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Growing up?

So I ran into a friend of mine today at the gym.  We worked together in 2003 and i can say he is a very good friend.  He would always invite me over for dinner or parties at his place.  He was a great host, loves to throw a good party, and loves tequilla.  He was in a serious relationship for 9 years and confided in me at the end that it was over.
A few months later we were working together and he said he wanted to get together with a girlfriend of his that he had known for years.  We were working in LA and got cleaned up after work and got ready for dinner.  We met in a cool little sushi bar about a mile or so from our hotel.  When we all walked in together and sat down, i saw the chemistry between these two.  Dave and Tiff hit it off fantastically.  The conversations never lulled and they were laughing and smiling the whole night.  I knew.  When we got back to the hotel and were getting ready for bed, i told dave "thats the girl you are going to marry.  He shrugged it off, but s…

Sometimes...we really don't matter.

This is a letter to BofA. I wrote it to them in frustration and anger. I also realize that they don't care. So what if they have banks on every corner. So what if they have fancy atms that count your cash and read your checks, the bottom line is BofA is missing in the human department. They have gotten so big that they couldn't tell you your name if they tried.


My name is Chad Bordes and i have been a customer with you guys for 4 years. I recently started my own business in august of last year and chose your bank to do business with.

I am not a big depositor, but it adds up. I recently deposited a check through the ATM with your company. I wasn't notified of the hold until two days later. The check in which i deposited, i have done business with numerous times in the past and they are very reputable.

You placed a seven (7) day hold on the funds. I am a cash only business. I do not have tons of business credit to do business with. I pay my vendors with my debit…

a letter...

So i recieved a letter today from a very good friend of mine.  Yes i did say letter, not an email, not a text message, nor a phone call but an actual paper letter...shocking, I know.  

Basically the letter was a thank you to me for being such a good friend and being at the right time at the right place.  So often in life we come across great people, but we don't really get to know them because we prejudge them or maybe they don't meet our criteria.  Often times if we let them in to our lives we will have fulfilling relationships and get something from them.  Often it becomes mutually beneficial.  I truly believe in the reason, season, lifetime concept. 

We try and run through our lives reaching goals and becoming the best in everything that we forget to look at our lives, the people in our lives, the beauty of everyday, the everyday interactions, and the oneness of our interactions and our lives.  Don't take your life for granted.  Live every day as if it were your last, app…

A true Friend...

So today is moving day for me. I woke up early as usual on such a day, i guess because of nerves and excitement.  I decided to move back up to North County and semi abandon city life.  It was a pretty quick decision, however, i put the request out to the universe that i wanted to move back to North County and the universe answered...quickly.  The place i found has great ammenities, is located in Carlsbad, and is less than what i currently pay for my location downtown.  It is only about 2 years old and has washer and dryer in the unit.

I found the place two weeks earlier, drove up and looked at it last week, put the deposit down on it and is moving day.  Upon waking up, i noticed that it was raining, which bummed me out just a little bit, but worse things in life have happened.  I thought of my friend Noah, who would be coming down in a few hours to help me load up the remainder of the truck.

I asked Noah to be at the apartment at 8:30 so we could get a jumpstart on things.…

Do You Know Who You Look Like?

Okay, so here is the deal, these three guys are the three guys i get compared to all the time. It's like 10 minutes after someone meets me, they say "oh my you know who you look like?". I always play dumb and say, "No, who?"

I am told i look like doug savant in 90210 and not desperate housewives. I guess that is good, he was younger in that show. I was on a plane back from Panama and people in first class were asking me for my autograph. I thought to myself, if i really was that guy, would i be back here in coach or up there with you guys. Right after that happened the people next to me woke up from their nap and said, your that guy from desperate housewives aren't you. I had to burst their bubble.

I guess it is cool that i look like them, but does it every occur that maybe those guys look like me. Why is it because they are on TV that I have to look like them. Oh well guess that is how much TV influences our culture. I wish i was on the…