Saturday, February 16, 2008

Good Things for February 15, 2008

Spending the day working from home when Thing 3 is ill. And actually getting things done.

Having a meeting go well.

Spending an hour at Guitar Center trying out amplifiers. And successfully avoiding making a stupid impulse buy.

Only drag, the amp I most coveted had been bought and I didn't get to try it a lot. Tough. I need to save up more money anyhow. The amp I wanted to try was a Fender Blues Deluxe in tweed. There are a lot of things I'd like. This will have to wait.

Good Things for January 31, 2008

Thing 3, the newly minted survives the hell that is the Minnesota DMV and passes his drivers written test. Cost $10.25.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Good Things so far for February 14, 2008

The tooth fairy here at work left candy (a small package of Skittles and a heart shaped sucker) on everyone in my organization's desk. Bravo to her! She's really good to us. Happy VD!

Patrick James Reusse's column in the Stribe today regarding the Roger Clemens testimony in Congress yesterday. Read for yourself. Favorite quote which is from a writer in Boston, who no longer is a writer there or possibly anywhere?

"If Clemens had not once been able to consistently throw a baseball 95 miles per hour past men with bats in their hands, he would be wearing bib overalls and sitting on a milk crate at the open end of a trailer somewhere, brushing his tooth, while shooing away flies from his head," Barnacle wrote. "The man is a complete dope."

Breakfast with the boys at Al's Breakfast in Dinkytown. Short stack of whole wheat wally blues is good for what ails you!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Good Things for February 13, 2008

Playing your new to you guitar until your fingers are sore. In a good way.

Getting VD greetings from a friend. Even if I think its the dumbest holiday ever.

Snow is again in the air and I lurve snow.

Breakfast tomorrow with a few of the boys at Al's Breakfast in Dinkytown. Six bells or all won't be well. Hope I get up in time!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Things and Good Things for February 8, 2008

The cyclist who wrote in prolific amounts and was ultimately killed while riding by a drunken driver was Ken Kifer. I know someone already gave this in a comment on my Sheldon obit, but it bears repeating. Both Ken and Sheldon gave a lot of their time to the cycling community and their passion will be missed.

Visited the Electric Fetus for their Valentines Day annual twenty percent off sale. I didn't buy much for me, just a few items. Specifically the new Magnetic Fields and the latest from Sons and Daughters. Lurve them both.

Stopped by Guitar Center. Got some Everly Star Picks. I really like the hole in the center as it gives my weak hand a better grip. I bought too thin ones, they are the 0.050 inch or red ones. The orange (0.060 inch), yellow (0.073 inch) or green (0.088 inch) might be better. I'll buy some of the other thickness to give them a try.

What I'd really gone for is the eMedia Blues Guitar lesson cd. So far I'm working on Muddy Water's version of Hoochie Coochie Man. It has this illuminated fretboard just like Guitar Hero except its real and not some fricken play guitar. I suck, but I'm trying. I highly recommend the disc to those that want to try to learn blues guitar.

Otherwise I spent the weekend being unproductive. And beating myself to bits about it.