Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Year's Resolution?

Is it too late...?

My New Year's Resolution is to create something from thin air with all my skills. I am going to build an electric guitar.

Right now I am scanning sites for the right wood and things. I hope to start on this project mid February with a summer completion and then a fall, "play it live" performance of said guitar.

This all stems from a dream I have had. I have a complete vision of this thing down to the color of the wires in the pickups. I hope to post this project as time goes on. Still costing things out. My budget is $500 and if I price the materials out now, I am at roughly $690. So I need to do more scanning of of Ebay and Craigslist for parts.

Wish me luck...

My reasoning behind this resolution is that I have not created anything in years. I am generally a creative person and well, I have not been able to connect to that side in a long time. I want to get back to that.

Back to where I once belonged...

Friday, January 08, 2010

Free Ride...

So like... I am coming home from work. And I was going down this road near my house. Not payin attention. Listening to talk radio...

The rode is a country two lane highway and it is really dark.

About 200 yards ahead of me, I see these brake lights come on on the side of the road.

"Huh", I thought.

And then... As I got closer a couple seconds later... "Shit..."

CHP... I looked down at the speedometer 70 mph.


I went past... lights went on.

I just pulled over like a helpless animal. I was dust.

He comes up to the car... "Hey... why were you going so fast?"

"Um... I simply was not paying attention."

"How fast were you going?"

"Maybe 65...67."

"69!! It's 55 through here, license and registration please."

He looks it over. "Do you live at this address?"

"Nah... I just moved..." and I start reciting my address.

He goes, "Listen... slow down alright?"

And that is that... adverted probably a $250 ticket, traffic school and huge expense in insurance.

Sweet... My life is average.