Thursday, December 18, 2008

Its Early & its Friggen Cold

So I flew home to Boise, Idaho on Tuesday for the holidays. Holy shit is it cold here! Ok, I'm from here and I know how cold it can get here during the winter, but I was not prepared for THIS biting cold weather. When I left San Diego it was a nice and warm 53 with a little rain and when I landed it was an easy 18 degrees. Lemme tell ya, that takes your breath away. And not like a beautiful woman does.

I'm two days into my visit and surprisingly enough, I'm not too bored. Notice I said "too". It's really great to see family and my best friends. My goal is to do something almost every night. I know that's asking a lot but come on, we can do it. I realized something while coming home to visit. I LOVE being the "visitor". So in keeping the tradition of some past blogs, lets make a list of why I love being the "visitor".

  • Free home cooked meals
  • Don't have to pay for gas
  • Everybody that I know in town wants to see me
  • Getting asked, "How long you in town for?"
  • Doing my favorite crossword from the paper
  • Not having ANY responsibilities
  • No work (see above)
  • I can guilt trip people into doing something because, well, "I'm only here for so long!" :-)
  • I can do whatever I want, whenever I want, however I want
  • Saturday morning coffee and breakfast with friends
  • Checking out what's "new" in town
  • And the last thing I love about being the "visitor"....I get to do all of this all over again!

As I finish this post, it's still cold and only going to get worse. Snow tonight and a high of an excellent 12 degrees on Saturday. Yes, you heard me correctly, a HIGH of twelve. Whats a San Diego boy gonna do!?! Hopefully I'll write before the year but if I don't, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa to all and to all a goodnight now!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

7 Years.... $160 Million?

I know, seems ridiculous huh? It is. Thats the figure that "star" pitcher C.C. Sabathia will be getting paid from the NY Yankees. For the people that know me really well, I love sports. Its a big part of my life and I watch sportscenter almost everyday. Sports aren't all my life but I enjoy them. With that said, aren't we paying these athletes just a little too much. What happened to, "holy shit we're in a recession" talk? Oh ya, I forgot we're dealing with the Yankees here. The "I don't-care-how much-we-spend-to-get-a-star,-so-long-as-we-can-almost-make-the-playoffs" team. They did this a few years ago with Alex Rodriguez and look where they are. They haven't won the World Series since 2000. Hmmm you do the math?

And you may ask what his initials C.C. stand for? Yep, you guessed it......Cha-ching!!

I rest my case.

My point? The rich just get richer and no matter how shitty the economy is, these teams will always throw stupid money at these overpaid athletes. What about giving some of that money to the struggling families in their respective communities? Or maybe the three jackass CEO's of the Big 3 Automakers, who by the way, flew each of their private jets to Washington to ask for a "bailout"? I mean what happened to Jet Pooling? Oh ya, I forgot, its Christmas, the season for
giving. My bad.

Goodnight now.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Golf Camp & The Holidays

First things first. I told you so Kristin!! So there!! (tongue out)

I have been told lately by my real life friends and my blogger friends that I'm lacking on my posts and need to get on it.

So here we go.

I was talking to my Canadian friend Far and she suggested that I write about golf camp. So I said, what the hell, thats a good idea. So you ask yourself, "What is golf camp?" Is it a camp that you send your kids to for summer? Is it a camp over the weekend type of thingy? Actually no, its an accredited college/academy for us individuals who dream of becoming a golf professional or indulging into a career in the golf industry. Now that you know what it is you may ask, "Why, Edward(in honor of Twilight, but yes that's my name) do you call it golf camp?" Glad you asked.

For those who know me, you know the name of the academy but in respect to them I will leave their name out of this post. I simply call it golf camp because its simply a mickey mouse "school". Not that I have anything bad to say about this "school", I'm just not going to put it out there. Actually this "school" has been quite fun and I'm really glad I came here to pursue my passion of golf. I'll point out a few highlights/lowlights of this "school" and I'll be done with it and on to talk about more important things, the holidays!

  • Playing golf is a class(i know, easy)
  • Free golf at over 15 courses
  • Dealing with rich little kids who's mom and dad sent em away cuz they wont go to real college
  • Shaving every other day ( i despise it)
  • Sitting in a class where I know more than the instructor
  • Having to take a 7th grade computer class
  • Being stuck in a room with 30 dudes for 2 hours
I could go on but I wont. All in all, golf camp has been fun and its almost over. Onto the holidays.

I love the holidays. It's my favorite time of the year. Here's why:
  • Christmas Songs(i know they get old after a while but they getcha in the mood)
  • Smell of fall in the air
  • Brisk mornings(well only some here in Cali)
  • Leaves changing colors
  • Christmas parties
  • Ugly sweater parties
  • Traveling
  • Shopping
  • Christmas lights
  • Egg nog
  • Family time
  • Snow(again, only in cold climates)
  • Cranberry Bliss bars from Starbucks
  • Vacation
  • Kisses under the mistletoe
  • Kisses while not under the mistletoe
  • Celebrating Jesus' Birth
  • Christmas Trees
  • Stockings
  • Plaid scarfs
  • Last but not least......I get to wear sweaters everyday!!!
What do you love about the holidays?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Traditions & Others

I know you have em. I do and I love traditions. Whether it be a holiday tradition, a birthday tradition or whatever you and your boys/girls do to "keep the tradition alive" thingy. Here are a few of mine:

  • Watch "Its a Wonderful Life" on Christmas Eve
  • Make the first cut on our Thanksgiving turkey
  • Bake and make the green bean casserole(my favorite dish) on Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Play Parcheesi with my mom and sister on Christmas Eve
  • Sing "Happy Birthday To Me" by The Vandals, to myself, on my birthday
  • Play golf on my birthday
  • Put the star on our Christmas tree
  • Go to Christmas Eve church service
  • Say a prayer before every road trip and flight
  • Send a rose to my mother, sister, and if i have a GF, on Valentines Day
  • Drink Guinness and only Guinness on St. Patricks Day
  • Watch Penn State play in their respective bowl game with my father
  • Grow a little beard for the Holidays(to stay warm ya know!)
  • Go fishing with my dad on Fathers Day
  • Spend the whole day with my mom doing whatever she wants to do on Mothers Day
  • Buy way too many groundflowers on the Fourth of July
  • Shoutout the 10 second countdown on New Years with all my closest friends
So what are some of your traditions?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


So, I've been reading a few blogs here and there ever since I started blogging myself and have come across quite a few really neat blogs. Its kinda cool to live vicariously through that person or just have a different perspective of someones life different than your own. Some people have "giveaways" for reading and commenting on their blogs because, well, thats just a really nice thing to do. I compliment those people very much. When I get in the position to do the same, I will be doing the same.

Which brings me to write this post.

I consider myself a very inspired and inspirational person. I like to be inspired and to inspire people around me on a weekly if not, daily basis. It's pretty fun. I like to see people reach their full potential. I know, I know, I sound like a teacher. Go with me on this one. We all have those special moments in life where we feel inspired and feel giddy inside. Some of us write songs, go volunteer, or do whatever we feel like. The great thing about being inspired is that seeing it makes you wanna go be better. Whether it be watching a professional golfer succeed at a tournament and then next day you're at the range until dark with bleeding hands working on your own game. Or you go to a concert and see the band just rip shit up on the stage and you wanna become the next rock star. Thats the great thing about all the things in life we do and love. We see something and then we wanna do that! I remember going to my first punk show at age 15. It was July 12, 1996 and NoFX played in Boise, which is where I'm from, and it was a day that totally formed who I am today. Like I said it was my first punk show and "big" concert that I attended and I was absolutely stoked! I lost my hearing for 3 days but I didn't care. I just saw my favorite band in the world....and I wanted to do it!!! Where did I find myself my first year in high school? Yep, you guessed it, in a punk band with three of my best friends. It was probably two of the funnest years of my life.


To this day I am a singer/songwriter but have mellowed out and write most acoustically. Punk rock will always be a part of my roots but my inspiration has change to a different genre. I live in San Diego now and now and remember watching on TV all the fires that plagued southern California. Of course I had my guitar in my hand at the time and I was just super inspired to write a song about how the fires are going to affect the lives of thousands. I titled the song Embracing Change(copywright me) ha!

So, I ask you the reader, what have you done to inspire a fellow friend/co-worker/spouse or loved one, and finally....what inspires you?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lazy Saturday

I literally haven't done anything today. And it feels great. Its super nice outside, but I just felt like staying inside. I haven't had a Saturday to myself and college football for sometime now. I did manage to get some studying in earlier, but I've been on the couch watching football and playing guitar all day.

I saw Quantum of Solice last night with my friend Kristin and it was pretty neat.

So is anyone that belongs to 20somethingbloggers thinking about going to Boston next June for the meetup? I'm considering it but we'll see what my schedule allows. It'd be sooo cool to meet some of you peeps in Boston as I have never been there. What a great excuse to go!

This is a boring post I know, but I thought I'd kill some time to letcha all know what i'm doing. And by all I mean you 5 or so that read this. Well off to work soon. Enjoy your Saturday evenings.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Where's the passion gone, in our hearts?
Lost somewhere in the grind
It's time to bring it back, its time to unwind, find what we lost
Its bring it back.....

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Miss Holly Golightly

I absolutely love her! Almost everything about her I love. And I say almost very carefully because a few things make me cringe. I recently re-watched Breakfast At Tiffany's, which I highly recommend if you haven't seen it, and I particularly paid attention to her demeanor and her character this time a round. I love her wild, naive, free-spirited nature and how she's so aware of the little things around her but yet so oblivious to herself. I know, that sounds confusing but just go watch.

She's really easy to fall in love with, as Paul Varjak quickly found out.

So you ask, "what are the things that make you cringe?" Well, the fact that she was naive about how others felt about her and how she treated others just killed me, but it gets better. The fact that she runs from all her problems and forgets about them the next day, but it gets better. She building up all these feelings for an inevitable breakdown.

What else do I love about her? The fact that she sleeps with tasseled ear plugs, then answers the door and has a conversation with them in, oblivious to the fact that they are still in!! And then says, "Fred darling, what did you say?" How she keeps a nameless cat, but constantly lives as somebody she's really not. Lula May or Holly Golightly? She doesn't know....she just needs her weekly trip to Tiffany's and her nightly date to keep her "safe".

In the end she realized who she was, who she loved and why she loved. Really, she's quite the conundrum. But aren't we all? We all have our little quirks about ourselves that I'm sure, annoy the shit out of our significant others and family members. But those are the things that make us unique and in the end, why we love each other.

I'm still looking for my Holly Golightly.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Viking and some thoughts

So we have all seen them from the crazy, wacky hometown sports guy, to the "no-shirt-number painted on the chest" guy to the "fake shoulder pads" guy and then theres this guy:
If you're a sports fan and you love your team, I get that. I love my team too. But I guess you can call me a more "subtle" fan than Mr. Viking over there. Not only did he look ridiculous but he acted even worse with the "boooooooms", and the ever so popular sound of a bell going off each time his team scored...and they lost. It was great cuz they played the Bears last week, which by the way is my football team, and they won.

It was rad to see the look of defeat on a Vikings face.

So I've been blogging for about a month now and I follow a few blogs to keep me busy and I just find it neat to read about other peoples lives and hear their random thoughts. You can, for a moment detach yourself from your life and live vicariously through them or put yourself in their shoes. Its pretty neat. I never thought reading about complete strangers' life would be so interesting!

I had a moment of clarity and a reminder on a few things that I want out of my significant other. I think I'm kind of a picky person when it comes to choosing whom I date and become friends with and it comes from not wanting to settle. I realized lately that one of my "must haves" out of another person is someone who knows what they want out of life and themselves. I love spontaneity, challenge, and adventure. I laugh a lot so they need to as well. Life is all about change so I want someone who isn't afraid of change and will embrace it. I want a girl who will challenge me and who isn't afraid of challenge themselves. I was raised to love unconditionally and sometimes you feel its not worth it and don't see it right away but thats what unconditional love is, loving that person when you feel its impossible to love them.

We all have things that we want but its those things that we need that make all the difference in the world.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cool Sunset

This is just one of the many views from where I work in Del Mar. One thing I've noticed is the sunsets are much clearer in the fall. I get to see sunsets every Friday and Saturday night. And ya know, they never get old!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Postseason baseball and football

So I must say that one of my favorite times of the year is right now. Its middle October, and you got the NFL in midseason and the world series is right around the corner. As most of you dont know, I am a big sports fan and I love having them be a part in my life. They are NOT my life but a piece of it. I'm not a big fan of "sports guy", where he or she, for that matter, gets depressed when their team loses. Now, I can understand some frustration when you might have some money on the line. ;) Oh, and hey, did you notice that my capitalization and punctuation is better in this post? How do you feel about that? Give me some feedback. Do you like the periods or the ......? I'll update the poll results when they're in. :) And that brings me to another point. The words their, there and they're. Am I the only one that gets irritated when adults don't know how to use them in a sentence when they're describing something?? Just a pet peeve of mine, thats all. So I had a conversation with a friend I go to school with and we got to talking about what we're going to do after we graduate in April of next year. We both fancied the idea of continuing with school to further our education in golf and school in general. So if you're wondering whats new with Eddie from the last post, there you go! That's been on my mind as well as a few other million things ;) Ok, back to my sports and my love for this season. For the next two weeks I'll be watching baseball(even though my Angels lost) on weekday nights and football on the weekends. Now only if I had the smell of fall in the air like I did in Boise, it would be perfect! Another thing I love about this time of year is when me and some best friends would go down to Old Chicago in downtown Boise and watch baseball for two straight weeks.

So as I sit here in a coffee shop in Encinitas, CA, it reminds me of coffee shop life and working in a coffee shop. I worked at a local favorite coffee shop in Boise for 3 years during my early 20's and it was a great 3 years of my life. I worked mornings so I was off by noon at the latest everyday which allowed me to play a lot of golf and have a lot of free time. I had a rad girlfriend, who caddied for me in tournaments and it was just one of those times in my life that I look back on and just smile. I met a lot of customers, who turned into good friends and great business contacts. It was a job that required little responsibility, provided great ambiance and opened up the door for other opportunities for employment. I love looking back at fun times in my life and getting lost in that moment as if you were almost there again.

As I finish this post, have you noticed that I italicized every there, their and they're? Well if you didn't, go back and see if you can spot em out. There isn't that many ;) Ok, I guess its time for me to research some stuff about school. Enjoy your day! Goodnight now!

Friday, October 10, 2008

THE...First some respect

Ok, ok, ok....I know, I know, I know....I guess i shoulda wrote in this a long time ago but I always think of some stupid excuse not to. So here goes. My friend Kristin, started writing a blog and she begged, pleaded, and insisted that I start one too so I guess I gotta find out what I'm missing. Or I guess what you, the reader, is missing...right? Who knows. So as I sit here watching baseball I think back on what a interesting year it has been in my life. I moved to San Diego late December last year to write another chapter in my life. I came down here to become a golf professional and will finish that endeavor in APril of 2009...pretty cool eh? So if you ever need lessons or just wanna BS about golf, or even better yet, hire me, let me know. So i'm from Boise, ID and i'm used to the seasons so i'm kinda missing the crisp mornings i've grown to love. Don't get me wrong, I love it here but i do miss the seasons. And yes, i know about my punctuation and capitalization but ya know, its soooo much easier to just write without hitting shift all the damn'll live. Back to my story. I lived here before but it was different because 2 of my best friends moved with me when we were 19 so it was easy to adjust cuz they were here. I'm 28 now and came down by myself ready and excited for the adventure. I love it here but I do miss my social circle i had back home....i guess they say it takes about a year to get that social circle going in a new place...hmmm its been 10 months...guess i'm on my way....i've definitely learned a lot about myself and continue to learn stuff about myself and who im becoming as an adult...its pretty cool actually....i remember thinking when i was 18 how weird its gonna be to be "older" but i dont really feel that old....i am definitely looking forward to 30..i dont know why yet, it just sounds cool...all but 2 of my close friends are 30 so i guess i have the fever.....anyways, so i guess thats gonna be my first official entry and sign off until next time...goodnight now!