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Happy New Year! [Jan. 2nd, 2010|01:37 am]
Angelic Fruitcake
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It's 2010. I'm going to be 40 this year. I have a lot yet to do.

I have three tests to take before I can apply to the local university. I wish I had taken them sooner, but I waited too late. And the loss of the job in October threw me. I've got a new job now. It took me a month, which is not long to find something in this state in this economy. We're third, I believe, with out unemployment numbers. Third highest percentage unemployed, that is.

I like my new job. I'm working with The Sicilian again, which is fun. But I only see him in passing and on those days he gives me a ride home. I'm grateful for that, though. He's a blast and I'm glad to be near him again.

I'm dreaming and getting my voice back again. I have always admired self-taught people, while thinking that I am not one of those who could teach myself. I'm changing my attitude about that. I'm trying to think of it all as play. I'm wanting to learn guitar. I'm wanting to run. I want to write and draw more regularly. I am doing it. At least more than I had been.

I feel like a teenager again. Awkward, ambling, ambitious. So there. I'm wishing so much healing for those of my friends having a hard time at the beginning of this year -- and there are enough. And I'm wishing more joy than you can hold.
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[User Picture]From: lula_neith
2010-01-03 05:39 pm (UTC)
You did? That's awesome! I won't give up, then. I'm wishing you a great new year. Take care of yourself.
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[User Picture]From: fitzbeew
2010-01-05 04:04 am (UTC)
hi Lula! ya I did teach myself to play guitar. all you need is a good chord book and a guitar. :) a tuner is not bad either but definitely not essential. You can find a great variety of songs to play on guitar online as well. and the exciting thing about the guitar is that once you learn a few chords, you can play a song!!!

granted, I am not that good. I think there is a big learning curve cuz I feel like I have been at the same level for a long time. but then again I haven't played for like a billion years. :) :p

you too my friend! happy new year and have a good 2010!!!
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[User Picture]From: lula_neith
2010-01-06 12:36 am (UTC)
See, that's what I worry about: tuning. I don't want to hold the chord properly and get wrong what it's supposed to sound like. And vice versa. I have a good chord book. I think I may pay for one or two lessons so someone can show me how to tune and a few chords, then have fun on my own!
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[User Picture]From: fitzbeew
2010-01-07 04:13 am (UTC)
ah okay.
well the thing is you just need to make sure each string is in tune with the others. if you have an okay ear, you can do that by ear. if not, you can use a tuner.
do whatever works best for ya though of course! :)
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