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If this isn’t clear enough for EVERYONE than you’re just difficult to deal with. Fall is coming & so is the flu season with a good chance of a 2nd wave of the virus.
Friday got better as it progressed. Kim went to the police station to fill out some paper work. She had all the stuff they needed & in the brief time she was there, the officer told her the guy was arrested on multiple break in’s on Thursday night. If we don’t get her bike back, I hope she takes the money I’ve saved up for a guitar & gets a bike or anything else she wants. I’ve decided I’ll continue saving for the guitar & amplifier, it’ll just take a little bit longer.
I should get my ordered PRS guitar on Friday or Saturday. I’ll post a photo on here & a reaction video on Facebook when I first see it. January 15th-August 21st or 22nd feels like forever! You’ll get the photo & video next Tuesday if all goes as planned. It was supposed to be here in April. When I got the email on March 2nd that it would be delayed, it hurt me a bit……on the inside. I felt like a 4 year old on Christmas Eve. Now I’ve been feeling like a 4 year old since mid-last week. I hope everything works out but its 2020 everything is a gamble this year.
When I was at my psychiatrist on Tuesday, I told him that it takes me multiple hours to fall asleep. I’m on an anti-depressant in the evening called Quetiapine. It’s a slow releasing type that should help with my sleep, it doesn’t though. I take my pills around 9:00 pm and go to bed by 10:30pm at the latest. I’m typically awake until 1:00 am or 2:00 am.
He prescribed me 25 mg of a different type of Quetiapine to take with my other evening pills, now that I’m on those, my sleep pattern is much more regular. I’m asleep before midnight & I’m usually awake by 7:30 am.
Kim ordered a scale, before her bike was stolen. It’s a scale that does a plethora of things & tells you your wait. Like a Fit Bit tells you everything & some tell you the time. I haven’t used the scale yet. It has sensors to put your feet on & tells you your water weight, bone weight, muscle weight, fat weight, metabolic rate, your actual weight, & probably a bunch of other stuff?
Put me on a camera I freeze, audio is OK & I never listen to it more than 3 times. This guy NAILS Red Hot Chili Peppers on bass & drums with no forearms! AWESOME!
Now when I’m playing guitar, I just play what I like, choose to learn a new song, try different techniques or tunings, or just repeat some stuff that needs work. It’s not really about how many songs I know, it’s more about continuing to learn & however I choose to go about. I look at music for some songs & think to myself “Not yet” or other songs & think “I like listening to it, but that’s useless to learn from” after I’ve played 75% of it in 5 minutes.
I used to play & sing this song…
I can’t sing at the moment so I dug a little further into the guitar part. I sing it in my head & think to myself “I should figure out that little piece to add some of the vocal melody on guitar”. So I’m OK on guitar, I’m not a ‘shredder’ like the guys in Metallica or Megadeth but there’s a lot of stuff to learn no matter how good you are, or what your style of playing is.
Ended up playing this yesterday…
I heard this album through a friend of mine in high school that lived around the corner from my parents’ house in 1995. I don’t think I’ve ever played a song by them? I’m learning the lead part that goes throughout most of the song & the chorus chords to throw in there to change it up.
Last night I was relaxing & watching the baseball game. We have no children so it was quiet. Middle of the game Kim blurts out “Oh, I need to learn ‘Happy Birthday’ on an instrument for tomorrow morning”. I replied “This is like having a kid blurt out ‘I have a project due tomorrow that I haven’t even started’”. I stopped the game, looked up “Happy Birthday”, and learned it in 5 minutes. I called for her “Grab the tuner, come in here & I’ll teach you “Happy Birthday” on your acoustic guitar”. Kim hasn’t touched her guitar since at least 2006? She got frustrated & gave up. I’m hard on myself but patient when teaching others. She opted to relearn it on a keyboard on her phone.
“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
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“Listen to one another”-Ellen Degeneres