2021-08-07 - 5:02 p.m.
I just bought a ticket for my artist date to see not one but two different amazing musicians that are performing together at a local winery.
Not sure why that is so damn hard.
I also WANTED To get my list of chores done BEFORE I went out.
I did have to dedicated my morning to board work; then chores so life does of course have to have balance.
Honestly this week I was too tired to be all that creative.
I NEED to carve out time for creativity.
I did enjoy my guitar lesson and a few good practice sessions since.
I am learning a Carter Family tune. I figured since my teacher is a kickin good Americana Bluegrass style player I will continue to go with him teaching me finger picking style on the old parlor style student guitar designed for sitting and stumming along as you accompany singing.
The guitar I am not playing was given to one of the now adult kids of mine living here who is generous in allowing me to borrow it for my lessons.
When I traveled to see my son I brought his guitar to him.
HOLY SHIT was my thought.... edited..
I JUST NOW learned that Control Z is the BACK feature, or rather UNDO feature on this keyboard!
for all those times I accidentally deleted the entry I just wrote.
SEE that is how I learn.
I learn by doing!
It is why I can play around with a system, operations ( when it is not the REAL LIVE mcCoy, but in development, the 'Sandbox" Fake enviroment... ) and figure out how to use systems and am really good at system testing and THEN
kicking good at TEACHING how to use a system
I am outstaning at that part.
But a week later it is like a whole new system.... LOL
So that is GREAT for user testing... as a week later I have NO assumptions and when user test can give feedback on what is intuitive and WORKS for those learners like me
OR WHAT was NOT Clear in the USER GUIDE I or someone else wrote so when I go back a week later....
or even a couple days later in my case....
My being REALLY shitty at recall but not bad at intuitive figuring stuff out was a crazy asset on a user testing and build team.
I find that hilarious so excuse me if mentioned that before... but its cause I kinda SUCK at technology .... at the recall...but ok and muddling through because I suck at it and have to compensate for forgetting how to do shit...
Testers should Not just have experts at technolgy and only design engineers on their teams!
I think I keep thinking of this as my kids and kids of my friends now in their 20s out of college for a few years, with some work experience in these spaces now are getting mad great jobs doing the same thing I did a few years ago.
Of course they are tech experts and GREAT at what they do! So they get paid about three times what I was paid!! LOL
My advise is to follow solid fiscal plans.... don't daytrade on margin; recognize your income now will not be the same for the next 30 yrs... but in fact is likely overinflated so invest in long term SOLID investments as well as some risier ones... not all high risk and not all eggs in one basket AND BUY REAL ESTATE.
House flipping over the next couple years a great idea... but don't buy a house to keep long term unless you LOVE It and don't want to move for 20 yrs or more... as I really think we are headed for a few years of really great market for real estate investment ( Demand actually larger than supply)
Some amazing MATURE tech is not yet really in the market enough to create capital growth opportunities. I think it need more TIME to become more ubiquitous... yes tech moves fast... but another 10 yrs so I would be VERY conservative with some of the new hot tech areas of investment... Yes AI , Bit coin, in fin tech the use of blockchain...and for marketing blockchain....
NO I let someone else manage my fund... the safe way... employee plans based on expected year of retirement and some high growth large interantional development focused funds (HUGE HIGH RISK but can get good growth in a good market... they didn't do that bad actually)..
Well of course it is as I belabored a $25 ticket to enjoy two stellar musicians.
One is a lady my friend June is friends with and whom I have wanted to see live actually.
So that is my ramble for this afternoon as I vent that I have TWO broken vacumes and am not sure WHY I could not find by shop vac in the attic. I did not find my flashlight... and went up using my adjusted vision- but I think it is not there...and is in the basement.
The basement where my son's stuff was added to the closet.
Thus the writing.
I decided to go read The Artist Way on my Artist Date, and bring a journal to write... and a sheet music book ( although I am not sure I can hear a note in my head anymore... maybe I can sing into a tuner??
I USED To have that skill... way back when.
Someone could say "Give me an E and I could sing it"
I was REALLY good at that in High school. But the use of an ear to play by ear or recognize intonation being on or off pitch and the name of a note is a skill that can get lost if not used.
Ah... I am googling ear training and came up with ear training for guitar.
That is what I currently need to work on. Found some on line turorials.
I had to not miss this show. The musician I like doesn't OFTEN play my home town! And to play with my besties friend makes it a show not to miss for no reason whatsoever! IT IS OUTDOORS! I can mask.. and will!
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