PICTURE POST II!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Mary Ann, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Bumbles861

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    I, also, would like to hear you play. Have you kept it up?
     
  2. Rhaven

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    OMG! LMAO!

    Props to tsq for making me lol and being an excellent cellist.
     
  3. thestrangequark

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    I'm not excellent anymore. I haven't played seriously in 12 years, and haven't even picked it up in 2 or 3. Maybe I can knock out a crappy Minuet this weekend or something to see how much my skills have deteriorated.

    Also, I love when my mom's cats do this:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. SantaEddie74

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    A cat honor guard? Most excellent.
     
  5. Misfit Toy

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    Throw in some squeaky hammer, too. :D
     
  6. Sephiroth

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    it's like riding a bike, just give it a little bit and it'll all come back to you
     
  7. thestrangequark

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    ^Playing a stringed instrument is actually rather unlike riding a bike. :borg: To be good you have to play every day, and while I did learn young enough that I know I can still play, it's definitely not the sort of thing that just comes back to you after years of not playing. Playing the cello and riding a bike are similar in that both involve placing an awesome piece of human technical and creative achievement between the legs, though.
     
  8. Kestra

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    I used to play the violin and my sister played cello. I did not envy her having to carry that thing around!
     
  9. thestrangequark

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    Yeah...I was always small for my age as a kid. It's hard to be cool in middle school when your musical instrument is bigger than you are!

    It's part of why I'm teaching myself the ukulele right now.
     
  10. CorporalClegg

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    Far be it for me to quote myself, but:

    Just sayin.
     
  11. Sephiroth

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    Stupid lucky cello...
     
  12. SantaEddie74

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    Speaking of your ukelele lessons, how are they going? I hope you feel more confident in your skills by now. If you ever post a YouTube video of you playing the thing let us know!
     
  13. Kestra

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    I was horrible at it and haven't played since high school. I switched to piano and enjoy that sometimes.
     
  14. CorporalClegg

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    A piano has stings. :p
     
  15. thestrangequark

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    It only stings if you hit the wrong sharp.
     
  16. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Garrison Keillor on the cello:

    And of course female cellists would be banned from playing 'Hol Rock'. ;)
     
  17. CorporalClegg

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    My typo fell flat. :(
     
  18. SantaEddie74

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    All I can play on a piano are the notes to the musical tone used to communicate with the aliens in Close Encounters. That impresses somebody else for about, oh, a minute or two. If that. Then its: "so....what else can you play?"

    Sad, really.
     
  19. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks You move! Premium Member

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    Getting situated in the new house, decided that we needed to update the mud room. Met a wonderful local carpenter through our real estate agent. He came out and built these cubbies for our children to use.

    Before
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    It's designed to be able to grow with the kids. I really look forward to them using it over the next decade or so.
     
  20. Sakrysta

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