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6 hours of sleep...

So it seems that I am different than the normal human. I only need 6 hours of sleep. I have no clue why that is. Last night i was in bed and out by 8:30 (I know...old man), but i was tired and ran around all day. I fell asleep while reading "Confederacy of Dunces". I didn't actually fall asleep, I was just getting groggy.

I remember getting a call at 8:40 and soon after that conversation, I was out like a light. I slept pleasantly, albeit with two kitties by my side...actually 1 in between my legs (precious) because that is where she always sleeps and tigher off to my left. I tend to always sleep on my back and occasionally on my side. Last night there was no movement, and it was straight back sleep all night.

Without a noise, without a peep, I woke up at 2:30 on the nose this morning. I wasn't tired and in calculating sleep time, i was true to my 6 hours. I tend to feel unrested and un accomplished when i sleep more than 6. I believe 5 to six is my persona…

The life of a legend

Today I helped a very good friend Emily deal with a memorial service for her sisters husband. She asked me if i could be there at 8:30 and I agreed whole wholehearted. As I arrived, I was greeted with an exceptional hug. Emily's hugs are magnificent and get to your core, well at least for me they do. She thanked me so much for being there, and I told her no problem. I am very thankful that they allowed me to be there for the family on this, not so great of a day.

As the family and friends of Dave started to roll in, the family greeted me as if I was one of their own. They showed nothing but love and appreciation. I really felt honored, blessed to be there and for me it was nothing more than giving up my time in order to be there for the family. If they needed anything, i was there. I was an extension of their arm should they need anything.

The service, which was magnificent, was an hour and a half and very tasteful. There were a lot of tributes to Dave and stories of why …

Christmas lost its luster?

Who knows. I do know that i miss the days of waking up to the smells of the great food in the kitchen while dad blared Bing Crosby's "White Christmas". I remember seeing his face as he poured me that first cup of coffee asking if I wanted cream and sugar.

Family is what is really missed this year. We all grow up, we have children of our our (some of us do), and we do our own family Christmas. I can say with mass certainty that I miss being in the south and being around family, the great food, watching the kids open their presents and the Christmas day football game amongst uncles and nephews.

This year i look forward to getting a meal at denny's, having a cup of coffee and being thankful for my health. Those of you that still have lots of family, enjoy every minute of it, its not often enough that we get to give thanks, regardless of how crazy our families are. The flip side is one day soon, you too can enjoy Denny's christmas dinner with me

Getting close...

So today at starbucks I shocked the hell out of someone. I actually paid for their drink. She was so blown away by the whole experience. I am guessing that no one had ever done that before. She was really taken back by the whole experience. I said "Happy Holidays" and that i was paying it forward for her. I do that often. I like to pay for peoples drinks, since i frequent starbucks so much. I think it is a great conversation starter and a great way to make an instant friend. That was a good deed for the day.

Today I also hired an accountant. Scary but necessary. In starting the new company, i just want to make sure everything is legit. At $25 an hour, i think it is a worthwhile investment moving forward. Time will tell how it works out. I am optimistic and hope all is well.

It is quiet around the holidays right now for me. Aside from some last minute business requests, everything is going great. I can say that i am sad for the first time in many of my years. I…

This Christmas season...

A year of reflection, love, amazing experiences, loss and tolerance. That pretty much sums it up so I am outta here... This year I reflect back on what a great year 08 was and what a tremendous success I believe 09 will be. I learned a lot about myself, my limitations (mentally of course) and the ability to push through. I also just today found out about a loss of a great person that I really did not know only by association. I also want to reflect ever so briefly on tolerance and what this holiday season really opened my eyes to.

Let me start by saying that the sporting community, the world and the Smith family lost a great person yesterday. Dave Smith was an icon in the sporting industry and in the words of the amazing Emily Levy:

"Dave was somewhat of a celebrity in the world of Major League Baseball, once a relief pitcher for the Houston Astros, later the Chicago Cubs, and more recently a pitching coach for the San Diego Padres. He was widely respected among the baseball …

Out of control hair

So i haven't cut my hair in a long time. It is getting insane. The funny thing is that i don't really want to cut it and really think i will wait until June to cut it again. Yes i may look like a mop and people my try and clean their floor with me accidentally, as long as they grab the wrong handle, i am fine with that....KIDDING.

I also haven't shaved in a day or two...i am feeling rough. I need to get my ass back on to a routine to keep me in check. Spoke to a friend in Hawaii, she pointed out spelling errors on my blog. Bought a new lamp for my bed today. I want my room to be a bit homier...like homey row. Bought two mega sandalwood candles...love the smell. Bought a new suit for work at target...YES target, get over it. I look good in whatever I wear (however, i don't know how i will pull off this hair thing. Maybe I will gel the shit out of it and go from there)

Cats love me being home. I am trying to find a great home for my girl precious. She is …

Movie Review: Four Christmases

So tonight noah and i did our usual friday night guy date night and went to see "Four Christmases" with Vince Vaughn, John Favreau, Tim McGraw, Dwight Yoakum and Reese Witherspoon to mention a few. This film was directed by Jon Favreau and he did a fantastic job of it.

The story is that this couple misses their flight to fiji and have to spend time with four members of the family, mom and dad on vince's side and mom and dad on Reese's side. I must say it was non stop laughter for me the entire film. Unlike some of my home town paper reviews, namely the San Diego Union Tribune, I would say this film was better than i expected. The UT bashed everything from Vince's height to Reese's "good girl" next door not being appealing enough. I have to differ drastically from that review. I have always said two things about a movie have to catch my attention. 1. I have to really like the characters 2. I have to feel a sense of connection with the chara…

and so it was written...

Thought it sounded cool. Kind of like a quote from an old technicolor Charlton Heston movie like "El Cid". Actually the reason i wrote it is because i see music in my future. Lots of it. I have always had a passion for singing, just never believed that I was good enough. After visiting a friend in San Fran this past week, she made a comment about my voice that made me start to think that maybe I do have something worth pursuing.

I started singing at a young age (thanks to my father). I was encouraged to sing and was introduced to many different musical genres. I found myself humming along to catchy tunes, or singing a walt disney tune in my head. Before long, the inside hum, became the outside melody. After a while my mom and dad put me in choir. I didn't understand my talent back then and thought it quite silly. Everyone in my family loved to hear me sing, but i again thought it was silly

Now, I sit on the eve of fortieth year and realize that i wasted time in d…

The king of confusion

the more i learn, the less i really know. A good friend of mine said that to me once. I didn't understand it when he told me. I thought about it for a long time and finally it clicked. It seems that these wise words are never more true then as they are now in my life. I seem to have forgotten how to have a relationship. The more i try, the less i avert...

I find myself falling in and out of love on a daily basis. I see a beautiful woman and i am consumed by "what ifs". A whole parade of fantasies comes into my head. I also wonder if i could really be with one woman for the rest of my life? Is there really a "perfect one"? Are we meant to be in relationships "forever"? Is there such a thing as true love, or is it something we are conditioned to at a young age?

People always tell me, "oh you will meet someone someday" or "when you meet that person you will know". I have to say, i thought i knew about a hundred times alrea…

The airline of the decade....

If you haven't flown them, what are you waiting for? They are in a class apart from any other airline I have ever flown. I had the opportunity this past week to fly them to San Francisco, the home base operations of Virgin Atlantic. Even though the flight was only 1 hour and 10 minutes long, the service and atmosphere is unparalleled.

While other carriers are scrambling to save costs, delete routes and kill tons of overhead, Virgin America is re-inventing the way we travel. From the minute you step on to the plane, you will notice a difference in the smiles of the crew members, the young fresh approach to explaining the safety features of the airbus 319 or 320 (that is the only aircraft they fly), and the innovative interactive, behind the seat touch screen display. With this interactive device you can watch movies, listen to the latest and greatest music, listen to live radio, chat with other hotties on the plane or purchase some really cool Virgin schwag.

The flight I was on …

historic day in history????

Okay so the big news is this.  Guy Ritchie and Madonna split.  Neither of them were at the courthouse in order to plea their case, because there was no case.  Guy did not want any of her money, he apparently has enough of his own.  The reason for the breakup...business.  She was too busy, as was he.  Just another casualty in the hollywood couple drama.

These coming weeks will be  the true test of our economy.  With the recession kicking everyones ass, money will not be given as freely as it has in christmas' past.  We will see what the outcome is directly after thanksgiving.

I on the other hand am contrary to the economy.  I am spending money in order to make it.  I decided today to take a random trip to san francisco and see friends and hang out.  No apparent reason, just decided to do it.  I really think what needs to happen is that people need to stop watching the news and spend money as they have always been doing.  The media does a great job of letting everyone know that we are…

Negative people...

So can I state for the record that sometimes why this job is hard is the company you have to keep. I respect everybody and their opinions, its just that sometimes its overwhelming. My cousin has the best quote for people of this persuasion called “emotional vampires”. I love that term because they seem to take positive people and fill them with negative energy.

The only way to avoid it is to distance yourself from them and keep your emotions and high’s in check. A perfect example of this is when you get on the road and your sitting in an office with the td that “hates vegas”. You know the one. Older, been around the block one too many times. Hates everyone, sees negativity in everyone. Doesn’t trust anyone. Feels everyone is a liar or bad. Never has a nice thing to say about anyone.

I am here to tell you when you get around these people, make your way to the nearest exit, run, do not walk. They can ruin your day in 1.2 seconds and love it when you conspire in their misery. …

the more questions i ask, the more questions i have...

although love may be great, it is oft detrimental to this lion

Chad Bordes

Seems like the more I learn the less i know. It seems that this is a recurring theme in my life and it is one i need to live by. Love is something this guys probably shouldn’t get involved in. It makes me to emotional and keeps me from being a great person. It is great to love people, just not one person. I have been in the situation a few times before where i have been in love and i know how detrimental it can be to me. My pie becomes all out of whack and I become someone I am not used to.

I wish i could have a better balance but for some reason love is a drug for me so it is best if i give worldly love and recieve it back from the universe. Erasmus terms it “Studeo” or the zealous pursuit of something. I think it can be harmful to my health. Love affects most people in a positive way, it affects me negatively. With the first feeling of emotion, i begin to feel doubtful and undeserving of love that som…

Sometimes on bad days i just go for a run

Sometimes on bad days, i go for a run and just the scenery can make everything okay.

Chad Bordes



So last night i got done with my meeting rooms at about 5:30. I took some really cool pictures of the sunset. I had a little issue with my foot and was kind of scared to run due to nerve damage but said what the hell. Thank god i did because it was one of the most magnificent nights in my history.

So as i started my run, the moon was out in full force and as i looked to my back, i had to stop for a moment and take it all in. There behind me was the most magnificent post sunset sky ever. I have never seen such reds, oranges and yellows fading into the blue. It really took my breath away. I was going to try and capture it with my iPhone, but unfortunately it wouldn’t have done the experience justice.

I started to run and the moon was kind and cast its light down on my as i got lost running the golf course path for over an hour. I love getting lost. I never get scared and often like to g…

quite possibly the coolest family in the world

The value of a good friend is more priceless than the worth of all the riches in the world

Chad Bordes


So I had the rare opportunity to hang out with a great friend John Melder and his wife Jane and Maddie. All I can say is that I am speechless. I left there with the biggest smile on my face. They live down in Scottsdale and i made the 15 minute trek down in my rented xTerra (which by the way is a very nice car, lots of power and comfortable to drive). Upon arriving at their door, i was greeted by two joyful dogs, a boxer and a boston terrier. Both of which were super sweet. John then greeted me with a hug as well as his wife Jane and daughter maddie extended a handshake.

I met John through a mutual friend John Gunter back in 2001 in vegas. I had just finalized my move to California after separating from my ex wife. I got a call from John Gunter saying that they were in vegas and that i should come out and hang with him since i hadn’t seen him since 1997 when i moved to Colorado.…

Staying fit on the road

To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.

Richard Baker


So my friend Alison over at INTD asked me to write something about staying fit while on the road during the holiday season. I said sure and as I thought about it, I came to the conclusion, that holiday eating is just the start of our problems. I think holiday eating allows for us to set resolutions so that we can start an exercise routine at the beginning of the year, only to have that resolution go to pot by March of the next year. I am guilty of this resolution process, however, a few years back I got into a program that I find tends to work for everyone who gets involved.

The program that I used was called body for life and trust me it works. The year was 2000 and I was fed up with being on the road and not working out, drinking to excess (I think I am the only travel director that drank on the road), and eating poorly and when I say poorly, I mean it was infrequently and unh…

Desiderata

Sunrise is just another reminder that we are in the right place at the right time and that life, no matter what, is always good Chad Bordes





So i decided to repost this.

My friend Becky Furstenberg gave me this or copied it and emailed it to me when i was going through the roughest patch of my life. As i have always said, it is our friends and family that leave us speechless at the end of the day. I am grateful for all I am and i am all i am because of my friends and family.


-- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s --
"Found in Old St. Paul's Church"

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for alw…

Movie Review: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

We are blessed with breath, we are blessed with sight, we are blessed with love, all of these are choices...
So a year ago in approximately January 5th, a friend of mine, Chelsea Main, saved my life. I was at my wits end. I was penniless, I had just received a DUI, my girlfriend of 5 years and I had broken up and I was mentally done with life. If someone would have given me a painless way out, I would have taken it. I remember looking up suicide methods on the internet and was looking at all options. I really felt so hopeless and that time is so vivid in my life that i can taste and feel it as i write this now. I know there are others out there in this kind of hurt, if so please get ahold of me. I can help...

I remember sitting at my computer and my friend sent me a link to the secret. This is the email she sent on the 6th.

Go to this website:

www.thesecret.tv

Pay $4.95 and watch this movie, you won't regret it. If you do, I'll send you $4.95.



Love, Chelsea

I th…

Leaving Lana'i

There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.”

Tennessee Williams

So today marked the departure from a week long corporate gig in Hawaii on the island of Lana’i. It is a gorgeous island with only sixteen miles of paved roads. There are 3 main hotels on the island, two of which are inland and one is on the water. The Ko’ele Lodge by the four seasons and the Hotel Lana’i, which is a small 12 room hotel, are the two hotels in land. If you take the only paved road down the hill, approximately 8.5 miles, you will eventually get to Manele Bay. It’s beautiful and overlooks the water.

Half the staff stayed at the Ko’ele lodge which is beautiful and secluded. I loved it and really felt like it was its own secluded property. There were wild turkeys on the property behind my room in the morning and the moonlight was so bright that you would think you were walking amidst a summers morning. One night in particular, I couldn’t sleep because i decided to drink Ice…

to really see a sunset

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

Rabindranath Tagore




Many people take sunsets for granted. Sometimes those of us that live near the water are the same way. Because we live on the coast we say “I see sunset’s all the time...” The question becomes do you really see the sunset. Are you just going through the motion of a sunset to say that you have seen one, or do you envelope yourself in the moment? Do you feel the energy vibrating around you as the sun sets for another day? Do you breath in the colors that reflect on to your eye? Have you truly appreciated a sunset?

I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it yesterday. I went to the gym, sent off some proposals, filled out some expense reports and was rushing. I felt, as i do everyday, when i have the opportunity to check out a sunset, that it is a religious experience. It is as if it may be the last sunset I ever see. I soak up every moment and embellis…

finishing my dad's book

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland


So this has been an enormous task. I have finished a book that my father wrote some 18 years ago. It is his memoirs and the first time i read it, i didn’t get it...at all. I guess i looked at it from the perspective of knowing everything. I felt like i knew more than him. I was after all 19 when he started to write it and we as young men feel like we know it all at that age.

I never really payed attention to it after that and remember coming upon it after he passed. It sat in storage for a while, then my mom had it by her bedside. As time passed and I got older, i realized that i had to do something with it. I realized that I don’t know everything and that I hope to be able to learn from him, about him.

There are so many questions I wish i could ask him. That is the problem with life, you don’t get opportunities to ask when someone passes away. I tend to be a strong follower of…

time for my friendship spiel

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost."
- Charles Caleb Colton


I have two friends whom i love dearly. One of them is my room mate and the other is a friend from the south. They are both fantastic amazing guys, with one minor flaw. They don’t live in the now, They live in the future. They both say they are not going to date until they have the Adonis body that is not real. They would rather miss out on great opportunities in life for some future date that may not ever come.

I really think that one has to love themselves now or the tomorrow that they hope for will never get here. Some people think they are too fat, too bald, too old, too slow. I say let it go... There is never a better time than right now to get out there and feel great about yourself exactly as you are. Just because you don’t look like everyone else in the magazines, or on tv, doesn’t mean you are not worthy. If there is one thing i can’t stand, it is the m…

FUBAR

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Friedrich Nietzsche



So what are the odds of going into a gay bar and meeting a straight single girl who is attractive and has her life together? Well that is what happened the other night while out with my friend Danny and Brent. I went out with the intention of having a great time and watching the boys play and to my surprise i met an amazing person. People of this great planet say it happens when you least expect it. I seriously wasn’t expecting to meet someone with such strong chemistry and a great connection. I had sent my request out to the universe about meeting someone amazing (as i do every day) and all of a sudden she showed up.

We chatted and hit it off immediately. What was really weird was that when we talk, she talks about the exact same stuff as i do, and in the same manner. I was listening to her talk last night and i was getting freaked out about how similar we are. She was …

missed my flight...

Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others.

Author Unknown




In my 22 years of traveling, I can say this is a first for me. I had two things against me. The first is that I thought the flight was at 6:45 do to the flyout curfew at San Diego of 6:30. And the second is, well, I was just too damn tired and must have hit snooze on the phone.

Sometimes it happens and sometimes you are ill prepared. I didn’t expect to wake up late and normally on travel days I am up before the alarm goes off, however on this day, i fell asleep hard at 1 am. I had just come home from a program in Irvine and after getting my laundry done, watching some TV, visiting with a friend and having dinner, I was wiped out.

I also think that subconsciously, i was ill prepped for this trip. Mentally I think i thought it didn’t matter since i have been in a funk lately. My attitude had dropped up to this point, but i decided that it is a choice to be happy. I am so bles…

connected, its what we really want in life

Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you.

Madame de Tencin




You know it occurred to me as i woke up this morning and gave thanks for all the amazing things, people and friends and as i was checking my email and my facebook, myspace, twitter, flutter, bitter, butter and 9000 other sites for new messages, that what I really long for is a connection. A sense of being connected with the world and that my friends love me or still remotely care about me. Sense of being connected and having good friends really matters to me. I would have to say it is top 10 in my book.

Some people need validation by being married or being in a loving relationship. Others validate by how much money is in their bank account. I measure by the friendships that i have and maintain. Sometimes I wonder if people get offended that I only send them a birthday card once a year, or say hi when i see that they have updated their myspace or facebook pa…

Lunch with Dave and Noah

So today I met with the usual cast of characters at Starbucks. We discussed the usual, love, life, love and the lack there of. When you really boil it down, there are lots of things you can discuss, like politics, the weather, your health, but it seems to come down to love and life. If you aren’t rich in both, it makes for a dull one or the other. I seem to think that a rich life is one that is littered with numerous friends and fantastic friendships and in those friendships becomes the objects of your affection, the object of your love.

I left at 10 and came to my home office and did some work regarding our business website and also looked into pricing out ziplock bags for our product to ship them with. I priced a few companies but realized i had requested the wrong sizes. The price seems right so we will look at increasing the bag size. I also responded to a few emails that I had been slacking on. I decided there was no better time than right now to get them out so i did. So…

"You killed the part of me that cares"

So i have this shirt that i bought at Nordstrom from the RVCA network. It has the above mentioned wording and a picture of a dove, that looks like it is flying upside down. I wear the shirt every so often, and i get some interesting comments on it. Most people laugh when they read it.

I tried to figure out what it means to me. I am a decent person and try to be great to my fellow human being. In thinking about this shirt and its relevance to me and realize that after my break up 2 years ago to my ex-fiance, the shirt talks directly about my ability to have emotions. Either she or the relationship caused me to not care anymore, not about people, but to really get involved in relationships. I have a hard time getting emotionally involved with anyone.

Part of it is because, I don't feel i have the ability to let go like that anymore. When you give so much of yourself to someone, you lose faith in yourself. When you lose faith in yourself, you have lost the game. My problem i…

Friends to me are like food....

So last night i got a call from one of my most insightful and best friends in the whole world. Erik called me last night at about 10pm my time and we talked for at least an hour. He said he was catching up on my fathers book and was only two chapters behind.

We talked about life, work and love. He told me that he had been working like a dog for a few weeks and tried to take it a bit easy and visit some friends in New York for a week or so. I advised him that I hadn't worked int a while and that could be a good or bad thing.

I shared with him that i was having a hell of a time getting by with my company and the lack of work for the month. I shared with him that the bills were piling up and that I wasn't sure if i would be able to pursue the dream. I was feeling a bit down and disgruntled. He shared with me a story of having a similar situation when he moved to North Carolina. He managed to find 200 dollars and used 100 of it for his gas and folded the other hundred in his…

A venti Misto and a coffee cake

So I seemed to have arrived at that place of desperation again. I am
enjoying, possibly, my last luxury in life. I have been trying to make
my mark on the world, and once again have my tail between my legsI tried to make a go of a communications company and in the process,
have fallen flat on my face. I don't know how many more tries I have
in me. How many times do u get beat down before you decide to stay down?I am at a loss for words and just don't really give a fuck what
happens at this point. I believe the universe will dole whatever I
need/ or don't need and I just keep accepting that everything is out
of control and out of my controlI know what I keep doing wrong and it's time to grow up and get a real
9 to 5. I may be a born leader, but I have zero business skillsI wish I could be a rich and talented man, but apparently I gave that
up when they doled out my looks. I got the looks but no brains.Maybe next time, if there is one

on the federal reserve website...

original article here: http://www.federalreserve.gov/SECRS/2008/September/20080911/R-1314/R-1314_21285_1.pdf
So we are under a credit crunch now, but i submitted this last year. To date, I have no credit card debt and only minor student loans.
Subject:Regulation AA
I just recently cancelled my credit card with direct merchants bank for deceptive practices. I pay my bill in full every month. I need a decent credit limit because I travel all the time and I have to pay for hotels cars and sometimes airfare. I am a small business owner and like to use the available credit to be able to stretch my dollarDirect merchants has had a policy of crediting my payments up to 4 weeks after monies had been deducted from my checking account. This left me with little money in my bank account and no credit. After numerous occurences and nothing being done about it, I paid my last bill this month and cancelled my card with them. They tried to lower my rate and I said "no thank you"I won't us…

the greatness of Greensboro...

So i just worked a program in Greensboro North Carolina. I stayed at the Grandover Resort and I must say, I know why they have earned the 4 diamond award 9 years in a row. It is a fantastic property. The facilities are clean and the staff are extremely friendly

www.grandover.com

I had the opportunity to chat with the staff and they are all long-timers as i like to call them. They have all been there for a while. That is always a great sign and means they like their job. The director of Golf, Jonathan York is extremely friendly and set me up on the golf course yesterday for just the greens fees. He has a huge smile and a great laugh and welcomes you to come play one of the two courses they have to offer. I was beat after nine holes and called it a day.

The General manager is Syed Katawazi and probably one of the most genuine humans i have ever met. He is nice and friendly and always has time to shake your hand. He is very mobile and always walking around the halls of the resort…

a great analysis of leaving cuba, could have some truth today i feel.

"If we are to intervene sufficiently to bring about the overthrow of dictatorships, then we should intervene to whatever extent is required to fulfill our purpose. Otherwise, in my opinion, we must wait for the normal self-development of a people and not assist revolution. And we must be prepared to receive the criticism of supporting friendly governments recognized by the United States, although they have been labeled dictatorships. To make my point more clear, let me say that, we helped to overthrow the Batista dictatorship which was pro-American only to install the Castro dictatorship which is pro-Russian." Earl T. Smith

As we change...

So yesterday i got the email from Anya Marina that she was not going to be working at the best radio station in San Diego...fm949. She has been offered a recording deal. She is an amazing DJ and a great person in general. I couldn't be happier for her.

If there is one thing I have learned in life it is that the one thing you can always count on is change. Life comes at you fast and you have to be able to adapt. If you are getting comfortable in your routine...you need to change or life will send you that change. We may not see routine in everyday life, but if you look at your life closely, you will see that you have developed routines in your life.

Routine can be good, but it should not be the measure of your life. One must always expect change and with that change will come opportunity. It seems that life gives us the clues and cues we need to be successful. When you are sitting around your house and feeling down or sorry, and someone invites you to go out for drinks, din…

The Reality of life...

Sometimes an event is very profound and it hits really close to home.  Other times you can relate from personal experience.  Most often we are disconnected from everything and realize that an event has happened and we bid our condolences and move on, forgetting the event ever happened.

Just the other day, it was brought home for me.  A very good friend who I have worked with was affected by a tragedy that we all have to face at sometime in our life, but would rather it come in the fall of our years not the summer.  Her boyfriend, age 36, passed of a heart attack without any warning.  Some of you may know her, others may not, the most important thing here is to remember the lesson.  We are here for such a short period of time that we cannot have regrets and we should not live each day without telling those we love, how much they really mean to us.

I often tell people when you are thinking about someone, it is for a reason and you should reach out to them.  Never take your friendships f…

Things I have noticed leaving vegas as well as at McCarran Airport...

People are always anxious and nervous getting out of vegas.  They feel like lines are going to be 10 miles long and they will never get home.  Bulletin, there are about 1500 flights a day into vegas, i am sure you will get home.  There are always good looking women in the airport, more specifically, on the flights to san diego, the problem is that they never sit next to me.  I think it is imperative to talk to everyone you seem fit to.  Don't be shy or bashful, strike up a conversation, you never know where it will lead.  Better than living in regret and not knowing where the conversation would have led to.Billboard in vegas posted the Ten Commandments1.  Have no other gods before memy version, don't drink so much and you won't have to pray to the porcelain god.  if you are going to have a god, make sure, he or she is hot!  Don't want to be prayin to any false fake people who posted their high school pics on facebook 20 years ago.2.  Do not have false idols.My version …

the insanity of what we do...

Okay so i haven't written in a month...shoot me.  I try to write when i have time, and lately I have had minimal amounts of that.We successfully launched TruBluecom.com this week and have gotten some good response.  People seem to like the website and we will make changes as we see fit.  I am extremely excited about the website and hope to get more business as the weeks go along.I am actually working in Anaheim this week.  The title of my post is a representation of what we do as Travel directors.  We travel all over the globe to help set up events in a timely and organized fashion.  the funny thing is that most of us aren't timely and organized.  We are dis-sheveled and crazy people.  I will say I work with some of the funniest people in history.  One of my co workers and business associates that i just worked with in vegas had me laughing so hard that several people stopped to ask if i was alright because i was crying so hard.  Have you ever laughed so hard you have cried. T…