Wide World o ZuTroy

Ambitions

I have a friend that is taking a class on guitar making and he is making his own custom acoustic guitar.  I have the honor of designing the head for him.  A relatively small task but an important one.  And I was thinking about it, “How would I love to build my own guitar?”  Man, that would be my pride and joy.  But really, I don’t have the time for it.  I have chosen not to.  Am I missing something that is more valuable to me that what I have chosen? I don’t know. I think I’m right but only time will tell.

I also recently launched a photoblog.  How would I love to carry my camera with me everywhere and find one fantastic shot every day. I am also getting all the equipment for my own darkroom donated to my cause.  I just hope that I’ll have the time to develop a handful of photos each month.  There’s nothing like watching your print come to life in the developer.  I always over-expose and carefully watch my developer times.  Then yank and into the stop bath.  Most of the time it turns out with a little bit more contrast.  I love the contrast.

I have a guy here at work that is way into sports. Like Many MANY people.  I used to be.  I followed the Jazz like nobody’s business.  But in the last 8 or 9 years, I just haven’t had the time/dedication for it.  I have also cut way back on hobbies.  I had lots of little pet projects and past times; sports, movies, lay new flooring, painting (canvas or walls), build some storage shelves, write music, play music, fishing, photography, golf, bicycling, etc etc.

Nowadays, I spend time with my kids and I work.  Do I love business like I love photography and guitar? It fascinates me.  I just read a blog today from one of the stupidest people in the world. And he makes a killing preaching his moronic ways to small business.  And man did it get me heated up.  I just really have my opinions about business and business ethics.  I don’t get heated up when I hear wrong opinions about guitar or photography. Not AS heated up anyway.