Weekend to-do list

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Objectives I'd like to achieve, in no particular order: learn Chinese, either Cantonese or Mandarin; learn to play jazz guitar; write a work of significant merit; earn an advanced degree.

Guitar set-up, painting put up

Monday, April 28th, 2008

I set-up my guitar a little bit over the weekend. I didn't change the action, partly because it is supposedly set at the optimal height already, and partly because I wasn't sure if there was an extra nut I needed to undo or not and didn't want to break ...

Guitar arrival

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

My new guitar, a white Les Paul Custom, was delivered yesterday. It was quite exciting to unwrap the well-packed guitar, and my first look took my breath away a little. It is really quite an attractive instrument. I didn't have much time to do anything apart from ...

Choice of strings

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Along with the new guitar I ordered an extra packet of strings. The guitar will have its own strings, and I am fairly sure I have a packet or two of strings lying around, but I wanted to practice with something different. When I first started playing guitar ...

Bonus choice

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

I made the choice on what to spend my small bonus. I decided that even though I would be able to use the Eee PC easily enough I didn't really want to make a move away from Mac OS because it is precisely the OS that makes me enjoy ...


Thursday, April 17th, 2008

I heard a rumour that because Weyland-Yutani has been profitable in the last year we employees are due to receive a bonus this month. The bonus is nothing particularly extravagant but it's something, and after so many years of no bonuses at all this new culture, and I hope ...

Guitar exercise book

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Further to my recent thoughts about buying a new guitar, I went looking on-line for a new book to help me get back to practicing playing. As much as playing along to songs is fun and helps in its own way in picking up some skills it isn't the ...

No new guitar for now

Monday, March 31st, 2008

I have been toying with the idea of buying a new guitar, a Les Paul replica most likely. I am hoping this would spur me in to playing more regularly again and trying to learn more theory rather than just ape songs, and not just leave the guitar standing ...