Lost Vlog 3 – How I Spent My 4th Of July In 2009

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After having this vlog sit on my hard drive collecting e-dust since the 4th of July, I’ve decided to do something with all this free time and finally got around to editing it.

In this vlog, I’m out in the middle of nowhere on the 4th of July talking about my epic bike ride, how I’m saving up for a new Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24 in Whale Blue as well as a Peavey Vypyr (which has been put on hold until I save up for a new place), Michael Jackson’s death (which was very recent at the time), a new guitar book that I bought, then-new music projects like Chrome Sparks as well as possibly new singing videos, and upgrading my Kay Les Paul copy. Can you say run-on sentence? Good.

As always, comments are encouraged and I hope you’ve enjoyed yourselves. Wish me luck in finding a new place!

TheAndySan

I'm In One Dilly Of A Pickle Here, Guys!!

Greetings! It’s the Andy-San here with some questions.

Today at work, I found a $20 bill on the ground. It wasn’t in any of the self-checkouts and there were no customers around it. I picked it up and debated on whether I should put it in the coupon slot like I do for all the other money I find in the self-checkouts. Usually, I just find quarters or a $1 bill, but this is the first time in my life that I found a $20 lying on the ground. I held onto it and took it home with me. I feel so bad for doing that, but I came to this conclusion:

On one hand, when there’s change left behind, I’m supposed to put it either by my drawer or in a spot where customers won’t find it. On the other hand, the $20 bill in question wasn’t in the self-checkout machine, I didn’t see the customer drop the bill, and there was no one near it when I found it.

On one hand, I would be benefiting the most from the $20 bill because I only have one source of income compared to Wal-Mart’s numerous sources. I would probably spend it at Wal-Mart anyway so they’re not losing money. On the other hand, it’s still money that’s left behind.

I came to the conclusion that I should keep the $20 bill unless Wal-Mart asks for it since they most likely caught me on camera picking it up off the ground. I would be supporting the U.S. economy by buying something and I would be supporting businesses as well. Did I make the right decision? Please leave me a comment to tell me what you think about it.

Also, when I got off work today, I saw in the Electronics section a new Dell XPS 420. It has the same quad-core processor as the one computer that I want and it comes with a keyboard, mouse, 19 in. flatscreen monitor, Windows Vista Home Premium, and possibly speakers. All of this is for around $1,000. I could use my discount to take it down to $900, so for essentially $100 more than the other computer, I can get a monitor, mouse, keyboard, an OS, and possibly speakers. The only drawbacks is that it has 1 GB less RAM and I think the hard drive might be smaller. Other than that, it seems like a friggin’ sw33t deal!! What do you guys think?

In other news, my stepdad and I kicked out the jams today with Beat It. We heard it on the radio (the Fall-Out-Boy cover, which is pretty bitchin’, but not as good as the original) and decided to give it a whirl. I knew the main riff but I didn’t know the verse riffs and the bridge, so I look up the tab for it and away we went. Our timing was pretty crappy, but hey, it’s our first crack at the song so it’s all good. Also, I never realized how mixed-down the guitar parts are in Beat It. I could hear Michael and the drums, but the guitar was pretty quiet so it was kinda hard to keep time.

Well, I’m gonna get goin’. Good-night!

Andy-San