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By clock (Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 08:42:49 AM EST) (all tags)
because seriously, it's not like you'll know when it stops...right?

Things are busy.  Just generally busy.  We're keeping our heads down and pushing forward because that's the only available direction and sitting still is not an option.  We have no real complaints, my happy little clan and I.

Last weekend, we went to the fire museum's fire festival.  Yes, it is as cool as it sounds.  Free, open to the public, and loaded with great stuff for little people to do.  The overwhelming majority of people there were boys aged 5 to 10 and the people they drug with them.  The Dude had an amazing time.  He got to put out a wooden fire with a real fire hose and even got his own little plastic fire helmet.  Better then that?  Well duh!  They had demonstrations since the event is held on the fire training grounds.  There's a permanently wrecked train, overturned buses, totaled cars, bisected tankers, and a tower for climbing.  We saw the Hazmat team put out a real fire in a tank of diesel (damn...that's the only way to view one of those fires) and a rescue in a burning bus.  The Dude thought that this was the shit.  Better?  He got an autograph for one of the guys who did the bus rescue.  An autograph?!  From a REAL fireman?!  Seriously, shit does not get better than that.  Doesn't hurt that it's an autograph from someone I would actually refer to as an actual hero versus someone who chases a ball around.  It was a LOT of fun.

My mom is coming to town this weekend.  She'll be here for two weeks.  The Dude can't wait for her to show up.  She was his bestest buddy last time she visited and we're hoping for a rerun of that since Stacky needs a little time off of her feet.

Stacky should stop reading here, but she won't...

The wife unit is getting tired.  Groin muscles are stretching and causing plenty of "discomfort."  She's also getting overheated and tired much more quickly.  Though she hasn't been asleep for the last few months, I fear that the time is coming.  She's doing an admirable job of fighting it off.  She's as tough as they come.  She's still walking the dog every day because she knows that when she stops doing that, it's over.  It's hard to watch.  That said, she's kicking ass and taking names.  She rocks!

Stacky can start reading again here but she never stopped so...

Next Tuesday we will tear the corner off of the package and see what we're getting.  Stay tuned.

I have two weeks off in November.  I had a week off in April.  Seven months without time off is a bad idea, kids.  Don't do it.  The side effects are not worth it.  I was told that my birthday will be invaded by inlaws.  Not sure what to do with this.  As long as everyone is gone or in bed by 8 PM so I can have a couple of drinks and surf wild guitar porn, we should be OK.  In any case, we're going camping for a few nights and I'm going to be laying out quite a project plan.  Lots of things I want to do.  Not sure what I'll have time to get done.

Musically, things have been rough.  I think I put down the last in a series of 6 tunes that I will probably release in the next week or so.  They were an accidental side project that I happen to be enjoying greatly.  I stole the voices of a couple of husians to make songs that fit between the solo guitar tunes.  For people who like my electronic music and some of my stranger guitar stuff this will be a fun one.  People who don't will have to wait for the next one.  Current musical projects on the notebook:

  • project with littlestar and popsicle (or does she have a new name now?).
  • something that technician and I started a long time ago that we have to get off of our asses and finish.
  • a collection of my take on gypsy jazz (also known as my excuse to make a Selmer/Maccaferri knock-off).
  • a solo (classical) guitar suite - this one has been brewing for damned near a decade.
It's good to have a list!  Always something to do, right?  I also have a guitar that is started that needs to be finished.  I'm going to do some experimenting with this one and see what I get.  I have some ideas.  Dangerous, eh?

Next weekend, I want to get lumber for Adirondack chairs so that I have a place to sit on the deck now that it's deck sitting season again.  I also am planning a workbench but that comes after we sell the chest freezer.

This is a lot of shit to get done by March.  The odds ain't good, friends.  But fuck it.  It's better than being bored.

And that's all the time we have...

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Related: by yankeehack (4.00 / 2) #1 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 08:52:44 AM EST
Thank you for posting dreamy fireman pics elsewhere on the Interwebs.

Those Texan firemen are hot... 
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB

OH OH OH! by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 09:39:11 AM EST
all the guys from the calendar were at a table signing said calendar!  yeah!

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Nice... by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 04:13:43 PM EST
I am intrigued & excited by this idea of a hot Texan Fireman Calendar.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
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If you want to take the easy way out by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 09:11:36 AM EST
our JoAnne's has Adirondack chair kits on clearance. Not the same as cutting and shaping wood from scratch, but quicker.

Music... by ana (4.00 / 2) #3 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 09:19:46 AM EST
lookin' forward to it.

Every time either your music or his comes up in my shuffles, I say to myself, "Self, you should really introduce these two guys." So here: go download some music and enjoy. Clickety He's a real-life friend who majored in music composition and now programs computers as a day job, and noodles and records for his own amusement.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

cool! by clock (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 12:25:46 PM EST
will dig directly!

I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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Psst by notafurry (4.00 / 1) #6 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 01:01:50 PM EST

You didn't get that from me, understand?

he didn't need to by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 03:40:55 PM EST
what do you think he does every night now that I go to bed at 6pm?  Workbench pr0n or guitar pr0n.

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Yeah, sure by notafurry (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 04:03:19 PM EST
But my wife thinks I'm just looking at good ol' fashioned fake lesbian pr0n.

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It's still by littlestar (4.00 / 2) #7 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 01:03:42 PM EST
popsicle as far as I know. But I'm waiting for many other things from you besides that!!! But... I'll just contain myself. (Aren't we trying to get an album done already!!! ) I know you have too many things to do right now as it is so I'll just shut up, it's not like I have completed the parts of things I have to do either sooo... you know.... as you were.

whenever he starts bugging me by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 2) #10 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 03:41:54 PM EST
I say, "isn't your internet girlfriend waiting for something from you?  You wouldn't want to make her mad!" 

tee hee hee

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Awesome! by littlestar (4.00 / 2) #11 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 04:01:30 PM EST
It's not many mistresses who have the wife on their side! HuZZah! 

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I prefer Internet girlfriend by clock (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 06:29:31 PM EST
that sounds like webcams and "hot chat" whereas mistress sounds like I need a smoking jacket and a martini. I'm not into that kind of lifestyle maintenance.

I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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*sigh* by littlestar (4.00 / 1) #15 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 06:35:23 PM EST
Silly me, I should know my place. You're right, it's Internet Girlfriend. One day, perhaps with more training I can achieve the sophistication required to to attain the title of Internet Mistress. 

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let me be clear! by clock (4.00 / 1) #16 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 06:54:16 PM EST
it's not you, it's me. I'm the one who lacks the requisite sophistication. you, my dear, are plenty chic!

I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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it's not you, it's him by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 2) #17 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 09:06:47 PM EST
he can't (emotionally) afford the mistress lifestyle.  he already has so many guitars to love, then there's me, and the kid(s)'s a long line.

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What is this time off you were talking about? by me0w (4.00 / 1) #8 Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 01:08:28 PM EST
I don't know what those words mean ...

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