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05 March 2011 @ 07:47 pm
Coffin Case  
I got my coffine case today! One of them at least. I've been wanting one for Bad Boy and finally got a hold of Dean and he had one. Turns out B.C. Rich won't be making these anymore which is why they are hard to find. So instead of thinking about next getting a Schecter case I need to get one last coffin case for String Theory. Here's the box it came in.



This thing was huge. I couldn't get it in the back seat of my car so I had to lay it down on the passenger seat. Hehe, why not it's a coffin. Take a nap while I drive. So more behind the cut and stuff about gardening.





Here it is. Yes it's upside down but that's because Bad Boy's already in it and that's the way it goes. It's heavy with the guitar so I got to get used to carrying the weight around. It took me forever to get it out of the box too as it wouldn't slide out easily.



Dracula in his coffin hehe. Is this awesome or what? Awesome stuff for an awesome girl. I love the red and black contrast and the logo printed all over. This is why I didn't want a generic coffin case that I can get at any store. I want specifically from B.C. Rich. The generic ones are solid red inside and not much else.



Here's the compartment. I'll put my cable, tunner and cleaning cloth in there. Don't need anything else really. I'm so glad I got this as my guitar is now travel worthy. I'm going to be visiting a friend and now I can bright this. Perhaps out of the box it will now fit in the back seat. I don't know. I'll have to try that out and see.



And the logo under the handle. Very cool. Coffin case is a brand but for a while I guess they teamed up with B.C. Rich. I don't think they've done this with any other guitar companies. It's cool cause it came with a little booklet that showed how to position the little pillows it came with for the type of guitar you had. This is actually the medium coffin. I didn't know there WAS anything bigger than a Warlock, but apparently there was a Beast bass and a few other guitars that were bigger. I want a Beast guitar, but a Beast Bass? I can't imagine how huge that would be.

I wanted to go to Lowe's today to look at the soil for my raised beds. My gosh I couldn't believe what a mad house it was. WTF? People everywhere and huge lines. I didn't want to wait around so I told Chris we could try again later like after 5. He was on call and got a few jobs. But before we left I went to go check on the water plant kits and to see if the Cobra Lily was still there. It was and it was dead and dried out. NO! But then I thought that they might give it to me since it was dead. It had only been five days since last I saw it and perhaps I could revive it. Someone took the top off and didn't put it back on. I found the top on the ground under the shelf. That's why it dried out. So I took it in and asked an employee what they would do. They took it to customer service and they gave it to me for $1!



Here it is. So sad. BUT if I CAN revive it then that will be one dollar well spent as they're so expensive for $10. Because it's only been five days I'm hoping the roots are still alive. It was cool and cloudy today so I decided to just dump a lot of purified water on it. Appropriately I put it in the snake tank with Chopin my python. The plan was to get the humidity up again, give it a full spectrum light and keep it warm under the heat blub too. I left the lid slightly cracked and will cover it over night to hold the humidity and temp. It will be cracked open during the day. Oh gosh I hope I can bring it back to life.

My pitcher plant is doing well actually. I watered it today and saw that it WAS attracting little gnats. Hurray it's eating! I hope it will get HUGE!
So after 5 we went back to Lowe's and it was still pretty nuts. The soil I wanted had been taken from the bottom shelf. It was full when I left. They had to get a loader and get it down. WTF? I asked if there was some kind of sale going on. The lady said no, it's just Spring. WTF? I've never seen a Spring rush like this. I've also learned something else. I need to buy my soil for raised beds during the winter. With only buying four bags a week and needing 16 bags per bed and three beds it will be three months before all of them are filled. Well, unless I get my tax return soon. I can put some of it towards my garden projects for this year. I can't wait.
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The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Zorak Guitarsilvolf on March 6th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
Wow the interior of the case looks just as awesome as the exterior!
Good luck with the cobra lilly.
Des: Bassthagirion on March 6th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, I love that it's red and black inside. It's prefect for my guitar.
Thanks. I'm reading they're very difficult to take care of so who knows. It may be too late.
sike_saner on March 6th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
Ooh, cool. That is one badass case right there. I love that bright red against the black.

Glad to hear that the pitcher plant's doing well. Hopefully the cobra lily will be salvageable.


Des: Castor Troythagirion on March 6th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, definitely a worth while purchas.
I think I'm starting to become obsessed with pitcher plants. Yikes! I'll do my best with the cobra lily.
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Des: Owen Concernedthagirion on March 6th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Now I can carry my guitar around with me.
Yeah, I'll do my best but they are very difficult to care for. I would like to get a healthy one at some point but gosh I don't know if I can take care of it.
kabuldurkabuldur on March 6th, 2011 09:37 am (UTC)
That coffin case is AWESOME!!! I love its plush interior. It's good it fits your guitar just right. It's no good to have a guitar rattling about in a case.

That's pretty weird about the spring rush at the shop.

I'm very happy your pitcher plant is thriving. And I do hope you can salvage that Cobra Lily. You're giving it the best attention it could receive!
Des: Bassthagirion on March 6th, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm very happy with it. YEah, I know about that now. I put my Schecter in there to see if I could use it for that one, but gosh he was so little in there and it's not a small guitar. So no traveling with that one until I get it its own case.

Yeah, I'd never experienced that. It's got to be the warm nice weather that everyone wants to be out now.

I'll have my camera for today so I will take updated pics. Yeah, hopefully the cobra lily will come back, but who knows.
draconisthanos: evildraconisthanos on March 6th, 2011 11:59 am (UTC)
Man, I can't believe how wicked that case looks!! I am so glad you held out for the official B.C Rich one.

If there is any life left in that lily, I know you can make it rise up. ;P
Des: Bassthagirion on March 6th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just wasn't too impressed with the generic ones at Guitar Center. One more coffin case to go.

Here's hoping.
Cheezey: Hyacinthcheezey on March 6th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is an awesome guitar case! I can see why you wanted it.

Good luck with the lily. I hope it comes back for you!
Desthagirion on March 6th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, it's definitely worth the wait.

Thanks. I'm doing what I can for it. Perhaps I'll buy some seeds of these later if I decide to tackle a difficult species.
Tillyxyndarella on March 7th, 2011 06:20 am (UTC)
Coffin cases look freaking awesome and I love how it looks inside with your guitar! The black and red really does remind me of Dracula and I love the logo print. It makes your guitar look all professional in that case instead of a generic one.

That's a shame about the cobra lily. My feeling side wants to vent about the injustices against a plant and how it's a cruel death for a water plant to die from drying out. It sounds very unreasonable. I really hope that you're able to revive it but as someone stated above, it is getting the best possible care.

I never had a lot of luck with fly traps. I water them fine but they never ate and eventually died. I was sad about that at the time but also amused that it starved to death.

Are your tax returns there automatic or do you have to fill out the forms like we do here? When it is tax time, we send in the forms (or fill them out online) and it takes about two weeks to get the tax return unless they are slow.
Des: Young Gourdthagirion on March 7th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, I'm so glad I hunted down an official one. It's definitely better this way. I want all official cases for my guitars now. So that means finding a Schecter case.

I did feel bad for it, but my rational and oppurtunistic side thought, "Expensive free plant I could bring back to life?" Worth the try. It was probably some customer that opened the top but didn't close it again and with so many plants in the nursery the employees wouldn't have noticed. I had that, "Aw, damn what a shame." Feeling too, but you have to think there are plenty in their natural habitat still and one wants to be obtained it's not too difficult. If I do buy one, and I likely will because now I can't stop thinking about it, that will be a well cared for plant. You also have to think that there are enough people out there that know the right way to raise these difficult plants. Yeah, to streach it to such world wide proportions over one plant is unreasonable. It's not an injustice it's just ignorance and neglect but with no far reaching impact.

I need to read up more on fly traps. It would be cool to have some. But even if after knowing the right things to do and they die on me I'll give up and know I'm just not qualified to take care of one. It's too bad they sell these difficult plants in general stores. I would have thought Nepenthes would be very difficult but they are not. I think they are among the easiest of the carnivorous plants. These are the ones that should be in the stores, but they're more rare. Go figure.

Yes, that's how tax returns are. And filling out the forms is a nightmare. We have an online program called Turbo Tax that helps with that. But every year it gives us fit about our car's milage which should be something so simple. Miles at the start of the year and Miles at the end of he year. Easy, but it's the worst part for some reason. You can then chose to have it go into your bank account or have a check sent. And it does take two weeks or more. The government doesn't like to give money back, only take it. So they'll take their good sweet time.
earthmother45earthmother45 on March 8th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
Love the coffin case!

Hope you were able to revive the cobra lily.
Desthagirion on March 8th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It's really nice and I'm very happy with it. I'll bring it by when I visit and play you some 80's songs.

No nothing's happened yet. I took it out of that cube as I've learned more about them, but it doesn't look so good. They're very unforgiving plants.