January 29th, 2007

Cowboy

(no subject)

I'm beginning to suspect that I might actually be right handed when it comes to the bass. This wouldn't be entirely without precendent since lefties often find themselves unable to use left handed devices, for example if you handed me a pair of left handed scissors I'd likely end up losing an eye. This is supported by my ability to play Free Bird on medium difficulty level in Guitar Hero 2 right handed but my complete and total inability to manage a three note progression left handed on the bass. Granted, there are certain major functional differences between the buttons on the guitar controller and the strings on a guitar but I am suspicious. I'm going to swing up to a music store at lunchtime I reckon and have a strum on a right handed one to make sure I'm not going mental.
Cowboy

(no subject)

It is a sad day for Irish journalism when the metro publishes one of my letters but when someone last thursday made a crack along the lines of "Isn't it odd that we have an overweight minister for health" I did feel compelled to write:
"In response to Paul's comment in thursday's issue I'd like to say that it is a cheap shot to have a go at Mary Harney on the basis of her weight - something that does not in the slightest affect her ability to alienate and annoy nurses, make an increasing shambles of the health system or waste millions of euro on poorly thought out schemes. No, that has a lot more to do with being a dangerously incompetent buffoon with the interpersonal skills of a rattlesnake."

So if you were reading the metro and you were aroused by the practically swiftian level of wit on the right hand side of the letters page, you're welcome.
Cowboy

(no subject)

Things to do tomorrow:
Wake up, realise I have the day off.
Cash the cheque for the photo competition I won last frigging year and forgot about until now.
Sort through belongings, make further efforts towards reducing volume of belongings, pack up old CCG cards and filter RPG collection down to books I actually care about.
Trade in old guitars, pick up the new one. Presumably get funky shortly afterwards.