Saturday, March 13, 2010

The guitar is coming together...

Still waiting for my knobs and my pickup covers, but I'm still excited to have my pickguard. I'm also gonna be putting in some Noiseless Pickups. This will make everything black, except the neck. That's my next guitar...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I'm way too loyal to my MetroCard. I just bought this in September 2009, and I use it once a week, with the rare occasion when I may use it twice in a week. I'm almost sad that it will expire this coming September.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Eye Doctor

Just me on my way home from the eye doctor today. Haven't been there in almost two years. Still worked at Strook. Crazy, man.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Things You Find on Craig's LIst...

Ok, a friend and I have this thing where we scour Craig's List ( for funny or weird ads, and share them with each other for laughs. I found this one recently, and had to share this on here. I love how she ends the ad, telling all applicants to make their case so she knows which one of the many fine specimens to pick. Yuck. The ad was posted in early November, so she may already be taken. Sorry fellas. Enjoy!

Reply to:
Date: 2005-11-09, 8:27AM EST

Hey there you guys? I'm 5'6, slim, long straight brown hair, brown eyes. I'm attractive. Don't worry. Just a little weird. I'm looking for a guy that will make out with me and spit in my mouth while doing it. Not just regular spit, but the kind where you have to snort it and hock it from your throat. I know. It's gross. I'm so embarrassed. I just have a weird kink for it. The sound of a guy snorting and hocking spit turns me on. My ex boyfriend was really rough in bed and he use to snort and hock loogies in my mouth all the time. Now i'm orgasmic off of it. So if you're not to weirded out by my request, send me a pic and tell me why i should pic you.

no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Here we go again...

Ok, so work is a being a royal pain in the ass and confounding me once again. I was notified today that one of my former employees (who's recently moved on to another division) is leaving the company, due mainly to some, shall we say, "curious" moves by management. I don't want to get into too much detail here (maybe I'm paranoid?) but needless to say, it seems like there's a slow but steady "housecleaning" going on. Also, another manager was brought on, which is weird. There are 2 divisions in NYC, and I manage one of them. But the other division now has 2 managers. Should I be concerned?

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Random Thought

Has anyone else noticed the decline in colored toilet paper in the past few years? I remember when I was a kid, my mom always bought different colors, blue, yellow, pink, etc. Now there's only white. It's a sad day indeed, when toilet paper diversity is dead.

Song of the Day: Precious, by Depeche Mode

This is the first single off the new album, Playing the Angel. Honestly, the first 5 songs on this album are the best. After that, it's all downhill. A few catching hooks or choruses, but nothing that stands out. Still, 5 great songs is still alot better than what you get on most albums these days. My favorite song, however, is Precious, the new single. It would be right at home on their magnum opus, Violator. But it's a great song, and something about the guitar riff at the end really affects me.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Long Absence

Ok, I know I've been gone for a long time. I just needed to figure out some things for work. I don't know why, but any time I have issues at work, it just kills any creativity I have. I don't want to write, play music, anything. But I'm on vacation this week, worked some things out at the office, and the creative juices are sarting to flow again. So hopefully I can keep up with the blogging on a more routine basis. I'm also thinking about adding a domain name for this site. We'll see...
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U2 at MSG
Ok, so last week, I went to see U2 at Madison Square Garden. Great shows. I hope to have some reviews up by tomorrow or Tuesday. All I'll say for now is that there's a reason why these guys are the best band on the planet. And the next time one of these "pop tarts" like Brittney or Ashley says they need to lip synch because of all the dancing the do, rent a U2 DVD. These guys are all over the place. Bono was running all around the stage, interacting with other band members, jumping into the crowd, singing through it all. And The Edge. This guy is amazing. He was running around the ellipse (the oval stage-walkway, see pic), Bono chasing him, as he's playing a blistering guitar solo. And these guys are 45.
More detailed reviews to come...

Monday, September 12, 2005

New Fall TV Season

The new Fall season has started for some of the shows I watch, so below are some of my thoughts. I don't watch much TV these days, but there are still a few shows I don't miss.

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The Simpsons

You will find no bigger fan of The Simpsons than me. But in recent years, the show has sort of let me down. It used to be a clever caricature of society, pop culture, and the world in general. these days, it's a caricature of itself. So many of the ideas are being retread, and it just isn't funny anymore. How many times can Bart be expelled from school? How many times is Marge going to leave Homer, just to realize how much she loves him and return? There have been a few shows here and there that were good, but overall, the quality has declined tremendously. I used to be crying at the end of each show from laughing so hard, and my sides would hurt. these days, I'm lucky if I let out a chuckle or two. There was a time when the show self-referenced itself, and I think that's about where the series should have ended. For instance, you'd see Homer's Mr. Plow jacket, or Marge's bowling ball (also named "Homer") in the hall closet. But these days there are continuity errors, and the gags just aren't funny. Last night's episode was ok, but I really hate when they personify animals, like the manatees were this week. It was funny when Santa's Little Helper would roll his eyes at something. But this is a little out of hand.

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Family Guy

Family Guy is one of those shows that I hated at first, thinking it was another Simpsons ripoff. But I've grown to like it, and I think a lot of the plots and things that were suspiciously similar to the Simpsons was done on purpose. It quickly became one of my favorites. When it was cancelled, I was really upset, along with millions of other fans. Thankfully, due to record DVD sales, Fox wisened up and brought it back (in a hilarious moment, in the first episode back on the air, Peter mentions all the shows that Fox chose to air after Family Guy was cancelled, which are all now cancelled themselves...shows like Dark Angel and Andy Richter Controls The Universe). The summer season was great, with tons of hilarious moments. Last night's episode was the fall season premiere, but wasn't all that good. It seems to be trying too hard, and a lot of the jokes fell flat. I also don't like how Meg is being portrayed lately, always yelling at Peter and calling him a "fat bastard." It's just not what her character is supposed to be.

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Ghost Hunters

Ok, so Ghost Hunters premiered a few weeks ago, but I still love this show. This week's episode had some genuine creepy moments, as a door in an upstairs bedroom opened and closed twice, without any explanation, and it was all caught on video. Not the best evidence shown on this show (see last season's prison footage here, but definitely interesting. One of the investigators, Brian Harnois, has left the show, hopefully temporarily. He was annoying, but brought a lot of comic relief to the show.

Song of the Day: Love and Peace or Else, by U2

The "Bullet the Blue Sky" of How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. A real heavy song, and it builds to a great crescendo (I tend to like songs like that). The boys played a great live version of this for the MTV/VH1 Katrina relief show, and it was great. It's a very simple song, but heavy and groovy at the same time. And it's even better live.