Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by mont974x4 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:54 pm

gaining_age wrote:
FredS wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:47 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:29 pm
I'm seriously considering picking up a 3 string cigar box guitar.... and I'd need an amp.
I've been seriously considering building one. I bought a cheap guitar a while ago to steal the tuners from. Mrs FredS has a nice stack of cigar boxes she bought at the cigar shop for various craft projects. That's as far as I've got though. Well, if you don't count watching dozens of videos and visiting CB Gitty.com a hundred times. They have some pretty need little amp kits too.
I'm looking at supporting the makers first and learning to play.... and then working with my spouse on becoming creative.
I had one made for my son for his birthday last year.


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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by gaining_age » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:59 pm

mont974x4 wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:54 pm
gaining_age wrote:
FredS wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:47 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:29 pm
I'm seriously considering picking up a 3 string cigar box guitar.... and I'd need an amp.
I've been seriously considering building one. I bought a cheap guitar a while ago to steal the tuners from. Mrs FredS has a nice stack of cigar boxes she bought at the cigar shop for various craft projects. That's as far as I've got though. Well, if you don't count watching dozens of videos and visiting CB Gitty.com a hundred times. They have some pretty need little amp kits too.
I'm looking at supporting the makers first and learning to play.... and then working with my spouse on becoming creative.
I had one made for my son for his birthday last year.


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Hmmmm....we may need a thread.
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Post by FredS » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:12 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:59 pm
mont974x4 wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:54 pm
gaining_age wrote:
FredS wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:47 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:29 pm
I'm seriously considering picking up a 3 string cigar box guitar.... and I'd need an amp.
I've been seriously considering building one. I bought a cheap guitar a while ago to steal the tuners from. Mrs FredS has a nice stack of cigar boxes she bought at the cigar shop for various craft projects. That's as far as I've got though. Well, if you don't count watching dozens of videos and visiting CB Gitty.com a hundred times. They have some pretty need little amp kits too.
I'm looking at supporting the makers first and learning to play.... and then working with my spouse on becoming creative.
I had one made for my son for his birthday last year.


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Hmmmm....we may need a thread.
Indeed. SlowToke has mentioned interest in the past too. Don't know if he ever did anything with it though.

Hey Monty, did your son already know how to play? Has he enjoyed the GBG?
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Post by coco » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:42 pm

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I'm sorry,but that was entirely too long. Do you have a short version?
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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by mont974x4 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:12 pm

FredS wrote:
gaining_age wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:59 pm
mont974x4 wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:54 pm
gaining_age wrote:
FredS wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:47 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:29 pm
I'm seriously considering picking up a 3 string cigar box guitar.... and I'd need an amp.
I've been seriously considering building one. I bought a cheap guitar a while ago to steal the tuners from. Mrs FredS has a nice stack of cigar boxes she bought at the cigar shop for various craft projects. That's as far as I've got though. Well, if you don't count watching dozens of videos and visiting CB Gitty.com a hundred times. They have some pretty need little amp kits too.
I'm looking at supporting the makers first and learning to play.... and then working with my spouse on becoming creative.
I had one made for my son for his birthday last year.


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Hmmmm....we may need a thread.
Indeed. SlowToke has mentioned interest in the past too. Don't know if he ever did anything with it though.

Hey Monty, did your son already know how to play? Has he enjoyed the GBG?
If you start a new thread I'll post a pic this evening. He plays it now and then. It's one of a few instruments he plays.


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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by gaining_age » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:21 pm

mont974x4 wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:12 pm
FredS wrote:
gaining_age wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:59 pm
mont974x4 wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:54 pm
gaining_age wrote:
FredS wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:47 pm
gaining_age wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:29 pm
I'm seriously considering picking up a 3 string cigar box guitar.... and I'd need an amp.
I've been seriously considering building one. I bought a cheap guitar a while ago to steal the tuners from. Mrs FredS has a nice stack of cigar boxes she bought at the cigar shop for various craft projects. That's as far as I've got though. Well, if you don't count watching dozens of videos and visiting CB Gitty.com a hundred times. They have some pretty need little amp kits too.
I'm looking at supporting the makers first and learning to play.... and then working with my spouse on becoming creative.
I had one made for my son for his birthday last year.


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Hmmmm....we may need a thread.
Indeed. SlowToke has mentioned interest in the past too. Don't know if he ever did anything with it though.

Hey Monty, did your son already know how to play? Has he enjoyed the GBG?
If you start a new thread I'll post a pic this evening. He plays it now and then. It's one of a few instruments he plays.


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New thread started.
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Post by Gabriel » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:35 pm

I put an offer on a cheap used car this afternoon. Hope that's not a mistake.
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Post by Onyx » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:50 pm

Skip wrote:
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Ooh, burn. Skip got out-pricked. :D

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Post by mont974x4 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:57 pm

Gabriel wrote:I put an offer on a cheap used car this afternoon. Hope that's not a mistake.
We almost traded our expedition in on a new car today. The deer damage to the front bumper was the deal killer.


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Post by Gabriel » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:27 pm

mont974x4 wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:57 pm
Gabriel wrote:I put an offer on a cheap used car this afternoon. Hope that's not a mistake.
We almost traded our expedition in on a new car today. The deer damage to the front bumper was the deal killer.


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Ouch. I'm driving my dad's old grand am. When dad parts with a car it doesn't have much life... it's currently at 250k miles, I add transmission fluid regularly.
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Post by mont974x4 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:56 pm

Gabriel wrote:
mont974x4 wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:57 pm
Gabriel wrote:I put an offer on a cheap used car this afternoon. Hope that's not a mistake.
We almost traded our expedition in on a new car today. The deer damage to the front bumper was the deal killer.


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Ouch. I'm driving my dad's old grand am. When dad parts with a car it doesn't have much life... it's currently at 250k miles, I add transmission fluid regularly.
Ouch.



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Post by Fainn » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:20 pm

I'm tired of shaving my head in the summer to hide my bald spot so I got a bandanna instead.
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Fainn wrote:I'm tired of shaving my head in the summer to hide my bald spot so I got a bandanna instead.
Comb over with your beard

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Post by GaryInVA » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:16 am

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Post by Thoth » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:30 am

So not motivated to be at work or actually do anything today. I guess I finally became a true federal employee.
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Post by hugodrax » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:48 am

Thoth wrote:
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So not motivated to be at work or actually do anything today. I guess I finally became a true federal employee.
Depends. Are you purposefully goofing anything up?
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Post by A_Morley » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:09 am

Over the weekend I rode one hundred twenty miles through the Willamette Valley on a fixed gear bicycle with a basket on the front and two canvas supply bags at the aft. Not only did I do it in less than a forty eight hour period, I did it all all while wearing a tweed suit compete with knit tie and felt trilby. Suck on that, you old yuppies with your alloy racing bikes and your abominable, skintight cycling leotards.
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Post by sweetandsour » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:48 am

A_Morley wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:09 am
Over the weekend I rode one hundred twenty miles through the Willamette Valley on a fixed gear bicycle with a basket on the front and two canvas supply bags at the aft. Not only did I do it in less than a forty eight hour period, I did it all all while wearing a tweed suit compete with knit tie and felt trilby. Suck on that, you old yuppies with your alloy racing bikes and your abominable, skintight cycling leotards.
I don't care, but congrats anyway. Sounds like an episode of the old Andy Griffith Show, for some reason.
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Post by mont974x4 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:04 am

A_Morley wrote:Over the weekend I rode one hundred twenty miles through the Willamette Valley on a fixed gear bicycle with a basket on the front and two canvas supply bags at the aft. Not only did I do it in less than a forty eight hour period, I did it all all while wearing a tweed suit compete with knit tie and felt trilby. Suck on that, you old yuppies with your alloy racing bikes and your abominable, skintight cycling leotards.
Pics or it didn't happen.


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Post by FredS » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:59 pm

The cleaning lady (my boss's teen aged daughter) leaves my office in worse shape than she finds it.
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