How To Paint A Guitar: 5150 Project Day 10

The white coat seemed very dry today so I’ve started the striping process. In the pictures below you can see the head stock along with the body with the tape applied. Â Â The largest stripes are 3/4 inch. The stripe around the outside of the guitar is 1/2 inch. The next smallest is 1/4 […]

How To Paint A Guitar: 5150 Guitar Project Day 7

Here are some pictures of the white coat after it was finished. Everything is going pretty well so far and the white is looking great. This color by itself looks really good. I can’t wait to see it with the red and black.   At this point I have applied about 3-4 coats of white […]

How To Paint A Guitar: 5150 Guitar Project Day 6

Paint…This seems like it would be an easy thing to figure out. How hard could it be? When looking back at the test run, paint really was where most of the problems originated. I mentioned before that a RustOleum primer was used on the test guitar. That was the same brand of paint we used […]

Diversity & the psychology of why we are who we are

One of the blessings and curses of working for an educational institution is that we take part in professional development courses all the time. This quarter, our mandatory training session was in the area of “Diversity and Inclusion.” Today’s session was one of the more fantastic ones that have been offered. One of the exercises we […]

Frustrated beyond belief

Being an adult can be so freaking frustrating. You know, when I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to grow up. I spent every birthday just waiting until I could be another year older. My sister and I used to lay in bed at night and pretend to be “teenagers” because we couldn’t wait to have all the […]

Lies of omission?

Am I the only person in the world who feels that a “lie of omission” is still a lie? I was recently asked to do something without telling another party about it. This happens all the time, to all of us…. keeping secrets, right? We’ve been doing it since kindergarten. But this fact of omission […]

Recipe: Antipasti Squares

Lots of people have asked for the recipe for this since last weekend: 2 8oz cans Pillsbury crescent rolls 1/4 lb Swiss cheese slices (about 8 ) 1/4 lb Provolone slices (about 6) 1/4 lb Genoa salami, thinly sliced 1/4 lb Tavern ham, thinly sliced 1/4 lb Pepperoni, thinly sliced 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese […]

How To Paint A Guitar: 5150 Guitar Project Day 1

I’ve finally gotten up the nerve to attempt this 5150 paint job on the Kramer. I’ll be posting updated pictures and info on how the process has gone over the next few weeks. I hope to take what I learned from the experience of painting the Squire and apply that to this project for a […]


So, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve started writing for I’m still relatively new to the site, but finally managed to figure out how to track down my own articles for other to read. Shameless plug for my own work: go to This will take you to my page, and from […]

80s Team

Since Brandon’s been about as active on his blog as a three-toed sloth in hibernation (“Hi, Pot? Yeah, it’s me… Kettle. Know what color you are?”), I figured it was my duty and right as his wife to get his newest endeavor out on the internet. Brandon joined a band several months ago. An 80s […]