I’ve got a golden twinkle in my eye

All right. My first thought for this particular assignment was totally nerdy and totally retro and totally…well, lame, to anyone but me, I suppose.

You’ve been given a key that can open one building, room, locker, or box to which you don’t normally have access. How do you use it, and why?

Given that fabulous golden key that opens any door: I want to run wild through Rick Nielsen’s guitar collection.

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Cheap_Trick_at_Gulfstream_Park_-_Rick_Nielsen By Carl Lender [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
What’s that? Well, a quick Google of Rick Nielsen Guitars will turn up a ton of articles and blog posts and such (here’s one), it’s a rather famous private collection. There’s a coffee table book, touring advertising, tv spots…

I’d just like to wander through, play Stairway under the “No Stairway” sign, and listen to the man himself talk about his babies. But I suppose I’d be embarrassed to plunk through Stairway with a guitar player of Rick’s caliber watching…whoa, bad old nerd and playing badly! Stop the fantasy, my ears!

So after gabbing with Annie for a bit, we came up with some better alternatives. The first idea was one I’d already thought of (in a general way), but it does sound like fun: egypttouring the Egyptology Wing in a museum that has a great one…the British Museum,  maybe?

Egyptian stuff is way cool, and having all the time you want to read and explore and research…  Yeah, I could enjoy doing that, particularly in a premier collection of one of the world’s great museums.

But that idea actually didn’t last very long, before being revised to Golden Key Mark III: a key to a working time machine. Why restrict yourself to a dead exhibit, if you can go and see history live? H. G. Wells would be proud; if we can avoid the Morlocks, it’s a fascinating idea. All of history to explore! Not a matter of “where”, but rather “Where First“?

Golden Key Mark IV is an Annie variant: a train passenger car that goes anywhere you want it to. She likes Anywhere better than Anywhen, I guess. Both of them sound like a great time, to me.

Did you notice the original assignment didn’t mention a time limit? :HUGE grin: That means we get to keep the keys!!!

I’m so there.

RecDave Seal

Golden Hinde? Who let Drake in here?

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