The Niche Itch

Hey guys, long time no blog. It’s TheAndySan, the one and only, hurr again…with pants!

Okay first up, I’ve been stupid-busy as of late so if my blogs were a bit inconsistent both topically and chronologically, I apologize. This is the jist of my days lately: Wake up, eat something, call or get called by Eriopolis or Ben, hang out with them and then work or visa versa, come home at a ridiculously late hour, and sleep/pass out on the couch.

Despite all of this going on, I have managed to make some rather big changes to this blog. You might have noticed that I removed the group of share buttons in favor of the Share This! expanding button. This also made the Technorati button in the sidebar obsolete, so I scrapped that as well. Since my AdSense has been super-nuked, I’ve put up Chikita ads in the meantime until I get my Yahoo Publisher Network account approved. More to come on that so stay tuned!

So, why is this post called The Niche Itch? Because it’s a bitchin’ rhyme? Well, yes and no. I’ve been doing a lot of reading from the bloggers that pull in a shit-ton of money. We’re talking hundreds of dollars daily, if not thousands. They all pretty much say the same thing: “Find a niche and don’t jump off-topic too often.” In other words, “Be specific! B-E specific!” There is a large amount of evidence to prove that if you settle on a main topic and talk about nothing but it, then you’re gonna get tons of viewers followed by tons of money. Who am I to buck the trend? I am officially announcing the main topic of this blog: my life. With my life as my main topic, I am now free to talk about whatever I want since EVERYTHING has some sort of relation to my life. Whether it’s an interesting article that I read in the newspaper or what I did with my friends the other day, everything has some sort of relation to my life. The only things I can’t talk about in this blog are things that I am not aware of. As I become more aware of things, I can incorporate more topics as well as shuffle out the topics that I’m bored with. This is how I can talk about Magic: The Gathering, playing guitar, working at Wal-Mart, and my life goals ALL IN THE SAME POST! All of these topics relate to my life because they play a part in my life, however big or small in importance.

In other news, my lesson with Rich today was really awesome! I learned that I only really need to learn any scale in one key since they can all be transposed by however many half-steps the initial key is to the new key. For example, if I wanted to change from G to A, I would move wherever I am up two frets since A is only a whole-step up from G. I never realized that until today. In essence, I have learned to play lead in any key possible. I also learned that the minor pentatonic and the major pentatonic are very closely related. For example, the 1st position minor pattern is exactly the same as the 5th position major pattern, just starting somewhere different. It was such a revelation for me!

Also in other news, I’ve added new st00f to the Eights and Aces MySpace page. It’s not a lot, but it’s something. You can take a gander at www.myspace.com/eightsandaces. I jammed with Ben today and he said that I’ve improved so much as a player. I taught him how to play Still Got The Blues by Gary Moore last night and he played it for me, but it was a bit off. Not by much, but he’s got the first part pretty down so it’s all good.

Fairly recently, Cody, my friend and the bassist for Eights and Aces, moved out of his parents’ house and into an apartment with his girlfriend Danielle. It’s a pretty sw33t pad, especially for his first apartment. We played a lot of Magic: The Gathering there. It’s also a million times cooler, in relation to temperature, than Eriopolis’ room since Cody’s apartment has excellent circulation and Eriopolis’ room has ziltch.

Well, I’m gonna go to bed so I’ll see you guys on the flip-side! Laterz!!

TheAndySan

P.S: It’s been 28 days since www.theandysan.com has been up. As I’ve said before, I took away the social bookmarking site buttons and replaced them with Share This! because it’s easier and much moAr aesthetically pleasing. If any of you guys use Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, etc., you can submit my stuff to them that way.

Gettin' Drunk 'n Fuckin' Bitches!

How’s it going, it’s the Andy-San here after one long-ass day.

To celebrate Eriopolis’ 21st birthday, we went to Quaker Steak & Lube. I rode with the Shizzon and got lost because of Eriopolis’ directions being out of order. When we got to the place, everyone ordered wings because it was Endless Wings Tuesday. Shizzon and I didn’t get the memo so we ordered Philly burgers with fries. The fries were great, but the burger was quite sub-par. I was very disappointed. After I was about halfway through my burger, Shizzon noticed the big ass sign for the endless wings. We both were like, “son of a bitch!” Cody tried the Atomic Wings and said they tasted terrible and weren’t even that hot. Eriopolis had a good time though. He had a shit-ton to drink there.

When we got back to UU, I got him some Sparks Plus as well as some Sparks for myself. I also had some Smirnoff Green Apple and it was dee-lish (wow, that didn’t sound gay at all lol). We ended up doing some hilarious drunken st00f and went to bed around 4am. I got up around 7am because Tylor’s phone wouldn’t stop going off. I then drove back home, stayed up for a bit, and went back to sleep before going to work. Whew!

In other news, my first lesson with Rich went well. It was a bit boring since we went over some beginner guitar stuff like open chords and reading notes. I played “Jane” by Jefferson Starship while he was getting my lesson book and before the end of the lesson, I played “Still Got The Blues” by Gary Moore. I’m looking forward to my next lesson!!

While I was working today, I came up with a new idea for a manga series. I wrote down a skeletal outline of the first episode and it’s not too shabby if I do say so myself. I also wrote down some of my short-term financial goals, which tie into this blog. I recently found out that WordPress offers hosting your own domain for $15 a month. I don’t know all the nitty-gritty details, but it’s definitely worth looking into.

Well, I’m gonna go. I get paid today so I’ll be able to put some money away for my new computer so yay. Oyasumi!

Andy-San