So yesterday I went to LegoLand with Lesly and her nephew Luke. I realized one thing...adults get older because they forget how to be a kid. I loved Lego's as a kid...matter of fact I still love them. I fight the urge everytime I am in the toy section at Target to buy some new Lego's. As my Lego's sit in my parents basement gathering dust I can only dream of getting them all out and playing with them again. I know to some of you it may sound silly, a grown up playing with toys, but what is wrong with it? Do we not all still have a imagination? Everyday that I get frustrated or am depressed about money or my job, I always seem to smile when something reminds me of being young. A song, a commercial, a smell or even seeing a little kid get so excited over the simplest things. A few months back Lesly, Dan and myself got into a Nerf war. I pulled out all of my guns and we turned off all the lights and just played for 20 minutes. For twenty minutes we all were focused on one thing. Maybe that is it. Kids know how to focus on the important things in life, the fun things.
So I give all of you a homework assignment. Next time you are out shopping, buy a toy from your childhood, get some fruit roll ups or even buy the first album you ever owned and tell me if it doesn't make you fell great.
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
George Bernard Shaw
So another year of college football starts up tomorrow. I can honestly say...I am giddy as school boy. I realize Michigan is still rebuilding and it could be a long season, but it really doesn't bother me. That doesn't mean that I don't want them to win every game, because I will literally get a stomach each time they lose. It just means that I love the energy of college football. There is really nothing else like it, but March Madness comes in at a close second. I also want to set the record straight...I like other teams than Michigan. I root for every team in the state of Michigan...Notre Dame is tough...because of my buddy Dan I wish them a good season, but I still have a tough time rooting for them unless they play USC or some other over rated school. I will say I want Ohio State to lose every game for the rest of time. I am not a cruel fan, but their fans can be nasty. It takes the fun out of it....
So I close with some words of wisdom:
“A Michigan man will coach Michigan.” Bo Schembechler.
I came to LA to pursue a dream...but in all honesty it really was more of a passion. I think that for most people going to see a movie has a certain feel. However, for me it was more than a feeling. It was a rush, a overload of creative ideas. I went to the movies yesterday and my creative juices began to flow as soon as the first trailer started. I LOVE MOVIES! And as I sit in my cube, for the first time I am not wondering what if. I am thinking, "How can I?" Even though my "job" may be far from the creative world of film, my passion still lies within film. I am sick of wanting to work on projects, I am finally starting to do it. So I say to all of you that sit in a job that is not your passion, never let the dream go. It is so romantic to live on the borderline of your dream and your present reality.
I leave you with a quote....
If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always going to be in the same place.
So I just heard the song Boston by Augustana. He says, "Think I need a sunrise, tired of the sunsets." The grass is always greener isn't it. I mean I live in on of the most beautiful places in the US, yet I long for Michigan. Snow, cold, leaves changing, wet springs, thunderstorms, humidity that makes the south seem cool. Michigan is beautiful in its own right, but I am passing up the pleasures of SoCal.
I promised my self that I would watch the sunset at least two times in one week. It has been 1 year since we moved into our place and, you guessed it, not once have I seen two sunsets.
Why is it so hard for me to realize that ten years from now, wherever I am, I will look back on these times and remember how great everything was. I am just fickle. I really have to admit...I have met a lot of great people in the past few months, been playing golf (which is what I have wanted to do since the day I moved out here) and been a great deal more social. So...I say for the first time that I have lived out here...I like LA. It has been a great experience and I am not going to wish anymore of it away...I am going to enjoy these amazing sunsets...then some day I will enjoy those amazing sunrises.
I leave with a quote...and to say...enjoy today.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. ~Albert Einstein
It was a simple concept. A guy that fit the mold; the look, the personality. Carl. A term used as a joke, soon became so much more. So I ask the question. Did I create Carl based on my sense of self. Well I ask you to read my blog and decide for yourself...this is life as I see it.