Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Homeless Vet, Anything Helps, God Bless etc.


I am not a rich man. In fact an argument could be made that I am indeed one bad decision away from having to stand on the freeway offramp with a sign that says "Will Be Your Sex Slave For Beer Money". However I am not one to let intelligence, responsibility, or fear of bears keep me from the instant gratification of buying, tracking, opening, and ultimately playing a new ukulele.

It seems I have a never ending list of ukuleles that I "need" to complete my collection. A Mainland Mango Pineapple, a Palm Flea, a Kamaka Soprano, a Koaloha Tenor, a Banjo Uke....and the list goes on. I know there are a million ways to justify it in ones mind. All I know is I WANT IT, AND I WANT IT NOW. So if you see me on the off ramp with a sign, throw me a quarter...or if you have an old uke and sixpack, maybe we can work out some kind of trade.

Anyone else out there have the same issues??? What concerns me the most is not my fear of becoming "the gimp", it's my fear that I am the only one who has this problem.

-And just to be clear, I bought a new uke today, so I'm not whining or complaining or asking for help or charity or anything else....yet

10 comments:

Mugambismonkey said...

I can totally relate! Apart from the fact that I prefer "tea" to beer. This year I've spent all my saved tax money on 13(!) ukuleles. Last year I only bought 2 ukes! So I thought I had to sell some, but I only sold 2 and then bought 2 new ones... ARGH!! I gotta work my ass off now until the end of the year, or I will get into serious trouble with the German version of the IRS. And these guys are not funny.

deach said...

Another Pono? Really Booze, you shouldn't ebay and drink.

UKISOCIETY said...

I hate that rabbit picture. The setting is supposed to suggest that they are outdoors, yet you can clearly see a window with a view of the outside in the bunnies' eyes.

What were we talking about?

RussBuss said...

your only problem boozelle, is that you have sand in your crack. and i'm not talkin' back crack, i'm talkin' about front crack.

b-sauce

Grumpy Coyote said...

Please tell me you bought that periwinkle flea at least.

And no, you are not the only one. I just blew what may be my last bonus on a new instrument I don't know how to play. We do as we are compelled to do.

And I could have spent that on train trips to see you and tips at Sassy's.

Boozelele said...

hahaha, that's what I told Russ. First of all he totally talked me into buying this uke, then he gives me crap about what a sucker I am for buying it. The thing is, that's only like two nights at Sassy's, and since I don't go there I can buy like one of these a week.....

Boozelele said...

And another thing....Russ has like a dozen ukes, Deach has god knows how many 20? maybe more? And Alan, don't even get me started on Alan...he may have hundreds..no one is sure. Even Adelle had double digits. I know you are more restrained Grump, so you can buy cool new toys...and besides you sure are good on that thing for someone who "dont know how to play" it.

Boozelele said...

Oh, and ONE MORE THING...IT's Boozelele. It's like if you combined Booze with Ukulele. NOT BOOZELLE!!!

deach said...

6, I have 6 ukes. Thank you.

RussBuss said...

Boozelle, my belle.
I fed your UAS with false intel,
My Boozelle.

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