Thursday, November 12, 2009

Catching up

I haven't posted in a couple of weeks (how is that possible?). Here's what's been up:

1) I've been sick...a few different times. It's been all go go go with very little sleep, so my immune system has been even weaker than normal (which, let's face it, sucks even on its good days, LOL).

2) Parent-teacher conferences and report cards last week. A few late nights at school and lots of extra work at home.

3) I started guitar lessons today! My teacher is a 25-year-old John Mayer look alike (holla!); he's very cool and I was immediately comfortable with him. I told him that he was going to have his hands full with me because I'm musically UNinclined, blonde and Polish. However, I have to say, my first lesson was a huge success. Maybe I really am a guitar prodigy! Granted, all I did today was learn the E chord, learn the 3 notes in that chord (E, F and G), learn the frets (numbered from the top, starting with 1 and counting down), learn how to "count" the strings (the "top" string, #1, is actually the one on the bottom when you hold the guitar on your knee), learn how to "count" your fingers (your thumb doesn't count; finger #1 is your index finger). Oh, and I reviewed how to read the whole, half and quarter notes, and how to read E, F and G on the staff. And did I mention that that was all in 30 minutes? I have 2 pages in my book to practice before next Thursday (playing music with those 3 notes), and I'm going to have it DOWN before I see him again.

4) I met a guy, I think. I mean, I definitely met one; I just don't know what, if anything, is going to come of it. I just met him on Monday (at my after-work hang out place); we stayed there talking till almost midnight; we've talked every day since (usually several times a day); and we're hanging out again tomorrow night (I think I'm going to cook him lasagne). And I have to say, even though it's only been a few days, I'm already more excited about and "into" him than I ever was about Daniel. Even if nothing happens with New Guy (Chad), it's shown me that this thing with Daniel is definitely DOA. I really wanted to like him, but it's just NOT THERE.

I think that's about all.


Kishelle said...

I feel like i have been MIA. So glad to hear about the guitar lessons. Can't wait to hear it on our girls weekend :)...sending hugs and let us know how things go with Chad :) cool

Renee said...

Ooh, HOLLA on the guitar teacher. Always helps to have a hottie waiting for you :-) I can't wait to hear some stuff when you learn more! And I'm with Kish-- if it's feasible to travel with it, you can serenade us at next Girls' Weekend! OOOOOH!! I finally talked John into getting Brent the electric guitar he's been asking for for three years. So if the weekend occurs at my house again, you can use Brent's guitar to serenade us :-)

Well, I'm sorry that the Daniel thing didn't work out, cuz I really thought he was hot, but you can't force something if it just isn't there. Will you guys still be friends? Excited to hear how it goes with Chad, though! Wow, lasagna? Bringing out the big guns early, huh? ;-) Have a great time and let us know how it goes!

keesh said...

Speaking of Lasagna, Nee, i bet you have a kick ass recipe for it. can you email me one? Shawn loves it, i have never made it, GASP :)

Renee said...

LOL. Sure, Kish. I have a regular lasagna recipe that you make in the oven, and I also have a crock pot lasagna recipe that we LOVE. I'll email both :-)

Jen said...

I've made her recipe, Kish, it's pretty good.

I ended up not making it last night, though. We ordered pizza, LOL. A couple of other friends stopped by and it was just easier. We were playing spades--I tried to get them to play Tripoli but they just werent as into it. SHARP INTAKE OF BREATH

Renee said...

You need to get rid of those ridiculous friends, post haste!

LOL. I said "post haste". What a dork.

DUDE. You can't just say you guys ordered pizza and leave it at that. HOW DID IT GO???

Renee said...

And bitch, you still haven't said a word about how it went!

anna said...

Yay! Finally a new post! You know I check this thing a couple times a day every day. You gotta keep me entertained!

Aren't guitar-playing guys Always hot? I've always thought so.

Have fun with Chad & keep us posted! We're all living/dating vicariously thru you :)

Fred said...

I'm with Renee. How did it go?!

You'll have to record a song on the guitar and post it for us. Just remember us little guys when you're famous.