San Jose States: good times, not so good times, and the need to live through them regardlesst

The Best is Yet to Come
Frank Sinatra
The Best Is Yet To Come

Out of the tree of life, I just picked me a plum
You came along and everything started to hum
Still it's a real good bet, the best is yet to come

The best is yet to come, and won't that be fine
You think you've seen the sun, but you ain't seen it shine

Wait till the warm-up is underway
Wait till our lips have met
Wait till you see that sunshine day
You ain't seen nothin' yet

The best is yet to come, and wont that be fine
The best is yet to come, come the day that your mine

Come the day that your mine
I'm gonna teach you to fly
We've only tasted the wine
Were gonna drain that cup dry

Wait till your charms are right, for the arms to surround
You think you've flown before, but you ain't left the ground

Wait till you're locked in my embrace
Wait till I hold you near
Wait till you see that sunshine place
There ain't nothin like it here

The best is yet to come, and won't that be fine
The best is yet to come, come the day that your mine

I went to SJSU yesterday. It was an interesting trip, as usual. Seeing Jean is always good but walking around the campus always beckons memories, some happy and some not so much. But what's important is that you are able to live with the memories, good or bad, as they have shaped who you are and what you've become.

Running away always seems like such a dirty thing to say you're going to do or actually do.... But I've realized that sometimes running away is exactly what the doctor ordered. Clean slates are not easy to come by and there are times when the only way to get the slate cleaned up is to be in a completely different place.  This also made me think and reinforced my choice of Georgia over anywhere else:

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body--but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, 'holy shit! what a ride!'"

I think that this is one area of life where I've been lax and allowed my life to be OBE (Overcome by events). Why didn't I quit Chico as soon as things shit started hitting the fan? Now it's the time to  actually ask myself why did I deprive myself of the opportunity to grow... I mean sure, I'm reluctant to change but that doesn't mean that change is not necessary or even desired at times, right? How many things didn't I do because of where I was or what I was doing?

Seize the moment and live life to its fullest. Take all those little (and not so little) thins that you've wanted to do and do them.  Some of the things I've had in mind are on my bucket list, but it boils down to this: The new theme for me is to challenge myself and live life to its fullest


  • My Kitchen Sink Mix on my iTunes
  • Cowboy Bebop soundtracks
  • Cut both ways - Gloria Estefan
  • Frank Sinatra's Pandora Channel


  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
  • Rayuela - Julio Cortazar
  • The Way of the Warrior (DS 9)


  • Getting the shit beat out of me @ the gym
  • Planning ahead and doing WCS (worst case scenario analysis)


  • Appleseed movie
  • Appleseed ex machina
  • Cowboy Bebop Ep. 10: Ganymede Elegy
  • The last 10 Episodes of DS 9