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WOOT!

    OK, my first night’s selling of photo stuff netted
me about 850 bucks, and that was just some misc. junk I had around! I
did sell one of my Leica lenses (not for as much as I could have) and a
couple of enlarging lenses. All the rest of it was film! I can’t wait
to start selling the “big” stuff. I was a little afraid that I wouldn’t
hit my target for saving money for the Egypt trip. I figure that I
should be able to get around 5 grand(!) for the stuff I have laying
around and not using. Egypt here I come!
    So what am I going to do? Well, I have a few bills
to pay, but I am going to use this initial windfall to do something
I’ve been threatening to do for years. I’m going to take some guitar
lessons! I have listened to my Julian Bream, Parkening, and Gailbraith
CDs so much I’m amazed they haven’t been worn out. I feel like the only
way for me to get closer to the music is to start making it. I doubt
I’ll be playing much Bach for a while, but I do want to get there
eventually… I’m starting out slowly, my first lessons will be through
parks and rec (only 88 bucks for 8 lessons!) and I’ll take it from
there. At first I was going to wait for the “winter” sessions, but I
figured what the hell, I’ve been wanting to do this for years. I’ll
have to see if I can get a decent guitar in time, that’ll be the
determining factor. Worst case scenario is that I start in 8 weeks
instead of one, but I’m going to do it! I’m really excited!

Isaac

5 replies on “WOOT!”

Re: Bye Bye Egypt Money…

Everyone was giving me a hard time about this at work today. I got what I think is the equivilent of a Pentax K1000, but with a really nice 50mm f1.4 lens on it. I spent $325 on a guitar. people I’ve been talking to feel that I got a pretty good deal for what I’m getting. It could be argued that I bought more than I need, but I certainly didn’t spend as much as I could have:-) I see people spend money on a good camera and a cheap lens all the time. They get frustrated because the results can’t be what they want. I’m hoping that I bought a guitar that allows me the pleasure of hearing it, and when I do something good, it’s really nice. If you’re interested, I got a Pavan TP-10. It looks like I’m going to miss the cutoff for registering for the parks and rec classes, so I’ll look into private lessons and see what they run…

Isaac

Re: Bye Bye Egypt Money…

Sounds good Isaac. Classical or ye olde dreadnought? Haven’t had a chance to spec out your axe. Judging by your listening choices I’d guess classical. Start working on those arpeggios.

Randy

Re: Bye Bye Egypt Money…

Yeah, it’s classical. I was looking at my teacher’s materials. Looks like I’ll be doing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” in no time flat:-) I figure I’ll be doing Bach next… yeah right.

Isaac

Re: Bye Bye Egypt Money…

Don’t worry if your Twinkle is flat. Just retune your guitar.

Randy

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