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12:09pm 06/05/2009
 
 
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This is the mission to give an ukulele to miss Zooey Deschanel.

About two years ago I started a project. This was 2007, Zooey Deschanel was still single and I was as in love with her as I have ever been. (Silly celebrity crushes by high school boys) One day, my dear friend Mehran said to me "You have to make yourself stand out if you ever want her to notice you, give her something special" He said, and with those words I started one of my most elaborate projects to date, the building of a baritone ukulele that I was going to give to miss Zooey.
Why I Ukulele? Well for all of those who don't know much about the greatest love of my life, She plays the Ukulele, she has ever since before she became the biggest queen of indie and folk music, I remember reading it in a magazine article back then
That was it, if I was able to build a Ukulele from scratch, she would notice me.

Now, I'm gonna take a little break from this rant to say that I do realize what a fucking numbskull I was, stupid boy to even have such fantasies.

But back to the story, I did my good amount of research on string instruments, I found plans, blueprints and building documents from traditional luthiers, I bothered the shit out of the specialists at McCabes with my endless questions and concerns about guitars, they probably have nightmares of me walking through the door with a list of impossible requests.
The project took two years on and off, I had to work and go to school which left the Ukulele abandoned for months without any work.
Then came the end of the last project for school, I had just wrapped up my senior thesis and had an extra couple of weeks to tie any loose ends before graduation, so I devoted myself to finishing the instrument, until one fine day, the fucker was done.



Maple for the body and neck, ebony and bone for the bridge, rosewood and cherry for the inlay. There you have it ladies and gentlemen, the
product of my ultimate obsession, from the sweat of my forehead and the splinters of my hands, I FINISHED THE FUCKING UKULELE!
and now she is marrying Ben.

I thought about burning the damn thing, not because I felt mad or jealous, but as a symbol to let go of my obsession, maybe breaking and burning this fucker will bring me peace and will liberate me from that spell she's put on me.
But I couldn't, everyone around me fell in love with the instrument, every person who has laid eyes on it understands the fucking border between love and despair that is reflected on the lacquered surface of this thing.

In the end I took it to get appraised. Several luthiers and guitar connoisseurs and dealers gave it a good look and gave me no price lower than a thousand dollars. A THOUSAND FUCKING DOLLARS for this thing, and all I want is to burn it. But I wont, not yet

I still think she should have it, call me crazy and fucking hopeless but I started it for her and now that is finished, I still think she should have it, but what would she think...What a fucking lunatic this kid is, an obsessed fan worthy of a thriller movie, a stalker at best.
It doesn't matter, I must let go of this thing, I don't even know how to play it...the damn irony

So anyways, that's the story of the ukulele, now all is left is to find the owner, so if you know her, please let her know I have her ukulele in my closet.

Please join my crusade to give the Uke to it's owner by re-posting this link on your blog, tumblr, twitter, whatever you can until maybe the right person stumbles upon this link, thanks!!

Rocketeam@gmail.com





Edit to add the latest news on the Uke Crusade: 

On December 15th of 2009, Zooey performed at the Largo in Los Angeles, it was 40 bucks to get in and all sold out, it didn´t matter I had to take the chance so I made my way to the place and bothered the bouncer for like 15 minutes with my ridiculous story until he called the Manager at the Largo. The manager told me that I could not come in and she could not come out, so I decided that if there was a chance for her to get the instrument, was to send it to her via the manager. He told me he would give it to her and that was that. I went back home and never heard back. The label on the instrument has my email address so I figured if she felt compelled by the gesture she might drop a small thanks or something, but that never happened. So now the terms have changed, all I want is to know if she really got the uke. I really don´t care about anything else that might happen. She is married and happy, I no longer live in the USA and I keep myself busy, but there is only that doubt that hangs around my head once in a while...did she actually get the instrument.

So I call upon the power of the internet once again, if anyone has any way to contact her or find out, please give her her this link, or just help me reblogging, re-posting, re-tweeting this entry until it might reach the right person...

For your time and patience I thank you.

in any case, here is my (internet) contact info:

Rocketeam@gmail.com

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 evilingredients
 
10:00pm 06/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
HOLY FUCKING FANTASTICAL BATMAN!

i got your card of your grad show in the mail, thank you, and congratufuckinglation. i have the utmost confidence in you, will always get your back. the uke' is a beaut' and the style's the shit. jolly good luck
 
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 ruperthemoose
 
04:00am 07/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
rupert the moose
beautiful...
 
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 find_your_love
 
06:20am 07/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
find_your_love
oh my
 
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 nineinchnoodles
 
08:23am 16/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
FU
exaclty
 
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whew!
 (Anonymous)
 
07:14pm 08/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Maybe you need a dog
 
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Re: whew!
 nineinchnoodles
 
08:23am 16/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
FU
nah, I cant even take care of myself,
 
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 (Anonymous)
 
11:08pm 11/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
You can give it to me! I'm a female uke player who also happens to be in love with Zooey.
 
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Beautiful
 (Anonymous)
 
08:28pm 14/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
I enjoyed your story...

I, too, share your love for Zooey. I think she's put a spell on a lot of us guys out here, because there's just something about her. In fact I came across this journal entry due to my insatiable desire to find out about all things related to Zooey.

Your ukulele is a thing of beauty. Simply incredible. It's amazing how passions can be channeled into creative energy like that.

I completely understand your obsession, because I feel it too. Yeah I know I don't have a chance in hell either but it's (sometimes) fun to dream. Just remember, it's still just an engagement, so I guess there's still hope... not that I wish any ill will on Ben or anything. On the other hand, if anything happened to the engagement, I think you'd have more to worry about in the legions of us other guys who are under the same spell!

But can I promise you one thing. If I ever get a chance to come in contact with Zooey or anyone who knows her, I'll make damn sure that she knows about that ukulele. She deserves to have it, and you deserve to see it in her hands.
 
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Re: Beautiful
 nineinchnoodles
 
08:22am 16/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
FU
well thank you so much for the kind words, I'm glad that you not only like the instrument, but can relate to why in the name of jesus I would do such a thing as spending two years making it. And she will have the instrument. I promise.
 
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 (Anonymous)
 
04:48pm 23/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Dude, I too have been smitten with Ms. Deschanel for quite some time (at least since Elf), and your ukulele is awesome. I think you should try to contact her agent, and send her the picture of you with it, and then take it to her. And if she doesn't want it, well then, fuck her, man, she's not worthy of your love. But don't burn it! Sell it (a thousand bucks is a thousand bucks), and then NEVER WATCH HER MOVIES AGAIN!

That'll teach her!
 
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 ifeelsoweary
 
03:23am 11/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
I reblogged you to
http://zooeydeschanel.tumblr.com/

so that should help :)
 
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 nineinchnoodles
 
03:30am 11/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
FU
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. The ukulele must happen!!
 
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 ifeelsoweary
 
03:32am 11/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
it's beautiful :)
 
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 ifeelsoweary
 
07:50pm 09/01/2011 (UTC)
 
 
In regards to finding out if she got it, have you tried her twitter?
picword: Zooey - camera girl
 
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 itsabuffalo
 
03:39am 11/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
itsabuffalo
seriously the best fucking ukulele i've ever seen. she'd be mad not to accept it. it's taken some serious guts to not only make it but try and get it out there for her to see. i hope she gets it dude. i really do.

you are a bloody legend.
 
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 nineinchnoodles
 
04:31am 12/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
FU
I am very happy that you like the ukulele, it's even more charming in person I promise. I know in the end she will get it. Thank you!
 
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 sidecar
 
03:53am 11/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
(bex): actors :: zooey :: head tilt
You're my fucking hero.
picword: actors :: zooey :: head tilt
 
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 nineinchnoodles
 
04:32am 12/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
FU
Well I feel very honored. Thank you.
 
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 tomatopot
 
04:16am 11/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
spaz
Dude, that is the coolest thing I have ever seen. To learn how to BUILD A UKULELE, and one that's been appraised at over $1,000 no less. That is... I'm halfway speechless.

I reblogged, and I honestly hope you get to meet her and hand it over to her. That's absolutely beautiful. The ultimate labour of love.

I can't even fathom how you build a freaken ukulele from scratch with no experience. You seriously rock.
 
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 nineinchnoodles
 
04:33am 12/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
FU
Thank you for liking the instrument and for joining the crusade, I appreciate it much. I know we will succeed! Thanks again
 
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 trypanophobic34
 
06:43am 11/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Miss Asphyxia: butterfly eyelash
Aww, that was a really sweet story, and I hope you get it to her. Your ukulele is very inspiring.
picword: butterfly eyelash
 
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 nineinchnoodles
 
04:33am 12/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
FU
Very glad you liked it, and thanks for being part of this.
 
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bravo
 whatdiegoate
 
02:31pm 11/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
diego
i salute you sir!
 
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Re: bravo
 nineinchnoodles
 
04:34am 12/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
FU
And I salute you back! thanks
 
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 (Anonymous)
 
08:22pm 11/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
So... I'm not sure whether this is the creepiest thing ever or the sweetest (that's the thing with us girls). Either way, find yourself an actual girl you can get. Maybe one that plays the uke! :)
 
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 nineinchnoodles
 
04:35am 12/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
FU
I know what you mean, it's a silly thing. And I'm definitely working on finding that one girl, even if i must build her a piano.
 
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 mars_as_a_girl
 
11:55pm 11/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Geliebte
You know, she has a myspace she checks frequently. The band's myspace, that is. Write her a comment.
 
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 nineinchnoodles
 
04:36am 12/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
FU
the She and Him myspace? I will definitely drop the link there, thank you for the tip, much appreciated!
 
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 mars_as_a_girl
 
08:24am 14/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Geliebte
The official page, yes. She has said herself in an interview that she does check it. And if she doesn't, M.Ward does. I'm pretty sure he knows her quite well ;) Good luck.
 
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 nineinchnoodles
 
05:15pm 14/11/2009 (UTC)
 
 
FU
Y'know, I tried that but you gotta be friends to post comments or send messages, and for that you must know either a last name or email address, which I think is weird since it's a myspace music page... anyways I shall keep trying.
 
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 triedthistwice
 
11:07pm 31/01/2010 (UTC)
 
 
Did you end up giving this to her?
 
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Heyy
 (Anonymous)
 
07:41am 19/04/2010 (UTC)
 
 
Im Gabbi.
I dont know if you have given it to her yet, but I also am a HUGE fan of Zooey.
Im pretty much her #1 fan :p
So anyways, on memorial day weekend, I will be going to Sasquatch music festival in washington and LUCKLY, She & Him will be preforming.
I have a bulletproof plan to not just get to the front of her show, but to meet her and become her best friend.
And I have been thinking about it a lot lately, if you still need it to be done, I could give this to her while were becoming bff.

you can email me at fermez.la.bouchee@gmail.com

I have faith in ye.
(:
 
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awww
 (Anonymous)
 
08:27pm 09/01/2011 (UTC)
 
 
awwww I love this story. This story should be published in some way.
I guess you will never know and she will never know :s
 
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 (Anonymous)
 
01:04am 11/01/2011 (UTC)
 
 
Zooey has a Twitter account... therealzooeyd. She is constantly on it, so I think that's your best chance. I hope you get an answer from her!
 
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 nineinchnoodles
 
01:33am 11/01/2011 (UTC)
 
 
FU
I know about her twitter. However, I know she can't be contacted by just anyone, I have tweeted about it myself mentioning her and with tags, but so far it hasn't worked...
 
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