Too bad you're so... well what is the word. I am going with 'unavailable' because we have sooooooo much in common. For example, I have to have the cups and glasses all just so in the dishwasher, so do you (just nod and agree) I have to have the towels folded perfectly and of course put away the same way (duh) annndd all of my clothes have to be on the hanger so the hanger is showing them, while hung, to my right. JUST LIKE YOU. I know, spooky. BUT MOST OF ALL. we cannot function without our tunes. Hey I don't think we ever even discussed this on our 98 phone calls Do you play an instrument?
and yes, Gweneviere, okay? But I was a big cry baby when I went into school and kids made fun of it and NO one could spell it so my mom said that "for now we can call you Jennifer since it has the same meaning."
Don't you judge me Mr. Beautiful Coffee Head. Jag alskar dig.
Okay, we're obsessive compulsives-- Obcoms, in the language of Philip K. Dick's "Clans Of The Alphane Moon"... I can play some chords on a guitar, but I'm basically just the most grateful member of the audience, you know? Are you a musician?
I play the piano. And the violin. But mostly the piano. I decided (you will think this is dumb, quite possibly) that once I could play all of the songs out of my collection of Queen's Anthology and some Led Zeppelin Complete book then I would be satisfied. And I WAS satisfied for the longest. Because I really hate playing in front of anyone else, and hate being told what to do, so once I could read music teachers were of no use to me. (in my head, anyway) Discipline is for people who are teachable. Not by choice, mind you... it is simply how I "was"? I hope that isn't the case anymore. I think maybe I have a hard time taking instructions from anyone who I don't first respect. I don't even know. Which ever cords you can play on the guitar, that is a few more than I can play. xDD I had the luxury of having a concert grand in my home since I was, well since I have been on this earth. That made it quite easy to learn to play. And reading music is extremely easy, as you probably know, so... it really is about practice. And although I am all outspoken here it is somewhat different face to face. OOH, I do remember some guy, probably way too old to be hanging around come to think about it, and his buddies having a garage band (what great American neighbourhood doesn't) and he taught me how to play "Don't Fear the Reaper" when I was about 11 or so... yeah I realize just in this minute they smoked a lot of pot. Hey how was I to know? We were busy playing hide and seek and the important stuff like kick ball. Hey Sam, what songs can you play, even just a bit?? Tell... And also, do you have anything that would be a mouse pad in your gallery?? Could I coerce you into choosing something to be one? I LOVE dA's MOUSE PADS!!!!!!!
I surely do love piano music-- maybe more than anything else, come to think of it! I can play what my guitar teacher taught us to play-- Oh My Darling Clementine; Tom Dooley; Blowin In The Wind; Bile Them Cabbage Down (!!!)-- folk music, pretty much. My cousin Pete and I had the unfortunate occasion to witness what Jeff "The Skunk" Baxter can do with a guitar on the very same day my uncle had been teaching us how to do barre chords-- we took a quick look at each other and realized that we weren't even going to try anymore. I've often wondered why it is that some virtuoso performances will inspire you to try something, and some virtuosos convince you that you should never try that thing ever again-- I guess it depends on what you're carrying with you at the time of the performance. I've submitted to be made available as a mouse pad-- I dunno if you want that image or not...
WELL, I did receive YESTERDAY in a big huge coffee mug form. He is the bees knees, the cat's pajamas, the reason for the season, the bomb diggity, AND FUCKING AMAZING!!! SSOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!! I want all of the endangered animals drawn by you now. SO that isn't asking much is it???? I have cause though. My mom has a ... well she is well to do? and she has donated a great deal of her fortune to the World Wildlife Fund and to preserving the rain forests. I cannot tell you how many trees there are out there planted in my name in lieu of a gift on Christmas. And well, yanno she is not well and but I am particularly fond of the bears, the polar ones, the pandas, the amazing owls, sooo many... I was thinking, please don't hate me. I don't want to drag my mouse across something beautiful you've done, that would destroy me to see it get dirty... (honestly) But I confess, I have about six of the large coffee mugs so far. I loves them. And hey Sam, I love you too. You're an amazing friend. Thank you for that.