Tuesday, December 23, 2008

About one month till take off!

It is currently the Holiday's and I am spending time with family. There is almost exactly one month till I get to leave and I'm beginning to get excited. There is still a lot to do and get accomplished but I can worry about that after the holidays. I have to admit I haven't gotten the CLAM Camera back out ...I think that is mostly because I can't figure out how I would make a entertaining video right now.

I wrote a song and recorded it with my guitar and some CLAM program equipment. I thought some people out there might like to hear it. I've had to make it into a video file to be able to post it so it is just some pictures I've taken placed over the music.

*note ironically many of the pictures are actually from North Carolina.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Getting messy and making mistakes (It's what Mrs. Frizzle would want)

This is my first blog video. We made these during class so we can apply what we are learning (hence the lack of storyline depth). I've made several mistakes with it, but overall I'm pleased. I hope you enjoy it . And please feel free to offer advice for future productions.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Today's Assignment


Today were told to upload a photo to our blog and talk about it. I choose a photo I took of Randy (our C.L.A.M. instructor) on the first day of class. I think he looks just like Sean Connery in this photo. I used a free image editor, and attempted to add writing on the white board behind him questioning his true identity. While this has very little to do with anything I would like to point out that Sean Connery is, in fact, Scottish.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

About My Culture (another class assignment)

I have been born and raised in the southern portion of the United States of America where English is the language my friends and I abuse. Outdoor adventures are a norm. This includes everything from backpacking to spelunking to skydiving. It is understood that people who are going to go somewhere in life work hard to get there and the most pleasant people know how to make time to have fun. Video games are the general indoor competition/entertainment of choice. And good food only happens when people want to work hard to create it.

Monday, December 15, 2008

My Personal Cultural Literacy Dictionary

1. "Hales of Scondeetas!"
Meaning: Curses upon your land.
Comes from Empire Earth (a computer game) A prophet will scream "Hales of Scondeetas" as he creates ravenous volcanoes across your land.
2. "This thing's a bear! "
Meaning: This item is extra difficult to move.
Comes from a certain boss who used said phrase when trying to force mostly stationary objects to move.
3. (Nextel walkky talkly-*bee deet*) "Hey buddy"
Meaning: The boss wants you to do something really misserable really soon.
Comes from a certain boss who thought his employees were always on call.
4. The song found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I14YHnzVhQ
Meaning: Keep it up my friend we will get there eventually.
Used mostly when backpacking and the going is getting tough.
5. "I'm in the Crowsnest"
Meaning - I'm on the 6th floor of the library come study with me.
Used mostly in texting when quickly relaying ones position in the library to a fellow student.