So a couple of months ago, I was browsing through one of my favorite timewaster sites Grantland and came across an article written by some guy who wrote a book called ‘shit my dad says’. It was an entertaining article and, for whatever reason, a lightbulb went off in my head when I read the authors name. Justin Halpern.

Back in 2002, right after I graduated from UCSC, I spent a month and a half of that summer traveling throughout Europe. In Paris, I met a couple of cool guys around my age from San Diego. We probably spent a week together in Paris and Zurich partying, swimming, looking for chicks. One of those guys had the same name, Justin Halpern (the dude on the left).

(dude second from the right)


So I googled the guys name to see if it was the same guy and…I’m pretty sure it is.

This kicked off all kinds of thoughts about where I’m at in life and where I want to be. I can’t say I’m all that disappointed in where I’m at, but it’s definitely not where I want to be. I wonder how things turned out for Justin…