Sunday, November 14, 2004

The Simple Art of Lack of Communication

You know with the introduction of numerous technological advances in communication, things should be more understandable. Yet I find it to be the other way around, more so to the point that attempting to use complete sentences have been abandoned. Time has been so compressed that we have adopted a short hand way of leaving messages and writing to others that we near to a point that nothing is communicated at all. I admit that I am guilty of such things, but I always make sure that my point gets across. Its like we have unknowingly gained this ability to know what others should know, when in fact they don't know and chaos follows. Just pure chaos, a chain reaction of epic proportions, where there is aftermath of dandelions and scotch tape. Its an ugly site let me tell you. Chaos like a major car pile up on the highway, since no one signaled their intentions while changing lanes. Its not like the chaos, such as opening a bag of cereal where corn flakes explode everywhere, that chaos is caused by a miscommunication with one self. I remember having a conversation with someone about cell phones and how they have made things more disorganized. Back in the day before cell phone were popular, when a group of people wanted to go out things were planned ahead of time, and all the wrinkles were smoothed out. We all new where to meet, at what time, and how long we need to be there. Now these days, things are spur of the moment. Since people have their phones with them, if a party was going on people would find out 5 minutes before. Its crazy I say, just plain crazy.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Three instruments that may change the world!

Ideas have been thrown out about what would be cool instruments, or what instruments should be part of heavy metal. Some of my colleagues and I have agreed upon three instruments which would be cool to have in a heavy metal band. 1.) Death Fiddle; 2.) Death Mandolin; 3.) Death Banjo; and of course to qualify these instruments for the metal genre the word death must be thrown in there. Now seriously think about this for a moment, how cool would it be to have a heavy metal band featuring these instruments. You got your standard metal guitarist with his wicked speed skills, the brooding bassist with the take no crap attitude, and the technically sound drummer who has a passion to hit things. Once you add the death fiddle, mandolin, and banjo the possibilities are endless. Imagine these laid back instruments roar with the most mind crushing distortion on the face of this planet. A Sonic masterpiece that may possibly change the landscape of metal, or someone's backyard. There were other instruments that may have had a chance, but didn't seem right. Such examples are; death flute, death whistle, death tambourine.....this was a close one but not close enough, death tuba, death marimba, and last but not least death clave. Rest assured that you may see these, if not already in metal band near you. =)

Monday, November 08, 2004

Cursed be the Kitchen Faucet!!!

So once upon a time two guys went to a small dwelling in the southern province of Davis. They were summoned to help fix a magical device that controls the flow of drinking water. Little did they know that they were about remodel a kitchen sink. The owner of the dwelling thought if one item was to be changed then everything on the sink must be changed as well. The two brave souls battled their way through, as they attempted to replace this magical device. Once the device was replace the two heros stood as they admired the great work. Like shattered glass the mood became dark. The magical device seemed to have a problem; water seem fightend to flow in the greatness of the kitchen sink. The two were perlexed and the owner had an expression of hoplessness. The two heros were determined to defeat the evil foe, and allow a dwelling to get their rightful flow of water. The adventure continues.........unfortunately.

As a side note please look at the items you buy for they reveal important information that may save your life. Or something along those lines. Cursed Kitchen Faucet!!!

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The Trunk Monkey

Well, I had quite an eventful day with work and all, but I was really intregued by the notion of the Trunk Monkey. The company I work for held a "company party" to celebrate the milestones reached in the past year. Let me say that these accomplishments, which I will vaguely mention are very impressive. Now to the part of the Trunk Monkey. My boss showed us these video clips of the Trunk Monkey, a security system designed for automobiles. It was some of the funniest stuff I have ever seen and I think the concept is sound. I mean really, how cool would it be to have a trunk monkey. The idea is simple! Lets say a criminal feels the need to take your car, a highly trained monkey leaps out of your trunk and renders the criminal helpless. It's quick, easy, and requires little or no instruction. Highly marketable and such a great novelty. THE TRUNK MONKEY!

The Baltic Sea Posted by Hello
I again was looking at some my pictures and ran across this one I took on my trip this past summer. Again you have to sometimes stop, reflect and be thankful for all the blessings which we recieve each day. As you can see I like taking pictures of the sun, cause sometimes the sun needs attention too.

How Amazing

Picture near the top of Vernal Falls. Posted by Hello

I was looking at my photos, and came across this wonderful picture. You sometimes have to stop and think how beautiful God's creations can be. Things in life can at times bring you down, but you have to remember that we are not alone. Burdens in life are not just ours to take. When I see that picture I feel that. I know that no matter what happens, God will always shine upon me and those around me.

Yosemite is probably for me the most calming and serene place I have ever been to. You should try it! I mean really, you can't go wrong with mountains and trees! Seriously! Oh and you cannot forget running water like streams and such, thats a must in any nature landscape design.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Am I trippin' ?

What is a curb? Well according to Webster's Dictionary it is the following:

  1. A concrete border or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along the edge of a street.
  2. An enclosing framework, such as that around a skylight.
  3. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
  4. Something that checks or restrains: High interest rates put a curb on spending.
  5. A chain or strap that passes under a horse's lower jaw and serves in conjunction with the bit to restrain the horse.
  6. A market, originally on a street or sidewalk, for trading securities that are not listed on a stock exchange.

Now you may be wondering or probably not, why I am defining a curb, more importantly, why I am talking about one? Other than the fact that I tripped over one, it relates to life in more ways than one. Simplicity is a good solution to numerous things, yet it is so elusive and quite complicated to achive. I see things and I say, well wounld't it be easier to do it this way? Yet in fact it would not be, simply as it is in our nature to make things more complicated than they have to be. So the curb sometimes contain or restrain us from seeking what is true in our hearts. We see what we want yet, can't bring ourselves to say it. Thus we use other means to express ourselves, sometimes if not most in a language that we can only understand.

Or plainly its an obstacle that you have to step over. If you don't watch out you may end up face to face with a haystack!

Welcome to my random, yet interesting mind. At least I think it is!