So, in the summer between 11th and 12th grade I decided I wanted to do stand up comedy. Not entirely sure what I was thinking, though I actually tried out for Brown stand up this past year and got told I should put a little more work into it and I’d have a good shot at it; haven’t tried again yet. I had an opportunity to give it a go at a talent show during a summer camp thing at Duke University (Which is probably worth another post entirely–First time I played “Ten Fingers”/”Never Have I Ever.” Undefeated ever since, haha.) I gave it a try and, by the grace of God, had the foresight to record it for later embarrassment at my wedding. A bit of background: “Giles” is the name of the residence hall we lived in, and Jeff was one of my classmates there. Give it a listen before reading the rest of the post:
I’ve shown this to a lot of people already, but just in case you haven’t seen it yet, here is my semi-infamous youtube video. It’s basically a giant video game reference to Earthbound, a beautiful, touching little video game that I have a lot of affection for. (Coincidentally, it’s also the prequel to Mother 3, a name which you’ve probably seen on a shirt of mine before.) Hopefully the video is sillly enough to warrant posting, even if you don’t get the reference. That’s me in the khakis, at age… 16? 17? Something like that. Watch!
So, my friend is a security guard at one of Brown’s libraries, and told me about this slightly hilarious phenomenon that’s popped up recently. She’s been asked to put information cards on her desk about the swine flu–one side says “SWINE FLU” and lists some swine flu facts, while the other says “STAY HEALTHY” and gives you some “things you can do every day” health tips.