{Today's Letters}

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


Today's Letters: Dear Mr. Loerke, yesterday you took a package to the Post Office for me after my first attempt failed when I realized I had left my wallet at home. You bless my life! Dear Twinner, pretty sure you're gonna be the cutest thing riding down San Pablo Avenue on your new custom bici. Fist pumps and leg kicks for Brooks saddles and moustache handle bars. Dear Extra 15 Minutes of Sleep that Felt More Like 45, you were lovely. Thank you* Dear Husband, after taking the Fart Box into the shop yesterday you came home and asked if you should trade in your djembe for the 2011 rental car they gave you. If only John Eagle Honda felt the same way about music as you do. Over and out.

Do you play any musical instruments? Husband loves to play percussion and can rock the guitar. Sadly, as much as I love music I never learned how to play anything. Wah ...

23 comments:

Cat said...

I took piano for years, but get this. can't read music. can only play by ear. :(

Han said...

Do you play any musical instruments? Oh dear what a question to ask lol.

Play (At some level) and own: Bass guitar, flute, clarinet (about 5 notes but thats not the point lol), Acoustic Guitar (x2), electric guitar, Descant, sopranino, treble, tenor recorders.

Play but don't own: piano/keyboard, Surdo Drum (samba drum - I used to play in the samba band at school), Bass recorder.

I can also play the bass flute and piccolo but I haven't played them since 18 and still at school so I might not be able to play.

Learn Recorder it's nice and easy and relatively cheap to buy one to get started (it's like £10 here so maybe like $15-20 there) or guitar maybe Mr L can teach you....

My friend Charlie plays the Djembe - ours came all the way from Ghana :D

Amber Ashleigh said...

Piano and guitar {but I mostly sing}! I've been meaning to record some lame YouTube videos for zeh blog. Any ideas for making one that's not quite so awkward?

Not Hip Enough To Blog said...

I do, I do! ;) Violin and voice are my specialty. I also play some percussion - tambourine and shakers, and I'm currently taking mandolin and guitar lessons. I actually just wrote about what I do on my blog - check it out!

Btw, that bike looks fabulous. You know what else is fabulous about that picture? NO snow!!! I can't wait till spring!!

Have a great day Em!

L said...

I took piano for 8 years, and then overheard my teacher tell my mom that my little sister was better. :) I also, for some strange reason, took up the trombone for 2 awful years. It was bigger than I was.

Grace @ Arms Wide Open said...

my H plays guitar, djembe and some piano. then he went and bought a violin and started learning. i'm always in awe of him. Hoping our son inherited more of his genes than mine!

short answer: no i play nothing.

Tara said...

I don't play any instruments. When I asked my boyfriend if he did he responded, "Uhhh I play my computer."

Lindy Stewart said...

My Husband leads worship at our church and usually before youth group starts he strums "Wonderwall" by oasis and "More than words" by Extreme. He is my hero because I can't read music and sometimes we laugh about my inability to sing on key.

Becca said...

I used to play the violin, but that ended when I started college. I do sing (a lot) though!

Sister Lynn said...

As one of our sisters says... the only thing I can play is the radio!

I did take piano lessons for 6 years but I haven't practiced in 20 years. I can read music though and sing pretty well.

Amanda Moury said...

You guys are so awesome, wrote my Tuesday letter today to my husband, thank you for the inspiration.

PS I wish wish with all my heart I could play the piano, I don't know if my short stubby fingers could cut it though!

Kim said...

I had piano lessons, and I can somewhat read music, but mostly play by ear. I played the flute as well. I dont play either one anymore.

brlracincwgrl said...

I can't play a lick! But that doesn't mean that I don't absolutely adore listening! :)

AmandaStretch said...

I sing and have various levels of experience in piano, percussion, and harp. I want to learn guitar next! I'm also a music librarian, so music is pretty much my life!

agirlonafarm said...

Trumpet! Its been about eight years and I still catch myself fingering notes to songs I know...

Anonymous said...

ooo! ironically, even though i'm a piano professor, i'm jealous how my hubby can rock the guitar and djembe!

Shandell said...

I haven't played an instrument since mid school (clarinet) but it's never too late to learn! I plan on teaching myself to play the piano someday.

Megan said...

Does chopsticks count??
I wish I was some kind of virtuoso prodigy and could play any instrument I picked up beautifully. Or maybe I just wish that because I watched August Rush night before last.

shoutingforha said...

My hubby plays the guitar and my son plays the drums. They have so much fun rockin' out together. I an plink at the piano but so wish that I could join the fun.

Cait Kady said...

My husband was a rockstar in college, but I play the bagpipes. So so much fun! These days the only lessons I'm taking are voice though.
What a beautiful bicycle!!

Monogramchick said...

my ability to play an instrument is more than horrible....my signing voice...even worse.

coming out of the shadows of being a lurker to thank you for the comment on my blog today. i was doing fist pumps and leg kicks when i read it! thanks, em!

Meghan said...

Played the saxophone in middle school - hilarious. My twinner and I both carted those things around everywhere. We weighed all of 80 pounds and were 4 feet tall. Needless to say, that didn't last long. We switched to the flute (moi) and the clarinet (twinner). Wish I knew how to play the piano and guitar. Maybe I'll learn one day.

Dwelling said...

Attempted the oboe in the 5th grade after being inspired by a certain "Peter and the Wolf" record. Must say oboe is not a great choice for a kid lacking musical talent....remember being called into the band director's office one sunny day in the 5th grade. He kindly encouraged me with "everyone is talented in different ways" and after mere moments convinced me to channel my energies in other areas. I think my family was relieved.

And yes, I am the beloved of a Mr. Doug Greene. We met the summer of '99 at K-Seven :).

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