★ One Year, Six Months – Yellowcard

Sew this up with threads of reason and regret
So I will not forget, I will not forget.
How this felt one year, six months ago
I know I can not forget, I can not forget…

I’m falling into memories of you, things we used to do
Follow me there.
A beautiful somewhere.
A place that I can share with you.

I can tell that you don’t know me anymore
It’s easy to forget. Sometimes we just forget
Being on this road is anything but sure.
Maybe we’ll forget, I hope we don’t forget.

So many nights, legs tangled tight
Wrap me up in a dream with you.
Close up these eyes, try not to cry
All that I’ve got to pull me through is memories of you.

★ “When I reminisce over you…”

Last Thursday, I hung out with one of my closer friends. We make it a point to have dinner or have boba at least once every 2 weeks. We had dinner Thursday night but this time it was much better than our usual dinners. We got carried away thinking about how we met, how much we’ve changed since then, and how we managed to stay friends this long.

On Saturday, I had lunch with a couple of old friends from my first year at UCI. It was seriously the first time I’d seen some of them since my 2nd or 3rd year. We caught up with what everyone was doing nowadays and talked about all the fun times we had during that first year of college.

And over the weekend, I got an rather lengthy mass email from an old best friend. He was also feeling nostalgic and wanted to share some of the good times we all had back when we were 18-22.

Those were seriously some of the best and worst years of my life and I’m glad I met all the people I did along the way.

★ Playlist

A lá celebrity playlists on the iTunes Music Store, here is my playlist at moment.

The Mixed Tape – Jack’s Mannequin: The perfect way to start any playlist. It totally captures the motivation for making a mix tape/CD. FYI, Jack’s Mannequin is Andrew McMahon’s (Something Corporate) new side project.

Smoke Signals – Watashi Wa: The best band you’ve never heard of. This song goes along with the next song.

Stare at the Sun – Thrice: When the world is down on you, these two songs will definitely pick you up.

Sell My Old Clothes, I’m Off to Heaven – Saves The Day: This is possibly my favorite punk rock song of all time, if not my favorite of any genre. It’s got guitar riffs you can’t help but bob your head to, its subject matter is something we ALL can relate to, and with a song title like that, you can’t help but want to listen to what the song is all about.

Road To Recovery – Rufio: Again, it’s all about the subject matter. The bridge sums up how we’ve all felt about relationships at one point or another; “Love’s a bitch, relationships end.”

October Nights – Yellowcard: After “Sell My Old Clothes..”, my second favorite song of all time. This song brings me back to one of my happier times in my life.

Move Along – The All American Rejects: Self explanatory.

Sexy Love – Ne-Yo: An R&B; song?! This song reminds me of Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature”. And that bass line is just too damn catchy.

★ Early Adopter

I’ve always considered myself an early adopter. Today, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t know what an iPod is. Back in October 2002, people thought I was crazy buying a $300 mp3 player. I had my own website and started blogging back in 2001. I got a Gmail invitation back when people were PAYING for invites. I had a Flickr account before Yahoo bought them out. But there was always one tech toy I never caught on to….Tivo.

At first, I never saw the appeal of recording TV. I only watch a couple TV shows to begin with; The Simpsons, Family Guy, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and a couple other random shows. Why would anyone want to record TV shows? Then, I started working full time. Once I started working, I had no time to do the little things. I couldn’t stay up past 12am to watch Conan. I can’t catch all the Simpsons reruns because I’m always at the gym during those times. I’m always out on Thursdays so I can’t catch The OC. Then a Tivo started looking really attractive.

So over the weekend, I bit the bullet and finally bought a Tivo. The one thing that got me to buy one was the fact that they were ending the lifetime subscription plan. I paid $299 to use my Tivo for as long as I keep my box, which is a deal in my book. I just started playing with it tonight so I still have to find out what it can do, but from what I’ve seen so far, I think it’s an investment that is definitely worth it.