06-06-2008 08:42 PM
Here is a ridiculous story that I promise is 100% true.
I go camping all the time in the winter here in Florida, and I like to sit around the fire and strip bark of dried up vines to make walking sticks out of.
Not so much because I actually use the walking sticks, but just for something to do around the fire when I am not strumming a guitar.
Well, on night, I had just finished what I thought was the perfect specimen of a walking stick, A.K.A. fire stick, because most of them pretty quickly became the token fire poker, and I decided to do something special with this one.
I wanted to give it a nice oil finish sort of as my masterpiece of firesticks.
I realzed I had no cooking oil, or vegetable oil of any kind with me on that trip.
What could I use? Lets see, what have we got....
Green beens.... nope, that wont work,... M&M's, nope, no good there, beer, not wasting that,.....Cheetos,.....
Cheetos have oil in them dont they?
checks bag, YUP!! Says so right on the bag.
By that time the wheels were turning like a freight train, WAY too fast to have any hope of slowing it down.
I took Cheetos, they were the puffy kind by the way, and I rubbed them one at a time all over my masterpiece firestick, crushing the oil out of them and into the stick until I had used up pretty near a whole bag.
The masterpiece was complete.:thu:
A nice shiny stick with oil enhanced natural figure.
I was unbelivably proud. Like a child who smears fingerpiant in some unidentified form of.... we can call it art for a goof, and shows it to his parents, beaming as if he chanelled Michael Angelo through his four year old body, as the parents say, uh... um.... s..sure, I will hang it in the lobby at my office building.:freak:
It was simply The best stick I had EVER made, and lo and behold... It smelled good too.:love::love:
Anyway, I get home, we store all our gear in my buddies garage, and one stormy cold night, he left his outdoor dogs in the garage for warmth.
I came over the next day and he said he had some bad news.
His dog....... ATE.... my masterpiece firestick.:mad::mad:
I was crushed.:cry:
I guess the Cheetos smell was just too overwhelming for Rover(not his real name) to resist.
I havent had the will or desire to make another stick since then.
I know I could never top that one.
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