In 19 years of my meager existence, I have come to the assumption that my life will be divided into several parts that I dedicate my time to in the years to come. Of these parts, I know for certain that two of them will be dedicated to singing my heart out to Frank Sinatra and wasting countless hours on the more-addicting-than-crack game, known as Minecraft.
Let’s start with Franky first.
To me, Ol’ Blue Eyes is one of, if not the greatest, jazz/swing/Big Band/lounge singers of his time and ours. Some people think that most of his songs are alike and they sound too similar. If you were writing songs about love, heartbreak, and women, wouldn’t it sound alike to a point? You can only go so far with a type of songwriting and Frank took it to the max. As a kid I had heard of him and I only knew about the incredibly famous songs, but nothing more. I knew that he was famous and that he was a great songwriter, but it was one of those things that if someone asked me if I knew anything about him my immediate reply would be “Oh yeah I love that guy!” when in truth, I didn’t know jack shit 😛 Now, years later I am in love with this guy, his music, and the emotion he puts behind each and every one of his songs. I love singing out loud(by myself) to his music whenever possible and by doing so I have actually become more confident in myself! Also, I don’t like to brag but, I can sing his tunes really well. So without a doubt, I can say that Franky has really helped me along and I will be belting out his songs for years to come.
And on to MINECRAFT!!1!
So if you’ve been living under a rock, or you just have the self-restraint of a monk, Minecraft is a really, really, incredibly simple, addicting game created by a God known as Markus Persson. Minecraft is a beautiful game in its own right, as it allows you to create nearly anything your heart desires. Except friends…you will only lose those over time(unless you get them hooked :D) This game combines the creative concept of Legos with the freedom of a randomly generated world. The goal of this game is yours to decide. As the name implies, mining is going to be a part of this game somehow. You can choose to build your dream house in peace, or be challenged to collect materials by day and create a base before darkness falls and the creatures of the night come out to hunt. The experience is going to be fun no matter what. If you get hurt, go find a pig, kill it, get bacon, eat, repeat. Remember to cook it first!
Keep in mind that when starting out, it can seems confusing, even frustrating trying to get a handle on all the recipes. By going to http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Minecraft_Wiki, you can find all the information you would need about the game. Also,
remember that you are not constrained by any boundaries, you are free to make whatever your imagination can create and you shouldn’t ever give up on that 20 story palace, even if it seems impossible 😉
I plan on posting more about Minecraft in the future; what I’ve built, what my plans are, all that jazz, so stay tuned after this commercial break! 😀