Monthly archives: September, 2005

First lesson

    The teacher is a bit loopy, and he likes to talk and play a lot. He does have a lot of knowledge though, so I’ll stick around for a while and see if I can’t pick up on some of it. I didn’t do much playing this time, most of the lesson was about …

An interesting article in the Post today

    The post had a great breakdown on where all the money from increased costs of gas goes. It turns out that it is the refiners that have captured the lion’s share of the profits. The actual gas stations look as though they are making about as much as before. Why is this? The simple …

Big class…

    My tuesday class has 10 people signed up for it. 7 of them showed up the first night. It doesn’t sound like a big difference from the 3 and 4 people I’m used to, but it is. They are also, in general, much further along than the other students I’ve had. They’ll definately keep …

wow

Ever wonder how to increase traffic to your web site? Just post some fairly expensive things for sale on it. I had 382 unique visitors today! With over a 1000 pageloads… I wonder at what poing I run out of bandwidth? Isaac

A new thing for me

    For the first time in my life I have to worry about my fingernails. Or at least I do on my right hand, classical guitar makes extensive use of them. I’ve always looked at guys with perfect nails as those things people call “metrosexuals.” You know, the guys concerend with the more feminine things …

The Aristocrats…

    Remind me to never doubt the genius of Gilbert Gottfreid again. I have not seen the film yet, but the description of his section in the film made me cringe and laugh. I gotta see it for myself. In case you haven’t heard, “The Aristocrats” is a documentary about the biggest in joke that …

I’m actually doing it!

    I ordered my guitar the other day. It should be here by the middle of next week. The parks and rec class I wanted to get into was canceled due to lack of intrest. turns out that the teacher is availible for private lessons though. So I contacted him, and I’ll be seeing him …

WOOT!

    OK, my first night’s selling of photo stuff netted me about 850 bucks, and that was just some misc. junk I had around! I did sell one of my Leica lenses (not for as much as I could have) and a couple of enlarging lenses. All the rest of it was film! I can’t …

OK, I’m doing it

    After several years of deliberation, I’ve decided to sell off my photo gear. All my stuff is film based, and it’s value is dropping like a rock. Truth is, I haven’t done any serious photography in years, 4 or 5 at least. I’m going to sell all of it and reevaluate my photo needs …