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Exercise total for 5 days.
00 Curls w/ 20 pound dumb bells
00 Shoulder raises/Chest presses w/ 10 pound dumb bells
00 Leg lifts
0 Back flexes
? hours of yoga over 5 days
I didn’t exercise this week. Woke up at 3:30 am on Monday & it threw me off of my routine for the week. I spent the week doing stretching & yoga every day. I guess it was about an hour a day give or take 5 minutes. I was just very sore & stiff until Thursday after my stretching, then I started to feel a bit better.
We went to my parents’ place for a birthday supper. Kim’s was on the 22nd, Rachel’s is on the 30th, & my Grandfather’s is on November 1st. We got to see people & visit!
This is one of the many reasons I think Dave Grohl is a genius!
I saw that on Wednesday, & grabbed my guitar, as usual, and said to myself “Self, it’s time to nail down the many Foo Fighters’ songs you know and play them until they’re perfect like when you played so many of them live. Before you had cancer when your left hand wasn’t useless”. So I did and relearned the lead intro & rest of this song…
…will you see me play it on Facebook? Probably not, as we all know that’s not working out great for me at the moment. All I can say is not anytime soon.
Donald Trump has stated that if he loses the election he’ll have to move. He’s also never said that there might not be a peaceful transition of power if he loses. So what’s it gonna be? If he loses & stays, he’ll owe buckets of money to A LOT of people &/or likely go to jail. If he wants to move to another country there’s a travel ban, even the Canada/USA border is closed right now.
It really surprises me that I’ve seen very few people here that are senior citizens yet they come & go without a mask. Whenever I leave our suite I wear a mask because it’s the right thing to do. Oh yeah & I don’t want to die! Yet I’ll see many people in the hall or typically at the elevator, that live here and I’m the only one wearing a mask? I thought the older a person is the more lethal Covid could be? I guess they just don’t care?
Canada just celebrated Thanksgiving earlier this month. Covid cases are higher than they’ve ever been. Be safe out there and in family gatherings or prepare for a weird Christmas.
A concerned Canadian
“You don’t need expensive stuff. You need stuff that sounds good” – Paul Reed Smith. Then why are PRS guitars near the top of the price range for good sounding guitars? I agree with about 85% of what he says, but why did he go into business to make guitars he could afford & price them so high? I’m VERY happy with my PRS S2 but a Core PRS is priced higher than most people would consider. If they had a job or not.
I still plan to save & order my PRS S2 McCarty in February. If my other guitars weren’t that good & didn’t have sentimental value, I’d probably sell them for a real Gibson or Core PRS? Once I order the PRS S2 McCarty 594 in February, I’ll hopefully get the amplifier & footswitch later on, and I won’t have to research another guitar or amplifier for many years, if ever?
I am researching affordable Stratocasters for a friend of mine that doesn’t have an electric guitar. Stratocasters aren’t my thing but they are quite popular, and have been used by many big artists. A DIY kit in many years seems like a good idea. This is speculation after an attempt to sell our suite in 2022 & hopefully find a viable house at the same time. I have a sick feeling we’re here for the long haul? Please prove me wrong?!?! Somewhere in that time I hope to find a part-time online job. I’d like to continue exercising daily while earning a paycheck. Something others likely wouldn’t want to deal with, like data entry? Listen to music & punch in numbers for a few hours?
I have, what I assume is an American Fender Thinline “Semi-hollow Telecaster”. I’ll have 2 PRS S2 models. The closest I have to Gibson is their import/more affordable line Epiphone, which I have 2 of.
Grabbed my Epiphone 7 string on Thursday to work on this song for a while. I can see improvement in my hand muscles after an hour or a little more. More control of my left arm!
Do you know that feeling of when you’re about to make a “breakthrough”? That’s how I felt on Thursday playing guitar, I didn’t want to stop I wanted to see what would happen!
I figured this out WAY too late in life. If I don’t like a song or band, I just avoid it when possible or shut up so others can enjoy it. Typically rock/metal and some pop is not for other people & is often turned off. Kim & I are at complete opposite ends of the music spectrum. She’ll be watching or listening to something I don’t like so I end up leaving the living room.
1,000,000 views of this video will make Paul Reed Smith sign the back of this one-off guitar.
Since I got the “Nothing but Thieves” album ‘Moral Panic’ to work last weekend, it’s all I’ve been listening to, other than the last “Trivium” album once.
We watched “Borat 2020” Thursday night & Trump supporters will HATE it. Some, probably a TON of people will write it off as a stupid, raunchy, disgusting comedy. In my opinion it was a VERY brilliant reflection of Donald Trump, his vision for America, & his supporters. The world isn’t laughing at America, were laughing at the Trump administration & whoever supports Donald Trump. Don’t watch this movie without doing a bit of research & if you can’t laugh at yourself in some way, you should probably pass on it completely.
“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-David Grohl
We’re all Global Citizens,
“Spread love” –Ellen Degeneres