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General => Open Discussion => Topic started by: madbean on February 10, 2014, 08:55:31 PM

Title: Confessions thread
Post by: madbean on February 10, 2014, 08:55:31 PM
For fun. Put in your silly, non-consequential confessions here. Please, keep it light.

#1 - I hate reality TV (most TV, actually) but I LOVE Shark Tank. I think it is hilarious. Plus, I think it would be awesome to be an inventor or venture capital type guy.
#2 - When I feel down, a quick visit to cuteoverload.com makes my day infinitely better.
#3 - I secretly wish I could write a sci-fi novel or produce/write a comedy-horror film.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: selfdestroyer on February 10, 2014, 09:21:22 PM
I'll play

1] I spend more time pretending to work at my desk than actually working.
2] I have not seen a news broadcast on TV for over 5 years. If I want to hear about news I will read about it.
3] Films that leave you feeling uncomfortable, sympathetic or just plain confused. The wife and I both enjoy the horror & exploitation genre. Most friends shutter at the movies I own. lol
4] If you don't keep track of the money then you never over spend. (works on everything)

Cody
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jimilee on February 10, 2014, 09:27:04 PM
1) Haven't balanced my checkbook in over 8 years.
2) I really don't like the band I'm in, but I rehearse once a week just to play music.
3) Don't watch a lot of T.V. dramas at all, more of a news junkie.
4) Would love to play guitar in a band instead of bass at least once in my life.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: GermanCdn on February 10, 2014, 09:33:27 PM
1) I have almost completely swapped out my guitar collection from last year.
2) Even if I was blind, I'd think Lzzy Hale is one of the hottest women on the face of the earth from her voice alone.
3) I find myself not hating it when my wife makes me watch Food network.
4) This is my 900th post.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Matt on February 10, 2014, 09:49:58 PM
When I see people texting while driving and drifting all over the road, I secretly hope they'll hit the curb.

I know, I'm going to hell.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: chromesphere on February 10, 2014, 09:56:19 PM
1) I couldn't sleep for a week after I watched Shaye Saint John Balloon Goon (youtube it :D)
2) I drink 3 cups of tea a day as a substitute for coffee because it gives me a headache, and it makes me feel less masculine.
3) Im worried people are going to think im a wimp from writing those 2 points above
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: PhiloB on February 10, 2014, 10:43:26 PM
I visit Damn You Auto Correct website every few months.  It takes about 5 minutes, but eventually I am laughing hysterically , tears and all.  Sad part is, it's not really THAT funny.  But never fails to produce the same results.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: raulduke on February 11, 2014, 03:34:12 AM
I actually find Alan Carr funny.

... please don't tell anyone  ;)
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: juansolo on February 11, 2014, 04:47:16 AM
- I break the law at least once every single time I get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.
- I have no issues burning, cutting or generally injuring myself. But I have a completely irrational fear of needles/injections.
- I'm a geek, and therefore socially retarded. I hide it well to be fair, but I just don't understand small talk and am generally uncomfortable around people I don't know well. Which is of course a catch22.

That'll do for now.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: stevie1556 on February 11, 2014, 05:00:50 AM
- I really enjoy hitting customers at work with the trollies, and never mean sorry when I say it.
- I don't practice nearly enough guitar compared to building pedals.
- I'm a prolific cheater as I hate losing.
- I can never find things in a tidy place, however, when it's messy I know where everything is.

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Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Cortexturizer on February 11, 2014, 05:59:56 AM
- I have a pretty bad case of vertigo, I often dream that I am falling from a building or balancing on a thin piece of construction gear somewhere up there...scary scary stuff.
- I hate cinnamon so much that I have to take it off coffee whenever they serve me with it in a pub or a coffee shop and I get really really upset
- I was so OCD, that I used to count letters in a movie subtitle, grouping them in batches of five, and then, if there wasn't an even number of groups of five, then I would make compromises like, a letter H contains three dashes so yeah we can work with that, and so on..
I know, that's crazy.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: gtr2 on February 11, 2014, 07:48:56 AM
1) I drink whole leaf green tea (I think it keeps me from getting sick)
2) I want to be a full time entrepreneur
3) I miss playing straight up rock and roll, loudly...
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: neve1272 on February 11, 2014, 09:12:13 AM
1)when i was a kid i wanted to grow up to be  a Jedi...
2) touching paper bag or card board is like nails on a chalkboard to me
3) looking at sharp or pointy things hurts my eyes
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: culturejam on February 11, 2014, 09:20:10 AM
1) I've never really been a *real* band. I've done plenty of one-off performances with other guys, had a garage band in high school, had regular jams in college and beyond, recording my own music, etc. But never really had a steady, regular band that played paying gigs around town.

2) I really enjoy certain reality TV shows. Mostly the ones about cooking or "turnaround" shows: Top Chef, Chopped, Bar Rescue, Restaurant Impossible, etc. I also love Deadliest Catch.

3) I like old DOD pedals.

4) I watch very little sports on TV (almost entirely college football or Premiere League Football), don't really like playing poker, and don't ever have a desire to hit up the strip clubs. And yet, I'm one of the most hetero guys you'll ever meet.  ;D


EDIT: One more thing:

5) Macklemore is awesome!  :D
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jubal81 on February 11, 2014, 09:48:31 AM
1) I change songs lyrics to make them about my dog and sing them around the house
2) The bacheloritis is so advanced I don't even microwave hot dogs any more - just eat them cold out of the fridge
3) I regularly take an hour on the throne playing iPad game
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jkokura on February 11, 2014, 09:52:14 AM
1) I've seen every episode of My Little Pony (the new one) with my daughter. I've actually watched many of them multiple times. I've followed the story line and am actually looking forward to learning what's inside the box Twilight Sparkle uncovered when she rescued Princess Celestia and Princess Luna.

2) While I really love what I do, I sometimes wish I could somehow many guitar/amp/pedal repair/building/selling work as a full time gig. It would probably suck the life out of my joy though.

3) I still love my wife after 8 years of marriage, and I believe I'll always love her and stay married to her.

Jacob
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: davent on February 11, 2014, 09:53:39 AM
1. Never been to confession
2.Have never owned a dishwasher, microwave, cell phone or car.
3.Never seen The Simpsons, South Park, Seinfeld, Cheers or much of anything else broadcast on tv in the past 25 years... hooked up the tv, dvd, WII, cable etc. for the house's females and it all works together fine but haven't a clue how to turn that mess on... maybe if i got the Food Network.
4.At least 15 years since i entered a Walmart
5.Revolted by the vile brown liquid Tim Horton's has the audacity to refer to as coffee.
6.I box before i rock.

Woah... I feel so much lighter!
dave
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: flanagan0718 on February 11, 2014, 09:53:48 AM
1. I love Guitar gear, comic books, horror movies (the terrible d-list ones), I play video games, and drink OJ while eating meat lovers pizza.
2. I will, without a doubt or any hesitation, watch the movie Mean Girls when ever it is on tv...or even look for it on demand every once and a while.
3. I transform song lyrics in to food...example: It goes on bread, goes on bread, salami, salami, salami, i, i, i, o, o, o, o. (sing along with Zombie by The Cranberries)
4. I miss playing guitar in my old 90's cover band but will never admit it to my former band mates.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: culturejam on February 11, 2014, 09:58:43 AM
2. I will, without a doubt or any hesitation, watch the movie Mean Girls when ever it is on tv...or even look for it on demand every once and a while.

What a great film. Tina Fey's writing genius really shines in this one.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: flanagan0718 on February 11, 2014, 10:00:07 AM

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EDIT: One more thing:

5) Macklemore is awesome!  :D
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Yes he is!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Leevibe on February 11, 2014, 10:03:36 AM
1) I like to watch "Anne of Green Gables"

2) I left my iron on all night last night
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: madbean on February 11, 2014, 10:19:07 AM
I love this:
Quote
1) I change songs lyrics to make them about my dog and sing them around the house

I thought of a couple more:
#4 - I spend about 30 minutes a day just petting our dogs.
#5 - I used to read two books a week but now I never read anymore because I have a tablet (which I can't stand reading a book on).
#6 - Up until around 10y.o., I thought every adult could read my mind and my life was being watched like a movie 24 hours a day (I blame Catholicism for this).
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: culturejam on February 11, 2014, 10:37:11 AM
#6 - Up until around 10y.o., I thought every adult could read my mind and my life was being watched like a movie 24 hours a day (I blame Catholicism for this).

Up until I was about 5-6, I thought that the whole world was in black-and-white up until about 1970. I thought that because all of the photos and movies from older periods were in black and white.  ;D

My dad said I asked him one day, "Daddy, when did the world turn color?"
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: m-Kresol on February 11, 2014, 01:23:19 PM
1) I'm a classic nerd. I'm a chemist, like comics, watch various TV shows, play video games and now got hooked up on electronics.
2) I spent way to much time indoors and come up with bad excuses to do so.
3) I'm clumsy as hell. Burnt my self countless times on the hot air gun in the lab, cut myself twice in 3 month that I had to get stitches.
4) I don't play in a band - although I'd love too - and don't know anyone in my town with the same taste in music. If I go to concerts, I often go alone, which I find kind of pathetic.
5) I have the cardio of a 40 year old man. That's how much sport i do.
6) I've developed such an animosity against one of my coworkers, that I get angry at anything she says. No matter if it's actually reasonable.

I have to say, writing this stuff down was actually quite relieving.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: muddyfox on February 11, 2014, 01:31:17 PM

Noone in Vienna with your taste in music?!? What is it?
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: micromegas on February 11, 2014, 02:10:32 PM
I'm going to do this bit by bit, as I use to:

1) I try to be such a perfectionist that I use to broke things because of this (i.e: I broke 2 pairs of caps - same value - when soldering my No-Mojo pcb today)

2) I'm a procrastrinator and love it. Doing things at last minute is my everyday damnation.

3) I have a lot of insecurities when writing in English. Although I've done (and pass) a lot of exams and have proven my hability to defend myself talking in English when travelling outside my country, every time I write something (like this post) I need to check phrases and words with google many, many times
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: m-Kresol on February 11, 2014, 02:27:50 PM

Noone in Vienna with your taste in music?!? What is it?

If people ask me what I listen to, they often do not know what I'm even talking about as post-rock is not really popular with the masses, although it kinda is in Vienna. I often meet the same guys at the concerts, but my friends always roll their eyes when I ask them to join me. Guess they don't like atmospheric guitar-heavy instrumental arrangements.
But, as they say in german, "taste is debatable". They are wrong. My taste is exquisite and the holy grail of tastes :D
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: DutchMF on February 11, 2014, 02:38:27 PM
This is going to be a long one, so I'll probably do it in at least two installments, here goes:

1) I'm almost 37 years old, but don't have driving licence. I have Mrs. Dutch drive me wherever I (or 'we') need to go. I hope to rectify this situation this year..........
2) Like micromegas I procrastinate, a lot! That's why you haven't seen a lot of progress in my 'Project I'...... But I will get it done!
3) I once offered an old lady a helping hand exiting a city bus, but she was to scared to accept it, probably because of my long hair and leather jacket. Damn prejudice!!
4) I do like the liberties the Dutch government gives us, and have tried all of them at least once..... But now I'm a good boy!
5) Seen this mentioned before, I think, but I bluff my way through work at least 50% of the time, and it still works after 5 years.

I'll get back to you with more when I think of it!

Paul
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Gledison on February 11, 2014, 03:42:46 PM
here we go...
1) as DutchMF i have no German driving license, only the brazilian one, which is not valid here. its been 7 years that im saying...i will make the tests....
2)paying 40 euros a month for a Gym and never go.., well, sometimes, only for sauna :P
3) I had almost no clue about electronics since i started building pedals, now i started to have some clue...
4)i think i will never get married :(. Pedal building is taking over all my time on weekends :P
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: GrindCustoms on February 11, 2014, 03:54:24 PM
1- I don't have a TV, i just listen to Hockey in streaming, so i watch nothing in summer.
2- I drove my car for 6months without valid license, could'nt afford the 5K$ of tickets to get them back.
3- I'm mostly «high» all the time.
4- I went through the complicated process of denying my attachement to catholicism. (LOADS of Paperwork)
5- I'm not able to talk if my hands and feet can't move.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: culturejam on February 11, 2014, 04:11:45 PM
Here's a telling confession:

My phone just auto-corrected something I was typing to "SMD"  ;D
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: angrykoko on February 11, 2014, 04:15:19 PM
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: chromesphere on February 11, 2014, 04:20:23 PM
At any given moment, I don't have a clue what I should do.

I also live in this bewildered state of emergency...how do you make it stop!?  :)
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: gtr2 on February 11, 2014, 04:30:34 PM
I wish I had cable so I could watch curling...
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: GermanCdn on February 11, 2014, 04:38:43 PM
It's been a day since my last confession and I feel the need for more:

1. I have owned in excess of 320 guitars over the last 15 years, but haven't played a gig in 8.
2. Music gear isn't the only thing I collect, other collections include knives, axes, and fishing gear.
3. I have successfully claimed a strip club bar tab of $1500 on an expense report.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: icecycle66 on February 11, 2014, 04:55:35 PM
1) I usually have absolutely no idea what's going on.
2) Even though I usually don't know what's going on, I have an uncanny ability to bullshit my way through almost everything I've ever encountered. 
3) I am unbelievably successful with hardly any effort and I'm afraid that if I try to be more successful then I will fail. It's a delicate balance.
4) In person, I go from invisibly passive to outright aggressive instantaneously because other humans terrify me.
5) I have about 5 different scripted courses of action for every social encounter.  If someone strays from the script I go blank.
6)Sometimes I lie about my age because when I tell people how old I am they don't believe me.  I usually add eight to ten years to my age just so I don't get a bunch of stupid gasps.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: slimtriggers on February 11, 2014, 05:46:00 PM
1.  I'm addicted to Coca-Cola
2.  I sing to my dog, too :)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2831/12468666174_687bbfef1a_t.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slimtriggers/12468666174/)
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: angrykoko on February 11, 2014, 05:49:47 PM
1) I usually have absolutely no idea what's going on.
2) Even though I usually don't know what's going on, I have an uncanny ability to bullshit my way through almost everything I've ever encountered. 
3) I am unbelievably successful with hardly any effort and I'm afraid that if I try to be more successful then I will fail. It's a delicate balance.
4) In person, I go from invisibly passive to outright aggressive instantaneously because other humans terrify me.
5) I have about 5 different scripted courses of action for every social encounter.  If someone strays from the script I go blank.
6)Sometimes I lie about my age because when I tell people how old I am they don't believe me.  I usually add eight to ten years to my age just so I don't get a bunch of stupid gasps.

I always knew I had a lost sibling.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: sonarchotic on February 11, 2014, 05:56:56 PM
-I couldn't find Holland on a map of Europe last night after getting into the band Causa Sui. And it turns out they're from Denmark. Sorry DutchMF but I did figure it out eventually ;) Worst of all, I've been there.
-American Football on television triggers depression in me, I don't know why.
-I was not a 'pedal guy' before building them.
-I started playing guitar because after years as a bassist I got tired of stopping everyone and making this big production just to get an idea across because no one can hear you. Now as a guitarist I just play my idea in the song/jam and there it is. 
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: atreidesheir on February 11, 2014, 06:04:53 PM
I bully bullies.

I lust after nerd girls.  Cute is hotter than hot.

I like the music of Tracey Ullman, Kenny Rogers, Meat Loaf, Rick Springfield, Air Supply, and Michael Penn.

My 4 year old is my best friend.



Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on February 11, 2014, 06:09:04 PM
- I have been playing guitar on and off for over 17 years and hardly know ANYTHING beyond basic chords  :-\
- I've had to scale down my pedal building because it was seriously impacting my family time.
- I spend WAY too much time on pedal forums when I should be working!  ::)
- I have an un-needed disdain for "simple" builds. If it doesn't look like it was a challenge, I don't give it it's just reward. Although it does deserve it!
- I know just about EVERY character on the Disney channel  :o
- I am the cheapest person on the planet when it comes to building.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: electrosonic on February 11, 2014, 07:33:29 PM
My HP 15C calculator is one of my most cherished possessions. I spent my birthday money to buy it new in 1984. I hate using non RPN (reverse polish notation) calculators.  They cost hundreds of dollars on ebay - someone really should sell a clone.

Andrew.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: billstein on February 11, 2014, 07:48:37 PM

1) I change songs lyrics to make them about my dog and sing them around the house

You may have just become my hero.

1. I tell my dog that I love him all the time.
2. I love hard rock, think VH, Michael Schenker etc. But I also really like one Osmonds song. "Crazy horses."
3. I'm a huge Lakers fan but totally have bandwagoned over to the Clippers this year. **hangs his head in shame**
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: atreidesheir on February 11, 2014, 07:56:28 PM
Crazy Horses Wahh!  wahhhh!!

wow.  my sister had that one.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: snz728 on February 11, 2014, 08:07:23 PM
1.  I have been writing papers for law students for pedal building money (I never went to law school)
2.  Everyone I work with is black everone I live with is white (never comfortable in either world for too long)
3. Went to school for oil painting and painted daily for years but haven't picked up a brush since a house fire destroyed years of paintings drawings and prints
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: pryde on February 11, 2014, 08:23:09 PM
1. I am a terrible singer and am to embarrassed to try and sing/play guitar to my wife and kids. But, I sing and play when I am by myself
2. I am enamored by Pink for some reason (the singer chick not the color so much)
3. I hate the feeling that I could be that "creepy old guy" if I tried to flirt with a 20-something year old girl (because I am 41)


Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jimijam on February 11, 2014, 09:05:49 PM
1) I change songs lyrics to make them about my dog and sing them around the house
I do this all the time
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: wgc on February 11, 2014, 09:34:48 PM
I've built a bunch of pedals, but never done a build report. I hope to change that soon.

I love building 1590a. I hate clipping leads. (Probably because I had one get stuck up my nose during my first week of mil spec assy.  Ricochet from new clippers.  Hurt at work meant a dr visit. Everyone knew me immediately. Good thing I gave a sense of humor. )

I almost never use more than 2 fx at a time.  Sold all my now rare 80s fx to go rack in the 90s.

I have a lot of through hole parts, but I've since learned dip trace, discovered oshpark and from now on I will be doing almost everything in smd on oshpark pcbs I am now doing the layouts for.

Played my first gig in 12 years a few months ago. Used a rat I built and it gave me goosebumps.

I wish I wasn't so acutely aware of how fast time goes by and how short life is.

Wish I knew then what I know now.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: alanp on February 11, 2014, 10:26:37 PM
R&B, barbeque reggae (you know, the kind you get at summer bbq's with lots of relatives you don't know), hiphop, that kind of thing, makes most people happy at work.

After two or so hours of it, it makes me depressed, angry, and upset. I kind of swirl into a world of two or three meters, talking to myself furiously as I work. I wish I wasn't making this up.

I like the more raw reggae, like most Bob Marley, early Maytals stuff, it's the stuff that sounds very pop-ish with no real message beyond love, sex, or relationships that I hate.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: haveyouseenhim on February 11, 2014, 10:40:41 PM
I have nothing to confess.  I AM PERFECT.


Nah
1) I still watch skateboarding videos even though I'm too fat and out of shape to do it anymore.
2) I stopped smoking cigs 4 weeks ago and today I smoked one  :(
3) I am not much more than a paint-by-number pedal builder.
4) A week ago I shot a crow with a high power rifle for harassing the gun club's pet kitty.   He exploded.....
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: lincolnic on February 11, 2014, 10:51:44 PM
The other day I was mixing a live version of a song I've known for about 15 years, and I discovered that I've been singing the wrong words in the last verse for about 15 years.

I'm 28 now and I still listen to the original album, so it's not like I didn't have the chance to notice before!
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jimilee on February 11, 2014, 10:56:16 PM
I still call them records
I don't think clowns are funny at all
I have a genuine fear of appointments. Takes mr forever to make one, first I have tothink about it for a while, then I have to work my way up, then it has to be a spontaneous action.
I love heavy metal, but have zero desire to play it.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Leevibe on February 11, 2014, 11:13:44 PM
3) I'm too colorblind to read resistor color codes
4) Fart humor will always be funny. I'm old enough to know that will never change
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: lincolnic on February 11, 2014, 11:23:38 PM
I still call them records

I do too, and I'm barely old enough to remember the time when records were the only thing there was.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: irmcdermott on February 11, 2014, 11:27:45 PM
1. The older I get, the more I seem to appreciate pop music. Some of the stuff I listen to and think "Man, that's really catchy/good," is stuff that back in the day I would have said, "Man, that really crappy." Too cool for school I guess.
2. I loathe breadboarding. I'm not good at it, and it takes me forever, and I usually always spend way more time fixing things than doing the initial layout.
3. We decided before he was born to minimize the "baby talk" when talking to our son, and so far, his speech and vocabulary is pretty amazing, BUT, i talk in the most ridiculous voices to my dog All. The. Time.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: timbo_93631 on February 11, 2014, 11:40:21 PM
1.  I can't say, "no" to a free organ (some of you know this)

2.  I freak out if one of my kiddos is hurt/bloodied and immediately start yelling instead of being calm and collected.

3.  I daydream about my imaginary band, "Rapscallion Crush" pretty often.  Whenever I hear a song that sounds sort of like what I imagine my imaginary band sounds like (horns, organs, funk) I say so to my wife. 

4.  I have an oscilloscope from my Dad and can barely use it.

5.  When I drive with the kids in our Odyssey I am James May, when I am alone in our Focus I am Tommi Mäkinen
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: alanp on February 11, 2014, 11:42:38 PM
Are you Captain Slow, or Captain Sense Of Direction? :)
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: haveyouseenhim on February 12, 2014, 12:16:04 AM
5) I haven't seen him
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: timbo_93631 on February 12, 2014, 12:21:30 AM
Are you Captain Slow, or Captain Sense Of Direction? :)
yep
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Clayford on February 12, 2014, 12:35:57 AM
1.) I don't like the band I'm in. I only do it to make music.
2.) I delegate more work than I actually do at my job
3.) I "Scotty" the work I do, so I can take my time in doing it.
4.) ???
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Scruffie on February 12, 2014, 12:38:48 AM
4) Fart humor will always be funny. I'm old enough to know that will never change
On the opposite side, even as a kid I have never found farts funny... the one exception is the first time my girlfriend did in front of me, that is the only time i've really laughed at one.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Clayford on February 12, 2014, 12:46:28 AM
I build sometimes as therapy. It is exceptionally Zen.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: raulduke on February 12, 2014, 02:28:36 AM
1) I change songs lyrics to make them about my dog and sing them around the house
I do this all the time
Ha ha me too.

I 'talk for them' too. Really weird  :o
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: raulduke on February 12, 2014, 02:51:29 AM
Are you Captain Slow, or Captain Sense Of Direction? :)

Ok another one, and relevant to this. I'm afraid I have to get this out of my system...

I can't f*cking stand Top Gear. I hate it. I absolutely bloody hate it.

It's a televised mid-life crisis.

A bunch of middle aged boy-men, acting like pr*cks and talking sh*t, driving stupid-money cars on 'boyos abroad' adventures (which are all scripted of course).

Meanwhile a baying, desperate, background audience hinges on everything they say and do and applauds the shite-est joke with a rapturous round of applause. The women are dragged to the front of the audience to give the illusion of the presenters having a semblance of sex appeal.

Jeremy Clarkson every day becomes more and more like Alan Partridge. Except with the funny bits missing.

Richard Hammond is a little adrenaline junky who thinks he is cool because he grows his hair long, wears a leather jacket, and can press his foot down on an accelerator (with the aid of a wooden block).

On the up-hand, I quite like the shows James May does when he is away from Top Gear, and doesn't have those two idiots around to interrupt him. He is a genuinely intelligent, and interesting guy.

Aaah... sorry... I feel better now  ;)
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: juansolo on February 12, 2014, 03:01:30 AM
I bully bullies.

I lust after nerd girls.  Cute is hotter than hot.

I like the music of Tracey Ullman, Kenny Rogers, Meat Loaf, Rick Springfield, Air Supply, and Michael Penn.

My 4 year old is my best friend.

Nerdy girls are awesome.

Music confession time... Despite being into some fairly extreme music, my iTunes collection also includes Rick Springfield. But I can trump that. Also in there is: Avril Lavigne, Duran Duran, Journey, Natalie Imbruglia, Phil Collins (you like Phil Collins? /American Psycho), Richard Marx, Simple Minds, Survivor and Tears For Fears.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: juansolo on February 12, 2014, 03:10:11 AM
Are you Captain Slow, or Captain Sense Of Direction? :)

Ok another one, and relevant to this. I'm afraid I have to get this out of my system...

I can't f*cking stand Top Gear. I hate it. I absolutely bloody hate it.

It's a televised mid-life crisis.

A bunch of middle aged boy-men, acting like pr*cks and talking sh*t, driving stupid-money cars on 'boyos abroad' adventures (which are all scripted of course).

Meanwhile a baying, desperate, background audience hinges on everything they say and do and applauds the shite-est joke with a rapturous round of applause. The women are dragged to the front of the audience to give the illusion of the presenters having a semblance of sex appeal.

Jeremy Clarkson every day becomes more and more like Alan Partridge. Except with the funny bits missing.

Richard Hammond is a little adrenaline junky who thinks he is cool because he grows his hair long, wears a leather jacket, and can press his foot down on an accelerator (with the aid of a wooden block).

On the up-hand, I quite like the shows James May does when he is away from Top Gear, and doesn't have those two idiots around to interrupt him. He is a genuinely intelligent, and interesting guy.

Aaah... sorry... I feel better now  ;)

As a massive petrolhead, I also hate Top Gear. It jumped the shark about 5 or 6 seasons ago and should have ended there. Now it's just rinse and repeat. A perfect example of this is them getting handed a P1 last episode (I still have to watch it you understand, just to bitch about how shit it is) and other than 'it's fast', told us nothing about it. Compare this to the piece Chris Harris wrote on Pistonheads. Getting over so much information and emotion in one short article. You'd never think that Clarkson used to be a half decent journalist...

May is sadly a slightly older version of me in a lot of ways... But you're right, his other shows are excellent. Much like Clarksons War Stories. Fantastically researched and presented. I wish he'd do much more of that and just step away from TG.

But yeah, TG is an entertainment show for the likes of people who like reality TV now. People who might not be too bright and have a very short memory. Shame, it used to be good when it was actually about the cars early on in this incarnation. You know, when there was about 10 people in the studio watching. But it makes the BBC shitloads of money so damn right they'll bleed it dry.

Bah!
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Cortexturizer on February 12, 2014, 03:30:52 AM
* also have red green color blindness which makes lots of problems for me
* I can't stand the following performers: Mars Volta, Joanna Newsom, Fiona Apple, Faith No More, U2. It's not just a strong case of dislike, it's a profound hatred that makes me wanna leave the room without negotiation.
* there's a colleague at work that irritates me so much that I often imagine his death, and I am the most tolerant person you could find, I promise I am
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: raulduke on February 12, 2014, 03:34:13 AM
Yeah when it first started it was bearable I guess.

Clarkson was a good journalist too. I agree.

Everything he says now is just for effect. I'm not sure he even believes half the sh*t that comes out of his mouth, but he has to say it because he is CLARKSON!

I think he has become so caught up in being CLARKSON!, that he has lost the real Jeremy Clarkson amidst all the bullsh*t...

He's become a parody of himself.

Hopefully James May will see sense and abandon ship, focusing on his other shows. The pay cheque he gets for Top Gear might sway that though...

Anyway, better stop before I go off on one again  ;)!
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: stevie1556 on February 12, 2014, 04:16:06 AM
I'm going to add to my previous confession.

- I feel like SMD is taking over my life. In 3 days, I've sent another 4 designs over to the fab house. I've got another 3 designs ready to send and another one nearly ready.

- I've got loads of stuff to do today, but the house is cold so I'm staying in bed.

- I have a servere man crush on Satchel from Steel Panther (even though I'm straight). Just wish I was that good on guitar.

Sent from my thumbs using Tapatalk!

Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: m-Kresol on February 12, 2014, 06:11:42 AM
*) I really believe that some of my collegues (some of them with a PhD) should not be working with chemicals as they do not know, what they're doing.
*) Students often don't realize that I'm their supervisor up to the point that I ask them if they are ready for the exam. I also often have to show my license when buying beer (Here, we are allowed to drink beer with 16). I'm 26. That's how young I look.
*) I like things to be tidy in my workspace. Since I'm apparently the only one, I spent hours and hours of cleaning and organizing stuff no one else cares about.
*) I spent way more money on electic equipment and stuff I need to build pedals than I have on anything else in the last years. I think I might have a pedal addiction problem.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: pryde on February 12, 2014, 06:58:42 AM
4. I do believe in Sasquatch...for real. I so want to see one. By myself I watch episodes of Finding Bigfoot even though its a ridiculously stupid show.

 
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on February 12, 2014, 07:34:55 AM
2. I loathe breadboarding. I'm not good at it, and it takes me forever, and I usually always spend way more time fixing things than doing the initial layout.

^^^ +100

I am in the "loathe breadboarding" club as well  :-\
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: billstein on February 12, 2014, 08:48:08 AM
I'm not a tweaker. I have no desire to try 20 different diodes to see which one I like best. I'll take the word of somebody on the forum, use what they like and get on with it.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: slimtriggers on February 12, 2014, 08:56:44 AM
3.  I've never breadboarded anything. 
4.  My only television is a 27" picture tube Sony Trinitron. 
5.  Mythbusters jumped the shark a couple seasons ago.  I don't need a TV anymore, anyway.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Haberdasher on February 12, 2014, 09:10:39 AM
i have never seen american idol.  or survivor.  or watched an episode of friends.

i'm addicted to fantasy football.

i don't like playing video games unless they are "cartoon-ish", like the nintendo stuff, pocket billiards, stuff like that.  fps to me are all just updated versions of castle wolfenstein.

i once went about 10 years without playing electric because i was so into steel string.  i really only started plugging in again about the same time i got into diy.  that's probably sacrilege around these parts haha.

i go gaga over redheads, i don't know what it is but they drive me out of my mind.  i've never loved one though, it's always been brunettes.

whenever i have a bunch of holes to drill in pcbs, i listen to audiobooks to pass the time and keep my head occupied.  i'm talking about stuff i would probably never read in book form: fictional novels about CIA agents, or silly stuff like jack reacher.  i think i'm starting to like it. :P

i haven't had a cigarette in over 8 years.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: madbean on February 12, 2014, 09:15:38 AM
i go gaga over redheads, i don't know what it is but they drive me out of my mind.  i've never loved one though, it's always been brunettes.

Truth. My "one that got away" was a redhead. She dumped me...twice! We're still friends though. PS I love my wife in case she is reading this.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on February 12, 2014, 09:17:05 AM
I smell a "One that got away" thread coming soon!  ;)  8)
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Cortexturizer on February 12, 2014, 09:17:50 AM
i go gaga over redheads, i don't know what it is but they drive me out of my mind.  i've never loved one though, it's always been brunettes.
Had a redhead GF, she goes blonde.
Had another, she goes brunette. I'm still with her. But I understand the obsession mate.
Although, I have a thing for goth too :shy: When does two things meet, oh mamaaaa....
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: playpunk on February 12, 2014, 09:28:50 AM
Did somebody say redheads?

My wife is a lovely redhead, a distance runner, and a fitness class instructor.

Former ballerina, and incredible cook.

I married way, way, way above my pay grade.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: GermanCdn on February 12, 2014, 09:42:05 AM
whenever i have a bunch of holes to drill in pcbs, i listen to audiobooks to pass the time and keep my head occupied.  i'm talking about stuff i would probably never read in book form: fictional novels about CIA agents, or silly stuff like jack reacher.  i think i'm starting to like it. :P


I only listen to Jack Reacher books or Rainbow Six books when I build.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Haberdasher on February 12, 2014, 09:50:57 AM
dang, no wonder it's so hard to land a redhead.  there are too few of them and there's too much damn competition! :o

whenever i have a bunch of holes to drill in pcbs, i listen to audiobooks to pass the time and keep my head occupied.  i'm talking about stuff i would probably never read in book form: fictional novels about CIA agents, or silly stuff like jack reacher.  i think i'm starting to like it. :P


I only listen to Jack Reacher books or Rainbow Six books when I build.

not sure if serious.....hmm....maybe i should look into rainbow 6.  that's clancy?
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: davent on February 12, 2014, 10:06:23 AM
7) I'm in an endless loop of breadboarding Rangemaster iterations... could it be simpler? Japanese, American, Russian Ge's, PNP, NPN, Sziklai/Darlington circuits, Brontoboost, capacitor values, bias points, i can't stop, it's been going on for months, when is enough enough?
8) I look forward to do the laundry.
9) I hate the winter and cold but like shovelling snow, there's something about being out there watching others struggling with the task i'm having fun with.

dave
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Gledison on February 12, 2014, 10:06:36 AM
i go gaga over redheads, i don't know what it is but they drive me out of my mind.  i've never loved one though, it's always been brunettes.

Truth. My "one that got away" was a redhead. She dumped me...twice! We're still friends though. PS I love my wife in case she is reading this.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: GermanCdn on February 12, 2014, 10:06:49 AM
Yeah, it's Clancy.  The beauty is you can download the completely unabridged books on Audible for the same price as the short versions, and the unabridged ones usually run from 32 - 50 hours, so you can solder a lot of joints/drill a lot of holes in that time.

And yes, I was serious about Jack Reacher.  I've listened to every single Lee Child book while building, probably because I don't have to pay too much attention to it, as the story lines are very similar (Jack comes across normal citizens being victimized, finds femme fatale, breaks many bones, leaves on the next bus out of town, think I've covered it).
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: playpunk on February 12, 2014, 10:14:07 AM
you forgot "has sex with femme fatale in highly improbable circumstances."
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: DutchMF on February 12, 2014, 10:43:23 AM
i go gaga over redheads, i don't know what it is but they drive me out of my mind.

Same here, so I married one... Funny that redheads are so popular over here!

fictional novels about CIA agents, or silly stuff like jack reacher.
This is about all I ever read. After doing about 2000 pages of it during a 2-week holiday in Greece, I decided it was time for an e-reader.....  :o

i haven't had a cigarette in over 8 years.
Wish I could say that, still smoking like a chimney. First thing in the morning, last thing at night.

Paul
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: raulduke on February 12, 2014, 10:54:52 AM
(http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/know-the-difference-red-hair-ginger.jpg)

Sorry, I couldn't resist  ;D
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Leevibe on February 12, 2014, 11:00:04 AM
- I left my iron on AGAIN all night last night.  I haven't done that for months and now I've done it twice in a row

- I don't know the true lyrics to almost any of the music I listen to.  Not because they're hard to hear, I just don't ever pay attention

- On the lyrics thing, songs that I've thought I knew the lyrics to, I was way wrong.

Pink Floyd is a great example.

the real lyrics:

We don't need no education
We dont need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
All in all it's just another brick in the wall.
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

OK, here's what I thought they were when I was a kid:

We don't need no education
We dont need no school's control
The doctor has 'em in the classroom  (alternatively:  The Dukes of Hazzard in the classroom)
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
Oh ya know it's just another brick in the wall.
Oh ya know you're just another brick in the wall.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: PhiloB on February 12, 2014, 11:36:28 AM
LeeVibe, lyric confusion should be a whole other thread.  As a teenager I knew the name of the Sade song 'Smooth Operator' and still thought she was saying 'Oooh Babaretta'.
This is also a confession that I would entertain and sing out loud a Sade song amongst the Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, DRI etc that I was listening to at the time.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Haberdasher on February 12, 2014, 12:19:59 PM
i go gaga over redheads, i don't know what it is but they drive me out of my mind.

Same here, so I married one... Funny that redheads are so popular over here!

fictional novels about CIA agents, or silly stuff like jack reacher.
This is about all I ever read. After doing about 2000 pages of it during a 2-week holiday in Greece, I decided it was time for an e-reader.....  :o

i haven't had a cigarette in over 8 years.
Wish I could say that, still smoking like a chimney. First thing in the morning, last thing at night.

Paul
haha, yeah.  move over klon, redheads are the new unicorns.
i heartily recommend quitting cigs, but i'll be honest.  it was one of the toughest things i've ever done in my life.  it took a full 5 years for me not to want a smoke every time something pissed me off.  5 years, man.  :-\

Yeah, it's Clancy.  The beauty is you can download the completely unabridged books on Audible for the same price as the short versions, and the unabridged ones usually run from 32 - 50 hours, so you can solder a lot of joints/drill a lot of holes in that time.

And yes, I was serious about Jack Reacher.  I've listened to every single Lee Child book while building, probably because I don't have to pay too much attention to it, as the story lines are very similar (Jack comes across normal citizens being victimized, finds femme fatale, breaks many bones, leaves on the next bus out of town, think I've covered it).
thanks man.  i'll check out the clancy stuff.

and you've just hit on the very reason i listen to reacher and the ilk.  there's a lot of it, it is fairly entertaining, and if i turn the shop vac on and miss a couple of minutes i'm not too fussed about it.

anyway, if someone ever orders a pcb from me and a couple of holes are slightly off-center, it's probably because reacher was kicking the crap out of someone at the time. ;)
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jkokura on February 12, 2014, 01:16:59 PM
I wish I had cable so I could watch curling...

I stream it online. CBCsports.ca

Jacob
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: gtr2 on February 12, 2014, 01:26:11 PM
I wish I had cable so I could watch curling...

I stream it online. CBCsports.ca

Jacob

It blocks my IP since I'm from the US.  I'd have to use a VP network to stream from CBC or BBC.  IN the US Comcast/NBC won't let me stream because I'm only an internet subscriber...  You have to have a cable account.  Seems pretty ridiculous considering I'm paying them $60 a month.

I've been following the Canadian Ladies Team.  The US teams are not doing well.

Josh
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jkokura on February 12, 2014, 01:35:34 PM
I wish I had cable so I could watch curling...

I stream it online. CBCsports.ca

Jacob

It blocks my IP since I'm from the US.  I'd have to use a VP network to stream from CBC or BBC.  IN the US Comcast/NBC won't let me stream because I'm only an internet subscriber...  You have to have a cable account.  Seems pretty ridiculous considering I'm paying them $60 a month.

I've been following the Canadian Ladies Team.  The US teams are not doing well.

Josh

I saw the Russian Men blow a big shot in the 5th End this morning. Left Canada with a clear short for 4 points and a 6-2 lead going into the 6th. Haven't heard yet if they won, but I expect they did.

Funny thing, I never knew anything about Curling until I moved to Western Canada for University. I think I was 21 or something, and I really got into it before the 2010 olympics when I had a friend who used to Curl. We'd watch it together, and he explained it all to me.

Growing up in Toronto, the Jays/Leafs/Raptors dominate all the sports, so you never hear/see any of the cool sports like Curling.

Jacob
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on February 12, 2014, 01:44:45 PM
...so you never hear/see any of the cool sports like Curling.

Sorry Jacob but....

This is signature worthy!  ::)  ;)
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: davent on February 12, 2014, 02:01:57 PM
I wish I had cable so I could watch curling...

I stream it online. CBCsports.ca

Jacob

It blocks my IP since I'm from the US.  I'd have to use a VP network to stream from CBC or BBC.  IN the US Comcast/NBC won't let me stream because I'm only an internet subscriber...  You have to have a cable account.  Seems pretty ridiculous considering I'm paying them $60 a month.

I've been following the Canadian Ladies Team.  The US teams are not doing well.

Josh

Erika Brown, the skip of the US women's team works as a physicians assistant here in Hamilton and lives in Oakville Ontario (Canada).

http://www.thespec.com/sports-story/4361149-milton-for-erika-brown-olympic-experience-never-gets-old/
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: haveyouseenhim on February 12, 2014, 02:42:06 PM
i haven't had a cigarette in over 8 years.

(http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/media/img/readerrides/smoke_family_guy.jpg)
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: GermanCdn on February 12, 2014, 03:09:38 PM
It blocks my IP since I'm from the US.  I'd have to use a VP network to stream from CBC or BBC.  IN the US Comcast/NBC won't let me stream because I'm only an internet subscriber...  You have to have a cable account.  Seems pretty ridiculous considering I'm paying them $60 a month.

I've been following the Canadian Ladies Team.  The US teams are not doing well.

Josh

Get a Surfeasy stick/account, I think it's a one time sunk cost of $69 and you can use VPN servers around the world, you just pick the country and go.  You don't have to get country specific ones, or have multiple accounts, and I'm pretty sure you can use it on your iPad if you want.

Alternatively, you should be able to pick up stuff on tsn.ca (the Canadian equivalent of ESPN) without having to have a VPN account.  When I lived in Germany (and it looks like I might be heading back there really soon), I could stream football games without having to use either my Canadian or US VPN account.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: atreidesheir on February 12, 2014, 04:24:57 PM
Thanks GermanCdn, you taught me something.  I googled surfeasy and it looks promising.  I am cutting my tv subscriptions and only watching from my broadband connection.  surfeasy may help.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: billstein on February 12, 2014, 04:25:42 PM
First time I think I've ever seen a thread morph into a curling thread. Good stuff.  ;D
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Haberdasher on February 12, 2014, 05:20:02 PM
i haven't had a cigarette in over 8 years.

(http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/media/img/readerrides/smoke_family_guy.jpg)
NOOOOOooooooo!!
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: haveyouseenhim on February 12, 2014, 06:41:58 PM
First time I think I've ever seen a thread morph into a curling thread. Good stuff.  ;D

Funny. I'm quite happy to watch curling. Right now I'm watching some beautiful Canadian women whoop on some hobbits. ;D
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: rullywowr on February 12, 2014, 06:45:47 PM
- I am watching women's curling right now

- I shook Wolf Blitzer's hand today at CNN in Washington DC

- I love to play crokinole

- I was supposed to go home tomorrow but probably won't until  Saturday due to the weather
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: billstein on February 12, 2014, 07:13:51 PM
First time I think I've ever seen a thread morph into a curling thread. Good stuff.  ;D

Funny. I'm quite happy to watch curling. Right now I'm watching some beautiful Canadian women whoop on some hobbits. ;D

Didn't understand any of that but beautiful Canadian women. Oh... so that's why curling is so fun to watch. :)

My confession on what women are hot.

1. Of course red heads. Smoking hot. Obviously we all agree. But let me up the ante with a couple more.
2. Girls with tattoos. I don't know why they just are. Don't judge me.
3. Carrie Heffernan in the early King of Queen shows. Lucky Doug.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jimilee on February 12, 2014, 07:52:57 PM
First time I think I've ever seen a thread morph into a curling thread. Good stuff.  ;D

Funny. I'm quite happy to watch curling. Right now I'm watching some beautiful Canadian women whoop on some hobbits. ;D

Didn't understand any of that but beautiful Canadian women. Oh... so that's why curling is so fun to watch. :)

My confession on what women are hot.

1. Of course red heads. Smoking hot. Obviously we all agree. But let me up the ante with a couple more.
2. Girls with tattoos. I don't know why they just are. Don't judge me.
3. Carrie Heffernan in the early King of Queen shows. Lucky Doug.
I dig chicks with meat on their bones, but not fatties!
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: icecycle66 on February 12, 2014, 08:13:58 PM
I like my $600 off the shelf ESP Ltd F205 better than my $6500 pure custom that was modeled after the ESP.

My ESP is the "grab in case of fire" bass.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: billstein on February 12, 2014, 08:17:41 PM
I like my $600 off the shelf ESP Ltd F205 better than my $6500 pure custom that was modeled after the ESP.

My ESP is the "grab in case of fire" bass.
Strange how that works. I play my $90 Danelectro ebay special a ton more than my $2000.+ Godin.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: mattlee0037 on February 12, 2014, 08:32:52 PM
I spent about an hour today watching men's figure skating after seeing Jacob brown's US Nationals perfomance... It was really goooodddd
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Leevibe on February 12, 2014, 11:41:33 PM
My wife and I make up lyrics to the Olympic theme
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: DutchMF on February 13, 2014, 12:41:41 AM
i haven't had a cigarette in over 8 years.

(http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/media/img/readerrides/smoke_family_guy.jpg)
NOOOOOooooooo!!

O yeah.......
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: the3secondrule on February 13, 2014, 03:43:39 AM
#1 I'm turning 35 this year and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. A musician? Maybe an astronaut. or Batman. probably all equally likely at this point

#2 I've burnt my legs while soldering in my undies. more than once  :o

#3 telephone conversations make me anxious. they have my entire life. I've been working in call centres for the past 10 years. (wheres that facepalm smiley?)

#4 I shouldn't have admitted to #2  :P
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Cortexturizer on February 13, 2014, 03:56:27 AM
My office is right next to a call center so I feel for you man, really really hard work that.
Also telephones make me anxious, if a call lasts more than a minute I become enraged. I really envy Davent for not having a cell phone, ever.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: haveyouseenhim on February 13, 2014, 04:09:54 AM
#2 I've burnt my legs while soldering in my undies. more than once  :o

At least you only burned your legs  :o

Learn from my mistakes. Close the flap..........
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: micromegas on February 13, 2014, 04:44:35 AM
My office is right next to a call center so I feel for you man, really really hard work that.
Also telephones make me anxious, if a call lasts more than a minute I become enraged. I really envy Davent for not having a cell phone, ever.

Sme with me.... but if there's something I really hate is Whatsapp and beeing all day connected to the internet.

It is funny the fact that I'm actually working in developing apps for smartphones but don't have one myself  (I secretly hate them).

Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Cortexturizer on February 13, 2014, 04:59:32 AM
Similar with me, I'm a SEM dude, or more prominently a PPC dude, but secretly I loathe the world of marketing quite strongly.

I see what you did with this thread Brian. I see what you did there.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Willybomb on February 13, 2014, 05:36:26 AM
I love doing every part of pedal building up to the actual boxing itself.  That gives me the shits.

I often look things up on google, have a thought about something else, get distracted by what I was googling initially, and seconds I can't remember what it was that I thought about looking up.  Drives me nuts.

I don't have the inclination to sit down and commit to watching TV.  I'd rather read, or play something on the PC.

Not much of a secret, but I hate facebook and smartphones.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: raulduke on February 13, 2014, 06:11:25 AM
Guitar Confession: I don't like the majority of Eric Clapton's material.

I went to see him with my dad when I was sixteen, and it was mind numbingly dull.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: m-Kresol on February 13, 2014, 06:34:56 AM
I loathe Google and Facebook. And I hate that most bands only anounce stuff on their facebook pages nowadays.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Haberdasher on February 13, 2014, 10:20:54 AM
Guitar Confession: I don't like the majority of Eric Clapton's material.

I went to see him with my dad when I was sixteen, and it was mind numbingly dull.
too true.  i never understood the clapton is god thing at all.  good player, solid player, but boooooring.  i don't care for his style or material tbh, and i confess I've always thought he was one of those lucky guys who came along at just the right time.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: pickdropper on February 13, 2014, 10:34:33 AM

Guitar Confession: I don't like the majority of Eric Clapton's material.

I went to see him with my dad when I was sixteen, and it was mind numbingly dull.

I saw him on my 17th birthday, over consumed and slept through the majority of the show.  Mind numbing in a different way.

The opening act was good, I think....Maybe.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: pickdropper on February 13, 2014, 10:35:37 AM

Guitar Confession: I don't like the majority of Eric Clapton's material.

I went to see him with my dad when I was sixteen, and it was mind numbingly dull.
too true.  i never understood the clapton is god thing at all.  good player, solid player, but boooooring.  i don't care for his style or material tbh, and i confess I've always thought he was one of those lucky guys who came along at just the right time.

I actually think his early work with Cream and John Mayall was really quite good.  But I feel like he's been phoning it in for a while now.  Clapton is God?  That was always overblown.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Cortexturizer on February 13, 2014, 10:40:24 AM
So glad to read this. Been thinking the same for like a decade.
While he was playing an SG he was a God at the time.

The only one and true God, eternal, immortal, good today like he always was, is Jeff Beck. Can I have an amen here guys?
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Haberdasher on February 13, 2014, 11:10:32 AM

Guitar Confession: I don't like the majority of Eric Clapton's material.

I went to see him with my dad when I was sixteen, and it was mind numbingly dull.
too true.  i never understood the clapton is god thing at all.  good player, solid player, but boooooring.  i don't care for his style or material tbh, and i confess I've always thought he was one of those lucky guys who came along at just the right time.

I actually think his early work with Cream and John Mayall was really quite good.  But I feel like he's been phoning it in for a while now.  Clapton is God?  That was always overblown.
yeah i suppose some of his early stuff was much better, and i guess i should give him his due.  i just tend to compare him with his contemporaries like page and hendrix, whom i consider more important in the grand scheme

and.....



So glad to read this. Been thinking the same for like a decade.
While he was playing an SG he was a God at the time.

The only one and true God, eternal, immortal, good today like he always was, is Jeff Beck. Can I have an amen here guys?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/Blow_by_blow.jpg)

one of the greatest guitar records i've heard :)
and if i'm not mistaken one of his only records where he plays a les paul?
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Droogie on February 13, 2014, 11:19:37 AM
Love Jeff Beck! Out of all the guys who came through that period in the UK, he's the one whose guitar playing really still shines. I dig Zeppelin, but more for the overall vibe than the guitar playing itself.

I wouldn't call J Beck the only one though—that Hendrix fellow had a bit on the ball!
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: TNblueshawk on February 13, 2014, 11:35:52 AM
Clapton fan here  :)  Yup, he has mailed it in for quite some time actually or at least from this fan's perspective. I know if you read his statements etc... he would say he was sick of the long solo's etc... and it sounds like many of you are too! But the music is not so good. I have quite a few of the albums that are not that good. But he is one of the greatest talents to pick up an acoustic or electric for my taste. I can't help but wonder had he died after the Derek era would he be held in the highest esteem as some others?

Let's say Hendrix lives. He then puts out some more great music but the law of averages catches up, or he is a product of his time or whatever and he puts out some crappy stuff too. Do we still hold him as high as we do or do we do "a Clapton" on him and think he is overrated? I don't claim to have an answer but I think sometimes it's like the old deal like on Jordan's final NBA jaunt. It leaves a crappy taste in your mouth but it doesn't diminish what he did during those important years. Clapton had a pretty good run I think and many many guitar players followed and picked up a guitar because of him. I also wouldn't want to get on stage with him in a shredding contest even right now. 

For me Santana makes me want to barf the past 20 years. This is coming from someone who has 25+ of his CD's. His first, I don't know maybe 8 or so albums are incredible and you can't say he sounded like anyone else but himself. Afer that year by year while some have good moments it became a....ugh...yet I still bought them. One I bought as a cassette many years ago, popped it into my little Honda Civic, listened to the whole thing, ejected it out of the tape deck, put it back in the case, rolled down my window and threw it out as I was driving. Beyond Appearences was the cassette but I digress.

Anyway, not a Clapton fanboy really. I just like much of his stuff from the past as well as From the Craddle which I guess by now is really in the past.

By the way, I'll state my case for Duane Allman and Johnny Winter running circles around most and keeping up with the rest  ;D ...well not so much Duane at the moment....
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: toetap on February 13, 2014, 12:51:27 PM
Beck is the man, and the only artist I can think of who's command of his technique has got better with time. I never listen to Wired any more because its always running in the background of my mind ;D 
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: pickdropper on February 13, 2014, 01:05:09 PM
I haven't done my confessions yet, so here goes:

1.) I have a soft spot for 80's music, some of it quite mediocre.  From 80's heavy metal to new wave.  I grew up with it, so there is a certain familiarity for me.

2.) Following up on confession 1, I really wish I could play like John Sykes.  I know that every band he has been in kind of sucks, but he's a great player.

3.) For some inexplicable reason I decided to introduce my 8 year old daughter (now 9) to the Gap Band.  I guess I find it amusing to listen to her walk around singing "You dropped the bomb on me."

4.) Much like crappy 80's rock, I occasionally like pulp fiction mystery novels.  I got into Michael Connelly books last year and ready the entire library in about 5 months (24 books or so).

5.) At any given point, I have way too many goofy ideas of things I want to do.  Sometimes, I think it would be better to be myopically focused and do things in serial instead of in parallel.

6.) I often feel I am a jack of all trades master of none.  I sometimes envy people that have one dedicated thing (either profession or hobby) that they work on until they master it.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: TNblueshawk on February 13, 2014, 01:18:22 PM
Well shoot, I guess I need to do mine too.

1) I'm tired of working. I think 35 years should be enough for anyone and I feel I've paid my dues.
2) Aligned with #1 I will be inheriting some money one day as in enough to retire I think from my grandmother. She is 98. I shouldn't be thinking about this let alone typing it but I do and I feel bad when I do.
3) I hate pop culture, any kind of pop culture. You name it I likely don't like it. I won't blather about why.
4) I wish my wife would lose some weight but I'm too afraid to tell her like it is. I hate it when she cries.
5) I kicked a Tramadol habit June 14 from headaches and back pain. Now I just have headaches and back pain but I feel a shit ton better than I did.

Ok, that's enough before Bean bans me  :o
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Haberdasher on February 13, 2014, 01:55:53 PM
4.) Much like crappy 80's rock, I occasionally like pulp fiction mystery novels.  I got into Michael Connelly books last year and ready the entire library in about 5 months (24 books or so).

dave, bosch is probably my favorite fictional character from the pulp genre; i confess i have read all those too.

the other character i have a weakness for is aloysius pendergast.  some of those books are really pretty cheesy, but i have read every one of them, lol.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: pickdropper on February 13, 2014, 02:02:18 PM

4.) Much like crappy 80's rock, I occasionally like pulp fiction mystery novels.  I got into Michael Connelly books last year and ready the entire library in about 5 months (24 books or so).

dave, bosch is probably my favorite fictional character from the pulp genre; i confess i have read all those too.

the other character i have a weakness for is aloysius pendergast.  some of those books are really pretty cheesy, but i have read every one of them, lol.

Yeah, Bosch is a great character.  Before I read all the Connelly stuff, I read The Brothers Karamazov and the light, fast reading of the Bosch stuff was a really nice shift from the heavy Russian prose.

I haven't read the Pendergast stuff , so I'll have to check that out.  I'm currently reading Stephen Hawking's latest as well as L.A. Confidential by Ellroy, which hasn't quite hooked me yet.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: m-Kresol on February 13, 2014, 02:25:12 PM
I actually like Eric Clapton, although I never saw him play live and I don't listen to his stuff often. I don't really know why, I just do. "Layla" is a master piece that I just can't stop humming/singing the guitar parts for the whole day after hearing it just once in the morning.
Also, I'm sorry to admit that I never heard of Jeff Beck. Have to look him up immediately.

I come up with new confessions as the day passes:
*) I just drilled 2 enclosures. Since I almost screwed up the last one for the ZeroPoint SDX, I'm afraid of drilling. Also, I took my optical safety goggles home from the lab just to drill. I'm such a nerd, it often surprises me anew.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: sonarchotic on February 13, 2014, 02:47:59 PM
If I confessed to all of the bands and musicians, that as a musician I'm supposed to like but don't, I would probably piss off every member here ;D It's a long list.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: davent on February 13, 2014, 02:55:31 PM
Todays -i do not own- a tie or even a shirt that would function with a tie... i do know how to tie one.

Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: juansolo on February 13, 2014, 03:08:29 PM
For the first time in years, I just sat down and listened to a couple of albums end to end on a proper hi-fi, in an comfy chair, with a beer (well 3). Now I listen to music all the time, but it's at the computer, while driving or building pedals. It's been a long, long time since I put a album on and just listened to it.

It was rather lovely.

I should do it more often.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: juansolo on February 13, 2014, 03:21:37 PM
1) I'm tired of working. I think 35 years should be enough for anyone and I feel I've paid my dues.

Coming up to five years ago I got tired of working. I used to enjoy my job when it was taxing, technical and interesting. As it got more and more 'off-shored', I found my role becoming more and more administerial. The less I had to think, the more I thought about who it was I worked for, how they operated, and how I really didn't like it.

Now I didn't just up and quit, I planned for it in a fairly big way, hence I only quit a little under two years ago. But it's one of the best things I've done in my life. I still have no idea what I'm going to do when the money gets low enough that I have to work again as there's no chance of me going back to my former career.

That concerns me occasionally. But as it stands, I'm doing things I want to do. I really enjoy creating things. Hence I've built a silly amount of pedals. I'm planning on visiting my friends in India this year and a trip to Italy to drive a couple of tracks that are on my circuit bucket list.

Seeing my parents not being able to do what they want to do in their retirement due to their circumstances kind of brought it home. You gotta do what you enjoy when you can.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: GermanCdn on February 13, 2014, 04:26:47 PM
In the work related confession scheme, I've never stayed at one job for more than four years, nor do I ever intend to.  My shortest stint is 6 and a half months, which will come to an end at the end of this month.

Music confession - I like Nickelback.  And Creed.  Please don't ban me.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: billstein on February 13, 2014, 05:58:12 PM
My guitar confession: BB King. I just don't get it. People talk about what a wonderful guitar player he is. I've never been impressed. Probably just me being ruined by Hendrix, Van Halen and the likes.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: selfdestroyer on February 13, 2014, 06:48:00 PM
I have friends that I have been close to for most of my life. They know what I was and who I am now and I love surprising them from time to time. I have one buddy that we have TONS of musical interests and we still listen to most of the stuff from Junior High and High School like: Sisters of Mercy, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Joy Division, Front 242... etc but today I expanded to pop and hip hop. I listen to most everything except Country. I grew up with a father that was in a Country Rock band and I guess I got burned on it or just never really liked it. I love seeing my buddy's face when I put on a Justin Timberlake song on in the car or watching him cringe with the supposed "wanabe joy division bands" like Interpol and White Lies. I am glad I can enjoy such diverse music.. I think I am happier for that.

Cody
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jimilee on February 13, 2014, 06:49:11 PM

My guitar confession: BB King. I just don't get it. People talk about what a wonderful guitar player he is. I've never been impressed. Probably just me being ruined by Hendrix, Van Halen and the likes.
Yeah, the blues are less technical and more a feeling. If you e ever watched rattle and hum, B.B. King admits he can't play rhythm. So there's that
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: atreidesheir on February 13, 2014, 07:53:59 PM
Clapton - Journeyman was nice.  had four good songs.  From the Cradle seriously rocked.  Otherwise he has sleepwalked since 1972.  I liked his playing on 'The Pros and Cons of Hitchiking' too.

TNblueshawk - It takes serious fortitude and character to come through that on top.  Your family and everyone who loves you should be grateful.  My wife is a good woman, but cannot shake her slavery to pills.  Ruined everything and now I have to protect my little boy from it.  You are the man.

Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: pickdropper on February 13, 2014, 08:22:22 PM

Sisters of Mercy, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Joy Division, Front 242...

I dig these bands, too.  I still listen to Skinny Puppy and Sisters of Mercy on a regular basis, although I definitely lean towards certain albums of theirs.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: pickdropper on February 13, 2014, 08:23:31 PM


My guitar confession: BB King. I just don't get it. People talk about what a wonderful guitar player he is. I've never been impressed. Probably just me being ruined by Hendrix, Van Halen and the likes.
Yeah, the blues are less technical and more a feeling. If you e ever watched rattle and hum, B.B. King admits he can't play rhythm. So there's that

I saw BB King live back in the early 90's.  I really enjoyed the energy and playing.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Haberdasher on February 13, 2014, 08:47:49 PM
yeah bb king is all about seeing him live.  he puts on a great show actually.  i have never owned any of his recordings, but the man just has that thing, where you feel like you're in the room with a living legend.

we doing musical confession now?

i liked elliott smith.  a lot.  (does that make me 'emo'?)
i dig power pop
i never understood the fascination with the grateful dead
i've hated just about everything rush has done post moving pictures
to me, a lot of the pink floyd after the wall is kind of meh.  not talking about gilmour himself, just the music overall
i used to listen to judas priest a lot when i was young and i can remember getting mad one day when beavis & butthead made fun of them
i never liked steve vai much
i freakin love adrian belew and robert fripp
my favorite drummer is steve smith
i don't have a favorite bassist, so i'll go with, ummm....jimilee
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: mattlee0037 on February 13, 2014, 09:09:41 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughan kinda bores me :P and I like Katy Perry way too much...
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: madbean on February 13, 2014, 09:25:24 PM
I've read almost every Michael Crichton book.
I have read autobiographies of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Bruce Campbell.
I cried at the end of Battlestar Galactica. Also, M.A.S.H.
I have started the LOTR books many times but can't get through them. Also, I've started Don Quixote probably 5 times and always quit around page 100. Same with Les Miserables.
I love everything Simple Minds did in the 80's except for that Breakfast Club song, which sucks compared to their other material.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jimilee on February 13, 2014, 09:33:18 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughan kinda bores me :P and I like Katy Perry way too much...
Woah! He said keep it light!  :P
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Jabulani Jonny on February 13, 2014, 09:48:41 PM

Guitar Confession: I don't like the majority of Eric Clapton's material.

I went to see him with my dad when I was sixteen, and it was mind numbingly dull.

Have you given One More Car, One more Rider a shot?  The DVD and CD are pretty exceptional IMHO.

So I've bee trying to get into this confessions thread, but I'm feeling pretty boring. I'll give it a shot:

1) I listen to Downbeat Electronica when I'm pedal building...it makes me feel like I'm defusing b0mbs.

2) I generally feel that my way of doing something is the best way, because I typically spend the time researching all the other ways and have settled on whichever one I'm trying to show you. You should listen to me. No really, I can save you heartache.

3) I'm a commercial banker by day, just about the most conservative, uptight profession you can get. On the side I build pedals/play on bands/record/photograph/produce videos for charities/ etc. just to keep my creativity up.

4) I don't read books or watch TV. How the hell can I?  I'm too busy doing all the crap I just listed above. It pretty much makes casual conversation a chore. "So did you see... Nope.

5) I'm a huge Dead fan. Seriously. I'm getting ready to build either a Kraken or Nautilus for the Jerry wah tone. Do me a favor, grab your favorite beverage and listen to "Brokedown Palace" on Dozin at the Knick. It's on Spotify. That song will be played at my funeral. 




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Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: pickdropper on February 13, 2014, 10:13:21 PM
I've read almost every Michael Crichton book.
I have read autobiographies of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Bruce Campbell.
I cried at the end of Battlestar Galactica. Also, M.A.S.H.
I have started the LOTR books many times but can't get through them. Also, I've started Don Quixote probably 5 times and always quit around page 100. Same with Les Miserables.
I love everything Simple Minds did in the 80's except for that Breakfast Club song, which sucks compared to their other material.

Same with LOTR books here, but I think I tried them at a time when I just couldn't dig in.  Or at least that is what I tell myself.

Bruce Campbell has an autobiography?  I might have to read that.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: mattlee0037 on February 13, 2014, 10:32:08 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughan kinda bores me :P and I like Katy Perry way too much...
Woah! He said keep it light!  :P

Sorry I know, on the other hand I've been also digging David Bowie a ton. Not sure how people feel about him though either...
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jimilee on February 13, 2014, 10:33:27 PM

Stevie Ray Vaughan kinda bores me :P and I like Katy Perry way too much...
Woah! He said keep it light!  :P

Sorry I know, on the other hand I've been also digging David Bowie a ton. Not sure how people feel about him though either...
So are you talking pre or post ziggy stardust?
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: pryde on February 13, 2014, 10:33:34 PM
#5. My user name has nothing to do with "being proud", its actually my middle name.

#6, I am legally blind in my right eye due to a rare condition that occurred a few years ago. Kinda sucks but I have adapted quite well (my left eye is still 20/20).



Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jkokura on February 13, 2014, 10:44:40 PM
I have another confession I think.

4) I really, really, really enjoy Star Wars.

Jacob
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: lincolnic on February 13, 2014, 10:48:26 PM
I have another confession I think.

4) I really, really, really enjoy Star Wars.

Jacob

It's not a confession if we already know that, Jacob.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jkokura on February 13, 2014, 10:49:36 PM
I have another confession I think.

4) I really, really, really enjoy Star Wars.

Jacob

It's not a confession if we already know that, Jacob.

Wha?!?!?

Jacob
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: mattlee0037 on February 13, 2014, 11:13:55 PM

So are you talking pre or post ziggy stardust?

I started with his first album and now I'm on The Rise and Fall which is a fantastic album, much better than most of his earlier stuff, so I suppose I'll find out soon!
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: pickdropper on February 13, 2014, 11:51:54 PM
I think Bowie's great.  I tend to pretend the Dancing in the Streets thing never happened, though.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: davent on February 14, 2014, 12:04:16 AM
His new one is a return to form, shades of Scary Monsters, really tasty!
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: billstein on February 14, 2014, 12:29:22 AM
Really liked Bowie until the whole clown suit stuff. He lost me there.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: juansolo on February 14, 2014, 02:13:06 AM
Music confession - I like Nickelback.  And Creed.  Please don't ban me.

Nickelback I'll allow, but Creed... *points at the door* OUT!  ;)
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: juansolo on February 14, 2014, 02:25:24 AM
I have friends that I have been close to for most of my life. They know what I was and who I am now and I love surprising them from time to time. I have one buddy that we have TONS of musical interests and we still listen to most of the stuff from Junior High and High School like: Sisters of Mercy, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Joy Division, Front 242... etc but today I expanded to pop and hip hop. I listen to most everything except Country. I grew up with a father that was in a Country Rock band and I guess I got burned on it or just never really liked it. I love seeing my buddy's face when I put on a Justin Timberlake song on in the car or watching him cringe with the supposed "wanabe joy division bands" like Interpol and White Lies. I am glad I can enjoy such diverse music.. I think I am happier for that.

Cody

Oddly I really quite like the music my parents were into. My dad is into Buddy Holly, The Beach Boys, early Elton John and Neil Diamond. I can deal with all that. My mum was more into soul and had more hippy leanings. Hell, I can even deal with The Carpenters.

I do wonder about their sanity though, I remember we used to rotate who played what in the car, and my brother put a Sabbath tape in and my dad commenting that Ozzy had a really good voice... (I remember I used to play a lot of Queen in the car at the time). My taste in music was obviously heavily influenced by my elder brother also who was into Sabbath, Purple, Kiss and the like. I really didn't fit in with what people listened to at school.

It does mean that I'm into a fairly wide variety of music from industrial metal to folky stuff and everything in between.


Except country.

Does anyone outside the southern bit of the US like country?
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: irmcdermott on February 14, 2014, 02:48:32 AM
Does anyone outside the southern bit of the US like country?

Country music is pretty much popular all over the USA. While yes, the South is where it's probably the most prevalent and popular, it's gone very mainstream country wide.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: haveyouseenhim on February 14, 2014, 02:49:39 AM
Does anyone outside the southern bit of the US like country?

I'm in the south and I hate country. I don't even know anyone that does like it. Mostly its the rednecks and older folks that do.  And the thing is, country is dead. If you watch CMT you will see that it is pop using corny stereotypes to make themselves look country.

Hopefully that was still keeping it light ;D
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Leevibe on February 14, 2014, 03:37:41 AM
I have another confession I think.

4) I really, really, really enjoy Star Wars.

Jacob

Me too, but it doesn't feel too much like a confession to say so. Unless we're talking about the prequels.  If I liked those it would be a confession. I'm an episodes 4, 5, 6 guy.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: raulduke on February 14, 2014, 03:48:15 AM
Another guitar confession: Shredder Guitar albums. I don't like 'em.

I'm talking Satriani, Vai, Gilbert, Malmsteem etc.

I like a solo as much as anyone else, but an hour straight of widdling. No thanks... I'll pass  ;D
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Cortexturizer on February 14, 2014, 04:19:10 AM
Ok here's one - I'm a psychopath for loudness. Still haven't had the chance to play on a festival type stage, but I think only that will satisfy my need to pluck a string of a twang enabled guitar [tele, sg, neck pickup of strat] and feel the immense low end that slays. I get really really down, when I have to lower the volume on rehearsals [which I do, I'm not harassing anyone].
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Haberdasher on February 14, 2014, 05:58:18 AM
i've never built anything on vero
i've never used "lead-free" solder
i can't use solder braid to save my life
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Jabulani Jonny on February 14, 2014, 06:06:46 AM
Can confirm: In the South, hate country.

Also agree on shredder albums, no thanks.

While I'm on musical things I can't get into...The Beatles.

There, I said it. I've listened to several albums to try them out, but it's just not something that I can say I like.


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Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: marauder on February 14, 2014, 06:16:15 AM
I have another confession I think.

4) I really, really, really enjoy Star Wars.

Jacob

Me too, but it doesn't feel too much like a confession to say so. Unless we're talking about the prequels.  If I liked those it would be a confession. I'm an episodes 4, 5, 6 guy.

*Points at user name*

EDIT: That doesn't really work when you're posting on Cleggy's iPad  ::) /Juansolo (I always shoot first...)
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: angrykoko on February 14, 2014, 07:56:13 AM
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: TNblueshawk on February 14, 2014, 08:18:30 AM
Juan, ballsy move dude. Mine aren't that big to where I think I could just up and quit. I think my wife would also just pass out and die since I make about 80% of the mulla. But, I admire your stance and completely get it.

BB King...I currently have I think 74 or so of his albums. I've got 20 to go. I'm a "completist" on him. It took me at least 15 hours give or take a few hours to track down his actual albums vs junk they just threw together and put out there and I have them on a spreadsheet. Now that I type that out I believe that is another confession. There is a reason Jeff Beck wants to sound like him but says he can't (among other legends). Don't get me wrong. He has mailed it in on some and put out a few stinkers but I'll cut him some slack. Read his biography and you will too.

SRV boring. Wow. Pick up a copy at Live at the El Macambo and let us know what you think. But either way to each his own for sure.

I really jumped on here to comment on country. I've lived in Nashville since 1980. Came from Socal. I didn't like country and I mean any kind of country then and I like it even less now. But, if I lined up 100 people at any given time in the street I'd venture a guess that 90 of them would say they like country or at least what is country today and they all aren't rednecks...although many are  ;D

Ok, here is a my musical confession.

I don't like Johnny Cash. Does nothing for me. But, I do get it and understand why people dig him. I get his place and what he represented and did etc...

Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Micpoc on February 14, 2014, 08:54:35 AM
- The first two albums I bought with my own money were Queen’s A Day At The Races upon release (I already had A Night At The Opera and Sheer Heart Attack) and Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica–no lie, and on the same day as well. Took me a long time to really get into the Beefheart thing, though.

- I graduated from law school but have never been able to pass the bar.

- I haven’t been in a band for many years… possibly because I enjoy rehearsing more than performing.

- I developed a deep love of Brussels sprouts quite late in life.

- Heavy metal - the music, the culture, the whole thing - does nothing for me.

- I hate football.

- My electric guitar of choice is a dirt-cheap, made in Korea black Parker PM10 Hornet.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: davent on February 14, 2014, 09:22:40 AM
For three years running, in the very recent past had season tickets to the National Ballet of Canada ( and would attend solo when the others couldn't get there.)

dave
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: flanagan0718 on February 14, 2014, 09:24:44 AM
Continued
5. I listen to terrible music. Ask anyone who is friends with me, I'll be the first to admit it. Some of my faves include New Found Glory, Jamie's Elsewhere, Funeral For a Friend (the Welsh band) and...wait for it...Limp Bizkit (Wes is in my top 10 favorite guitarists). That being said I also listen to some good stuff too, +1 for Jeff Beck and Pantera. I also really dig 80's music.

6. I can't stand Pink Floyd. There it is, I said it. To me, The music is terrible, I don't like the vocalist and there is too much hype around their mediocre talent. To name a couple of others: U2, Dropkick Murphys, Elvis, and the Rolling Stones. Sorry guys, had to say it.

7. I am 30 years old and still find nut shots and fart jokes to be hysterically funny.

8. I listen to audio books a lot on my commute to and from work (I have at least 1 hour each way). The other day I was listening to "The Haunting of Hill House" and I, for some reason, thought that as I turned up the volume the reader would get louder and louder until they would be screaming the book at me. I felt quite ridiculous telling my wife that.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: GermanCdn on February 14, 2014, 10:06:20 AM
Continued

6. I can't stand Pink Floyd. There it is, I said it. To me, The music is terrible, I don't like the vocalist and there is too much hype around their mediocre talent. To name a couple of others: U2, Dropkick Murphys, Elvis, and the Rolling Stones. Sorry guys, had to say it.


+1.  Probably explains why I don't understand the fascination with the BMP.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: sonarchotic on February 14, 2014, 10:25:10 AM

[/quote]


Does anyone outside the southern bit of the US like country?
[/quote]
I am in the South and feel the same way about country that I feel about all music genres. There's some great stuff that captures the spirit of that genre and there is a lot that doesn't. Almost everything on country radio is nauseating dog shit. I do however love a lot of the outlaw era of country as well as a lot of the original country artists. Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Merle Travis and Merle Haggard are a few examples of good country to me. I don't love every song by these guys, nor do I love every song by any artist, but I like enough to say I'm a fan of them.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: raulduke on February 14, 2014, 11:20:18 AM
Continued
5. I listen to terrible music. Ask anyone who is friends with me, I'll be the first to admit it. Some of my faves include New Found Glory, Jamie's Elsewhere, Funeral For a Friend (the Welsh band) and...wait for it...Limp Bizkit (Wes is in my top 10 favorite guitarists). That being said I also listen to some good stuff too, +1 for Jeff Beck and Pantera. I also really dig 80's music.

6. I can't stand Pink Floyd. There it is, I said it. To me, The music is terrible, I don't like the vocalist and there is too much hype around their mediocre talent. To name a couple of others: U2, Dropkick Murphys, Elvis, and the Rolling Stones. Sorry guys, had to say it.

7. I am 30 years old and still find nut shots and fart jokes to be hysterically funny.

8. I listen to audio books a lot on my commute to and from work (I have at least 1 hour each way). The other day I was listening to "The Haunting of Hill House" and I, for some reason, thought that as I turned up the volume the reader would get louder and louder until they would be screaming the book at me. I felt quite ridiculous telling my wife that.

Nut Shot Clips are timeless. I don't think there will ever be a day when I don't appreciate a good nut shot.

Unless its me thats getting the bollock-tapping of course  ;D

 
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: DutchMF on February 14, 2014, 12:20:46 PM
While I'm on musical things I can't get into...The Beatles.

There, I said it. I've listened to several albums to try them out, but it's just not something that I can say I like.

Finally I've found someone else! It's real easy for me to get into fights with other musicians/music enthusiasts: I hate The Beatles and I hate Nirvana.

Oh, and does anybody around here like Duran Duran? I do........

Paul
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: icecycle66 on February 14, 2014, 12:52:35 PM
You're either a Beatles man or an Elvis man.
I must confess, I'm neither.
I'm a Chuck Berry man.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: alanp on February 14, 2014, 02:51:09 PM
Angelo, so is Angus Young, so you're in good company :)
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: juansolo on February 14, 2014, 03:01:18 PM
but have never been able to pass the bar.

I have a similar problem. Sweet nectar...
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Haberdasher on February 14, 2014, 03:02:21 PM
but have never been able to pass the bar.

I have a similar problem. Sweet nectar...
lololol
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: billstein on February 14, 2014, 03:02:36 PM
The Beatles are interesting. Rubber Soul is one of my favorite albums, pretty mature music for the times. Then they started putting out things like Maxwell's silver hammer, Octupus's garden, Obladi Oblada and the like that seemed like teeny bopper songs that ran right alongside incredibly creative songs that were very cutting edge like I am the Walrus.

Their later albums I found to be frustratingly uneven. I guess it's a "When they were good they were very very good, but when they were bad they stunk."
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: m-Kresol on February 14, 2014, 04:28:47 PM
I think the Beatles played a big role in the development of music. Still, I don't listen to their songs and if I hear one of them by accident, I always wonder what the fuzz is about. Same thing with the stones and Queen. Most of the music my parents like is more or less ok with the occasional no-go.

Quote
Another guitar confession: Shredder Guitar albums. I don't like 'em.

I'm talking Satriani, Vai, Gilbert, Malmsteem etc.

I like a solo as much as anyone else, but an hour straight of widdling. No thanks... I'll pass
I saw Joe Satriani in Autumn. He is quite good and if you are at the concert, 2 hours of fiddling is damn awesome. If you're at home listening to it, I rather think it's annoying.
btw: Satriani>Vai>Malmsteem (Malmsteem not for his playing, but for his looks. Sorry. Why does that guy have to wear tight leather pants and glittery shirts not to mention all the gold bracelets and rings, which look weird but make his guitar playing a bit more impressive)
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Jabulani Jonny on February 14, 2014, 04:39:39 PM
I can absolutely appreciate what the Beatles did for music at the time and beyond, the same for Nirvana, it's just not something that I'm going to listen to. 

A follow up confession on music that I still love... Guns N Roses.  I grew up listening to this stuff and will never forget being in Junior High listening to the Top 10 at 9:00.  It was full of Pop and the hair bands that wore make-up.  Then Welcome to the Jungle came on and it was like " What the...!??"  I've been hooked ever since. 

Now, anything after Use Your Illusion 1 & 2 you can throw in the trash.  I actually still like Slash's playing and I think he has a great blend of blues, rock and jazz licks that he melds together.  I can understand if you don't like Axl's vocals, I happen to think they were his own instrument that fit the searing guitars pretty well.  However, you have to admit that the opening of Sweet Child o Mine is one of the best signature opening hooks ever.  Well, you don't have to, but then we can't be friends.   
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: icecycle66 on February 14, 2014, 06:17:20 PM
I like the Little Caesars deep dish combo mambo guys.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: atreidesheir on February 14, 2014, 06:30:40 PM
I like duran duran.
and Justin Timberlake.  not nsync. just timberlake.
I think Kelly Clarkson is awesome.  I would hang with her.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: slimtriggers on February 14, 2014, 06:37:52 PM
I like duran duran.
and Justin Timberlake.  not nsync. just timberlake.
I think Kelly Clarkson is awesome.  I would hang with her.

I read that as "I would bang her"
 :-[ ;D
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Matt on February 14, 2014, 08:36:44 PM
I can absolutely appreciate what the Beatles did for music at the time and beyond, the same for Nirvana, it's just not something that I'm going to listen to. 

A follow up confession on music that I still love... Guns N Roses.  I grew up listening to this stuff and will never forget being in Junior High listening to the Top 10 at 9:00.  It was full of Pop and the hair bands that wore make-up.  Then Welcome to the Jungle came on and it was like " What the...!??"  I've been hooked ever since. 

Now, anything after Use Your Illusion 1 & 2 you can throw in the trash.  I actually still like Slash's playing and I think he has a great blend of blues, rock and jazz licks that he melds together.  I can understand if you don't like Axl's vocals, I happen to think they were his own instrument that fit the searing guitars pretty well.  However, you have to admit that the opening of Sweet Child o Mine is one of the best signature opening hooks ever.  Well, you don't have to, but then we can't be friends.

Appetite was and still is an amazing album.  I burned up 3 cassettes bought the cd and still listen to it today. 

Have to disagree with you on the illusion albums there are a few songs that I really like.  Estranged, Bad Obsession to name a couple.
Title: Confessions thread
Post by: Jabulani Jonny on February 14, 2014, 08:42:23 PM


Appetite was and still is an amazing album.  I burned up 3 cassettes bought the cd and still listen to it today. 

Have to disagree with you on the illusion albums there are a few songs that I really like.  Estranged, Bad Obsession to name a couple.

Yo DC I said AFTER Illusion 1 & 2. Shoot dude there are some gems on both of those. I mean the run at the end of 1; Don't Damn Me, Bad Apples, Dead Horse and Coma?  That is some great rock and roll.

In fact, Go Go Gadget Spotify!  Believe I'll take a spin.


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Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: midwayfair on February 14, 2014, 08:49:40 PM
Also, I've started Don Quixote probably 5 times and always quit around page 100.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's suggestion is to read it on the toilet. My suggestion is to read Edith Grossman's translation, which is readable in ways that no previous translation really is.

I promise it's worth it in the end. It is THE novel -- everything from every age of fiction since is in there, and it will probably never be surpassed. The second part is also one of the most heartbreaking things in literature.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: atreidesheir on February 14, 2014, 09:12:19 PM
I like duran duran.
and Justin Timberlake.  not nsync. just timberlake.
I think Kelly Clarkson is awesome.  I would hang with her.

I read that as "I would bang her"
 :-[ ;D
I think she is cool...and yes.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: sonarchotic on February 14, 2014, 11:37:58 PM

[/quote]



Does anyone outside the southern bit of the US like country?
[/quote]
The truth may disturb you ;D
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-26070521
I'm not a fan of his and this is hard to fathom but it is apparently real.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: DutchMF on February 15, 2014, 02:54:18 AM
I can't believe GNR popped up in this thread. Sheer brilliance up to Illusions 1&2. Huge fan, and Slash is still one of my favourites. Saw him live not to long ago, the guy can still deliver!

Paul

Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Matt on February 15, 2014, 05:13:25 AM


Appetite was and still is an amazing album.  I burned up 3 cassettes bought the cd and still listen to it today. 

Have to disagree with you on the illusion albums there are a few songs that I really like.  Estranged, Bad Obsession to name a couple.

Yo DC I said AFTER Illusion 1 & 2. Shoot dude there are some gems on both of those. I mean the run at the end of 1; Don't Damn Me, Bad Apples, Dead Horse and Coma?  That is some great rock and roll.

In fact, Go Go Gadget Spotify!  Believe I'll take a spin.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

My bad, misread the post!   
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: timbo_93631 on February 15, 2014, 07:36:52 AM
Wife and I love the Beatles.  Two of my kids are Harrison and Penny Lane.

Pink Floyd is my favorite rock band of the era, Blackfoot, and Wishbone Ash come next.

I listen to a lot of country, love Brad Paisley's playing and hokey lyrics, and love Junior Brown's playing and even hokier lyrics even more, really love Rascal Flatts.

I am the last remaining Squirrel Nut Zippers fan.

I prefer the sound of a Hammond B3 over an accordion, and both more than any electric guitar sound.

I love Alton Ellis, Jackie Opel, and the Gaylads more than any of the music mentioned above.

Django is above it all.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Haberdasher on February 15, 2014, 08:31:39 AM
yeah, i have to admit i get a kick outof junior brown.  that dude rips, plain & simple.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on February 15, 2014, 09:11:53 AM
Is it "sacrilege" that I do NOT find some obscure and little known guitar player as an influence? Im sorry, but my only influences are the BIG ones:

1) Hendrix: Innovator and THE man! Also a fellow Lefty  ;D
2) EVH: Of course!
3) Randy Rhodes: Died WAY too early
4) Slash: Love his use of the blues in his playing. Often.. very soulful
5) Mark Tremonti (YES... I said it... he is an influence)
6) Tom Morello: Brilliant with out of the box improvisation
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: DutchMF on February 15, 2014, 09:43:24 AM
5) Mark Tremonti (YES... I said it... he is an influence)

THANK YOU!!!! 'nother fan here, he just rips!

Paul
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Vallhagen on February 15, 2014, 10:27:45 AM

2) EVH: Of course!

hmm hehe hrrmm...

Some twentytwo years ago I gave my old son "Edward" as second name... Well you get it; Eddie Val Hagen... hrrm hmm...

...confession made.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: koky on February 15, 2014, 12:59:41 PM
1) When I was kid I took my fathers solder gun tips and was wondering what is going to happen if I plug them into wall socket ( note that here we have 220 v of electricity ). After some time I decided they will become red as f**k and I won`t be able to unplug them. So... why not to try first with some wire? I stripped the ends and DID IT!!! Some time later I was recumbent on opposite wall and I still see flashing lights from time to time.
2) When I was 14 yo I went to the movie "The Wall" ALONE.
3) Pink Floyd is my favorite band (along with Waters and Gilmore single albums ). Then comes Pearl Jam, W.A.S.P. (The Crimson Idol), Cinderella, Great White and I don`t like The Beatles, Eric Clapton (except in "Pros and Cons of hitchhiking" ).
4) I live with 9 years older than me woman but I can say that these are the BEST 13 years of my life.
5) I am very bad in organizing stuff and very impatient to finish my job that I often make mistakes or forget to do something critical.
6) Heavy smoker.

I said it.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: jimilee on February 15, 2014, 01:04:59 PM

I can't believe GNR popped up in this thread. Sheer brilliance up to Illusions 1&2. Huge fan, and Slash is still one of my favourites. Saw him live not to long ago, the guy can still deliver!

Paul
Slash is great with Miles Kennedy, that dude has pipes.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Matt on February 15, 2014, 02:46:59 PM
Is it "sacrilege" that I do NOT find some obscure and little known guitar player as an influence? Im sorry, but my only influences are the BIG ones:

1) Hendrix: Innovator and THE man! Also a fellow Lefty  ;D
2) EVH: Of course!
3) Randy Rhodes: Died WAY too early
4) Slash: Love his use of the blues in his playing. Often.. very soulful
5) Mark Tremonti (YES... I said it... he is an influence)
6) Tom Morello: Brilliant with out of the box improvisation

Absolutely nothing wrong with that list.

1) I didn't appreciate Hendrix when I was younger, but when I started really listening to what he did with chord progressions I was blown away.
2)yup
3)he is the reason I started playing.
4)I could watch and listen to him play all day long.  He makes the guitar look so amazing easy to play.
5) don't get the hatred for this guy.  Wish he would have cut loose a bit mode on the creed albums.  Guess it wasn't popular at the time.
6)makes me wish I hadn't gotten rid of my whammy pedal.   The intro for Know Your Enemy is one of the coolest riffs I've ever heard.

I'll throw in Dimebag as well.  Surprising one of my favorite solos of his was on Panteras cover of lancet Caravan.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: juansolo on February 15, 2014, 02:51:54 PM
Built a distortion today that we've been hacking around in DIYLC for quite a while. Not only did it work first time, it required minimal tweaking and sounded really rather good. Feeling rather smug, we got a KFC in that could have probably fed a small town.

It'll appear in due course in the build reports once it's boxed up and I can move again.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: DutchMF on February 15, 2014, 03:00:41 PM

I can't believe GNR popped up in this thread. Sheer brilliance up to Illusions 1&2. Huge fan, and Slash is still one of my favourites. Saw him live not to long ago, the guy can still deliver!

Paul
Slash is great with Miles Kennedy, that dude has pipes.

Jimi, you hit it right on the head, Miles is one great vocalist! Seen him about 7 or 8 times now (once with Slash, the rest with AB) and the guy can sing!

Paul
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: redbean on February 18, 2014, 04:31:58 AM
1. Even though I have a few large boxes full of brand new pedal parts, I haven't built a SINGLE pedal!! I had planned to order a Madbean baby board pcb well over a year ago, just to start something easy, but ended up making a REAL BABY instead. Oops!  :)
2. We hadn't planned on it, but I think being a father is the greatest thing since the Big Bang. I blame Bacchus and Mardi Gras 2012!
3. I have one fan – a one-year-old.
4. I am a school addict, an education junkie. I spent 4/5s of my life in school, and yes, I am still in college, and have plans to continue unless I am too broke.
5. Speaking of 'fans', I love watching "Shaun the Sheep", and old cartoons and children's shows on YouTube with my daughter.
6. I have hardly watched TV for nearly two decades. Though, I must confess, I miss shows like, M*A*S*H, Faulty Towers, Dr. Who, The Pythons, Black Adder, and the Young Ones (SPG fan).
7. For many years, I played mostly classical guitar (nylon string), and funky New Orleans/Brazilian music (percussion) during Mardi Gras, and some flamenco. I'm no luddite, but I haven't 'plugged in' a guitar in a long time.
8. However, I recently started experimenting with a cheap six string electric bass. Not surprisingly I found myself playing Bach cello music, instead of learning everything ever played by Geddy Lee, from Moving Pictures to Fly By Night.
9. I admit it – I am a bigtime Rush fan, though for nearly two decades I did not listen to Rush, or any other favorites, due to my preference to play and study classical music. However, YouTube recently MADE me watch tonnes of old videos of rock/jazz/Opry concerts and documentaries. I stayed up all night the other night watching, for example, Rush, Styx, and Judas Priest concert footage, Jerry Reed playing on old TV shows with Glen Campbell and Chet Atkins, and João Gilberto,Tom Zé, and Chico Buarque de Hollanda (classic Brazilian TV), etc.
10. When I was a teen, I auditioned for a premiere classical/jazz music school by playing "Bastille Day" by Rush ("Caress of Steel") on an unplugged Gibson SG, thus raising all the eyebrows of several adults at the same time WITHOUT turning an amp up to '11'. Nevertheless, I passed the audition, probably due to my sheer gall (with a little talent mixed in), and/or they thought I was a psycho that should be given an appropriate outlet for creative expression.
11. I wish the Moon was really made of cheese… a sort of blue Wensleydale would be nice.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: micromegas on February 18, 2014, 05:11:53 AM

5. Speaking of 'fans', I love watching "Shaun the Sheep", and old cartoons and children's shows on YouTube with my daughter.

Shaun the Sheep is the best. Well, the best is "Wallace&Gromitt", but Shaun the Sheep is good too....

I love stop-motion. Maybe my favourite kind of movies?
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on February 18, 2014, 06:41:11 AM
9. I admit it – I am a bigtime Rush fan...

As soon as I read this....

(http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131128144650/bigtimerush/images/7/7e/Big-time-rush-100.jpg)

Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: juansolo on February 18, 2014, 08:02:13 AM
I have just had an MOT of me. First time at the doctors since I was a teen (I'm slightly phobic of needles as mentioned earlier). Anyhow, results are in. I have to cut back on dairy and beer. Two of my favourite things (I LOVE CHEESE). On the upside I've had medical advice not to eat salad*



*while I visit India...  I may have blanked that last bit.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: alanp on February 18, 2014, 10:15:29 AM
Wine and whisky it is!

More seriously, hope all is well.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: TNblueshawk on February 18, 2014, 11:44:55 AM
I have just had an MOT of me. First time at the doctors since I was a teen (I'm slightly phobic of needles as mentioned earlier). Anyhow, results are in. I have to cut back on dairy and beer. Two of my favourite things (I LOVE CHEESE). On the upside I've had medical advice not to eat salad*
 
Why beer? Also, what is an MOT? It is like our annual physical in the States?


*while I visit India...  I may have blanked that last bit.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: davent on February 18, 2014, 12:21:23 PM
Moment of Truth? or reality check... I'm guessing here.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: juansolo on February 18, 2014, 12:24:12 PM
An MOT is an annual test on older cars here. Not even sure what they call the human equivalent, but they understood what I meant when I said I was there for my MOT.

None of it was a shocker really. Overweight, yup. But all is generally good. Just some slightly iffy readings around my liver. So advised to cut back on beer and dairy and have another blood test in 4 weeks or so to see if it's made any difference. I was expecting cholesterol issues as my dad has those, but nothing there. Overall, could have been worse. I just need to cut back rather than avoid completely also.

I decided to go for it as I'm over 40 and have never been to the doctors in my adult life (for me). Blokey across the road is younger than me and has had some issues crop up and it got me thinking I probably should go in for a check up.

If anything, I think being a pin cushion the last couple of visits has done wonders for my needle phobia. I still can't watch while she does it, but I'm not as tense and cold sweaty as I used to be.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: midwayfair on February 18, 2014, 01:31:34 PM
Moment of Truth? or reality check... I'm guessing here.

[not an acronym] (UK term for a full-body scan medical exam; derived from the Ministry of Transport test car inspection)

http://www.acronymfinder.com/MOT.html
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: redbean on February 18, 2014, 01:37:10 PM
Shaun the Sheep is the best. Well, the best is "Wallace&Gromitt", but Shaun the Sheep is good too....

I love stop-motion. Maybe my favourite kind of movies?

I agree. ¡Wallace & Gromit es la ostia!

However, my daughter prefers Shaun the Sheep, so that is what we mostly watch, in addition to live music. We should probably wear Shaun the Sheep themed costumes for this upcoming Carnival.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: redbean on February 18, 2014, 01:43:07 PM
As soon as I read this....

LOL! BUSTED!!  ;D

I didn't mean to confess that.  :P
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: atreidesheir on February 18, 2014, 07:52:24 PM
I love God and hate Christian Rock.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: mattlee0037 on February 18, 2014, 08:03:18 PM
I love God and hate Christian Rock.


Agreed. But you like Switchfoot right?
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: snz728 on February 18, 2014, 09:57:08 PM
Juan,
Just heard a British comedian on the radio talk about his MOT.  He had a check up in Australia and they said his cholesterol was troubling, maybe he should cut back on beer and dairy, but to check in with his physician in London when home.  British doctor said that it was nothing to worry about so comedian figures he will just keep going to doctors in countries with worse general health till he gets to the point when he's in an African nation where he asks about the cholesterol and the doctor says "What are you worried about? You're great you don't have AIDS or malaria, eat what you want." ;D
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: alanp on February 18, 2014, 10:39:15 PM
Reminds me of an old joke.

Man asks his doctor, "What age will I live to?"

"Do you smoke?"

"No."

"Do you have sex, drink too much, or go out partying?"

"No."

"Listen to loud music, or travel the world?"

"No."

"Then why do you care if you die at 60 or 80?"
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: juansolo on February 19, 2014, 03:57:35 AM
LOL and fair point on both. I don't smoke, but when I think about it I actually drink a reasonable amount of beer and a lot of cheese. So it won't hurt to cut back on both to be fair.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: blackedition on February 19, 2014, 09:58:44 AM
Ok...my confession time... 

This is my 66th post, and I've yet to build a pedal...  I've been stuck on the part sourcing step for a while...  I really don't want to miss a part and have to reorder.  Also, I want to get enough parts for several builds.  I got my JMK Testing Rig pcb yesterday, so it has lit a fire under my rear to recheck all the parts that I'm going to order and go ahead and order them already!  That'll be the goal for this weekend...we'll see how successful I am...

Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: flanagan0718 on February 19, 2014, 10:18:27 AM
Ok...my confession time... 

This is my 66th post, and I've yet to build a pedal...  I've been stuck on the part sourcing step for a while...  I really don't want to miss a part and have to reorder.  Also, I want to get enough parts for several builds.  I got my JMK Testing Rig pcb yesterday, so it has lit a fire under my rear to recheck all the parts that I'm going to order and go ahead and order them already!  That'll be the goal for this weekend...we'll see how successful I am...

Hey man, took me a while too! I was nervous about the capacitors portion of it. These guys are super helpful and if you miss any parts go into the "Buy/Sell/Trade" forum and post what you need in "Help I Need ###". I've used it once or twice and helped a couple of people out too! People on this forum are real helpful!
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Cortexturizer on February 19, 2014, 10:29:38 AM
I have one to confess.
Pretty embarrassed my meme thread failed so epicly hahahhaha.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: davent on February 19, 2014, 10:33:17 AM
Ok...my confession time... 

This is my 66th post, and I've yet to build a pedal...  I've been stuck on the part sourcing step for a while...  I really don't want to miss a part and have to reorder.  Also, I want to get enough parts for several builds. 

The curse of this hobby seems to be no matter how much stuff you accumulate, no matter how long you've been at this... the next build requires something you don't have on hand.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: GermanCdn on February 19, 2014, 10:33:51 AM
Ok...my confession time... 

This is my 66th post, and I've yet to build a pedal...  I've been stuck on the part sourcing step for a while...  I really don't want to miss a part and have to reorder.  Also, I want to get enough parts for several builds.  I got my JMK Testing Rig pcb yesterday, so it has lit a fire under my rear to recheck all the parts that I'm going to order and go ahead and order them already!  That'll be the goal for this weekend...we'll see how successful I am...

The easiest way to approach it is to accept that, before you place the order, you will in fact forget something.  It happens to all of us, all of the time.  I've got notebooks and spreadsheets full of inventory levels and what I need to order, and it never fails, I always forgot something.  That's what the Tayda ebay store is for.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: flanagan0718 on February 19, 2014, 10:44:07 AM
Ok...my confession time... 

This is my 66th post, and I've yet to build a pedal...  I've been stuck on the part sourcing step for a while...  I really don't want to miss a part and have to reorder.  Also, I want to get enough parts for several builds.  I got my JMK Testing Rig pcb yesterday, so it has lit a fire under my rear to recheck all the parts that I'm going to order and go ahead and order them already!  That'll be the goal for this weekend...we'll see how successful I am...

The easiest way to approach it is to accept that, before you place the order, you will in fact forget something.  It happens to all of us, all of the time.  I've got notebooks and spreadsheets full of inventory levels and what I need to order, and it never fails, I always forgot something.  That's what the Tayda ebay store is for.

Amen to that!!!
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: icecycle66 on February 19, 2014, 10:46:34 AM
Here's a few weird confessions:

1) A can't tell the difference between memories and dreams.  Sometimes I can't tell the difference between dreams and reality. 

2) When I got in my truck yesterday I felt like what I think a hothouse tomato feels like. It was over 100 degrees since I didn't crack my windows before going into work.  I sat in it for a while before I starte it and repeated "I'matomoatoI'matomoatoI'matomoatoI'matomoato" for a few minutes.
Title: Re: Confessions thread
Post by: Jabulani Jonny on February 19, 2014, 11:44:55 AM

I have one to confess.
Pretty embarrassed my meme thread failed so epicly hahahhaha.
Me too actually. I was all ready to participate. I was really proud of my cap meme contribution. I may try to resurrect it this afternoon.


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