It’s good to be in San/Sun Diego!  You just heard “the sound of freedom” courtesy of a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.

I’m in San Diego for the week taking a Crystal Reports course through Procede Software.  Procede Software is the publisher of the dealership management software (DMS) my dealership switched to back in November 2005.  Their product, Excede, has been the main reason why work has not been cool lately.

Anyway, it’s nice to be out of the office for a week.  I’m staying at my friend Warren’s (Xanga: OSUBaller) place which is only 5-6 miles from Procede Software’s office (which is actually a Qualcomm building).

Throughout the day, I heard the sound of F/A-18 Hornets overhead presumably on their way to and from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar.  It’s a beautiful sound…the sound of freedom!  I could get used to it!  My dad used to take my family regularly to the air shows at MCAS Miramar (formerly NAS (Naval Air Station) Miramar when they used to have my favorite planes, the Northrop Grumman F-14 Tomcat which squadrons were moved to NAS Oceana in Virginia a few years ago) and MCAS El Toro mainly to see the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels.  Perhaps his interest in them was rooted in his service in the United States Navy many years ago aboard a submarine.

Anyone interested in going to Fishfest 2006?   For more info, check out

EDIT: I forgot to mention some minor details.  Fishfest is this Sunday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine.  I’m looking at getting tickets in the $40 or $35 sections.  I’m guessing I will leave church around 2 to 2:30 PM.  Please e-mail me if you’re serious about wanting to go!  Thanks!


Main Stage Time
John Tesh 2:15
Natalie Grant 3:15
Star Fish Winner – Godspeed 4:15
Delirious 4:25
Chris Tomlin 5:00
Jeremy Camp 7:00
Newsboys 8:30
Edge Stage Time
Matt Maher 1:45
Olivia the Band 2:45
The Myriad 3:45
Project 86 5:10
Hawk Nelson 6:30
Pillar 8:00
Kid Fun Stage Time
Magician Brock Edwards 2:15
Dean-O and the Dynamos 3:15
Jana Alayra 4:25
Dean-O and the Dynamos 5:55
Jana Alayra 7:15

I’m pretty set on going even if it that means going by myself!  I almost won a Taylor guitar at Fishfest 2003 in the raffle drawing.  My ticket was picked one before the guitar winner.  I got a $20 Boost mobile phone (Where you at?) and a gift card to some pizza restaurant in the OC I’ve never used but still carry in my wallet (I wonder if it’s still valid).

Note: I will also take a moment to say that you don’t need to go to a concert to have an awesome time worshiping God.  That’s not what worship is really about.  I will simply say that being there with thousands of other believers joining in one voice is a beautiful sound moving through the crowd-voices lifted up on high to our great God!

If you’re interested in going, please let me know ASAP!

Some cars I’ve thought are really cool lately

2006 BMW M Roadster

2006 Volkswagen GTI

2006 Mazda 3s Wagon

Again, these are just cars and when all is said and done, they’re just metal, rubber, and some other materials.  What it’s really about is making much of our God and giving Him all glory, honor, and praise!

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (ESV)
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

About USCTrojan4JC

God Follower, husband, father, USC Trojan alumnus, Mazda employee

8 responses to “”

  1. Anonymous says :

    I’m interested…I’ve always wanted to go to fishfest, but school was the main reason stopping me.

  2. JsprZ says :

    that’s funny, i just finished checking out the new GTI =P very potent yet affordable car.enjoy san diego loren, it definitely is nice to be out and about once in a while.

  3. iMtheFLyThatFLewBy says :

    hey i’m watching those bands play here in san francisco this friday… =Dyeah. you’re right… about worship.. ^_^it’s a good feeling though… a real good one when everyone around you is worshipping the same god you are… have fun at fishfest…..god bless.colossians 3:5

  4. number7436 says :

    hey thanks for trying to find out, its the h3800 rom update to windows mobile 2003thanksBTW: whens fishfest? i might want to go

  5. spagetystwauce says :

    yay for gti and mazda 3 =D
    you are the first person that has ever told me that german cars are unreliable….

  6. kaumama says :

    fishfest sounds like fun but tiring…

  7. AznLzyGuy says :

    Man I really want to go!! But I don’t know if I can afford it!!

  8. brentlicious says :

    I agree with your cool car choices. I can’t imagine living in a sub. Your dad must be brave ( or crazy 🙂

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