Friday, July 4, 2008


I don't want to praise you
I don't want to see your works
I don't want to seem I need you
I don't want to seek your face

It's too awkward; too painful
To overlook the mediocrity
Get past our imperfection and distraction
To see what your glory can be

I don't want to sing hackneyed words
Don't want to make music from lies
I don't want to sing and not believe
Don't want to praise you in nonchalance

I'd like to praise you with all that I am
But I'm torn in too many directions
I'd like to believe I could sing in truth
But it feels like I'm playing a fool.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Game Cube

So... As some of you may know, I have never been terribly technologically inclined. Especially in regards to video games and the like. However, a friend of mine was recently given a Game Cube and I have been trying my hand at a few games. The outcome on some has been interested and on others not pretty at all.

Tony Hawk: Hm... poor Tony endured more broken noses, twisted ankles and concussions via my hands than he probably has in his entire career. That being said, I finally did learn how to grind on the rails under the tutelage of my very patient friend, Heather.

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Surprisingly well. Admittedly, I did start at the easiest level possible, but it was my first time every playing a video game. Granted, I did progess over two-thirds of the way through the game on that first time playing.

Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup: I had a fair amount of success with this game. Until I reached the World Cup. The premise is that you pick a house, start in training, progress through a few Hogwarts matches and go to the House Cup. If you win the House Cup, you are automatically thrust into the World Cup where you choose the country you would like to play and play against. I was doing quite well in the beginning, leading the Slytherin team (including a very whiney Malfoy) to victory over Gryffindor for the House Cup. I even learned a few combos and managed to pull it off with some dignity. The World Cup was another matter. By my hands, England was slaughtered by France. Apparently, I still have a thing or two I need to learn about both video games and quidditch.