This month’s Reflections and Expectations is brought to you by the number three. (My way of paying homage to Sesame Street)
Among the many associations with the number three, comedy has its “rule of three,” newspaper articles need to have at least three sources to be credible and the biblical importance of the Three Wise Men.
In 2006 and 2010, a pattern came into formation where during both years I landed a new job, taken up a leadership position and reached an important milestone in my educational endeavors — I began senior year in high school and college, respectively.
This year, I have done it again by taking up a leadership post with PRSA New Pros and reached another important educational milestone by beginning my pursuit of a master’s degree at San Jose State University. One thing currently remains missing — a new job. If history is any indication — and God willing it will be — this is the year where I am destined to get my career back on track.
While I still look for that final item to complete this remarkable trifecta, let’s look back on my month that was and look ahead to what I can expect in March.
Mineta program – I’m already into my second month of grad school at San Jose State University. On Wednesday, I gave my first ever presentation as part of my semester project on the crash of Valujet Flight 592 over the Florida Everglades in 1996. I hope I did well; the final grade is what matters most.
John Oliver – On Feb. 1, I watched this former Daily Show correspondent perform live at the Wiltern Theatre in L.A. There was no shortage of politics and societal issues as part of his bit. Those are the best things to hear about from this fantastic, talented comedian. He will soon be a host of a new late-night talk show on HBO, which I’m also looking forward to.
@midnight – On Feb. 18, I attended a taping of Comedy Central’s @midnight, a comedy panel game show that airs nightly after Colbert Report. I started watching this show last month and have enjoyed watching every episode since.
My thanks goes out to the warm-up comedian Brody Stevens for keeping the audience entertained before the show including taking the time to chat with everyone including yours truly.
House of Cards - For the first time in my life, I actually had something to look forward to on Valentine’s Day. The entire second season premiered at 12:01 a.m. PT that day on Netflix. I finished the season within two or three days of the premiere. I stopped short of being a true binge watcher that weekend.
Breaking Bad – Netflix finally released the second half of the final season of this award-winning series earlier this week. I finally finished the series last night. Long live Heisenberg.
- Mineta program – My current class ends March 12. I am expected to start my next class within two weeks of the final session of my current class. Assuming all goes well, nine more classes to go including a capstone class to get my master’s degree. Give it about two years from now.
- Jay Leno – He may have stepped down as host of the Tonight Show last month but he still performs every Sunday nights at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach like he has been doing for years. After attending Tonight Show tapings numerous times, I’m gonna go see him perform in Hermosa Beach on Sunday and it’ll be my first time there.
How was your February? What are your expectations for the new month? Share your thoughts below. I’d love to hear from you.