Speaking of my wife and developing things, we saw the doc yesterday. I really like all of the docs we've seen at that facility. They know their shit cold, are confident without arrogance, and when the room goes quiet on questions they offer the FAQ and give helpful suggestions. Strong stuff. It's funny to watch Stacky out-nerd the docs. She knows her shit and shares. When she decided that meds were the way to go yesterday, I was a little relieved. Mostly because The Dude has picked up on the fact that mommy is sick. She's tired a lot and has an upset tummy almost constantly. I don't want him to think something is wrong or worry but we're not quite ready to tell him about anything. Two more weeks, maybe. In any case, if these pills bring her some comfort and allow her to function at even 50% of normal, we're gonna be in great shape. Here's hoping, right?
Speaking of being sick and stuff, I did the grocery shopping for the first time in about three years. I have been so terribly spoiled. My chores are just about nothing compared to walking the grocery store. We hates it, precious. Also of note, when my wife isn't there, Tuesdays are not replete with MILF action. Hot mom night at the grocery store is still probably Friday. I may have to adjust my schedule accordingly. If I have to fight to figure out where in the holy fuck the non-organic leeks are or where they stashed the fucking butter (which is nowhere near the proper spot) I may as well at least have some scenery, right? RIGHT?!?! Fucking grocery store. I'd rather haul bricks.
My boy continues to amaze me. He's a big guy. In two weeks he will be THREE YEARS OLD! He's 39" tall and weighs in at 39 lbs. I don't think of him as a big guy until he's around other kids. He's so sweet and doesn't have a mean bone in his body. Part of me fears for him because I was the big kid who didn't like to fight or get into shit and it wasn't easy. But he's smart. He'll be fine. Just have to teach him the lessons I got from my mom and he'll make it. He's already got the nerd-y thing going. He has hypotheses about radishes. We're all in trouble.
In nerd news, I've tried to see how tough it is to decouple from Google. It ain't easy. Ditching Chrome, after finding out it didn't suck ass anymore, was a minor inconvenience that I forgot after about 2 minutes. Google docs are tougher to pull away from. Suggestions? Bloglines seems OK as a reader. But Gmail will have to stay. No other way to check personal mail from work (aside from my iPhone). It can be done. But it's work! As for search, well, Google could be Satan for all I know but I will still use their search. I tried Yahoo and Bing to unacceptable results. Wow. This is almost news for nerds. And it almost matters.
In music news, I'm recording again. Laying down something for technician and littlestar to put vocals over. Something we did as a group during the Great Canadian Invasion of 2010. I love the tune and what I'm trying to do with it will either be a hit with my co-conspirators or fall completely flat. Either way I'm having fun. Though I think I might pick up a cheap Rogue acoustic bass guitar. I have a cheap electric bass and since I really only lay down simple shit, it's cool. But there's a tone I want and I'm thinking of pulling the trigger. For under $200 what's the worst that can happen? And those Rogue guitars don't suck. I'm surprised at how far up the low end has come from back in my day. Can you put Cort in the same room with Rogue or Seagull? Hell no you can't. The top end has gone up as well, but I find that's mostly in bells and whistles and less in terms of consistent quality of tone. Martin and Taylor both source some good wood, but it really comes down to an individual instrument basis. That's a long way of saying: I think I'ma gonna pick up a cheapy acoustic bass guitar to get what I'm looking for in my "sound" now that I'm old, don't give a shit, and have an interest in creating a "sound."
More music. In thinking about the comments on the track littlestar and I released, it was interesting to hear "over produced" come up again and again. Interesting because that's just how she sounds. She's brilliant without help. And so many are not even close to brilliant with all of the help in the world. We're working on building a sound here. It's our first real release. There will be more. It's so much easier to craft something with technician for two reasons: 1. he can actually come to my house on a given weekend and we can rock out in person. So much more communication that way. 2. I know what he wants. The venn diagram of our stylistic knowledge is pretty close. It's easy to know what he's thinking because he'll say insightful things like "Ya know, it's like that one track that that one guy did. The one with the wah-boom-zing. Yeah. That" and I know what he means. Crafting stuff with littlestar takes more time. It's asynchronous and I'm just now starting to "get" her. She reminds me so much of an old friend of mine I never had that it's not funny. I'm really glad she's so patient. I'm pretty hard to work with, really, and it's good to work with great people. So expect more shit soon-ish. There's stuff brewin' here people!
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I'm cycling a lot. It's hotter than fuck out there, lemme tell ya. I no longer care. When I'm not pulling The Dude in his trailer, I feel like I can fly! I ride hard and for too long. Got in a little trouble over that this week. It's nice to just pedal as fast as I can for as long as I can and think about whatever I want. I hear tell that's called "me time." Anyway, I'm getting some good exercise in X-TREME CONDITIONS so that has to be good, right?
That's all I've got. Marking time for the next few weeks and not thinking about things.
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