If there is something to be said for simplicity it would be keeping things similar. There’s something about making things the same that makes buying things simple. Then there’s something about being human and being an individual. For some types of business it’s much better to be individual and unique. For others it’s substantially better to be standard.
This morning I ran into needing to get a valve for a water pipe in the bathroom. One would think with modern house building pipe stuff would be standard. Off to the hardware store I went surprised to see more choices than I desired. So I bought one thinking I had it right. Got home, and realized it wasn’t even close. Out comes the tape measure. I wrote down the sizes and went back. Returned the previous valve and got another one that should be correct.
Unless you’re building a huge mansion of a house, I’m thinking it would be awesome to have stuff like wiring and plumping standard to the point there shouldn’t be a need for more than one choice in sizes… Oh well.
Being that it felt a little odd not getting this stuff right and thinking I didn’t need to measure it first. Due to that, I’m rolling with a tune by Dennis Harold Lotka called Odd Time. It’s an instrumental guitar driven piece. Pounding rhythms, lots of little guitar figures, drum programming with double bass kicks and lots and lots of textures by all kinds of sounds. In a way I hear it as a cross of Phish, Steve Vai, and maybe the likes of Jason Becker.
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure gives a musical value to the way I felt running to the hardware store twice for the same item.
May your day be going better.