My Camping Trailer

I love our camping trailer. It is nearly perfect. It has a nice balance between old outdated things, disinfection and broken things….truly gives a good mixture that allows someone to really experience the mystery and excitment of the great outdoors. Each trip brings new surprises, pharmacist we don’t know if we will have food or shelter, but we know that the camping trailer was designed for those things.

I love to tinker and fix things. So I have spent considerable time with it. The trailer is nearly re-plumbed. This weekend I installed a new toilet, Kailey and Kaisha took turns “Breaking it in”. Sure it is a pain to haul it from my home just to clean out the black water, especially when I am not camping but, their curiosity and the novelty is short-lived.

The water system does have a leak still, the other fifteen I fixed, but there is one on the outside I will try to tackle next week. It is where a hose would connect to the water system. I think the cap must seal on the hose connection and has a slow leak. To maintain my own sanity, I convince myself that it is nothing serious….annoying, but not serious.

Desperately, I want the heater to work. We don’t need it now, but I want the heater so if we decide to go camping in October, we will have it. I fiddled with it for hours today. Took the pilot light assembly out and made certain it worked, then put it back in, which is remarkably harder than taking it out, then it didn’t work. Repeat..adjusted the pilot light, readjusted, re-readjusted…then I put it back into the unit after I was certain it was functioning. It didn’t lite. The igniter would spark but the pilot light didn’t light. I tried a liberal amount of screaming and cursing, it helped a bit. I then could get a bit of a blue flame but the flame would go out quickly. I took the pilot light assembly out a few more times and then tried some more cursing, but it just wouldn’t work. It seem like there wasn’t enough oxygen in the combustion chamber. I went out side to inspect the exhaust. It was difficult to see, so I got a flash light. I still couldn’t see inside the exhaust very well, so I went in for a closer look. With my eye covering the exhaust pipe, I was greeted by a large colony of hornets. Fortunately, I wasn’t bit. One thing I have learned about hornets, is this. When they attack you, running around and screaming like Richard Simmons seems to help. I don’t intentionally do this, but it seems inevitable when I have a flash light and my eye ball looking into a darkened exhaust port…in an instant the port hole seemed to rush at me in an angry but impressive display of wings, and buzzing. They would have hit my face but my eye ball was so close they were directed there. I have never been scared of bees or hornets, although I am remarkably allergic to them. But when a swarm is directed into one’s eye, I am suddenly wearing silk shorts and a pink tank top running, waving my arms and screaming like a girl…..

There are three ways to get rid of hornets as I see it. The first method is a paint ball gun. Not even the Army can instill a sense of accomplishment like shooting a hornet at about a 180 feet per second. But I didn’t have a gun handy. The next method is to mix dish washing soap and water. Make sure to add a fair amount of dish washing soap. Put the solution into a garden sprayer and set the sprayer to a vigorous mist. The mist will get them, but with a bit of bubbles. The take down power is impressive. Rarely have I witnessed a hornet fly away from this assault. The last method is for when you’re reasonably upset. I use a small plastic squirt top bottle, mineral spirits, and a nice wand-style lighter.

After pouring a lot of mineral spirits on the basement floor do to a miscalculation with a metal gallon can, a funnel and an empty bottle, I decided this could be dangerous. Sure it is fun to light things on fire but if you can’t get your own arm out of harms way, what’s the point? My hand was soaked from the spill. I thought for a few seconds if I could “clean up” the spilt mineral spirits by igniting them with a flame but much to my disappointment, I realized that most of my house was also flammable….bummer. It is hard to let mineral spirits go to waste!

Moving much like a cat stocking its prey, I approached the trailer. When I got close enough for arson, I realized my hand, wrist, and forearm were soaked with mineral spirits. I had to make sure I didn’t attempt to light a fire with my pre-soaked hand. So I retreated backward, in catlike manner. When I was certain the lighter was in the dry hand, I then re-approached. I applied a liberal amount of mineral spirits and in the same moment applied the lighter. I have a special ability with lighters. If there is a time when I really need a lighter to light–for example, it is minus 12 degrees in the winter and I am freezing to death, or I am doing a large presentation in front of hundreds of scouts and leaders, or I have just poured a bunch of mineral spirits on top of 60 sleeping hornets–it will NEVER, NEVER light. I would have used a hand to cup around the end of the lighter but there wasn’t a breeze and there were a lot of hornets near by. Just when I thought I would scream and run, the lighter lit. The rest is hard to describe, I have eyebrows, but a general burnt smell is most noticeable. The hornets spent a lot of time buzzing before they decided to die.

After about a half hour, I used a stick to clear the hornets nest out. When doing this I quickly learned there were two hornets nests, the second was remarkably undisturbed from the fire. They were quickly assaulted with some profanity followed by me running a button hook pattern to the mineral spirit bottle and lighter. I then faked left and whet to the hole shooting the mineral spirits into the second nest. I set the fire and observed that the exhaust had two compartments, one for intake and the other was exhaust. I wondered if the fire leaked smoke inside the trailer, so I went inside the trailer to see. The smell from the moment I cracked the door is difficult to describe…sort of a honey flavored roasted marshmallow, but with a strong bouquet of mineral spirits–not exactly what I was hoping for.

Back outside I noticed that the exhaust pipe for the trailer’s heater was about two inches in diameter. I took another stick and pulled about 4 inches of solid but cylindrical hornet nest out. I grabbed a flash light and noticed there was much much more… A full foot of nest was tightly jammed into the metal tube. Several techniques using a long screwdriver, a straightened handle from a five-gallon bucket, an air nozzle for an air compressor seemed to do the trick. I then went inside for another fifty or so tries to make the furnace light but no dice. Back outside with a steady flash light, I could see that deep into the furnace a healthy colony of Muddauggers had settled in, reminding me that I haven’t taken my kids to Mesa Verde yet…

Next week, I will dismantle the entire furnace for a deep cleaning and Muddaugger exorcism.

Earlier that day, Kailey (3), Kaisha (6), and I went to the store. We bought covering to redo the shower walls and matching towels. In a home, a fresh coat of paint can be a remarkable transformation, but in a trailer, it just takes the right amount of contact paper. For the amount of money I spent over the last few weeks, I probably could have taken the family to Hawaii, but they now have a flushing toilet, a working stove and oven, a lavatory sink, a tub, a water heater, and a bed…oh ya…I need to add that to my task list. I was sitting on their bed, and just like an intervention for the grossly obese, the table/bed broke. I need to glue that back together….or remake it. At first I was going to renew the Gold Gym membership but when I saw the table was partially constructed of Styrofoam, I realized that it wasn’t the strongest engineering. Thank goodness for the Styrofoam, I don’t want to deal with the thought of being overweight.

One thing is for certain though, when all this is done, fixed, and I’m ready to flaunt my trailer, I’m goin’ campin’!

The Skating Talent of Payson Utah

Watching teenagers who are talented skaters is an aquired taste. After we, there one can assume they are old when they no longer know the band (RATM), store and are even offended by the music (consider muting the whole sound track). Rage Against the Machine wasn’t exactly legendary for their light-romantic ballads….. Teenagers aren’t lawers, they don’t see tresspassing, liabilty laws, hospital co-pays, drowding,….what they do see is a lot of smooth pavement and some objects to conquer. Who didn’t do a few “unwise” things during their youth anyway? (If you are saying, “I did” then leave and go back to your calculator!)

Generation Y by Nick Passey

 

      Time and place are important factors in defining who you are. Being born in a particular place, order during a particular time provides you with a specific set of experiences and beliefs. I believe I am unique and have the ability to make choices as I see fit.  Being raised in American during the 90’s has had a great affect on me. I belong to a cohort of society that is known as Generation Y.

      We have been called “Generation Y”, drugs “Millennial Generation” and  “Echo boomers”. Raised during one of the most economically sound times over the past hundred years our parents, the baby boomers, spoiled us. Raised in 2 car plus families, we went out to eat frequently, and had more luxuries.  The generation that had more, we had marketing analysts puzzled. The only description of why we paid 200 dollars for ripped designer jeans was we “liked” them.

      Being spoiled definitely had its perks, and the timing was just right as well. Starting with elementary school, this generation has been constantly surrounded with personal computers. Technology in fact, has always been a part of our groups existence, an to this group it seems laughable when people talk about not having home computers. Adding insult to injury we risibly refer to old ways of doing things outdated and analog.

      Constantly having the latest greatest at our fingertips Generation Y has been also referred to the “MyPods” because we are surgically attached iPods, cell phones, digital cameras, laptops, and anything alike. This fixation has even branched over and symbiotically redefined our dating and social relationships. Continually on Myspace, Facebook, and a thousand other social networking sites the whole way that we socialize is different. Generation Y would rather send Text messages than make phone calls, and perfer to email instead of write letters.

      Fresh out of school, Generation Y has had a huge effect on the workplace. We expect company provided cell phones, and superior technology at our jobs. Entering as cautiously as an atom bomb Generation Y is causing various growing pains and changing the surroundings to adapt to their special needs. This isn’t where the demands stop we even expect to get more out of our lack of work ethic “…employers don’t understand why twenty somethings straight out of college expect a high salary and lots of vacation time.” (Balderrama, 2007)

      Jobs, not Careers are just what some speculate Generation Y will have.  “The notable characteristic of the Generation Y work force is that they will switch jobs over the course of their careers more than any generation before them, holding as many as 20 jobs before they retire. The portability of retirement benefits and a lessened need to vest has contributed to this.” (Rothberg, 2006)

 Our effect on the workplace is not all for the bad, in expecting more of life-work balance than previous generations; we want good for others. This has been a huge factor in setting the green movement into motion. Wanting to be “more green” we like things that are stripped down, more straightforward and that we can feel good about purchacing. We are motivated to buy things from brands potray a message of not only selling but “doing there part”. Generation Y likes brands they feel they can trust and that demonstrate they are fair to there employees, care about the enviornment, and keep things straitforward and honest. We even pay more or go out of our way to support brands like this because we truly belive “How you do anything is how you do everything”  (Todd, 2007)

      So overall being raised in a particular time and placed has causedGeneration Y to be truly unique. Generation Y was raised privillaged and Technology savy. We have made huge impact on the workplace, and care to make a difference in the envoirnment. I can’t wait to watch this genration for years to come and see there continued effect on the genrations to come. 

 

Bibliography

Balderrama, A. (2007, December 26). Generation Y: Too demanding at work? – CNN.com. Retrieved april 13, 2009, from http://www.cnn.com: http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/worklife/12/26/cb.generation/

Rothberg, D. (2006, October 24). Page 2-Generation Y for Dummies. Retrieved April 11, 2009, from eweek.com: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/IT-Management/Generation-Y-for-Dummies/1/

Todd. (2007, September 24). Why Your Smallest Actions Define You. Retrieved April 11, 2009, from www.wethechange.com: http://www.wethechange.com/why-your-smallest-actions-define-you/ 

Have you ever seen real live music?

I was a dance club junkie in the early 90′s.  If Provo was ever a “scene” it was at the dance clubs.  Now they are nearly a modern day “Footloose” story as nearly every one of them was shut down.  Back then the cool DJ’s could spin music and maybe cross fade, resuscitation scratching was new and had only been around for about ten years.  Those who could scratch would generally choose to exhibit their skills elsewhere, somewhere cooler….

Digital technology has really made some amazing feats with live music.  My younger brother, Nick has a band that tours and performs regularly.  Here is a live shot of him goofing around at home.

 

No more wheels?

I have been interested in technology for as long as I can remember. At an early age, obesity I remember watching Batman cartoons and being fascinated by the fact that he was just a regular guy with superior technology when compared to his opposition. Perhaps this is why, when the iPhone first announced at Macworld on January 9, 2007, I was intrigued by the batman belt of tools packed into Apple’s take on the Smartphone.
The development of the iPhone came about when then CEO Steve Jobs focused Apple’s engineering department on the task of investigating touch screen technology. At the time various companies were releasing touch screen and tablet PC’s left and right. Jobs though Apple could do something better and this began Apple’s the new venture into touch screen technology. When they finally showed him what they had created, Job’s was so excited about the new touch screen he forgot about tablet computers all together. Not unlike the Mp3 player market that had been dominated by the Apple iPod, Jobs was looking for new technology to conquer.
“Cell phones are perfect because even Grandma has one: consumers bought nearly a billion of them last year. Break off just 1% of that and you can buy yourself a lot of black turtlenecks.”  (Grossman, 2007) Apple designed the iPhone with a much different approach than most cell phone companies take. Instead of designing the phone under the close supervision of the carrier, they were able to develop the phone solely at Apple. This wasn’t a small project by any means, this was a large and costly project, and development took over two-and-a-half years and cost Apple over 150 million dollars.

Apple did everything during this development process to keep things under a wrap. Cingular, which was later purchased by AT&T, had established an agreement trusting blindly in Apple prior to the phone even being prototyped.  Apple began developing software for the iPhone without having produced the actual hardware device. Along with this, most of the employees involved in the creation of the Operating System didn’t even know what project they were even working on. “In some cases, Apple deliberately disguised software builds, known as “stacks”, to keep programmers from seeing the actual interface.”  (Lewis, 2007) Any one involved couldn’t really sayanything about it. Apple employees were clearly informed that leaking any information of about the iPhone would lead to dismissal and possible prosecution.
Apple put forth its best efforts to keep secrets, but still, the iPhone quickly began to pick up steam. Rumors flew, Photos of decoy iPhones, and actual iPhone prototypes were leaked to the Internet. Apple actively pursued bloggers and independent journalist that had published such information threatening them with lawsuits, and shutting them down one by one. They did there best to keep their secrets secret, but word began to spread and even bad publicity started to make people very interested.

The month before any iPhone official announcement CES, which is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, was taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Vendors were everywhere introducing new products, but something was still missing. Apple, the company that everybody was talking about, was no where to be found.
All of the buzz and associated rumors about the iPhone finally came to a head when Steve Jobs official announced the iPhone on January 6, 2009 at Macworld. Macworld is an annual conference hosted by the magazine’s publishers, and is considered to be the largest annual Mac gathering in the world. At this expo are numerous Apple and all Mac hardware and Software vendors, and so this is where many new Apple products are officially announced.
Strategically, Apple had let the cat out of the bag, and did so prior to filing with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for permits to operate the iPhone. Once proper operating permits are obtained from the FCC the information then becomes public.
Apple had put a lot into the development process of the iPhone, but now they needed to shake down every nerd in the US to make their dollar back. The original price was $499 for the 4 GB model and $599 for the 8 GB model, based on a two-year service contract. It was expensive tag for a cell phone and shamelessly didn’t come at discount. . In spite of the overwhelming price of the original release, countless flocked from their Parents basements to Apple stores, waited in exhausting lines and purchased one.

Excited to finally use it, I didn’t even make it out of the parking lot before removing it from the box. Lucky for Apple I wasn’t the only eager new iPhone user in 2007. On launch weekend alone, Apple sold 270,000 iPhones in the first thirty hours.  (Inc., Apple, 2007) Apple had continued success and went on to sell millions of iPhones nationwide.
By marketing standards, the iPhone has been very successful; “the iPhone—marketed as a multimedia player, phone and Internet communications device all in one machine—was treated to one of the most successful product launches of all time.” (Newsweek 2008) Essentially it took many devices that generation Y already treasured and boiled them down into one must-have item. It had everything you’d ever want in a smart phone and most everything you use on a computer. Email, Web, SMS, Camera, iPod, Youtube, Stocks, Maps, Calculator, Photos, Calendar, and oh I almost forgot, an iPhone.
Constantly playing with my new iPhone, I wasn’t the only person who wanted one. The success of the phone was enormous but Apple began to wise up to the fact that there were many customers to yet be reached. To no suprize market research began to arrive showing many had been considered it, but ultimately not purchaced it due to the price. A meager attempt, Apple dropped the price down $100 and waited to see what would happen. This didn’t bridge the gap, and the price wasn’t the only complaint being made.  Many were complaing about EDGE Network service, Text messaging functionality, and various other issues.
Apple began to release new firmware updates that gave users new software and other desired capabilities. Users were able to connect there phones to a computer and update software through iTunes as these updates were made avalible. Meanwhile Apple was in proccess developing their next revision, the iPhone 3G.
Apple released the iPhone 3G on July 11, 2008 at the price of $199 with a new AT&T contract. It was reinvented and redesigned with 3G speeds, GPS, and many more new features. Current iPhone users were elidgable for an early upgrade to the new 3G phone without early upgrade penalty. This in place, Apple successfully sold a reported 1 million iPhone 3Gs in just the first 3 days. “CUPERTINO, California—July 14, 2008—Apple® today announced it sold its one millionth iPhone™ 3G on Sunday, just three days after its launch on Friday, July 11.” (Apple, 2008) The iPhone continued to sell and on October 21, 2008 Apple announced sales of 6.89 million iPhone 3Gs in the fourth quarter of 2008, totaling 13 million iPhones to date.  (Apple, 2008)

I am excited to have owned this technology and feel it has a well deserved place in the culture of America. I am excited to see what the future will hold and will continue using my iPhone until there is something much better. I am excited for the day that we can look back at the iPhone as a milestone of innovation and technology.

Works Cited
Apple. (2008, October 21). Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results. Retrieved March 11, 2009, from Apple.com: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/10/21results.html
Apple. (2008, July 14). Apple Sells One Million iPhone 3gs in First Weekend. Retrieved March 11, 2009, from Apple.com: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/07/14iphone.html
Ayoub, C. (2009, March 10). iPhone Facts. Retrieved March 10, 2009, from iPhone Facts: http://www.iphonefacts.org/
Grossman, L. (2007, January 9). Apple’s New Calling: The iPhone. Retrieved march 11, 2009, from Time.com: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1575410-1,00.html
Inc., Apple. (2007, July 25). Q3 2007 Unaudited Summary Data. Retrieved March 10, 2009, from Apple: Apple.com
Lewis, P. H. (2007, January 10). Apple went to great lengths to keep iPhone a secret. Retrieved March 10, 2009, from CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/2007/01/10/commentary/lewis_fortune_iphone.fortune/index.htm
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The iPhone Craze in America by Nick Passey

I have been interested in technology for as long as I can remember. At an early age, obesity I remember watching Batman cartoons and being fascinated by the fact that he was just a regular guy with superior technology when compared to his opposition. Perhaps this is why, when the iPhone first announced at Macworld on January 9, 2007, I was intrigued by the batman belt of tools packed into Apple’s take on the Smartphone.
The development of the iPhone came about when then CEO Steve Jobs focused Apple’s engineering department on the task of investigating touch screen technology. At the time various companies were releasing touch screen and tablet PC’s left and right. Jobs though Apple could do something better and this began Apple’s the new venture into touch screen technology. When they finally showed him what they had created, Job’s was so excited about the new touch screen he forgot about tablet computers all together. Not unlike the Mp3 player market that had been dominated by the Apple iPod, Jobs was looking for new technology to conquer.
“Cell phones are perfect because even Grandma has one: consumers bought nearly a billion of them last year. Break off just 1% of that and you can buy yourself a lot of black turtlenecks.”  (Grossman, 2007) Apple designed the iPhone with a much different approach than most cell phone companies take. Instead of designing the phone under the close supervision of the carrier, they were able to develop the phone solely at Apple. This wasn’t a small project by any means, this was a large and costly project, and development took over two-and-a-half years and cost Apple over 150 million dollars.

Apple did everything during this development process to keep things under a wrap. Cingular, which was later purchased by AT&T, had established an agreement trusting blindly in Apple prior to the phone even being prototyped.  Apple began developing software for the iPhone without having produced the actual hardware device. Along with this, most of the employees involved in the creation of the Operating System didn’t even know what project they were even working on. “In some cases, Apple deliberately disguised software builds, known as “stacks”, to keep programmers from seeing the actual interface.”  (Lewis, 2007) Any one involved couldn’t really sayanything about it. Apple employees were clearly informed that leaking any information of about the iPhone would lead to dismissal and possible prosecution.
Apple put forth its best efforts to keep secrets, but still, the iPhone quickly began to pick up steam. Rumors flew, Photos of decoy iPhones, and actual iPhone prototypes were leaked to the Internet. Apple actively pursued bloggers and independent journalist that had published such information threatening them with lawsuits, and shutting them down one by one. They did there best to keep their secrets secret, but word began to spread and even bad publicity started to make people very interested.

The month before any iPhone official announcement CES, which is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, was taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Vendors were everywhere introducing new products, but something was still missing. Apple, the company that everybody was talking about, was no where to be found.
All of the buzz and associated rumors about the iPhone finally came to a head when Steve Jobs official announced the iPhone on January 6, 2009 at Macworld. Macworld is an annual conference hosted by the magazine’s publishers, and is considered to be the largest annual Mac gathering in the world. At this expo are numerous Apple and all Mac hardware and Software vendors, and so this is where many new Apple products are officially announced.
Strategically, Apple had let the cat out of the bag, and did so prior to filing with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for permits to operate the iPhone. Once proper operating permits are obtained from the FCC the information then becomes public.
Apple had put a lot into the development process of the iPhone, but now they needed to shake down every nerd in the US to make their dollar back. The original price was $499 for the 4 GB model and $599 for the 8 GB model, based on a two-year service contract. It was expensive tag for a cell phone and shamelessly didn’t come at discount. . In spite of the overwhelming price of the original release, countless flocked from their Parents basements to Apple stores, waited in exhausting lines and purchased one.

Excited to finally use it, I didn’t even make it out of the parking lot before removing it from the box. Lucky for Apple I wasn’t the only eager new iPhone user in 2007. On launch weekend alone, Apple sold 270,000 iPhones in the first thirty hours.  (Inc., Apple, 2007) Apple had continued success and went on to sell millions of iPhones nationwide.
By marketing standards, the iPhone has been very successful; “the iPhone—marketed as a multimedia player, phone and Internet communications device all in one machine—was treated to one of the most successful product launches of all time.” (Newsweek 2008) Essentially it took many devices that generation Y already treasured and boiled them down into one must-have item. It had everything you’d ever want in a smart phone and most everything you use on a computer. Email, Web, SMS, Camera, iPod, Youtube, Stocks, Maps, Calculator, Photos, Calendar, and oh I almost forgot, an iPhone.
Constantly playing with my new iPhone, I wasn’t the only person who wanted one. The success of the phone was enormous but Apple began to wise up to the fact that there were many customers to yet be reached. To no suprize market research began to arrive showing many had been considered it, but ultimately not purchaced it due to the price. A meager attempt, Apple dropped the price down $100 and waited to see what would happen. This didn’t bridge the gap, and the price wasn’t the only complaint being made.  Many were complaing about EDGE Network service, Text messaging functionality, and various other issues.
Apple began to release new firmware updates that gave users new software and other desired capabilities. Users were able to connect there phones to a computer and update software through iTunes as these updates were made avalible. Meanwhile Apple was in proccess developing their next revision, the iPhone 3G.
Apple released the iPhone 3G on July 11, 2008 at the price of $199 with a new AT&T contract. It was reinvented and redesigned with 3G speeds, GPS, and many more new features. Current iPhone users were elidgable for an early upgrade to the new 3G phone without early upgrade penalty. This in place, Apple successfully sold a reported 1 million iPhone 3Gs in just the first 3 days. “CUPERTINO, California—July 14, 2008—Apple® today announced it sold its one millionth iPhone™ 3G on Sunday, just three days after its launch on Friday, July 11.” (Apple, 2008) The iPhone continued to sell and on October 21, 2008 Apple announced sales of 6.89 million iPhone 3Gs in the fourth quarter of 2008, totaling 13 million iPhones to date.  (Apple, 2008)

I am excited to have owned this technology and feel it has a well deserved place in the culture of America. I am excited to see what the future will hold and will continue using my iPhone until there is something much better. I am excited for the day that we can look back at the iPhone as a milestone of innovation and technology.

Works Cited
Apple. (2008, October 21). Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results. Retrieved March 11, 2009, from Apple.com: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/10/21results.html
Apple. (2008, July 14). Apple Sells One Million iPhone 3gs in First Weekend. Retrieved March 11, 2009, from Apple.com: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/07/14iphone.html
Ayoub, C. (2009, March 10). iPhone Facts. Retrieved March 10, 2009, from iPhone Facts: http://www.iphonefacts.org/
Grossman, L. (2007, January 9). Apple’s New Calling: The iPhone. Retrieved march 11, 2009, from Time.com: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1575410-1,00.html
Inc., Apple. (2007, July 25). Q3 2007 Unaudited Summary Data. Retrieved March 10, 2009, from Apple: Apple.com
Lewis, P. H. (2007, January 10). Apple went to great lengths to keep iPhone a secret. Retrieved March 10, 2009, from CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/2007/01/10/commentary/lewis_fortune_iphone.fortune/index.htm

I want to build a guitar

Growing up in the 80s I loved Michael Jackson music.  When the alligations started to fly, online I would defend him as though my own music tastes depended on it.  Then I did some research on the evidence on hand…..wiping the vomit from my mouth….  Sad that people abuse children.  But, no rx we can have some fun at his expense…

http://www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2009/michael-jackson/icatalog4.html

If you have WAAAAAAY too much money and don’t know how to lose it….take a MJ approach.
Espeically when the person playing has to work for the entertainment.  It reminds me of the old grandpa telling me when he was a kid stories…. Really Grandpa is just trying to look cool. Many people go wrong while trying to look cool. I have decaded most of my life to going wrong while trying to look cool.

One of the worst place to show off is at the video arcade. No one is saying, food
Dang Man Your the BEST DANCER EVER!! Napolean Diamite took care of that for us… But then there is this kid…


I have read books and bought books on guitar building.  I am just too busy…but I can watch this guy build one…at high speed too!

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