Yesterday I visited the world famous Berlin Flea Market with my siblings to find a few odd items for my brother’s new apartment. Along the way I picked up a crummy electric guitar for $45 from a guy named Milton. It’s missing a pickup, has holes all over it, and “Grunge Sucks” is scratched into the side. No you can’t buy it. You can tell it was previously owned by some kid who spent more time customizing his guitar than practicing with his band. My guess is he sold it to Milton to buy cigarettes. It looks like the pick guard was removed and replaced with a smaller one. The head has also been cut into two points, making it looks like a snake’s tongue. The neck is actually in fairly good shape the sound is a lot better than I expected. I might stick in a new pickup and see what I can make out of it.
I also went to see the minor league AC Surf (who I refer to in my mind as the Serfs) play against Bridgeport. I think I might go to see more minor league baseball, especially with the impending MLB strike coming up. I think it’s a good way to stick it to those greedy players. Mitch Williams manages the Serfs and I’m not surprised seeing how they pulled their pitcher in the 3rd inning.
After the game we headed to the Trop to play some craps. Jake and I had about as little fun as $80 can get you pissing away our money at a $5 table. Playing the cheapest tables in the casino will definitely introduce you to a few new smells. The guy next to Jake actually took his shoes off as a good luck charm.