Happy Halloween!

I was under the assumption that Alex and Nel wouldn’t be having their annual Halloween get-together today since Alex told me they all had the flu this past week. I was surprised when he IMed me this morning and told me to come on up. I just went to the store and got some stuff to make some fun cocktails and will be bringing that with me later today. I got home and mixed a of couple sample drinks just to make sure everyone would like them, and I think they will. 🙂

I’ve been playing guitar a lot more lately. My trusty ol’ Ibanez SGT-110 has been getting a hell of a workout. Might need new strings soon. I recently found that if I tune down a whole step, it makes singing a lot easier for me. Even though I’m able to sing at a higher key, I end up having to project a lot to get vibrato to work in my throat.

Speaking of guitars, I’m really happy with my 110, but I’m starting to get the itch for a nicer axe. I love the sound of Grand Concert bodies with their rich bass-y tones, so I started looking at the Ibanez AC3000WCNT. They are pricier (Sam Ash sells them for $499.99), but I think the playability would be improved over my 110. I’ll probably go check one out next weekend.

Happy Halloween everyone!

The End of an Era

The end of an era is now upon us. Done are the days of crazy office antics with a Mr. Jonathan J. Schunk. Jon’s last day is today. He’s moving on to work for the county government offices. Some highlights of the past five years:

  • Monkies
  • Nick’s Hot Dogs
  • Battlefield 1942
  • Medal of Honor
  • Starfleet Command III
  • Cincinnati Reds games at lunchtime
  • Airshows
  • Salty Dog
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • “Thwip!”
  • The office move
  • Intrepid Museum
  • Dog track dogs and burgers
  • Coronas
  • Transformers
  • “Body Massage”
  • “Pork Chop Sandwiches”
  • Porsche
  • “Boo chick boo!”

Jon and I will continue to hang out and play LAN games, etc. So, his ass is still gonna be having to deal with me. Wait… that didn’t sound right… You know what I mean…

Tonight Millard’s coming over. Return of the Jedi will be on the big screen. Excellent. I think we’re also gonna fix the intonation on my guitar. Like a dope, I strung heavier strings on it, and now the tremolo is really high, as is the action. I also want to work on some of the album “task” Mil gave me a couple of weeks ago. And, of course, we’re gonna play some Vice City and maybe some Battlefront.

Sick Thought of the Day: Farts on the Chin