John Lennon is still awesome and I still miss him

RIP John.

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Farewell red brick dorms at SJSU

I lived in Royce during my freshman year. I experienced college there for the first time. Homework. Drinking. Slacking off. Drug use. I didn’t do all of that. But I saw some of it. Oh and it was fun to meet people and just getting to enjoy the college life right in the heart of campus.

They are gone now. I will miss it. So many memories all gone.

Thank you brick dorms. It was fun!

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Christmas just isn’t enjoyable for me

Christmas is supposed to be fun, right? I mean, the holiday is supposed to bring joy to people with gifts, family and joy. But not for me. Christmas has always been one of my least favorite holidays of the year. In fact, I just find the whole “holiday season” to be stressful.

I remember my friend once told me that the reason why I don’t like Christmas was because I was never rooted in a joy for the holiday because I never believed in Santa Claus. I was told that I missed out on enjoying Christmas to its fullness because I didn’t believe in Santa. Well, you tell me how I am supposed to be in Santa. I lived in a neighborhood that would shoot some guy creeping around at night into people’s houses. The house I lived in did not have a chimney. Those mall Santas all looked so different. I just didn’t believe in this guy named Santa.

Of course it didn’t help either that my parents don’t care about Santa either and never played that game. No new Christmas gifts under the tree. So yeah, Santa was fake and I had no other reason to care about this holiday.

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Amazon commercial with priest and imam is absolutely beautiful

I just watched this. I am in tears, Beautiful.

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I got Isabella a new car battery

On my way home from running errands, I tried to start my car and it wouldn’t turn on. I knew the battery was running on its last legs but I was hoping this wasn’t it. Isabella is turning five next month and I knew this was probably part of having her be running for this long.

So I called AAA and the guy came and checked it. It was the battery being low and the starter not cooperating because of it. He gave me the diagnosis and offered to change batteries right there for $116. I said I’d think about it.

I quickly looked on my phone for battery rates around the neighborhood and realized that they were more expensive. I didn’t want to chance this happening again. I got back to my guy, named Angel, and said I wanted the change. It took a minute because of the corrosion but he finally changed it.

Six-year warranty was part of it too! Not a bad birthday gift for my girl!

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Last night I saw ‘Back to the Future’ in concert and it was heavy and amazing!

When I found out about a movie concert for Back to the Future, I was all in. I had been to a movie concert before and that was for E.T.

But this was different. This was in an intimate setting at Royce Hall at UCLA. I had never been to UCLA before. Anyway, this was by the American Youth Symphony. They would have a Q&A with Alan Silvestri, the man who composed the score for the movie and who would have to remix the score for this showing.

I got to UCLA and having never been there before, was fortunate to that they had signs to tell me where to go. After the show, I walked around for about 15 minutes lost because I could not remember where I parked. Royce Hall was gorgeous and they even had someone’s custom DeLorean out on display outside the building. This was designed to match the DeLorean right when Marty went back to 1985. After all, this was the 61st anniversary of that day.

It had the conductor hook. It had Marty’s skateboard. The flux capacitor. Everything!

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS I TOOK OF THE EVENT

Inside the hall there was a buzz. I didn’t realize that the crowd would be that fun. But I would learn that during the show.

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My thoughts on the election as a non-political minority male and as a Christian

WOW! What a crazy night that was. So many twists and turns and an ending that nobody really thought would happen. But here we are. Donald Trump will be our next president.

There are a lot of thoughts going on in my head and I want to share them. I don’t really care if you read it. I don’t care if you agree or not. But I do want to at least share my thoughts on it in hopes that we can have better dialogue together. Because even though we are at a time with this country is so divided, I still want to believe that we all will be OK. I hope that we will still be a united country.

But before I even go into my thoughts, I will tell you everything about my political views so that you understand me better. You may not agree with my viewpoint but I want to be honest. Maybe being honest is the way we need to be to help each other.  Continue reading

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