Ask the young teacher/father/bass player/part neurotic guy

I was inspired upon reading Aslan of Narnia’s post on “Asktha” threads to give one of my own a shot. I guess we will see what you want to know, and I will do my best to answer promptly.

  1. What do you teach? (Mrs. Blue Sky is a teacher - middle school)

  2. How many kids do you have?

  3. What kind of bass do you play? (I just got a '97 Rick 4001 and am a beginner)

  4. What are your neurosis?

  5. What’s story behind your username?

  1. I teach middle school math

  2. I have two kids

  3. I have three basses (need more basses than kids right?) One is a G & L SB-1, the other is a Yamaha BBN5 5 string, My first bass is a Yamaha RBX-250 which I recently defretted myself.

  4. I have to take the same number of steps with both feet when I walk somewhere. I repeat all combinations of 1,2,3,4 in my head over and over again. I only eat one thing at a time on my plate, and always save my drink until I am done eating. If my right hand brushes up against my leg when I am walking, then I must brush my left hand against a leg too. (that one comes in many forms). I never step on cracks. Theres a few starters for ya’.

  5. Basically my usernam has something to do with my first and last name. I don’t want to give any more detail than that.

–Good luck with the bass Mr. Blue Sky, if you have any questions, let me know. That Rick. will serve you well!


So, that’s where my clone went!

I used to do those things, except the food part, although I tend to wait until I’ve finished eating before I drink something a lot of the time.

Have these neuroses caused you any problems?

I forced myself to stop doing those things. It took about ten years and some intense concentration, but it very rarely happens anymore.

Yeah, this is really wierd, we have too much in common. So far the only problems my neuroses have caused me are people thinking I’m crazy and making fun of me. My wife and one of my sisters are constantly telling me to see a psychologist. I figure as long as I am not bothered by them, then I should be ok? I guess we will see.