Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Why Do You Hide Yourself in Times of Trouble? (Psalm 10:1)



Rainy, rain day! I love it.

Though it did thunder/lightning for a while tonight, so I had to shut down my computer(s) and unplug them all, just in case. It felt weird not having them on. It did give me plenty of time to play my guitar. In fact, Wifey has asked me to show her some chords, so I'm beginning the process of teaching her to play! She's practicing E and D. When she can switch back and forth between them fairly quickly, and play clearly, I'll introduce some more chords. I remember how awkward it was first starting out, trying to get your fingers to obey, feeling ridiculous.

Check out this synth guitar touch-pad thingy...




Weird, eh?

Anyway, Wifey and I have so little in common, it's kind of nice to find something we can both do together. But she wants to take ballroom dancing classes with me... O_O   If I take the hit and go to dance classes, I'll post some pics/videos up here so you all can ridicule me mercilessly...

I could always take up the drums...



Dang. I wonder what Sandi would say to that...?

I'm sure most of you saw Logan's post the other day with his expanded collection of lists (things he's done/not done/wants to do/doesn't want to do). I noticed a list conspicuous in its absence... List of Things I Wish I'd Never Done... then the more I thought about it, the more I realized I should avoid that list at all costs...

I'm still reading The Gardens of the Moon, by Steven Erikson. To be honest, between pages 50 and 75 it almost lost me... then it took off, I mean, like a rocket. I don't know what time I finally zonked out last night, but I haven't had a case of "just one more chapter" like that since Abercrombie. I love when that happens!

I won't give specifics, to avoid spoilers in case one of you plans on reading the series ever, but there's one main character who's just sailing along in his storyline, and literally out of the blue is very unexpectedly killed. Then it shows what happens to him on the "other side" of death, and the sequence of cool events that happen that send him back to life again... I tell ya, I haven't read something that cool in a looong time. I have to be vague, again, to avoid spoiling things, but trust me, it was very, very cool.

Still making slow but steady progress on my novel. I keep going back and forth about posting a sample up here... I'm sure the text in its current form will differ fairly drastically from the final text after several revisions/rewrites... the rough draft is basically just getting the story down... refining/enhancing the characters and dialog is where the fun is going to be. I don't want y'all to think less of me for posting inferior, unpolished text... yet I'm wanting to share it! We'll see...

I bought a Beatles chord book from Amazon on Wednesday... it has all the Beatles songs in there, so I'll be able to play some of my favorites on my guitar soon. I've been going through my old church-song songbook from my archive... man, there are tons of great songs we never sing at church any more! I wonder why? I'm thinking of assembling a list and asking Stan (our worship leader) if we can dust off some of the great old songs that have fallen by the wayside. Maybe there's a reason we don't sing them anymore, I don't know... all I do know is I had a great time tonight playing some of them...

I may hit the theater soon... want to see Avatar, Sherlock Holmes and the Book of Eli... anyone want to join me?

I think I'm going to go slay some zombies, write a bit, read a bit and then go the heck to bed. Talk to you all soon...

Dave the Goof

7 comments:

Joseph said...

John and I are seeing Book of Eli tomorrow at 5:00 in Poway. Obviously you're welcome to come!

Joseph said...

You know you want to...

Abbie said...

good luck with the teaching! sounds like good bonding time :) enjoy avatar! and i agree about dusting off those old songs, i miss some that we use to sing all the time! good stuff...

Avari said...

I love ballroom dancing!!! Me and Vye are actually learning right now. It is soooo fun! I think you will like it.

logankstewart said...

Yeah, I remember learning guitar. My first chords were Am, F, C, Dm, and G. I learned "Mr. Jones." Sounds fun, teaching and playing all over again. I tried teaching Keisha a few things, but she quickly lost interest. Enjoy.

And I actually had a list Things I Wish I'd Never Done, thought long and hard about it, and then deleted it and said "No." No point in thinking those things. No point in sharing those things. No point in regretting those things.

I think our minds are on the same wave length at times, Dave.

Jayson said...

Ballroom dancing looks so much fun! I would like to learn that type of dance one of these days, and salsa too. lol. You should try it, see how you like it.

How come i didn't experience the thunders that everyone is talking about?!?! Why! Oh I have missed the sound of thunders. They remind me when i was little when I was still in the Philippines.

Rebecca said...

Ummm...I can't quite see you ballroom dancing Dave. You'll certainly have to take pictures or video of that. LOL

Jay and I got robbed in the thunder department. Nothing down our way. I will testify to the tornado-like winds. I was spun all over the place walking to work and school this morning.

I think that is cool that you are teaching Mar to play the guitar. Good bonding times. Maying you guys could write a new song together? Huh? It's the year for new things. Good new things.