twenty-seven years invested.
category: uncategorized

i can’t emphasize enough how important it is to surround yourself with positive people around you. it works and the energy is ridiculously contagious.

category: technology

It’s pretty cool to have a wordpress app for BlackBerry. Yet another distraction to keep me busy or jot a couple thoughts when I get a moment free. Just a test but this app is convenient.

category: music

how life should feel when you know you’ve made it and are happy with life.  a repost but one worth reposting.

categories: ramble, ventilation

you can say that this generation has it made. think about it. what other generation has more opportunities given to them than we do. the amount of information out there is out there for our taking. a lot of times, people couldn’t afford encyclopedias to keep at their house to educate themselves or for research purposes. i feel like we know what’s out there but i think there’s only a few select that maximize it to it’s fullest potential. what makes it hard for us though is because we have everything to our disposal, the expectations are monumental. you’re expected to excel beyond those expectations.

when i was working, you always heard how the senior positions at the company would look at the new grads with a new sort of fire about them. they had the spunk that would keep the company going or would go the extra mile because we were eager to learn and of course…make the extra money. do you think there’s a limit as to how far is enough or should you try to push things further? i guess it’s a matter of how you envision your life and prioritize what’s meaningful.

i think “wow, we really can do anything we want” but how bad do you want it?

do all the common conveniences make us more lazy? do they distract us from focusing on one goal and strive for it? i think it might be a combination of both. the fact that we ARE given everything can be overwhelming but that’s life. as humans, i think we’re insatiable. we all want all that we can have instantaneously that we forget about the process through to the finish line. i think about it when i wanna read a ton of books. instead of devouring the story, i wanna get through it so i can read the next book.

life is so hurried because i think we don’t slow down sometimes to take it all in. now, now, now! step back and put all the things that matter in your life into perspective. you’ve got it pretty well. it may not be ideal, but you always know there’s someone somewhere wishing they could be where you are and have what you have.

deep thoughts by jack handy. the more you know. sit ubu sit.

category: ramble

music: speaks to me
photography: opens my eyes
food: entices me
biking: drives me, i guess literally.
lists: push me
family: comforts me
traveling: brings me a new perspective
weather: sucks in houston
work: is on hiatus
life: brews up some crazy scenarios you have to figure out
time: never enough but really slow
success: inspires me
hard work: gets my respect
goals: need to be accomplished
babies: need to be made
cooking: is like making food
wine: is sickulous when paired perfectly with the right food
rocky: better not make another movie
junk in my apt: needs to be chunked or sold
coins: need to be rolled
grind: is what i need to get on, daily
snowboarding: is missed and we’ll be reunited soon

got any things: actions?

categories: music, reads

The Script

the script – self titled

this irish band has a nice style.  it reminds me of a david gray, keane on their recent album, upbeat type style.  when i heard their first single, i thought it would be more ballad type songs but i was elated when there was more of a bpm on their tracks.  their harmonies are pretty nice and they have a pretty catchy vibe to them.  so my top 2 rock bands right now are the script and kings of leon.

drake – comeback season

maybe i’m going backwards but i might like this album better or just as much as so far gone, which according to 2dopeboyz is going to be re-released by drake with his new track, fear.  i hope the hype lives up to the way he treated his track.  as for comeback season, it’s more raw than so far gone which to me has a more urban feel to it.  maybe you get that, maybe you don’t but it’s kinda how i feel that music.

underrated female pop artist: sara bareilles.  where you at?  make more music.  underrated soul.  just underrated and only noticed for “love song?”

honorable mention: miley cyrus.  haha i don’t care.  she’s comin’ hard.  her and HOV need to happen.

check out trey songz’ anticipation mixtape and wale’s back to the feature mixtape.  it finally grew on me.


Outliers: The Story of Success [AUDIOBOOK] [UNABRIDGED]

waiting to start this book.  i liked the tipping point, not so much blink but he always puts a lot of light into the situations he brings to your attention.  also for another read, i also got this…

The Art of Racing in the Rain [ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN -OS]

have a good weekend.

category: uncategorized

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”
- George Bernard Shaw

respect.  wuddup trina!

category: music

i’m so psyched about this album coming out on 9/11.  not to mention mr hudson is getting some cred with kanye putting him on his tracks.  HOV!


1. What We Talking About (Produced by Kanye West)
2. D.O.A. (Produced by No I.D.)
3. Weigh Me Down Feat. Kid Cudi (Produced by Kanye West)
4. Unforgiven (Produced by Kanye West, Additional Production: MGMT)
5. Run This Town Feat. Rihanna & Kanye West (Produced by Kanye West)
6. Empire State Of Mind Feat. Nas (Produced by Kanye West & No I.D.)
7. When It Comes To This (Produced by Timbaland)
8. Always Feat. Drake (Produced by Kanye West)
9. Scenes From The Past (Produced by No I.D., Co-produced by Kanye West)
10. Everyday A Star Is Born Feat. Mr. Hudson (Produced by Kanye West)
11. Already Home (Produced by Kanye West)
12. Forever Young Feat. Mr. Hudson (Produced by Kanye West)
13. Thank You (Produced by No I.D.)

Bonus Tracks:
14. Sound Of The 70s (Produced by Kanye West)
15. We Made History (Produced by Kanye West)

category: ventilation

so i’m stuck at a fork in the road in life.  what i want to know is how people always say that’s it’s good to have a back-up plan just in case things don’t work out.  i didn’t realize it until now that’s it’s ok to follow your dreams because i have my education to fall back on.  you can use it as a crutch or use it to further your progression as a person and towards your passion.  what’s hard for me to handle is how do you follow what you REALLY want to do when you need money to do so?  is it a shame to ask your parents?  should you put that burden on your parents?  maybe sometimes i feel like it’s selfish of me because i’m doing something i’m not so sure about but hoping something comes out of it.

i know that you can’t be afraid to fail but i think that it’ll set you back in “time.”  in time of experience, the longevity of your money, and the possibilities and opportunities to maximize your degree that you arduously strived to retrieve for your disposal.  i like the idea of working on a dream while maintaining a steady well-paid paycheck to support that dream until it becomes self-sufficient, but until then i guess it’s back to the grind until something fruitions.

what’s a cool dream job?  what’s your dream job?

categories: music, tv

still is one of the best damn mraz performances.  it made me appreciate the song a lot more after seeing it.  just good mellow, laid back ish.

it’s good to know that late nite with jimmy fallon is about the writing.  you can tell by their productions.  hilarious mock of the hills.