Tuesday, November 4, 2008

6 Word Memoir

I read about this on a blog that I like to read. modesty.blogspot.com

The idea is to sum up your life in 6 words. It took me a LOT of thought, but this is what I came up with.

Insatiable dreamer discontent with contentment. Alas.

Now that I've actually put it in words, I'm realizing it's pretty spot on. It's the story of my life.

I'm going to vote today. I'm ready for this election to be over with.

I've also finally chosen a title for the book I've been writing (that I'm nowhere near done with). It will be called "Driscoll."

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Today was also one of my favorite days of the year. Daylight savings time, fall edition. I LOVE the extra hour.

I finished another book. You should read it.

"A Crime so Monstrous" by Ben Skinner. Heartbreaking to say the least, life changing if you let it sink in.

I also ran into the band "Lydia" at a gas station in Hershey, Nebraska today. I talked with their guitarist a bit. He talked to me like I was a fan boy but that's alright. I probably would have done the same if someone struck up a conversation with me at a gas station by asking what band I'm in..

A Good Weekend

The guitar I've always wanted and now I have it. I rule.

A 1980 Gibson Les Paul Custom Silverburst. Let's just say someone made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Now I'm faced with a tough decision. Do I sell my absolute favorite high dollar Larrivee acoustic guitar that I don't play that often to pay for it, or do I unload 3 of my other guitars I play a lot but that are just so-so? It's a tough call. If I sell the 3, that leaves me with only 1 stage guitar. If I sell the Larrivee I'm selling a part of my soul....

Beyond that, I spent the weekend in Colorado and realized that I really want to live there someday. It's just a different world than Nebraska. I love the mountains and I love the way of life. There seems to be a lot more activity everywhere you look. Everyone is riding bikes and there are trails everywhere, and most people even like dogs. Mindy and I sat outside at Starbucks with Henry and didn't feel like a nuisance for once. In fact, there were at least 3 other dogs there the whole time. I've been to Colorado many times before, but it took this weekend to finally make me realize that I truly want to end up there someday.

This weekend also solidified that another one of my favorite places to be is Goodwill. Mindy and I stopped at one on a whim and after another failed attempt to find me some cowboy boots, I retreated to my favorite section of the store. The books. 99 cents for paperback, $1.99 for hard cover. I had a pretty amazing find to tell you the truth. I found what I believe is a First Edition Hardcover Copy of "You Shall Know Our Velocity" and it's actually signed by Dave Eggers, the author. I was pretty excited.