At last, the workweek is over and it’s time to unwind and put together some plans for the weekend! Great time to catch up on a whole bunch of things:
Get some playtime with the blog and catch up reading a bunch of cool blogs
Install my new iMac
Work on some Rolling Stones songs on guitar
Further cleaning and organization of the basement
Finish putting together my pedal board
Blog playtime will result in the final tweaks and some beautification, as suggest by Josh, our Happiness Engineer, who teaches the Blogging101 course I’m taking. I like the basics of my blog, but want to see, if I can take it up to the next level.
Reading some of the awesome blogs that I follow, such as Project Relish, which not only has lots of great articles about food and travel, but also features great photography and a layout that is simply fantastic! Expect to see some posts about some of the blogs over the weekend.
My 7-year old iMac still works, but due to its thermal sensors dying a month or so back, the fans now run at top speed. Not a bad thing for most uses, but not ideal when you’re working with music 🙂 So I waited for a sale on the iMac I want and scored one today. I’ll kick the process off overnight and should have everything set by the morning.
As some of you know, I’m learning to play the guitar (2 years of playing this week). A couple of months ago, I joined a Meetup group that gets together once a month to have an acoustic jam. The first Saturday in February, we’re getting together to play Rolling Stones songs; during this week’s guitar lesson, my teacher and I worked on 4 different songs, so I’ve got some work to do.
Ah, the basement! We have a mouse issue, which we discovered when my daughter, Teegan, stopped by over the holidays and went through some of the boxes she has stored in our basement to take things back to her apartment. In the boxes we found cat food that had been stolen by mice out of the cat’s food dish. The cat got a stern talking-to, but is clearly not a mouser! Traps (humane ones) are now addressing the rodent issue (12 caught and counting). To store things better, shelves and better, plastic containers will be the solution.
Guitar pedal board should be a breeze, but has a challenge or two. One of the pedals doesn’t like the connectors from my new 8 outlet power supply. Might take a bit of customization!
Other than that…did I mention the New England Patriots are playing? That will be multi-tasking time 🙂 And I might try to catch a Premier League match, as Liverpool v. Manchester United has potential. Additional guitar time will be cool too, and possibly some photo editing.
Free time is great! That’s the time to do what fuels our passion, such as the fires in today’s image, ‘Pyroplasm 3x’. A couple of notes on this image; the image was captured as shown in camera; the streaking effect was not added in post-production. Photoshop work on this was a matter of a bit of sharpening, lifting the color a smudge and a crop.