Putting this one on hold for a few weeks until summer vacation starts. With all the grading and end of year crap I just can’t find the time to read something this heavy. Coming back at it in three weeks though.
desangel's Life List
1. learn to play the ukulele
2. learn latin
3. read War and Peace
4. learn to work on bikes
5. learn to ride a unicycle
6. have a flat stomach
7. bike a century
8. learn to cook
9. read one professional book every quarter
10. buy a house
11. get out of debt
12. Build a Ukulele
How I did it: This was really just one of those things that took willpower. It was really hard at first. My fingers felt WRONG with fingernails. Eventually though it got easier, and now I really very seldom have the compulsion to bite my nails. Read how I did it…
How I did it: It was all just a matter of practicing... a lot. I used the Klutz juggling book to get started and I found it to be very useful. It had a good mix of useful information and humor, which you need. I also tried to always stop a juggling session on a high note. It's more fun if you are proud of yourself when you finish up the session. I practiced pretty much every day, even if it was only for 15 minutes or so. Read how I did it…
Started it a couple days ago. I’m an English teacher and was an English major in college so I figured it was about time that I read this book. I’m giving myself permission to read it in parts if I have to.
So I’ve been spending a fair amount of time at Ukulele Underground. I’ve been lurking at the forums there for a while and the site inspired me to try my hand at posting my first ukulele video there. I did a cover of New Slang by The Shins. It’s nothing to write home about I guess, but I think it’s a pretty decent first effort.
Good times. Check it out, comment if you want. Just remember I’m a newbie at this, so be gentle. :)
Hope people enjoy it.