Thursday, July 30, 2009

Painting fools!

My wife's "nesting" again, pending the birth of our third child in January, so we've been painting rooms. Did the living room, the kitchen area, the dining area, lots of borders and edges, and now she's attacking the wallpaper border in the eldest child's room with an intensity normally reserved for rottweillers eating steak. Needless to say, I've been busy. I've also been tackling a "birthday project"; rescusitating an old Ibanez 540S Saber guitar with all new parts. I've got a Carvin neck, Seymour Duncan "Dave Mustaine" Live Wire pickups, and just need to earn more money so I can buy a Gotoh Floyd Rose bridge for it. I had to strip the old Lipstick Red finish and then sand away the clear sealer/polyurethane finish underneath in order to reveal the wonderful mahogany wood. It's looking nice so far, better than my painting skills!

My birthday's this Saturday and I'm certain my guitar won't be finished by then, but the house sure better be! LOL

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lazy Dog Days of Summer

Well, we've finally reached the heat out here in the Desert Southwest. It's been so hot lately all we can do is sit inside and hide from it. As a result, I'm editing photos for, and finishing up the last few stories in my laptop. I'll have to head out onto the road again soon for some fresh cars.

40 years ago this week, Mankind first walked on the moon! That's a fantastic achievement! What have we done since then?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I didn't say it over the weekend because I was busy enjoying it. I strutted around in an American flag button-down oxford by Redhead. It was a Father's Day gift from Cabellas on the west side of Phoenix, Arizona. Everyone needs one of these shirts!

A big Thank You to all of our armed forces for defending our freedom while we're out shopping! Hoo-rah guys! Kick ass and take names!

Cover of August 2009 Performanc BMW Magazine!

Heh, I've got to say it! I am one happy camper right now! As a freelancer I don't get to pick which cars become cover features. I'm always pleasantly surprised later. In this case it was Louise Woodhams, the editor of Performance BMW magazine from Unity Media in the UK who made the call to feature Gromafab's very cool (and very powerful) car smack-dab in the middle of their August 2009 cover (my birthday month!)

Now, if that money for the story would arrive... LOL