Another Birthday, Baby; Los Angeles, CA
March 23, 2022
Well, I am officially the big 3-3 as of this week.  Where does the time go, man?  I swear, just yesterday I was at Cal, going to football games, going out, studying here and there and just living the life of a college kid.  The time goes quickly.  Sometimes too quickly, sometimes not quickly enough.  I will tell you this though:  make sure that you have no regrets.  Live your life the way that you want to live it, with no compromises.  We only have one go at this thing and you need to chase whatever dreams you have, while you have them, as things change quicker than you think.
I finished up school in '99 and have been all over the place since then.  I have lived in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.  I have started businesses, changed careers several times over, driven all over the USA, slept in my truck on many more than one occasion, and somehow have found myself in the position that I am in today:  living in Hermosa Beach, right outside of LA, running my own business, involved in a company that is pressing forward into an exciting future, and in a career that I could never have seen ever.  I am so damn lucky, it's just stupid really.  I get to be on a television show, as well as a regular radio program as well.  Like I said, just stupid lucky.  Through it all though, there has been one constant...and that would be chasing my dreams and not compromising on what I wanted out of life.  I might just be the luckiest person in the world.  I really believe that if you chase what you want though, you will wind up in that position.  It's truly incredible.
I get to have way more fun that any person could ever reasonably expect, and I have surrounded myself with people that I probably don't deserve.  My friends and family help me in countless ways that they will never understand and I could never thank them enough for that.  I was really touched by a famous quote from the last year that I really think sums up life so well, and so effortlessly:
""...nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get, but if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen..."
It was said by Conan O'Brien in the midst of all the turmoil over his former show at NBC.  Somehow in the midst of all that bullshit, he had the ability to take a step back and see his life for what it was:  a gift.  He understood that we all end up in different places than we though we would, but that those places are incredible and wonderful in their own ways.  I really try and live by that quote and keep my head held high when things might not be going the direction that I want them to be going.  To understand how lucky each and every one of us really is is an incredible thing...and we are all that lucky.
Stay positive.  Stay true to yourself.  Work your ass off.  Love people and treat them well.
You'll be alright if you just keep these things in mind as you travel through this life.  These are the thoughts that are rambling around my head on the eve of my 33rd birthday...
Get after it, people.  Life is out there to be had, but you have to take it.
tonight seems like a really good time to crack a corona and stick in "point break" -best idea i was given today/tonight

4 months ago
SandyGWell said, Sir and thanks for the reminder 0
lartisGlad to see you are doing well. Im a big fan of yours but i cant understand why you dont do more to get the handhistorys out from UB as a representative. Could you update the thread on 2 2 linked below what the current situation is ? I think a lot of people would appreciate if you would show more interest in their problems they are still having with UB. Thank you.