Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Late To The Party...

I wrote this back around Christmas but didn't know if I should post it on my blog. After getting Kevin's approval I decided to post it. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I am in no wise mocking this song and its significance. I have always thought it would be funny if the boy realized that his lamb could talk. Therefore, in order to not joke too much with this wonderful Christmas song I will change a lot of the lyrics.

Holy Crap My Lamb Talks! Lyrics by Chris Neff to the tune of Do You Hear What I Hear?

Said the night wind to the little lamb:
Do you see what I see?
Way out by the hill, little lamb--
Do you see what I see?

A bar, a bar--
Serving drinks all night--
Where the men are in a big fight,
Where the men all fight with their might!

Said the little lamb to the little boy
Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing thru the sky, little boy
Do you hear what I hear?

A voice, a voice!
Blowing through the tree--
Was it a boy from over the sea?
It wasn't you and clearly not me!

Said the little boy to the mighty king
Do you know what I know?
In your palace warm, mighty king
Do you know what I know?

My lamb, my lamb--
Just spoke in the cold!
Let us bring him cheese and mold!
Tis the weirdest thing ever told!

Said the king to the people ev'rywhere
Listen to what I say!
Seriously, people ev'rywhere
Listen to what I say!

A lamb, a lamb!
Talking in the night!
Tis the strangest thing heard tonight!
Might as well claim that pigs took flight!

Literal Version:

Said the night wind to the little lamb:


Said the little lamb to the little boy

Meeeeh! Meeeeh!
Baaaa! BAAAA!!

Said the little boy to the mighty king
It was nice of your guards to let me into your throne room.
In your palace warm, mighty king
So I was wondering if you could lower my taxes?

I mean, I'm just a shepherd.
I basically work for free.
Well if you don't lower my taxes I'll start eating your sheep!

Said the king to the people ev'rywhere
Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people ev'rywhere
Listen to what I say!

A boy, a boy,
A young shepherd boy,
Is asking that I lower his taxes when he's not even taxed!
Can someone please offer him a real job?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Work Typos Part 2...

supporta: (1) bad Italian for support; (2) the act of supposing that you are supporting an option, person, or idea.

clikc: the sound digital cameras make since they don't have an exact click-button that goes up and down.

regardsm: the act of regarding regards

Thursday, December 13, 2012

What I Wish People Would Understand...

I have come to a new understanding recently with Nicole and I decided it's something other people might want/need to hear. I've grown up with a lot of mixed media ranging from music to TV shows and movies to video games. Let me just quote some of the words of my professor, Arlen Card, who taught my Digital Audio Essentials Class at UVU. Even though he was referring to music I think it applies to more than that.

"You should just learn to like a little bit of everything. It will just make your world that much richer and larger."

We're so eager to limit ourselves sometimes. We instantly close our minds to anything that seems strange to us. We'll write off something just because we're not familiar with it. That makes our world smaller people. Much too small. There are so many good stories out there and sometimes the best or most interesting stories are only found in particular mediums because there weren't any other options that could properly tell the story.

Maybe you don't like Japanese cartoons but I promise you that I've been through emotional and intellectual roller coaster rides by watching some of the shows I've seen. Maybe you think video games are dumb, too complicated, or a waste of time but in truth, if you really examine it, video games can be the ultimate medium to entertainment* because instead of just watching and/or listening you are involved. Whether it's just you or a character you control there is something incredible waiting for the player if they will just keep going! (just please don't waste your life away playing a game that has no story to tell)

Just open your minds people and explore a world just waiting to be touched! Granted, that doesn't mean you should go watch objectionable movies, play bad video games, or listen to awful music.

*Note: Skylee brought up a good point and she's right (though I didn't understand what she meant at first). She said that plays/musicals were the ultimate medium. I agree if you are in the play/musical and you are performing and playing an active role on the stage. It doesn't get more involved than that! No video game can or ever will truly replicate that kind of an experience. Thanks Skylee!

Traits, Talents, and Characteristics...

I was talking about this the other day with Nicole, Mom and Dad and they helped me recognize that I had something worth blogging about. We were talking about the differences between Kevin and I and I've always explained that we're different for the following reason:

When Kevin and I were in the womb (being twins and such) a trait would drop down and Kevin and I would have to fight for it. Sometimes we'd tear the trait into equal parts or sometimes one would get the majority and the other got what was left. Example: One of the biggest differences between Kevin and I is how much patience we have for things. I probably took about 75% and Kevin was left with 25%. But Kevin got bigger portions of singing talent, drawing skills, and good looks. He'll argue with a couple of those but hey, I think it's true.

Yup, Kevin rocks.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Work Typos...

I type a lot of the same words over and over again at work. Here are some common typos that make me crazy and their being-made-up-by-me-on-the-spot definitions:

Mondary - The worst day of the year.

trasnferred - Transcending the term "nerfed"; to make a stronger character/item suddenly weaker than ever thought possible.

complaince - often misunderstood for a toddler saying "come play in"; to be utterly wasted and end up sitting on garbage because off constant complaining.

acconut - a rare nut to which every person and animal is allergic.

resplying - (1) trying to combine respond and reply into one word; (2) resplying occurs when one jumps out of a flying plane in order to respond to someone's message.

Stay tuned... there might be more to come!

An Interesting Observation...

So I've been going to UVU for a while now and I've noticed something very odd about the institute. First of all there are a lot of people who are absurdly good at Ping Pong. Second of all the kids who play the most are ridiculously rip. Seriously, why bother being all muscley if they're playing sports that don't require big muscles? Weird.

Some of those same guys play Pool too. If I had big muscles, I'd play football or wrestle. You know... put them to use.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Double-U Or Double-V?...

Do you write double-u's or double-v's?



I am definitely a double-v kind of guy when it comes to writing.