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I’ve wanted a portable instrument for a while now. I played piano competitively for ten years or so, but I stopped once I went to college because I was just too busy. When I saw this ukulele in the window of a store a couple weeks ago I just knew I had to have it! It’s so much fun to play and it’s so relaxing to just pick up an instrument for fun this time around.
I stuck these awesome stickers my pal Lindsay gave me on it. So now they watch me play. The fish probably cheers me on, and the starfish is all “WHAT ARE YOU DOING, PLAY BETTER!!”
The first song I learned was Postcards From Italy by Beirut. Today I taught myself the theme from Adventure Time! I need to make myself a Finn hat to wear when I play it I think. With my fake beard. YEAH!
Well, it was vacation time! I’ve been away for the past month down in Florida with my folks and Craig who showed up for the last two weeks.
It didn’t have the best start, as summed up by this sketch comic I drew in my sketchbook. I was pretty annoyed about that guy being incredibly rude to my family and I, but it’s not like you can really talk back to some jerk that has the power to keep you out of the country you’re trying to go to.
I didn’t really take many pictures over the time I was down there, but here are two of Craig. We went to the Sea Bird Sanctuary one day to draw some birds, which was pretty great. After that we went and had lunch at a tiki bar on the boardwalk. All in all the trip was really relaxing and fun. I even picked up a ukulele at a music store around the corner from where we were staying and starting teaching myself how to play! So I’m currently obsessed with that. Anyway, it’s so great to be home. Now I just need to tackle that pile of work I’d been neglecting!