Return Trip

Weren’t we in Burlington, VT just the other day?

Why yes, yes we were. And tomorrow, I’m going back. My step daughter needs help with something and I’m dropping everything and running to her aide.

So Friday through Monday in Vermont, then Friday in Vermont, and next week we’ll have Thursday in Vermont as well. Sounds like a lot of driving for ol’ Robbie, dontcha know!

I love it!

Refretting an Electric Guitar

I may have found a luthier to work on my two old guitars. He’s taking new customers and does full refrets, and his prices are a lot lower than the one estimate I have. The downside is that he’s in Rockport, so it’s a serious drive.

In honor of this news, I asked Google Bard to write a short blog post about refretting an electric guitar. Here it the response:

Refretting an Electric Guitar

Refretting an electric guitar is a process of replacing the frets on the fingerboard. Fret wear is a natural process that occurs over time as the strings are played. As the frets wear, they can become uneven, which can cause buzzing and other problems. Refretting can improve the playability and sound of your guitar, and it can also extend the life of the instrument.

There are a few different ways to refret an electric guitar. The most common method is to use a fret saw to remove the old frets and then to install new frets using a fret press. This process requires specialized tools and skills, and it is best to have it done by a professional luthier.

If you are a skilled DIYer, you can refret your own guitar. There are a number of resources available online and in libraries that can teach you how to do it. However, it is important to note that refretting is a complex process, and it is easy to make mistakes. If you are not confident in your abilities, it is best to have it done by a professional.

Here are some of the benefits of refretting an electric guitar:

  • Improved playability: New frets are smooth and even, which makes it easier to play your guitar.
  • Improved sound: New frets can improve the sound of your guitar by reducing buzzing and other problems.
  • Extended life: Refretting can extend the life of your guitar by preventing further fret wear.

If you are considering refretting your electric guitar, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, you need to decide whether you want to do it yourself or have it done by a professional. Second, you need to choose the right type of frets. There are a number of different types of frets available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Finally, you need to budget for the cost of refretting. The cost of refretting can vary depending on the type of guitar, the materials used, and the labor costs in your area.

If you are serious about improving the playability and sound of your electric guitar, refretting is a great option. By following the tips above, you can choose the right method for you and get the best results possible.

Google Bard

I Hate the Florida Panthers

After reading that the Florida Panthers advanced to the Stanley Cup Final last night I wanted to take a brief moment to remind everyone that I friggin’ hate them.

I asked Google Bard to write a short blog post about how the Florida Panthers are dicks. It gave me some crap about how they play dirty. It had a bunch of stats but I hate the team too much to verify them all and then post it here. Stupid scruples. I also asked Google Bard to write a short blog post about how no one wants them to win the cup. It gave me something that said how much fun they are to watch and how skilled they are but how no one wants them to win the cup because they are too skilled and too much fun to watch.

Thanks for nothing, Google Bard.

Still, I don’t need AI to tell me why I hate the Florida Panthers. I have that first round choke by the Boston Bruins to remind me… and it will remind me forever and ever. Fucking Bruins. Fucking Panthers. Hopefully Vegas wins the West tonight and they bitch slap Florida with a four game sweep in the final. Pretty please.

Scan Complete

I’m home and punching in to work. My CT scan is complete. All appears to be well. I read the Radiologist’s report and even though it’s sort of like trying to read ancient Greek, from what I gather it agrees with the second MRI in that whatever that thing in the middle of my brain is, it’s not anything to worry about. Sigh of releif.

To celebrate, here’s Lily.


CT Scan

I’ve never had a CT scan before. I never had an MRI either prior to last month. I guess we’ll get to check both of them off the bucket list after this morning. A CT scan of my brain. About an hour and a quarter from now.

I know it’s safe and harmless but… I’m kinda nervous. I guess I’m just a chicken. A big wuss of a chicken.

Wish me and my defective brain luck? Or don’t, it’s okay. I’ll be fine. It’s just a souped up x-ray after all. Safe and harmless. Stop being a chicken, chicken. It’s only your brain, after all.