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    I decided not to necro-bump Bryan's 2009 thread as it was kind of specific and not in my budget. I played through high-school but have not played in 20 years. I am looking to get back into playing and I am looking for a great acoustic and a decent electric setup to start with. I am thinking about looking into a full custom for the acoustic but it is pretty hard to figure out how they handle from websites. A few decent shops around my parents place in Dallas that I intend to check out when I get back there this weekend. First on the list is http://www.theguitarsanctuary.com. Has a decent selection of factory and small shop guitars to try out. I know there are several players here at HC. Anyone have any favorite acoustic makers that I should look in to?
  2. Got to try the GS-X Mini and the Gilmore Lite MKII with my Laylas at Axpona. Very impressed with both with the little CIEMs, not sure I have any headphones to use with the big one anymore, but when Justin decides to make me a Lite in the blue color above, I will definitely add it to the desktop. 🙂
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    What are you EATING right now?

    I do too, but this is in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
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    What are you EATING right now?

    Gator Po’boy, Fried Okra Spears and Crawfish hush puppies. Gator Po’boy, Fried Okra Spears and Crawfish hush puppies.
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    Head Case Motorsports

    I think it is time to have a thread for everyone to discuss their cars, what they are doing to them and where we are going to have our first HC Road Trip Meet. Brent seems to think a trip to the Tail of the Dragon in NC/Tennessee would be in order. Maybe a road trip to a track for a track day? Of course a primary reason for this for me is to follow all of Nate's functional updates and Rex's rocket booster upgrades to see what works and doesn't. Not that I do not think your rockets will work Rex.
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    What are you Grilling now?

    Thanks for the inputs gents. I am trying to configure a deck with a wood burning pizza oven, and the grill or grill and smoker. Was hoping I might get an elite and handle them all.
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    Happy Birthday Doug!

    Happy Birthday Doug.
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    What are you Grilling now?

    Starting to shop for the grill for the new house. The deck has a built in Natural Gas Feed for heaters, grills that can burn it etc. but I am thinking I might try to go with an all in one unit like a Memphis Elite and just fire heaters on the Natural Gas as I do not think it will be great for grilling. Anyone here have experience with Memphis or a recommended alternate, or experience using natural gas for grilling?
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    Happy Birthday Voltron!

    Happy Birthday Al.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    I was contemplating using the crappy curved monitor Brent convinced me to buy with a new Mac Mini in the office, but an IMac might be a nice alternative.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Those Illinois fuckers have never given me a dime. I guess they have been giving it all to the Oak Park/River Forest elites.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    I have been pleasantly surprised with the DMVs out here in the Suburbs in Illinois. I thought for sure I was going to have to pay off at least a couple of government employees, but I have found the DMVs out here to be pretty efficient. They have tried to make it a bit more efficient by compartmentalizing it lately, making it far less efficient, but I can still typically be in and out of my neighborhood DMV in 20 minutes.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    If I lived somewhere that something like that was possible, I would definitely be investing in a CanAm.
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    Happy Birthday Nate!

    Happy Birthday Nate.
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    Fuck in snow

    I love my centerforce snow shovel. Wide with great leverage with the handle. I have moved some serious snow with this over the years. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Suncast-27-in-Centerforce-Snow-Pusher-with-Wear-Strip-SP2750/100334883
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    Happy Birthday Naaman!

    Happy Birthday Naaman
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    Home spin bikes

    I use a Wahoo powered trainer and Zwift, which a lot of HCers also use, as my much more useful spin bike. I obviously need to be using it a lot more than I am, which anyone on Zwift can tell you.
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    HC Motorcycle Gang

    Finally got the Arai, drop shipped from Arai USA. The Japanese sure make things finicky, but the contraptions are quite cool. I think the AGV Sportmodular will be the BMW helmet, the Arai will be for whatever naked bike I end up with and the SCHUBERTH C4 will be the loaner helmet.
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    HC Motorcycle Gang

    Finally got to see the new Indian FTR-1200. Love the looks, but the fit and finish was fairly low end. Buttons, plastic, etc. all felt well below even Triumph standards and light years from BMW standards. TFT screen was okay, but seemed once again to be fairly low end. These were display bikes with several elements not really working, so maybe the finished product will be nicer. Triumph Speed Twin seems to be the winner from the sport cruiser class, thought the Kawasaki R900RS is a nice alternative, especially with all the deals and the free Achrapvic exhaust they are throwing in these days. Got to see some nice customs at the shows, but I do not have time to do a lot of photos as we were rushing off to meet the realtor for house shopping and spent too much time at Arai getting fitted for a helmet and getting Kasia through the Zero Motorcycle riding class. D56E2A89-2033-4F55-9693-8808DA8EBEF3.MOV
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    Happy Birthday, Steve!!

    Happy Birthday Steve.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Sitting at LAX myself. Should I be looking for random sword fights down the corridors?
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    Post what you're watching

    I was wondering. I stopped watching and then came back and it was a completely different show and then it just randomly ended.
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    Post what you're watching

    I liked Russian Doll, but got distracted when the last few episodes were running so I have fuck all idea how it ended.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Yes, I live in an overpriced, poorly implemented flip house. Everything looks fine, but beneath the surface it is a full on disaster.