Last night my girlfriend Maggie helped me change the strings on the beat up guitar I bought off Craiglist a while ago. Once the strings were off she started cleaning the fretboard and we decided we should draw something rad down the neck. So we got out some markers and set to it. A couple hours later it was done.
That night I had a dream I was on an RV with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. He said my guitar was cool. I tweeted at him this morning but he hasn't responded yet...
A couple months ago, Maggie started teaching me to play on her guitar - a really nice electric acoustic she uses to play gigs. Then I began casually browsing Craigslist to see what guitars go for these days. Weeks later, during a particularly leisurely lunch, she and I spent a solid hour poring over For Sale postings, reviews, and advertisements. That weekend I stepped off the train in a Philly suburb, handed a very nice lady $30 cash in a parking lot, and walked away with a well-loved but still functional electric guitar.
Just the other day Maggie and I found out we could plug a guitar into the back of my Kontrol S4 (the DJ controller I use with my computer), and record samples live. While she was playing, I could process the sound with effects, record loops, and overlay other music. Some exciting stuff.