Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tomorrow, I'll work on getting my room organized, make waffles for breakfast, do laundry, play piano, write songs and visit my grandmother.
Sounds like a nice cozy day.
My computer's new home is the spare room so when I go to bed, I can't watch more Hulu than I planned.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Decided this afternoon:
When at home and not doing something important (important=anything that does not involve watching TV/Hulu or wasting time on the Internet) I will play piano - scales, etudes, original songs, chord progressions, covers; or ukulele, or write songs, or learn something about recording.
Tomorrow, I'm going to work on rearranging my room so I would want to get to my piano and play it. The computer is going to find a home elsewhere in the house.
And I'm going to sleep.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
"A Random Walk Down Wall Street" by Burton Malkiel
"The Automatic Millionaire" by David Bach
"Fasting" by Jentezen Franklin
"The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing" by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer and Michael LeBouef
"Inside Songwriting" by Jason Blume
"Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die" by John Piper
"The Indie Band Survival Guide" by Randy Chertkow and Jason Feeham
"Confessions of an Introvert" by Meghan Wier
"All You Need to Know about the Music Business" by Donald Passman
"The Republic of Plato" translated by Allan Bloom
"Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea" by Charles Seife (won't be selling, but need to re-read beginning and read to the end)
"Selected Stories" by O. Henry
"Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?" by Molly Ivins
"Mere Christianity" by Clive Staples Lewis
"A Fistful of Fig Newtons" by Jean Shepherd
"The Sirens of Titan" by Kurt Vonnegut
"The Economic Naturalist: In search for everyday enigmas" by Robert Frank
I recorded the baritone ukulele and vocal part at the same time and this MP3 is the second take.
So, here it is!
Monday, November 9, 2009
I really liked today. I got a lot of work done, but wasn't stressed out. At home, I ate dinner with the folks, found more books that I've been meaning to read and made a chocolate chocolate chip waffle! It was an amazing dessert. The waffle doesn't look super chocolaty, and it isn't but it has subtle hints of cocoa goodness in the batter. The real chocolate flavor comes with the chocolate chips inside and the chocolate syrup on top.
Anyone feeling like they're somehow going to contract diabetes yet?
I didn't play scales for a full hour, but I did play for a good amount of time. I stopped before the full hour because I started making mistakes that were due to tiredness. I usually get tired around 9 or 10pm, but if I'm awake, I am "functional" again around 1-3am. I wake up whenever I have to, but I'm not fully there until 10am. I'm good until 2pm through 4pm and I get sluggish. Then 4pm to 9 I'm full of energy. Ramble, ramble, ramble. I could have deleted most of this paragraph but I felt like wasting your time.
Next. Didn't list the books because I want to read them first! I actually want to get through the books I've purchased. I shall prevail!
Play whatever I want. I practiced "A Well Respected Man" on the ukulele again. It's a fun little song!
I'll be stretching right after I publish this post.
2) Play scales
3) On this site, list the book I want to read and how long I'll take to read them
That's enough for now. I want to encourage, not overwhelm myself. Adios!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I hope Toledo can get a revitalization. It's a nice town, but it feels like a ghost town. Tomorrow's to-do list:
2) List books on half.com
3) Play scales for an hour
4) Play whatever I want on whatever instrument I feel like playing
Ben Folds is my musical hero, and he played scales every day for six months to get to where he is - and so I just need to make it a priority. There is no reason for me to NOT make music a priority. If I start today, I'll be very comfortable where I am just before my 25th birthday - also around Ben's age when he started doing piano seriously. There is no time like the present!