Sometimes, even a fool can win. Last Friday night, I went to Wings of the Rockies here in Denver for an event sponsored by AMD, a company that makes processor chips for computers. They were sponsoring this event to attract people to use their processors. Duh. ;) So I don’t know if the stars were aligned or what, but I won a new AMD XP2400+ cpu, which in other terms runs at 2GHz. I will be upgrading my processor speed from 1.4GHz to 2GHz. That’s a great, free upgrade for me.
When they called my name, I was one of 5 contestants trying out for a $2500 prize that I was too slow to win. It was a jeopardy style game that was quickly prepped and quick to play. I could have gotten at least 3 questions right but my mind wasn’t thinking. Oh well, just for being up there I won that processor! Good enough for me.
For me, the more interesting part of the evening was talking to one of the crew there. He was from Orange County, worked for a contracting company of builders. So he was driving around with a few other people in a few trucks and vans building and taking down stages. He gets paid to travel to Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, San Francisco, and other places along the west coast. Paid to do this!! What do I see it as? A paid for roadtrip across America to see different cities (somewhat) and have fun along the way. What a cool job. Someday after Jonathan gets back from the army, we’re taking a cross country road trip to the Western half of the US. It was planned for next summer but looks to be delayed because he’s been reassigned to work for another year and a half, dangit!
And it’s now almost the middle of November. I have exactly one month to accomplish at least 4 recording projects, all which I haven’t started yet. I have 2 finals, 3 papers, and lots of studying to do. It’s gonna be a tough last month for me. I hope I survive alright. So much to do, so little studio time available for me.