Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bah Humbug...

By the time I dropped MW at his Dad's and turned my truck towards home, the sun had hidden itself behind drizzle clouds.

The Winter winds picked up and my plans of tromping through the Japanese Gardens moved to my future "TO DO" list.

No problem. I had a back up plan in case it rained. Liam Neeson's movie UNKNOWN opened this weekend so Lord V and I headed out at 2:30 to go see it.

There were only 2 seats left (sigh) so we bagged that plan.

Undaunted we headed out to Borders books. I didn't buy a book though as LV gave me a Kindle for Valentines Day and I'm so in love with it I didn't want to buy a book that I couldn't read on my new device.

Next we stopped at Beacock Music store where I snagged a Guitar book and then home again.

I tried out my new book (not impressed) then went online and found some "how to play the Blues" videos on line and shazam! I'm so in love! that is my new thing I am trying. The thing I pulled off my dream list and exposed to the light of day.

I bought an Acoustic guitar and am learning the Blues!

I. LOVE. It! I'm so glad I took it off my hidden list and made the big purchase.

Thanks for the encouragement, Peeps :)

Y'all are a grand bunch of Bloggy friends!


Laoch of Chicago said...

There are some decent Hal Leonard books about learning to play the blues on an acoustic guitar.

Often public libraries will have guitar manuals and other material that are useful. Worth checking out.

Haphazardkat said...

Laochie: Thanks! I shall check it out!

Not So Simply Single said...

I LOVE THAT PICTURE! Kitty cats rock!


p.s. do you know that you have word verification on your comments? Makes it hard for us to comment...I always have to dig for my glasses so I get the word right...the pain of growing older! Crude!
I took mine off and don't get spam really, maybe one or two every six months.

Haphazardkat said...

Lisa: I have taken the verification off...and will see how the spam part goes. some of my photo blogs get spammed pretty harshly...I haven't seen any spamming on this blog (so far) :)

Aafrica said...

rock on!

Peaceful said...

I have two acoustic guitars and cannot play either :P
can you send me the link that you found? How do you get your hands around the neck?!
Happy you laughed at 'muffin top' :D

Haphazardkat said...

Jadey: i tried playing the guitar about twenty years ago and quit because i couldnt fully wrap my hand around the neck. I mentioned that to the music store owner when i looked at guitars last week that i was looking for a more narrow head but they all still looked wide! He said that its not the width that has chaged but that they make the neck slimmer now. He handed me a guitar and my hand went completely around the neck!!! I was so excited!! I cant remember the link i went to. Google acoustic blues and you will find a plethera of really good show me videos.

Haphazardkat said...

Aafrica: :D !!!! Yeah !!!