I think I’ll take a few minutes here and talk about a few things on my mind.
The stroke took away my ability to play the guitar, because I don’t have the control over my right hand to handle the pick or play fingerstyle. Recently, Mary asked me if I could still play the harmonica. I had played some blues harmonica in my college days but haven’t played much since then. A few weeks ago on a Monday’s Music Moves Me post I had a playlist with some excellent harmonica players, and I’m starting to see if maybe I have enough interest to start again.
I think I might try to pick up the chromatic harmonica this time. Blues is almost exclusively done on diatonic harmonica, though Little Walter played some chromatic and got a whole different sound out of it. One thing I’ve noticed, though, is they ain’t cheap like they were when I was playing. I think I paid $10 for a diatonic and $30 for a chromatic back then; now the diatonic is $30 and the chromatic is almost $200, though there are less expensive options.
I’m taking a few minutes to deal with my RSS feeds. Be back soon…
My wardrobe — all of it — consists of polo shirts and jeans. Lately I’ve noticed that because of the lymphedema in my leg, sometimes the legs of my jeans are too tight. Mary made the suggestion that maybe I should try sweat pants. I went out to Omar the Tentmaker’s website and ordered a pair that doesn’t look like sweat pants, as well as a few new shirts. Meanwhile, Mary has a friend that is a seamstress, who would be able to widen the legs on the couple of new pairs of jeans that I have.
I just remarked to someone else that Mary and I might be the only two people in the United States who couldn’t give a rat’s behind about the Super Bowl, but I’m pretty excited because it means less than two weeks before pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training.
And that’s about it for now…