Okay, the contest is about over for ProjectX. My friend Chris (Buttcrack on page 1) says that his will be done this weekend and will be ready for judging. So judging might be moved up from the 15th to this weekend possibly.
I pray to the good lord 3 different shipments of misc parts show up by then or I am done... so cue up the dramatic music.
I have taken tons of pics so after the contest is over, there will be a massive number of updates so ppl yelling at me in PMs thinking I have stalled the build can stop On a side note
, I have a new hobby and will try to get pics... everytime I goto Lowes and my son wants to tag along I listen to him babble all throughout the store. I stay pretty quiet and stonefaced until after the checkout counter and we are headed back to the truck.
I say "You have been so good, how about a hotdog and a Coke on me?"
"Saweet duude!" Say the 17 year old botard.
I hand him 2-3$ and he runs to the hotdog stand. I directly get in the truck, start it up, lock the doors, and drive up 50 feet away from the cart.
So my kid has the damn thing half eaten before he gets 20' from my truck so I start slowly rolling.
I idle it up a tad...
He reaches the bumper and starts running.I FLOOR IT.
I will make slow laps up and down the parking lanes so at least 10 ppl point and laugh.
If I time it just right and he has already chugged half the Coke and eaten most of the hotdog, I can get him to run until he almost pukes
So far I am 5 for 5 and there is no sign of him giving up a chance at a free hotdog.APPENDED With Frustration Rant:
I am so frustrated with the color decisions I am struggling with. It baffles me why I suck so bad at this when it comes down to my theater!
I started to try and find a local designer and am coming up empty. I even sent a few emails and never got a response from them.
Grrrr blues, reds, greys, browns, this crap is driving me nuts. I should not know WTF:
Henna Shade, Show Stopper, Regatta, and Soulmate colors look like!
My wife is no help because every time I bring home a stack of swatches, the next day she throws them all away except the 3 she likes! I swear I am about 2 migraines away from just putting some black shaker cans in the middle of the room and start whacking them with a baseball bat.
So my question is... should I find a local designer..., find one who can spend 30 mins rendering a few ideas remotely and email me pics...., or just man up and close my eyes and pick from a hat of swatches and do it.
**Notice "Listen to my wife" is not one of them