General Commentary (May be military related) email: Kudzuacres1@juno.com

Thursday, February 03, 2005
1) Do you have any phobias, and if so, what are they? No phobias, but I am not real fond of heights. That sudden stop thing you know.

2) If you do have one (or several) has it (or have they) ever been so intrusive in your life that it (or they) caused you embarrassment? Nope.

3) Eagles or Patriots? Is there something going on that I should know about? The kids at church are having a soup party on Sunday, but I don't remember anything about any birds or colonials being invited.

This was an easy one.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Today I bought my first ever new musical instrument, a Martin Acoustic Electric bass. I have been having some fairly severe pain in my left hand after only a few minutes of guitar or mandolin playing and it seems to be related to sharply bending my index finger making the chords. The bass is played with the fingers much flatter on the fretboard and doesn't hurt nearly as badly. I am looking forward to the next session with my Thursday night buds. I guess I need to work really hard tonight and Wednesday to learn how to play the thing.

I have decided to sell several of my other instruments since you can only play one at a time. I think I will end up with one each banjo, mandolin, six string guitar, twelve string guitar and the bass. Too bad I can't play most of them.