happy st. patty’s day

i totally forgot that today was st. patrick’s day.  who knew?  it was only after i was driving to work today that i found out that it was st. patrick’s day and then i looked down at myself and it was a complete happy coincidence that i happened to be wearing green.

what good fortune.

when i was in elementary school, i remember a friend of mine who purposely didn’t wear green and was being chased all over by the girls in our class.  i asked him if he forgot to wear green and he said that he purposely didn’t wear green so that girls would chase him.

“what a brilliant, brilliant man,” i thought to myself.

how hard could it be?

the other day conversation had drifted to the topic of wedding rings.  a friend of mine is anticipating getting engaged any time now (uhh, this year anyway) and so there’s been a lot of discussion what kind of engagement ring to get.

i’ve always known that there were all these different types of cuts, settings, and the like, but really, “how hard could it be to get a ring?” was what i found myself asking.

i think that part of proposing is the setup.  i mean, it’s got to be a surprise, it’s got to be something memorable, right?  i’ve heard of some proposals where the guy basically would end up saying, “so hey, we should get married.  here’s a ring.  ok?”

but i think that asking a ton of questions about the ring just demystifies the whole process.  it should be this kind of magical process where you get a ring, you propose, you present the ring to the girl, and she just falls in love with it.  see, doesn’t that sound so much better?
but apparently, it is not uncommon for couples to go ring shopping together to pick out a ring.  i think that really just cheapens the whole experience.  she will know that you are looking.  she’ll know that it’s coming soon…and i don’t know, it just doesn’t seem as magical anymore.

i’ve always thought that i’d end up getting the engagement ring that i like, anyway, and hope that my fiancee likes it as much as i do.  =P

CPR on veronica

i’m at the office happily listening to veronica.  i don’t know what happened, but after letting her sleep a day off, she’s back up and running and in perfect form.  i guess all she needed was a little break.  who knew?

i guess this scraps my new ipod plans.  oh well.

R.I.P. veronica

i came into the office today to do some work and i decided to turn veronica on and listen to some tunes.  imagine my horror when i went to push her buttons and nothing happened!  part of my morning routine is to listen to veronica and drone out the rest of the surrounding noise in the office, but today when i went to veronica she did not utter a word.

i thought something obvious was wrong, maybe she didn’t have enough power for me.  so i tried to feed her, but she was unresponsive.  maybe there was some kind of loose connection…but alas, i checked everything and she looked fine.

i think it’s official.  my ipod is dead.

i’d go and get another one, but the rumor mill has been churning about the new ipods have HUGE video screens so i think i’ll hold out and wait for the new ones to come out.  now, the big question is how am i going to get my tunes while i work?

beauty and the geek winners

i really liked josh and cher.  josh seemed to have been the one who had changed the most and i liked cher quite a bit too.  she’s a bay area native, i think newark or fremont or something is where she was born.

it was really interesting to see how they final showdown was done, it reminded me of a game called compatibility that i have where you basically are trying to match answers with your partner.

i am shocked that joe said that he would change brittany’s innocence.  i think that is one of her most endearing qualities.

i also find it rather shocking that the beauties both said that the thing that they would want to change about themselves is their self-confidence.  they seem to be pretty self-confident in the things that they do.

this reminds me of a conversation that a friend of mine and i had a while back about what we would rather be.  would we rather be very social and maybe dumb or would we rather be socially awkward but really smart.  i can’t remember what i said when we talked back then, but i think that i said that i would rather be a little dumb and socially comfortable because i think that that can get you farther in life.  i’d hate being dumb, though.  =P

browsing the blogs

sometimes i go and browse the web and click on a link of a once-good friend to see what they are up to.  sometimes i find on their blog that their life and my life have diverged to the point where it is hard for me to even imagine what it used to be like.

there are other blogs that i read where i wish that that person and i still kept in touch, but for reasons that may or may not be beyond my control we just aren’t in touch anymore.  i guess that’s just how life works.  there’s an ebb and flow of people that just come in and out of your life.

i was listening to some radio program this morning and they were talking about how the differences between men and women and how they maintain their friendships.  women will keep in constant contact with each other, call each other up and chat, go out to meet with each other.  what do men do?  one of the radio hosts said that guys don’t do all that stuff and don’t need it.  you are my friend, i don’t need to maintain our friendship, when we meet again, we’ll still be friends.  simple as that.

i wonder if it really is as simple as that.

WANTED: new lunch buddy


The ideal candidate is responsible for providing stimulating, interesting conversation during the lunch hour with me. They must like Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese food. Mexican food is a plus. The ideal candidate must also be able to have lunch in the northern san jose/milpitas area, though excursions out to santa clara, fremont, or sunnyvale are not unreasonable.

A Dutch-style agreement will be arranged for payment of meals. Particularly interesting dating lives that the candidate wants to discuss are welcome.


The candidate must have the following qualification to apply:

  • Be able to provide transportation for themself to a variety of lunch locations in the northern san jose area.
  • Must enjoy most asian cuisines.
  • Must be interesting. (Interesting factor will be determined at interview)
  • Must be fluent in English and have strong communication skills.

The following attributes are desirable, but not required:

  • likes pearl tea
  • likes dessert
  • is attractive
  • is cute
  • is hawt

If you feel like you are a good fit, please send your application to wilco [at] ocliw.com.

I am an equal-opportunity lunch eating partner, provided that you are not ugly or stupid.

random meeting

i was waiting to have lunch today and while i was waiting, i saw leeya walking out of the restaurant.  i walked up next to her for a few paces and she didn’t look at me.  instead, she kind of cowered a little as i continued to walk up next to her.

finally, she had gathered up the courage to look at who it was that was walking uncomfortably close to her and she had a disgusted look on her face for this stranger who was encroaching on her personal space.

then she saw me and recognized me and was happy and was like, “oh hi!!”

this makes me wonder if she often gets random guys walking up next to her…

relationship pet peeve

i was just reminded of this while thinking about a different topic.  i hate it when someone will do something to make their significant other jealous just to see if they really care about them.  i find this to be so outrageously immature and i have little tolerance for it.  i think that this is destructive behavior and is indicative of much greater issues in the relationship.