Monday, January 25, 2010

Back to School

School has begun and I officially feel a little overwhelmed, and it's only the 3rd week! Yikes!

What was I thinking when I signed up for 16 credit hours? I work full time and go to school full time. I might be certifiably insane.

Oh well, I know it will pay off in the long run. Besides who doesn't feel better when they are constantly working or doing something productive?

For some reason I can't help but think of Dory(?) in Finding Nemo when she sings "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming". So to those who are overwhelmed, under-whelmed or just plain whelmed let's all sing it together "just keep swimming, just keep swimming!"

Friday, January 8, 2010

No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn

Over a year a go, Ashley and I got Guitar Hero World Tour. We went to Wal-Mart at midnight to buy it and we were so excited to have the drums now. I have a bad habit of tapping my fingers on a desk or table when listening to music and it's because I always thought being able to play the drums would be fun. Well, needless to say the drums we got didn't live up to expectation. The red drum bad never really worked that well, and then it stopped working completely a couple of weeks later. I eventually got the drive to try and fix them, but the fix I did only lasted a couple of days. So when Ashley and I were shopping we decided to buy a new drum set and started looking for the cheapest way to do this. We found a deal at Best Buy for a portable drum set made for Rock Band (compatible with Guitar Hero as well) for only $17. It had all the necessary things to play the drums, it just didn't have the actual stand. We bought it and then I decided to make a stand to make them more useable.

So here you have it, my finished (actually almost finished product). The process was quite simple and I used the legs from my existing drum set to cut costs. I cut out the shape in a piece of particle board, then elevated a little bit using a wedge cut out of a scrap of 2x4. Then I drilled holes in the 2x4 to stick the stand into. I had my doubts about the sturdiness of the design, but in all it turned out great. Best thing of all, the drums actually work.