"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Friday, February 20, 2009

Update time

Well, there’s not much going on in my sleepy little world right now, so I don’t have much to post about. I’ll give you a brief run down just to keep you updated:

I had my second guitar lesson last night, and thankfully, I seem to be improving. (Maybe?) I now know all of my chords in D and A, and can practice songs like “Wild Thing” and “Amazing Grace”. (Glad to know the genre gap is wide open.) I also learned how to tune my guitar by ear. Needless to say, I don’t plan on doing that very often. I think tuners were invented for a reason. But it’s nice to know how, I guess. My teacher is still being very patient. I keep waiting for him to snap and ask me if I have a learning disorder.

After my lesson, I headed over to the college in town to watch Bye, Bye Birdie. They brought actors in from somewhere (?) and they did a fantastic job. I left the theater singing, “We love you Conrad. Oh, yes we do…” It got pretty annoying after about 10 minutes, but by then it was stuck in my head.

Kevin didn’t sell his land, or his cows –and I’m not sure he really wants to, deep down. We’re not together, and I doubt we ever will be. It hurts, but in the end, I think it’s for the best. We want different things in life, and I don’t think either of us should give up our dreams to make the other one happy. It wouldn’t be fair. I can talk about it like a mature adult, but deep down, I’m sort of a wreck right now. But thanks to the loving support of my family and friends (including you wonderful blog-buddies), I know I’ll make it. So, thank you.

And that’s pretty much all there is to tell, for now. Hope you all have a happy Friday.


Jessica said...

I love going to see plays and never do! Add that to my list of things to do over the next couple of months :)
I know you must be really aching inside over the breakup, but I'm proud of you for being so strong and not giving up any part of yourself. I love that you're getting out there and doing stuff you enjoy. This will pass and I cannot wait for the day that you meet someone who compliments you a lot better!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I can tune a guitar by ear if and only if I assume that the first string is in tune. But I have such bad pitch I wouldn't be able to tell if it was flat.

Sorry to hear about Kevin and his cows, but if you both want different things then it probably is for the best - it will get easier over time. (Everyone says that, but that's because it's true!)

Diane said...

I laughed out loud at the 'learning disorder' comment. You're so funny. I think I'd probably have the same disorder but I'm not too keen to find out (neither, I'm sure, are any of the music teachers in Pigsknuckle).

Here's to letting go of things that don't make us happy... and holding on to things that do (like beer, which we'll drink much of, in 3 weeks! ;)

Bethany@MyLifeinBlackandWhite said...

I bet Bye Bye, Birdie was fun!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

That wasn't too bad. Certainly a lot more than I did.

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Missy said...

The guitar is such a cool thing! A good line to pick up guys with too!
Did you really want to be a farm girl? They may sell the cows and the land, but they always return to it! You are much to pretty to be hauling hay and rounding up heifers! LOL

Mel said...

I so thought of you and you knocking down the Christmas lights at the zoo when I was writing about the phone!

I'm so jealous that you're learning the guitar! I've wanted to for a long time, but I have lovely eczema on my hands and they already are raw and bleedy a lot, so I don't need the extra stress of guitar strings.

Your heart, she is strong, even if wrecked.

And, thanks for the song stuck in my head now. We love you Conrad, oh yes we do. We love you Conrad, and we'll be true. When you're not near us, we're blue. Oh Conrad, we love you!

Jenners said...

What a repetoire you will have ... Amazing Grace to Wild Thing.

Just keep yourself busy while your heart heals. : )

Lacey said...

I was horrible at the guitar. I think I made it through six lessons, and I still never learned anything besides "Mary Had A Little Lamb." Sigh.

Oh! Wait! I lie! I also learned a few Nirvana songs. Nirvana songs are WAY easier than Mary and her lamb could ever be... seriously. :-)

Chef E said...

Cute blog! I have a son who is about to turn 22 and he is in college...I also run an open mic for acoustic musicians and poets...good luck on this, I need to pick a guitar back up and try again!