So I'm having a weird day.
During my dream this morning, one of my kids was calling, "mommy" over and over. Eventually I half open my eyes and our son is at the foot of our bed. He sees me and settles. He says, "Daddy, I can't sleep because there's something in my bed." I utter, "Huh?" He says, "There's something orange in my bed." Being out of it and still partially asleep I asked, "What is it?" Then I thought he said, "It's a blanket." Figuring it was just an extra blanket I told him, "Well, bring it here."
He actually said, "It's on my blanket." But he wandered off. I don't know for sure but I think he was going to get it if he could. Mrs. dimes says, "Who were you talking to?" I tell her and being a much better parent than me she leaps in to action.
I start to actually sort of come to now because I hear, "Oh sweetie, did you barf? It's ok, it's ok..."
Now I get up, I check to make sure there is none on him, then go to the basement to start setting up the washing machine to sanitize his bedding. Get the first load started. Fortunately it was basically time for my wife to get up, shower and leave for work. She gave him a quick shower. Then he was feeling ok so he and I climbed back into bed and he napped an hour and a half before they needed to get up for breakfast and go to school.
Now I'm not complaining. I'm actually sharing how utterly spoiled and lucky I am.
The barf was basically chewed up hot dog. Not sure why it happened. They are quite healthy kids, they rarely get sick. I'm a bit of a jerk yet my wife claims to like me. Since we're together and somewhat of a team, she did not have to call in and miss work. We have a great washing machine with a sanitize setting that is in the process of cleaning the final load, a single sheet that took the bulk of what little actual bad happened.
We have good food and a warm dry basically clean place to sleep while it keeps raining out.
We are so fortunate in every way.
I was asked to possibly join a new band looking for a bassist, so while a machine does my laundry I'm working on learning songs. It looks like the band is not going to work out for me but I need the practice so I'm going to audition anyways. So I started with two simple songs I have played in the past, first being Tush by the Zed Zed Top, and the second song I was figuring out is Lil Devil by the Cult.
Love this band and especially the album, Electric. Simple straight ahead rock songs, nearly every track is terrific! So I'm watching/playing along with YouTube clips. Another amazing thing. What a fantastic tool, there's lots of junk on there but there is also some absolutely brilliant things also. For music it is like a Gold mine. I was playing my bass into this iPad and using the YouTube feature on a bluray player to watch the videos. It automatically plays the next video matching the word you searched so I just let it go and played along with several versions of the song.
It gets to a "Learn to play Lil devil on guitar." Some times these are great, some times they are a disaster, this one was pretty good. I was ready for a break so even though I don't even play regular six string guitar. I watched it and learned about the musical structure of the song from the melody side.
I already mentioned it is a simple song but as the guy laid out everything that Billy Duffy plays I watched and saw just how simple each part actually is. Yet it all comes together to make something that to me is perfect musically!
Want to go for a rip on my Jackwagon?
Symmetry wrote: it's a 2dimes post! He's not going to post things that are in anyway wrongheaded or thoughtless. Everything he posts is gold.