Saturday, October 11, 2008

"Humble Frog"

Ok. Well I got more response than I expected on my first post. And beings as I got a couple of comments about the meaning of my nickname/screen name, "Humble Frog," I decided to explain the meaning of this nickname.

Well set your way-back machines to 1997. Clinton was in office, I was at BYU, and I had just gotten off my mission. I was living in the dorms, and had two pursuits, girls and video games. And not necessarily in that order. Well anyway, the game of the day was "Warcraft." Not the huge on-line one that is popular today, but the orignal cheesy version which was one of the first with an on-line component. Xbox and PS2 were years in the future, and you had to play on a computer.

Well the game involved killing large amounts of skeletons, vombies, and other monsters of a fantasy variety. Also you could play cooperatively with a friend on another computer. In addition you could embrace your darker side and become what is called a "player killer." You could kill the friend you were playing with. Such activities obviously were frowned upon, and it made you person non grata in the gaming world. However, everyone did it because you couldn't resist the urge to be a little evil. While wanting to fit in and enjoy the fun (don't judge or psycho-analyze I was 21 and full of testosterone) I wanted to create a new character that I could enjoy the fun of killing my friends without the stigma of being a player killer, I decided to create a new character.

Well the first step to making a great new character is to have a great new name. Well I couldn't think of any thing cool. I had run through a bunch of others (Doc, Doc Holliday, Doc the Stud, Doc the Stud Holliday, John the Stud; I know again I was 21 and girl crazy) so I ask my roommate "Fozz" (his real name was Josh Fozzard) what I should name my new character. He thought ponderously for about 20 seconds and announced "Homo Frog." Well mishearing him I heard the name "Humble Frog," and the name just stuck. It sounded cool, a little weird, and definitely unique enough that no one else would have it. So "Humble Frog" was born, and has continued to this day as one of my aliases.

So there is the story. Enjoy.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Rant #1

Well folks, I have decided to get with the times and start a blog. I find myself on Friday at work preparing for a de facto 2 week vacation. On Sunday I will be flying out to Washington D.C. to see my best friend and brother in the law Brent Berkley. We will be taking the sites of D.C. and going to see argument before the U.S. Supreme Court. If you can believe it one of our local dirt bags from Millard County has a case that is actually going to the Supreme Court. Go figure. Little ole Fillmore in front of the austere body of the U.S. Supreme Court. Looks to be a great time. After that I'm flying to Mississippi for a training at the Univeristy of Mississippi on Computer Crimes. All told, I'll be out of the office for a couple of weeks. Going to be awesome.

Well I set this blog up for people to see what I'm up to, and also to have an outlet for my occasional ranting about life. Today's rant: the economy. O.K. I admit that I didn't know a lot about the economy before I really started looking at it as part of my prosecution of financial crime, but come on people how screwed up can we get. The federal government is bailing out the economy with $700 BILLION dollars and thinks are still going straight down the toilet. It just really seems pointless to spend all that money when thinks are going to be so screwed up anyway. I mean if the economy is going to pot anyway, why throw such an obscene amount of money after it. It just makes no sense. I don't know. It just makes me happy that I work for government and I prosecute crime. There is no shortage of work to go around. Well now that I got that off my chest, I just I'll try and figure out how to post this things.