Sunday, July 20, 2008

The weekend was good to me.

I went on an evening hike up a local canyon. It was a steep hike. It was very good to have my legs feeling like they were getting some grunt back. I've been gaining some strength back and gained a few pounds, some of which probably not the good kind of weight gain. But what the hell, I'm a big boy anyway. As long as I'm staying active then I figure I have nothing to be ashamed of.

I saw The Dark Night. That was one hell of a show. Probably not the type of romp most normal people enjoy, but I have got to say it was awesome to see Heath tear up the screen with such salacious glee as the Joker and let's not forget Aaron Eckhart's performance as Harvey Dent. That's one that you probably haven't heard about over the din of all the Heath Ledger buzz. I couldn't stop thinking of Maggie Gyllenhaal's performance in Secretary every time I saw her in this movie. It was a little a good way.

Someone in blogland was thoughtful enough to leave me a phone message of The Police concert that she was at for me--a concert that I really wanted to see. You guys are too good to me. A lot of you have done nice things like what this awesome person did for me and I don't know that I've quite figured out why. I guess I need to stop trying to figure it out and just enjoy it. Thanks! You know who you are.

I'm going to build me a guitar. It will be just like the Fender Telecaster pictured to the right, same color and everything. In my other e-life, I am a regular in the gear and amp forums and have made many great connections within those communities. I've got a guy in Maine that is cutting out a body from a fine blank of wood for this project of mine. I am pretty jazzed about this project. I guess I could just go out and buy one, but it wouldn't have my soul built into it, nor everything my heart desires. Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands and create your bliss. Now I have got to figure out what to put on the headstock. Gruntocaster has a nice ring to it.

Maybe I should build me a woman next. Nah, there's plenty of you that are built right to start with.

I've made a new friend. A guy and his wife, no kids, moved down the road from me. I got to know him because he has all these kick ass toys--boats, bullet bikes, and the like. I told him that I was interested in getting a dual-purpose/enduro style bike. He got pretty excited about that and told me that he could find me a decent bike for a song. Looks like I'm going to be shopping for some skid lids pretty soon. Maybe a Grunt North American Tour will be in the works. It could happen.

Where should I go first?


NYD said...

The longer the hike the better the view. I be that you would have liked to take a motorcycly up that trail.

If you decide to ride a bike across the country, let me know. I would love to join ya.

Julie Schuler said...

Let me know when you're coming. I'll redd up the house.

megatropolis said...

Thanks for the hiking clip, but I am slightly jealous that you saw The Dark Knight. I am lacking people in my life that enjoy these types of flicks the way I do. Give me Sin City, Blade Runner, The Matrix, and pretty much any dark and slightly sadistic (and very violent) movie and I'm a happy girl.

I'm sure that the people in blogland do things for you just cuz you're the shiz!

As for the headstock, you could always put pictures of the cast of Full House. Chicks would dig that!

Scott said...

I so envy your talent for building. I have no such ability. Would love to see pics of it as a work in progress.



Christielli said...

Glad you had a good weekend dude,

I also enjoyed the new Batman movie, it was swell. :D

ps No, I'm not Liz from "For Better or For Worse". That made me laugh. :)

egan said...

You could give Bear Grylls a run for his money.

The Grunt said...

NYD~ As long as I get to be Captain America, let's do it!

Julie~ Well, I reckon you oughta lay the accent on real thick like so I get the whole treatment.

Meggypoo~ That or Alf. Oh, and you are very welcome. I will try not to almost break my neck in my next clip I post. P.S. No, you da shiz!

Scott~ That's a good idea. I will post pictures of the project. I might take my time on it, but I will post as I make progress.

Christielli~ If you were Liz then you'd be engaged to a dork with a mustache. Do Canadians take pride in that comic strip? Just asking. I think they need to kill off another dog, or grampa.

Egan~ Well, I have killed and eaten disgusting things in my life, like duck.

Logophile said...

Uh, you are coming here first, hello! You havent ridden till you ride with Logo, baby

The Grunt said...

That's cool. I don't know if an enduro could keep up with a hawg but it would be fun nonetheless.

Sun Follower said...

I need a dramamine... lol

Jules said...

Love the little video clip!!

Be 'spectin you round this way!