I had my 2 hour long annual MRI on May 25th. I was strapped to the table and in the machine by 7:15 am to begin rockin’ out to “Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers”. Spoke with my doctor over the phone in the afternoon of June 1st and the scan showed nothing out of the ordinary, all is well. Sounds like next years scan could be shorter. My doctor doesn’t see a reason to scan my entire spine. Next year she said they’d just scan my brain. This was the first year I’ve felt nervous about getting my MRI results & I’m not sure why? Can’t live my life in fear but these annual MRIs have me looking over my shoulder once a year.
My guitar purchasing is VERY near done, not in a short amount of time but in the number of guitars. I would replace 2 that I’ve purchased. A Gibson 335 or Gibson Trini Lopez to replace my Squier Starcaster & I’d replace my PRS S2 Custom 22 semi hollow with a Core PRS Special semi hollow. Those replacement guitars are WAY too much money in Canada. The only guitar I’ll be missing out on is the Silver burst Mark Morton signature Jackson Dominion, only because I don’t want to save/spend the amount of money needed on it.
I know of many deserving people that would enjoy my Squier Starcaster & PRS S2 Custom 22 if I could afford these replacements.
Eye’s on the prize & I hope it’s available in 2024 or 2025 when I have the money? The PRS S2 McCarty 594!
Kim went grocery shopping a week ago. She heard that the Saskatoon Berry Tea I like was being discontinued, so what did she do? She came home with 96 tea bags of it, they come in packs of 4. So she bought all the tea in China via Saskatchewan for me!
I’m not a fan of much digital stuff. I can’t fix it, it’s expensive, & there’s always somebody watching EVERYTHING you do. Even if you only use a land line phone, somebody knows what’s going on. I’ve had a weekend of that & it’s annoying so far, I’m guessing it will escalate to being scary?!
After getting 2 scam phone calls at 6:30 am & then at 7:30 am on a Saturday, I gave up & got into the shower. Flip on the old computron only to have (probably) the same hacker try to invite me to a “Skype” chat. Jokes on the hacker, I have no audio or video recording material. HAHA! Kim has facetime, I don’t. She’s got the cell phone, iPad, & Facetime. I keep things pretty old school & cheap, so I can save money for guitars…and right now, income tax.
Kim went out early Saturday morning to the grocery store & the pharmacy as usual. I’m on 7 different pills, some I take at bedtime, others in the morning. Kim usually goes to the pharmacy every weekend. I’m on 2 sleeping/anti-depressant pills, a day time anti-depressant, a pill for my bladder (I drink so much water to avoid dry mouth from my pills….solution, more pills), an anti-seizure pill, a pill for my under active thyroid, & a heart burn pill. I’d likely be on a heart burn pill whether I had cancer or not.
Kim spent all day Saturday in the kitchen making meals to freeze for the week. No more “Skip the Dishes” for us this year with the income tax looming over our head. She forgot to get something for one recipe, she asked me to clean up as much as I could. I emptied the dishwasher, filled it again, & hand washed one pan that’s not dishwasher safe. I guess I peeled carrots while watching the game too. Other than that I stayed out of her way! Of course I put on some music while Kim was out! It felt like a good time to put on the new “Rob Zombie” album
Saturday night I made my fish & my juice for the week. Sunday was another baseball game & I made my eggs for the week.
My hacker struck again Saturday night on my iPod, I finished listening to the latest “Foo Fighters” album & it went straight to some “Queens of the Stone Age” that I own on CD from pre-iTunes era! Good call hacker!
Quite accurate since I’m learning a different song from the same album.
This is more to mimic Dave Grohl’s signature Trini Lopez that was in production in 2004? No internet, I’m SO not buying a Trini Lopez, especially one at $22000! This would be an upgrade to my new & FANTASTIC Squier Starcaster.
A Core PRS Special semi hollow in the “Orange Tiger” finish. An upgrade to my current PRS S2 Custom 22 semi-hollow that I bought last year & is now discontinued.
I mentioned I’d like a “Paul’s Guitar” by PRS last week. If I really wanted one I’d get the MUCH more affordable made in Indonesia SE model.
These 3 guitars are never going to happen. I guessing the total before tax would be $17500? I have an amount I’ll spend on a guitar & all 3 of these guitars above are FAR beyond that amount?!?!
These 4 guitars below are GREATLY desired and attainable over many years. The Schecter Tempest is out, I don’t need that many guitars.
None of this happens until I know where we sit with the income tax payments and the sale of my Matt Heafy signature 7 string (hopefully soon, it’s not listed yet) that I’m not comfortable with at all despite my efforts. Sweet guitar but it’s more than a handful for me.
Mark Morton from “Lamb of God”. I prefer this “Silver Burst” to the colour in the video. This guitar purchase is in limbo right now. I like it a LOT but I wish it was more affordable. I guess I’ll see how we manage this looming income tax debt?
I know you see them a LOT, but I see them WAY more. I’m certain that once I buy my last guitar I’ll be watching almost no www.youtube.com guitar videos but playing a TON more guitar. I’m already cutting back as it is.
Kim told me to get a hobby when I was released into the wild from my therapies. I found one but it’s too expensive for me. Could be a worse hobby. I could be spending the money on alcohol or cigarettes? I’ll have to ask my doctor about claiming guitars on my income tax?
The 4 songs I was determined to learn in 2 weeks, won’t happen I’ve learned 2 of them & 2 others Monday morning. I couldn’t play fast enough for the “Pantera” song when I was younger. The “Queens of the Stone Age” song I could play when I was younger, but with VERY poor technique. Trying to do this properly, in a different way than I used to do.
Kim amazed me again with an Easter supper for 2. Ham, hash-brown casserole, broccoli salad, & mustard sauce. Fresh peanut butter & chocolate chip cookies for dessert. This home cooking might fatten me up at this rate?
Kim had Monday off, so I took it off too. I was ready to sleep in & my iPod started playing a playlist early in the morning, which was good but I listen to full albums only. Then I got another scam call shortly after. My hacker is coming on HARD right now!??!?
Ended up watching the baseball game on a streaming service, our guide was incorrect from what the announcers said on Sunday. Baseball channel was screwed up yesterday & a different channel was screwed up for 4 days last week? This morning I checked the stats on my website & the numbers on the last 4-5 days all shot up drastically. My Facebook news feed & www.youtube.com feed are REALLY messed too. Am I paranoid or is this the work of a hacker?
Absolutely LOVING the new “Foo Fighters” album. Why wasn’t this first song on the album a single? Might be too shocking for some people I guess? Look at that guitar though!
I’m really looking forward to this debut album by “Wolfgang Van Halen/Mammoth”. The name “Mammoth” was what “Van Halen” used as a name before they became successful.
“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl