Monday, 6 October 2008

Things to do...

For the last few days I have had lots of things trying to get my attention, pushing and jostling to get to the front. In no particular order:

Reading for my studies. I have got a small list of things that I need to read and take notes from. I meant to bring them to work and do it in my lunch break, but forgot today. Will try and remember tomorrow.

Finish rebuilding my V-bass. It is all wired up and working, but the control panel is just a strip of white plastic with the switches etc stuck through it. I have got hold of a nice peice of alluminium/alluminum/aloominum to replace it but I need to cut and drill it which will be noisey and will, therefore, have to wait until the weekend. I wanted to do it this weekend, but I just never found the time.

Do a bit more recording in the Rock Shed. I find this works best in short bursts of around 30 minutes so I hope to fit in a session most evenings from now onwards. I have a couple of my own songs that I would like to record and get nailed down properly, but I would also love to do a version of Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way", swapping the guitar bit that he does with the tube in his mouth for a bass guitar bit.




Paint some more toy soldiers. I have been a total slacker at this all summer and an wondering when I will get the urge to do it again. I have all sorts of nice things that I could paint, from medieval Swiss to an army of Elves! I would love to get both of these armies done, but...

I am sure there are more things too - let's see how it goes, shall we? No point getting stressed!

9 comments:

amazingbrenda said...

Hey, I'm so glad that you are up & trying to finish school. Glad this is working out for you. Common you can still be a crammer. u can do it. ha!

Happy belated B-day to your youngest. Sounds like the weekend was lots of fun , specially the presents. So did u open test the game to see if it worked???

James said...

Hi John,

Your Swiss and elves, are they 15mm?

Sounds like your music is your main enjoyment and de-stressor lately. If it works keep it up!

tz said...

our local baseball team (The Rockies) plays that song at the games here at Coors field.

I have a list of things to accomplish too...but I'm blogging instead...

Ali said...

Or my motto: No point getting dressed!

lol - oh crap. What a nerd I am. I'm sitting here laughing myself silly :)

Hope you can buckle down and get all your stuff done Johnny-poo-pie.

lol - what is WRONG with me? I'm hysterical now!!!!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Amazingbrenda - No, I didn't get to test it out - I got home to see the living room with the lights off, all you could see was the TV and the blue lightsabre. So cool!

James - Yes, both are 15s. Elves are mainly Chariot, the Swiss are Mirilton. All really nice figures. But you are right, music seems to have pushed wargaming into the shade at the moment.

tz - Very appropriate - the song has several baseball references in it, and it has a great beat.

Ali - Johnny-poo-pie? Love it! So, is this laughter happy laughter or insane laughter?

Ali said...

Happy laughter :) with just a twinge of insanity. That's the best kind :)

Chief Rock Chef said...

Ali - Sure is!

terri said...

I know how you feel... and don't let it get you down. Things have a way of working themselves out and I'm sure you'll get everything done that you're hoping to.

Um Naief said...

i really enjoy joe walsh!

there was a book that i saw on some show yesterday and thought of you. it's called... oh i can't remember, but it's about the lincoln's and what happened to their family after lincoln was assassinated. there's some guy called d.b. cooper that stole a bunch of money on a flight and jumped out of the plane at night and they never found him again.

have you heard of this book? not sure if it's up your alley or not...