Three years ago, the villain with the box on his head in Dog Man 2 gave the guy nightmares, and he asked us to get rid of it, so we sealed it away. Today, we found some old books, he asked to read Dog Man Unleashed.
I went to two music stores today. The first was Carlino Guitars because it’s by the recycling center. I’ve been there twice. I’ve asked the guy if there:
- Do you have a Roland Micro Cube? - Do you have picks with textured grips? - Do you have Strandbergs?
His answers have been:
- No. - No. - No.
I think that place makes most of its money doing custom builds and selling only a few high-end brands of guitar, like ESPs.
I also went to Wood & Strings, which did have grippy picks for me to experiment with, and also the guy there was happy to let me plug in and try out the basses.
I did not seat one of the basses in the holder right, and it fell and knocked over a bunch of stuff. The strap peg on the end actually got bent, but the guy just fixed it and didn’t charge me for it. I apologized, and he told me a story about when he grabbed and played a bass in another store and scratched up the back.
Then, we somehow got to talking about modular synths and how software synths tend to drive people to them, rather than making them obsolete.
Anyway: I guess the lesson (besides that I should be more careful) is that some stores are for going into and some are not.
I took a bunch of cardboard to the recycling center. Felt really good to get rid of it. The other guy getting rid of cardboard there concurred. Though, he could have been concurring that it felt good for me, not that it generally felt good.
- Dropped off, picked up. - Job. - Vacuumed the first floor. - Met with therapist. I ended up spending most of the time asking for techniques for dealing with global decline that therapists might not have. I'm going to stick with it for a fair run, anyway. - Looked into a bank issue. - Paid manual bills. - Emailed back another potential client (that's probably not going to work out). - Looked up how to unrar all the files in these subdirectories because the guy is owed another episode of Korra today. Ended up having to write a script. Watching TV is hard these days, no matter which route you go with. - Emailed back small job client. - Emailed a friend back.
- Dropped off, picked up. - Job. - Made dinner. - Packed up a bunch of cardboard. Put some of it in our recycling barrel, whose space is precious, and some of it in another box that I'm hoping will be taken by some Craigslist person. - Started using neovim, which I like so far. I was quickly able to get my vim JS/TS stuff working. I got Python linting working but not formatting. - Emailed my mother-in-law back.
It’s weird to think about how trees in your yard are artificial. They’re natural things, but you have to take care of them in a way that’s not natural. For example, clearing out dead branches and crossing branches so that there’s space for the inner branches to get light and not die off.
In the forest, non-optimal growth that will eventually kill off parts of the tree or the entire tree is fine. That tree may die, but it’ll feed other things so the other trees can thrive.
In your yard, assuming you don’t have a private grove, you’ve only got a few trees, so you have to keep it alive.