silycon valley – in pursuit of happynessPosted: 2007/07/08
finally got my ride from the east coast. i was on the road one late morning, getting preoccupied about the goings-on, possibilities, and feasibilities of life – you know, just like the rest of us – and then suddenly, i realized that i should be appreciating the sunny weather and scenery around me. just reminded me of spencer johnson’s “the present.” “who moved my cheese” is a classic too. thus, i started appreciating the moment from thereon…
my left thigh just healed itself after a weekend of running around and playing tag at a friend’s pool in roseville. was running away from getting tagged, jumped off the ledge, slipped, and hit my thigh against an underwater pool step. i am getting old. now i’m having second thoughts of doing back flips.
it’s funny that you live in a certain area and you don’t even visit the spots that tourists will die for just to have their picture taken. well, thunder valley casino isn’t a “spot” but it’s one of the pitstop landmarks around sacramento going to tahoe. i’ve never been to alcatraz after living in the bay area for so long. never visited the lincoln memorial when i lived in dc.
i was about to cross the san mateo bridge, ready to hand out my change to the toll gate person, and i didn’t realize that the left-most lane at that time was for carpoolers (yeah, silly me, huh?). after passing by the manless kiosk i started to slow down and busted a u through the transportation office in the huge area separating both directions. i then asked one personnel lounging outside that i wanted to go through the toll booth again to pay for the toll. with all the guilt and shame, he amazingly told me to forget about it and head straight back to the bridge. luckily, the good cop car on the side didn’t pull me over.
fuhgettabout it. “analyze this” and other comedy movies involving the italian mafia are on my favorite list.
been out in the silicon valley area lately. it’s funny you see words such as ebay, sun microsystems, intel, google, etc. online and next thing you know, you see those words right in front of building complexes. never seen virus names on one building yet though.
federer won… happy sunday!