Posts tagged ‘spring’

It’s time for a change

I’m in a rut.  It’s understandable, I’ve had a rough time of it the last 3 years, but I really feel like I need to do something.  What?  I don’t know.  Guitar lessons?  Piano lessons?  I just need an outlet.  Somewhere to go once a week to completely turn my brain off from all things but the task at hand.  Unfortunately those things cost a lot of money (anyone know somewhere I can get lessons cheap?).  Maybe I just need to set aside some time every week to do nothing but practice on my guitar.  I’ve always been very bad at that.  I just need to sit down and play through stuff.

I guess it wouldn’t have to be music related, but I’m kind of in that mood right now.  Just wishing I were better at one of the instruments I do play (piano, guitar, oboe and flute).  Maybe I could take a sewing class?  But really, I’m getting pretty good at that, just teaching myself as I go along.  I would love to be able to draft and create my own designs and patterns, but I should get the basics down first.

This post is sounding depressing – I’m not depressed, don’t worry.  Just kind of feel like I’m spinning my wheels and never getting anywhere.

My life is becoming too routine.  I get up, I go to work.  I do my job.  I have my lunch alone, and usually at work (I need to get out more!)  I come home and by that time, I’m too tired to do anything but sit and watch TV.  I used to hate watching TV, now I feel like that’s all I ever do.  I need to motivate myself to take some action and get off my ass.

I think maybe this is the cold, snow and winter talking.  I promise to be much peppier in the springtime…it’s just right about this time when I start wishing for tulips, rain, worms, mud and sunshine.


February 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment

Springtime in Chicago

So last spring I took a bunch of pictures of the flowers in my neighborhood and posted some of them up here.  I decided the other day to do a video with them and put a song behind it.  I chose April Showers by Caedmon’s Call.  However, instead of putting their recording in, I decided to sing it myself.  I’m not sure WHY I thought that would be a good idea, but I did it, and it’s up for the whole world to see now…yikes.  I’ve VERY self concious about singing alone.  I LOVE to sing…but usually with at least 1 other person if not more.  I prefer to harmonize rather than sing the melody, and I prefer to match the other person’s voice rather than singing in my own, because I don’t like the sound of my own voice.  Having said all that though, I present to you my video…

September 17, 2009 at 9:13 am Leave a comment

Yup…that’s how I feel today…


This cartoon is hanging up in my office…for such days as this.

It’s GORGEOUS outside!!  My window is cracked and the scent of all the blossoming trees and flowers is wafting in on the warm spring breeze.  The sun is shinging.  It’s green everywhere.  I walked outside yesterday and it seemed overnight that spring had exploded!  After yesterdays rain, everything is alive and the smell is intoxicating.  This is why I love spring so much!

So…WHY THE HELL AM I STUCK INSIDE ON A DAY LIKE THIS??????  Stupid job…stupid having to make money…*scuffs feet on the ground pouting*

I want to be out with this:


and this…chicago-in-spring-2009-50

sitting under this…


and surrounded by these…



May 7, 2009 at 11:30 am 2 comments

Song lyric of the week…

"I bring you pain, the kind you can’t suffer quietly/Fire up your brain remind you inside you’re rioting/Society is slipping, everythings slipping away"
- Slipping from Doctor Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog

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