Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Keeping a Promise...sort of

I'm late. I told Lindsey that I would post these links last night but didn't get around to it.

The Ocarina is an ancient instrument and somebody has developed an app for the iPhone so that you can play an Ocarina flute on your phone. Lindsey has an unusual way of playing the iPhone Ocarina. Check out her videos here and here.

You've gotta like a girl that can play her nose!

Right now I'm writing from the waiting room at the Surgery Center in Springfield. Hannah is having a ganglion cyst removed from her wrist. A great way to spend Christmas break from school, don't you think? This way she didn't miss any of the fall band semester and should be back to playing when school starts back. She'll also resume drum lessons in January (she stopped when marching band started). I've toyed with the idea of going with her and taking guitar lessons (I haven't played in decades and never really took lessons or played well) or perhaps bass guitar. I would rather take piano lessons but don't know that I want to put in the time to practice any of it. There is just too much to do this year.

I do want to work towards a Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree (finally) and am really planning on retooling my magic for the coming year. Both will take as much of my time as I can spare. They will both require lots of reading (which I enjoy) and learning about things that I'm interested in. I am really looking forward to 2009. Even though '08 has had its depressing side, I'm really feeling pretty good about it and looking more good things for next year.

A short post, I know, but surgery has gone quickly and it will soon be time to move to recovery. Hannah will be home today and probably doped up a little. Tonight and tomorrow she'll feel the discomfort but should recover quickly.

Just a little more shopping to do!



The Magic Utopian said...

We like the idea of you playing the guitar. Bass or otherwise. Blog pictures of your practice or performances, if you can.

Thanks for the great blogs this year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family John.

Mike said...

Tell Lindsey she's going to have to learn to play out of her other nostril too. Binostril is in these days I hear.

lindsey said...

Thanks for the plug! I appreciate it! :-)

Chris is still waiting on those Christmas cupcakes...oops!

I hope this coming year sees you achieving everything you hoped for and more!


John said...

I normally don't do nose plugs!

fiona said...

I hope Lindsay ( a fine Scottish name by the way) feels well soon.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Sicilian said...

I hope your daughter is feeling better. Wishing you and yours a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Bilbo said...

I thought I felt out of place at our bloggers' happy hour a few weeks ago because I was the only one not madly texting with a Blackberry. I'm just glad nobody whipped out the nasal-powered iPhones...cute idea, though. And I hope Hannah has recovered quickly...having cysts removed is no fun, as I know all too well.