Thursday, June 28, 2012

Live Happily Ever Now

6 years ago in June was undoubtedly the worst month of my life. Not only did my sweet Momma pass away, but I was not in a good place in my life overall (you grows up and you grows up). 6 years later looking back, I could not imagine a more different place to be in. Happily married, good job, moving back to California to be with family and friends (and the beach), finding my inner activist with Surfrider, being a better person; and while I still think of my mom everyday (as well as dreams both good and bad alike), most of the thoughts involve smiles instead of tears when I think of her. Here are the lyrics and video from The Transplants "Sad But True", a great song that has gotten me through some tough times.

When the fog comes through the golden gate
And the moon shines on the bay
And everything has changed
Now that you have gone away
Things are getting darker
And it's harder for me to see
And now you're an angel
Lookin over me

Back up back up
Its what you get beat up keyed up this rocky road

Sad but true but the list is too long
If i had to name you all it wouldn't be fit in this song
This magnums got me thinkin and it's making me pissed
Your lives were taken to early and you will always be missed
All the mothers who cry and the fathers who mourn
For every lifes that taken there's another child born
That doesn't make it better and it doesn't make it right
Im just thankful everyday that you came in my life

Back up back up
Its what you get beat up keyed up this rocky road

In a dream you take a trip
Down Shattuck to Durant
Up the hill, to the steps, Sproul Plaza and Telegraph
You pass Channing you pass Derby
You go to Ashby down to Adeleine
Take mlk to fifty-fourth and go down
To Genoa yeah and follow the bart tracks
To Harmon street ahhh Harmon street
Harmon street Harmon street
Yeah it's reoccurring it's like a dream
I live a thousand times yeah
And it's always like the very first time

As time goes on i can never forget
All the times we had memories i protect
Seems like yesterday when i last saw your face
You're no longer here and no one can replace
All the times we had wish they could happen again
I'll hold you in my heart in my heart to the end
If i could make a change it'd be me not you
So hard to sit and cope, so sad but true

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Falls on Bull Creek - Lunch Win

Cubicles got you down? No problem, less than 2 miles from the office lies the Falls on Bull Creek. Fresh off some rain this can be a great cool down spot in the Austin summer heat! Make sure that you bring your 4x4 vehicle to get past the water sections.... ;) Dan is the king of inspiration for mid day weekday cool downs! Wayall!

Friday, June 1, 2012

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden

Growing up my Pop used to take us to watch planes land, and to this day I'm always looking up for planes flying overhead. Fast forward to today, I was stoked when we decided to visit the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, where we were not only able to see the planes rush by, but we also could smell over 3,000 types of roses (depending on the season) while doing it. It was a fun place to visit on a beautiful afternoon in sunny San Jose, and in a world where technology runs my life, it was nice to stop and smell the roses.