Monday, January 31, 2011


My guitar has been with me since I was twelve years old. It wasn’t until recently that I started to learn to play. A guy who lived on my hall last year taught me a few basic chords and from there I taught myself a few more. I am really bad at strumming though, so I’m currently working on that.

Today I played for about an hour and a half, trying to get the strum pattern down for Hey Stephen by Taylor Swift. It’s a beautiful feeling, playing the guitar. I mean, sure I get frustrated when I mix up the chords or strum down, instead of up, but making the mistakes only makes getting it right all the more better. I love the feel of the instrument in my hand and I love the way my fingers feel after I’ve played for a while. They’re tender and sometimes numb, which makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.

If only I had to patience to play a song for more than ten minutes before moving on to another one. Maybe if I could do that I could learn songs faster.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Back in the swing of things..

Well friends, I've survived my first week (or half-week) of school. I'm proud of myself for not procrastinating this week, but the true question is, will it last? Maybe. I always start out the semester with the feeling that it's going to be a good one; I won't procrastinate, I'll study ahead of time instead of the night before a test, I'll make flash cards... and then I never stick to it.

I did better last semester than the previous two, but I still need to improve.

I'm hoping this semester will be a great one. <-- Corny? Yes.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tuesday Ten

I've decided that every Tuesday I'm going to make a list of ten things... of what I like, don't like, did over the weekend, whatever I feel like.
I tried this previously, but it never worked out.. But I am going to stick with it. So here's the first of the Tuesday Ten.

Ten things that make me flustered and discombobulated.

  1. When multiple people start talking to me at once. I try to listen to everyone at the same time and so even though I may be looking at one person, I am trying to listen to the other person while reading the person I'm looking at's lips and I get confused and angry.
  2. When a car is tailgating me at night. I hate the way the light shines in the car and I try focusing on the road in front of me and the car behind me.
  3. When people are late. I hate standing around waiting for people and I start to get nervous and freak out. Were they in an accident? Did they forget? And what makes it worse is when I text or call them and they don't answer! Don't waste my time, please.
  4. When I haven't seen or talked to someone in a really long time that I don't even know very well and then I see them randomly and have to make small talk for a few minutes. I don't know why I get so flustered, but I do.
  5. When someone is rushing me to get ready and be out the door. I have to run around looking for my stuff instead of taking my time and I usually end up forgetting something.
  6. When I'm driving somewhere for the first time, alone. I get so nervous driving to places that I don't know how to get to. I'd rather have someone in the car with me telling me the way.
  7. When people talk about things in front of me that I don't know the details to and then won't tell me because it's a secret or something. First off, it's rude. Secondly, I'm nosy anyway, so just tell me.
  8. I know I mentioned when other people are late, I get flustered. But I get even more flustered when I am late. I like being places on time. I like meeting people on time. I'm just an on time kind of person.
  9. When people start interrogating me and asking me the same questions over and over again.
  10. When I can't find one last thing that gets me all hyped up.