Monday night at my guitar class I wasn’t quite up to my normal operating capacity. You see, Wednesday and Thursday of last week I was basically passed out due to an ultra-bad sinus infection and fever. (And no, it wasn’t the flu…) Back to the story…Monday night, I was stumbling over words. I couldn’t think of ANY descriptive words. I was covering the great subject of Accidentals and the mixture of chords and scales that is the goal of guitar playing. I kept trying to come up a words that would explain what I meant …couldn’t think of anything that brilliant. All of a sudden, it slipped out…”Incorporate!! Ah, Ha!!! That’s it!!” But then I just stumbled over the next word. I RACKED MY BRAIN!!! The students were laughing out loud. They thought it was SO funny. I laughed it off and blamed it on the sinus pressure and the fact that it felt like my head was in a jar when I talked. All of a sudden, my brain got a whiff of a word and just spit it out random-like. The word that bumbled out??? Modge Podge!!! I mentioned that Modge was going to be the word for Tuesday.

Then for some reason a few minutes later the term “in cahoots” came up. So that is today’s word.

So, to my guitar class…I hope you learned something on Monday night…well, other than how to make a sick man feel REALLY DUMB!!!

A week of lasts

So Monday of this week was the last lesson with my current guitar class. We had a good time in class. We learned Sweet Home Alabama, Home by Daughtry, Can’t you See by the Marshall Tucker Band, and began working through the intro of Stairway to Heaven by Zepplin. Oh, in only 8 weeks…and starting the whole playing guitar thing from scratch. Most of the class had never actually held a guitar. What can I say? I love what I do.

Tonight, I will be heading over to the Lovelady Center to meet with the choir, but it won’t be for practice tonight. That’s right. Attendance and participation has been so low that we are going to be cancelling the choir. I hate that because the ones that actually showed up really did want to sing. But it is kind of difficult to have a choir with 3 people. Ya know?

So what now? Well, I’ll be picking up another 2-3 guitar classes within the next two months that will keep me honkin’ busy as all get out. So it’ll be a push to the first of the year, but I’ll make it.

So in the mean time, check out these Youtube videos. You can get a taste of what these good people learned.

Playing catch-up

I didn’t mean to leave anyone out of the loop. I have no excuses. Life got busy and I didn’t make time to tell you about some stuff from home.

Here goes…

I think it is well documented that Lovely, Little Bear, and I got moved. We are still trying to get settled in and used to the limited yet graciously accepted amount of space. Well, Bear was fussy all weekend. We somewhat thought that the fussy-gus was due partly to the move and partly to lack of good sleep. Turns out that she was cutting a tooth. Well, Saturday night we are trying to recuperate from the day’s move and we are all (the five of us) sitting around chatting about life as we know it. Lovely is nursing the baby and gets a bite that is different than usual. Bear has been gumming and gumming for a couple of months now (click here to see when we started down the road to a tooth) so she chews on most anything she can get her little grubby hands on. Lovely, after she calms from the pain, looks at little bear and feels her gums. A TOOTH!!! Sure ’nuff. A tooth you can feel it AND see it!!! Shoot, I remember what it felt like when some of my teeth were coming in and I was not to be tampered with…at all. On to Tuesday, by Tuesday evening, she had cut another tooth. So our little one now has two little shimmers of pearls on her bottom gums.

Continuing on…Today is July 5th. On this upcoming Monday, the Silver Sloth will have been out of comission for one solid month. Right now we are borrowing “The Gas Saver.” (When you see the pic you will know that this is a true bit of sarcasm!!! This is not the actual vehicle I’m driving, just the same year and model.) If you looked at the photo, maybe you noticed that it has TWO HONKIN’ GAS TANKS ON THE DARN THING!!!! So between putting gas in “The Gas Saver” and still paying the payment and insurance on the Sloth I’m payin’ out just over $750 a month…just over $400 in gas for the truck. I never thought that I would say this, but I really look forward to the Sloth getting fixed. I mean, it is nearly paid for anyway. It’ll be a descent ride and all I would have to pay on it would be insurance. NICE!!!

Anyway. Moving on…Maybe I should’ve posted a few times today instead of one long post???? Nah!!

We have started another guitar class at the University!!! Yup, I requested the cut-off for the number of students in the class to be twelve…More than that might be too many. Well, ends up that the class got over booked…FIFTEEN!!! That’s okay. They up-ed my pay a good bit. Then they (the program director) came back last week and said that we would be running two classes in the Fall. All I can say is that the extra money will be a nice little extra income for debt-reduction, savings, and a little trip for me and the honey-loo. Bring on the classes. I don’t mind pulling in a good amount (well, a good amount for me…most of you out there this wouldn’t be enough to even consider the extra time) for an extra four hours of work.

Well, that is a brief update for now. If something else pops up I’ll be sure to post it…you just read it.!!!

What about THAT guy????

I have re-written this post four times now. I know what I want to say, but I can’t. Why? Because everytime I get about halfway into the post I realize that I am blasting a person. While we are both peculiar in our own ways, this guys takes the cake. He should get the award. What award? Well, the one he deserves.

Needless to say, I have a character in my new guitar class. He makes class “eventful” and “challenging” to say the least.

I look forward to this upcoming Monday night when I get to talk to him again.

I will just like to ask this question…

If you know how to play guitar…WHY WOULD YOU ENROLL IN A BEGINNER’S CLASS??????

Just curious!