Thursday, December 29, 2011

Made another blog!

Hello everyone,

A late Merry Christmas to you all. Things have been a barrel of monkeys here. CoolWife got me some awesome presents and we got to spend the day with family and even go to Church, which seems like an appropriate Christmas activity. I might have, however, slept through most of church. My excuse is just that it was so peaceful and nice (and warm) in there. We spent the afternoon with CoolWife's fam and the evening with my sister Jenny and her family. They fed us an amazing three-course meal of butternut squash soup, pork tenderloin with potatoes, and an elaborate chocolate tasting for dessert. We then played Blokus and Sequence; both great games. We also had a Google Hangout with just about all my family, which was a party. We should do that more often. We may need to establish some etiquette, but I think it's a great way to get all caught up together. I feel very blessed to have such a great family where everyone gets along.

In other (very unrelated) news, I've decided to start a second blog called Mike Likes Games ( It's going to be very video games-centric, so if that's your thing, or the thing of someone you know, feel free to go over and check it out. I'll still post here when I feel like it, but I've been wanting to write more about my classes (in making video games) and gaming, and this didn't quite feel like the right spot.

And a Happy New Year to you!

Friday, December 9, 2011


I think we're all aware that brains generally look like this.

However, I'm pretty sure that today mine are in a state closer to the following.

You may be skeptical. I'm sure everyone reading this knows enough about brains that if a person's brains were to resemble scrambled eggs with beef, peas, and carrots on rice they probably wouldn't be able to live, much less write a blog post about it. Be advised that I'm averaging about two typos per word as I type this.

I have plenty of evidence on my side to back up my theory, but little time to recount them all. So I'll just leave you with the fact that it took me about five minutes to add up the hours on my time card (which only totaled 37 hours, so it's not like there was anything hard there) and the following little tidbit.

I keep thinking to the tune of "Cat Scratch Fever" and another song with I can't remember anymore even though I last did it about 15 minutes ago.For example: "Check--ing--books--in! Dun dun dun duuuuun!" or "I--feel--hun--gry! Dun dun dun duuuuun!". My favorite so far is definitely "Nope--Chuck--Tes--Ta!! Dun dun dun DUUUUUN!".