "he looks like you, but don't worry, he'll get better looking with time" lol.

I'm tired but feeling somewhat happy today... my neck hurts, don't know why.

I gotta say it was a good day...

A picture of Christian and a random picture I found on my Mac.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Thinking of a master plan
'Cos ain't nothing but sweat inside my hands.
So I dig into my pockets, all my money is spent
So I dig deeper, still coming up with lint.
So I start my mission - leave my residence
Thinking how could I get some dead presidents
I need money, I used to be a stick-up kid
So I think of all the devious things I did.
I used to roll up, this is a hold up, ain't nuthin funny
Stop smiling, be still, don't nuthin move but the money.
But now I learned to earn 'cos I'm righteous
I feel great! so maybe I might just
Search for a 9 to 5, if I strive
Then maybe I'll stay alive
So I walk up the street whistling this
Feeling out of place 'cos, man, do I miss
A pen and a paper, a stereo, a tape of
Me and Eric B, and a nice big plate of
Fish, which is my favorite dish
But without no money it's still a wish.
'Cos I don't like to dream about getting paid
So I dig into the books of the rhymes that I made
To now test to see if I got pull
Hit the studio, cos I'm paid in full.

Really awesome lyrics by Rakim...

So I started a new blog just to vent. I wanted to call it THINKING OF A MASTER PLAN but it was taken. Then I decided to call it GOING FOR BROKE... also taken. So it's called SNOWBOARD141, my yahoo ID.

First of all, I'm 35 years old, still trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents - so far I'm up to 25 cents. Not bad but still a few cents short... and a day late...

So I knocked up my girlfriend - now fiance - I think it happened this one night after we had dinner at her parents house, we went for Starbucks coffee and then on to a movie. On our way to the movie theatre, we knew we were way too early so we decided to kill some time in a parking lot... well... she's due on July 13, my actual birthday... Imagine that... It's a boy... His name is Christian. Totally unexpected but a life saver and we are looking forward to meeting him. He is also coming on the Year of the Tiger, same as me. Imagine how happy I was - after the initial shock of course - when I found out he was going to be a Tiger, a Cancer and his due date is July 13, just like me.. poor kid I thought... just kidding. The selfish side of me thought "WOW! How cool is that?!" Totally unplanned, unexpected, yet so perfect.... wow.

Anyway, it's been a tough ride - my whole life - but a lot of fun. Wouldn't change a thing. I've had some hiccups but who hasn't, right? It's a new beginning and I'm looking forward to the rest of it. One of my favorite sayings is "Life is tough so you gotta be tougher", I take it as "life sucks, deal with it, have fun and enjoy it, you only get to do it once". Luckily I've been surrounded by some pretty awesome people in the past and the present - some not so much. Life is what you make of it, ain't that right?