SQL Saturday #104: A Parody and A Challenge

I’m Back! 

I apologize that it took me awhile to write again. I’ve been extremely busy between family and work obligations these last few months. While being busy is a good thing, things should be easing up a bit soon.  So I’m hoping I’ll be able to devote more time to writing again.

If you hadn’t heard recently, the Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group (Web | Twitter) will be hosting another SQL Saturday! *and the crowd goes wild* This one will be #104 and will be held on January 7th, 2012. What a great way to start the new year! The one we held last year turned out great, and I’m really excited about this one. If you haven’t done so already, please submit an abstract if you are interested in presenting. Otherwise, we really hope to see you there! 🙂

What’s This About a Parody?

Ever have an idea pop into your head that was really hard to let go? Well, that happened to me the other day. I’m not sure what prompted it in the first place, but I couldn’t resist finishing it once the idea took root in my brain. So to get in the spirit of our upcoming SQL Saturday event, I came up with this little parody. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

SQL Saturday

(sung to the tune of Winter Wonderland)

Chris got zinged, are you listening
Place the blame, Gabe is glistening
A rather odd sight
Rebecca’s uneasy tonight
Planning for our SQL Saturday.

Gone awry we SQL nerds
Jason’s crazed have you not heard
He tweets about thongs
As we plod along
Planning for our SQL Saturday.

In the mountains we can chase Speakers
Then pretend that we will simmer down.

They’ll say: Are you crazy?
We’ll say: Umm… err…
But you can ski with us
Now you’re in town.

Later on, we’ll conspire
Look out! Marc’s on fire!
Our nerves are now frayed
The plans that we’ve made
Planning for our SQL Saturday.

In the mountains we can chase Speakers
Then pretend that Troy’s a SQL clown.
We’ll have lots of fun chasing Speakers
Until all the board members fall down.

With Kat’s throws we’ll be chilling
Where it snows, we’ll be willing.
Workaholics at play on a SQL sleigh
Planning for our SQL Saturday.

A Challenge? What?

I know it’s not perfect but it was fun to write. 🙂 So are you ready for some fun of your own? I’d love to read what YOU come up with! Really! 🙂 It can be serious or wacky. A short story, a poem, or whatever! Come on. It’ll be fun! Put it on your blog. Tweet about it. Add a comment here. Heck, draw a picture! Just make it about SQL Saturday (preferably #104, of course!) 😉

A big thank you to my fellow conspirators… err, board members / planners / friends for inspiring this little parody. 🙂

Chris Shaw (Blog | Twitter)
Gabriel Villa (Blog | Twitter)
Troy Ketsdever (Blog | Twitter)
Kat Meadows (Twitter)
Marc Beacom (Web| Twitter)
Jason Horner (Web| Twitter)

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