Re: God, I'm stupid
How about an nice old second-hand RT650? Not much difference with a Strat (theoretically)
When I was doing my college entrance tests I gave my guitar to a friend and said: "look, it's yours for a fortnight if you put new strings on her". The deal worked out well for both. He enjoyed the guitar for a while and I got new strings and a very good result in the exams. Plus, when I got the guitar back I came up with lots of cool ideas, as it happens when you haven't played for a while \m/
Sometimes the best thing that can happen to your musical skills is not to have a guitar around...