Monday, August 18, 2008

My Monday ruled!

I went to see Wilco at Red Butt(e) Arboretum. This is a little clip from one of their encores. The song is "Outta Mind (Outta sight)" from Being There. My BFF and I took the day off from our jobs and did the day right. The day started a bit hung over for me, even though I don't drink. You get a lot of something from the day before and you kind of feel empty when you wake up the next day because you need s'more. Well, getting up early and going on an ass-kicker of a hike helps you get going. That's where BFF and I got started, hiking to a set of three large waterfalls way up at the top of a canyon behind where I live. Here's me standing in a cool pool at the base of one of the falls.
As you can see I am looking much stronger nowadays and back to looking like the Grunt of old, but better in so many ways. I would show more pics, but my phone doesn't like my computer and I have to email my pics to myself and my allowed data for this month is almost used up. I thought you'd rather see me instead of some stupid wonder of nature. I guess I could qualify as one of those.

After the epic hike, BFF and I had a jam session that involved trying out two of his beautiful new guitars sporting custom BG pups, his "Grunt" modded amp, and two of my Grunt specials--modded Gibson amps from the late '50s and mid-'60s. The involuntary erections were a bit embarrassing. They are known as "tone boners".

After all of this fun, we loaded up on refried beans and caffeine, then to the concert. Let me just say that Wilco is one hell of a live band. Plus, I've never seen so many people drinking wine in one place in Utah in my life. It was a great venue, but too many people wanted to sit down. Freaking old farts! My friend and I were having none of that and rushed the stage the best we could trying to "make sound with our faces", as Jeff Tweedy put it, to support the band. Many more tone boners and gear boners were had between the two of us. It might be considered TIGF on a Monday, if there is such a thing. Hell, I don't care. I had fun and I didn't think bad thoughts about cancer at all today.


Christielli said...

I enjoy immensely that you have a BFF.

Yay for concerts and fun!

Jay said...

TIGM would have entailed you under the waterfall and shirtless. Way to keep us guessing.

Anonymous said...

Happy to hear that Monday was a much needed improvement over previous days. And I'm jealous that you got some fresh air and waterfall time... I could use a good waterfall (and someone to drown me in it).

I'm not sure, but maybe the simultaneous boners is like a guy bonding thing and not as gay as you think it is. Then again, it is pretty gay :). At least you enjoyed yourself.

Chandra said...

I wish Monday's were that good in my books... unless it's a LONG WEEKEND!!!!

Do you lovely American's get September long weekend as well? It's Labour day north of the boarder which means one last camping trip before it snows lol!

P.s Have you ever been to Anaconda?

The Grunt said...

Christielli~ I'm glad that you enjoy the fact that I have a BFF. It's swell!

Jay~ I'll be doing a pop up book called "The Naked Grunt" sometime. So, shall I put you down for one?

Meggypoo~ I once drowned a hobo in the Jordan river, um, so I could help you out. I'd be gentle.

Chandra~ I have never been to Anaconda. I've seen the movie, though.

Julie Schuler said...

I hope I'm on the short list of potential illustrators for any books you have in the works.

NYD said...

I am slowly starting to understand how you feel about playing guitar.

When music rules the planet, we'll all have tone boners.

Scott said...

BFF, sorry man, that made me laugh.

So jealous of the Wilco!!

Outdoorsy Girl said...

Your Monday really did rule! And that is something you don't hear very often.

Sun Follower said...

look at your fabulous self, living a full life...YAY! :)

Sun Follower said...

P.S. Wilco!!!!!

The Grunt said...

Julie~ I would love to have you illustrate books of mine. I'm serious.

NYD~ People go on about vibrators and sex toys, but their eyes glaze over about good tone of instruments. It's all vibration! Hopefully it is good vibration at that.

Scott~ Wilco was simply amazing. Their opening band was The Fleet Foxes.

O-Girl~ Yeah, you don't hear that often, but I wouldn't mind doing all my Mondays like that.

Sun~ Yeah, I've got to live life to its fullest. You never know when your number is up.