Now needs wood
- May 29, 2008
- MWF HQ, Ukadia
- MX-5 1.8i Indiana SE, update pending
OK, i guess. Yours?How was your weekend?
In 2013, we were still faxing in orders to some of our vendors. Then after we faxed in our order, we were also supposed to send the PDF of the order to the local rep.Having to turn in my thesis IN A FUCKING CD
WHAT IS THIS? 2001?
Oh, right, 4 years ago I had to turn in my Master's dissertation PRINTED ON DEAD TREES, so I guess this is some progress.
Still, my laptop does not have a CD-drive (because no one uses those anymore) and the ancient desktop we have at the lab takes LITERALLY 15 minutes to boot up, and a few more to become usable (THANKS WINDOWS 7)
Sucked, had two 2-year old birthday parties to attend. Two year olds do not give one flying fuck that there is a party. They just want to play.OK, i guess. Yours?
I got to go to NAMM!!! I've been playing guitar for 30 years, and for much of that time, the National Association of Music Merchants show has always been this sort of unobtainable bucket list thing. It's a industry convention for music instrument/equipment manufacturers, distributors, retailers and artists to come together at a closed-to-the-public convention.
About a week and a half before the show, i got an offer for a pass from a guitar company. Booked a way-too-expensive hotel room, and drove from SF to LA right after a 14-hour day which was after a 3-hour night sleep.
Got to ogle the 1.2 million square feet of gear along with 100,000+ other folks. Got to have dinner with the owners of a guitar company, sitting next to some really cool artists and techs. Was in the same room as Slash and Steve Vai. Got to touch a $44k guitar.
At the end, they said, "You're clearly a good dude, a nice guy, and you obvisouly know our product. Next time, we'll put you up and get you one of these *tugs on his "Staff" shift* and you can help us sell some guitars. We'll pay you, of course..."
SUCH an awesome weekend.