As it is above, so it is below

Author: tshook

We’re adding a door to the music room in the basement.  To do so I needed to build an extension to the wall coming down from the ceiling.  The extension I built is about 10″ wide by 2′ long.  I’ve been working on it for a week because I have no idea what I’m doing.  Everytime I put the joint compound on, I sand it all off again just so I can put more on. 

It reminds me a little bit of Spinal Tap when the mini-Stonehenge was lowered from the ceiling.  Kind of like that.  In a way I’m building a really big wall, only smaller.  If anyone needs me to build them a teeny tiny house I’ll know how to do it.

To tweet or not to tweet

Author: tshook

I have been refusing to sign up for Twitter for the longest time – to me (and a lot of people I know in my age group) that’s really just going too far – myspace, facebook, ok – even those sites don’t come naturally the older you get, but Twitter is just beyond the pale.

However, this guy tempts me to sign up – these are really funny.  They’re just daily tweets from a guy named Justin of stuff his 73-year-old dad is saying day in and day out.  Be forewarned, lots of cursing, etc.:

http://twitter.com/Shitmydadsays

For the love of god, people, please wash your hands

Author: tshook

Ok, I’m going to bring up a dirty little secret about men and restrooms that most women probably don’t know about (although I’ve heard women can be just as bad about this).  Men don’t wash they’re hands in restrooms about 1/2 the time.  What the ???.  You’re gonna catch swine flu and if I have to shake your hand I’d like to know you’re hand has been disinfected with soap and water after you just finished shaking something else.  For the love of god, please wash your hands after being in the restroom.  It’s disgusting.  Oprah did a special and said you’re supposed to soap your hands for 15 seconds to make sure they’re clean.  You think you’re getting away with it but God knows – and Oprah knows.  I know too – I’ve seen it.  And don’t think you’re fooling anyone by splashing some water quickly on your hands and then dashing out of the bathroom…

Travis Shook Trio in Seattle September 9th, 2009

Author: tshook

w/ Essiet Essiet, bass
Matt Jorgensen, drums

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Sets begin at 7:30pm and 9:00pm.
$15 cover.

Tula’s Restaurant and Bar
2214 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121-2017
(206) 443-4221 (call for reservations)