Sharing My World – Week 28

bodhranHere is my contribution to Share Your World for this week.  (Scroll to the bottom for more info on SYW.)

Have you ever been a participant in a parade? What did you do?

When I was younger I marched in a drum and bugle corps, playing the big bass drum.  I was in parades in the Army, although they were usually called reviews.  Do they count?  🙂

If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?

It would depend on the opera.  I like some but not all.  Unless it was Gershwin or something more like an operetta I would be going alone.  Cee doesn’t have much tolerance when she can’t understand the words.

Why did you start your blog?

I saw Cee having so much fun with hers and I wanted a bit of fun, too.

What is your favorite tradition? (family tradition, church tradition, whatever)

Holiday menus… pizza.  We don’t do the usual holiday hoopla, preferring to save our sanity and our energy, so holiday meals are pizza and a good movie.  A lot of people say they envy us.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last weekend was fun.  It started off a little shaky with Cee finding out she was going to lose Aperture, her photo editing tool.  She’s been researching alternatives and doing a trial of Adobe’s LightRoom.  I had to run an errand in a nearby town and asked her to join me.  We did a little poking around in the older part of that city and ended up having a great little photo shoot.  I love it when we spontaneously find things to surprise and delight us.  We saw a red fox on the way out of town, and fun things on the way back home.  Saturday was blistering hot but Sunday was overcast, much cooler and was just perfect for a photo shoot.  Then in the evening we were serenaded by a series of small thunderstorms.  Thunder is somewhat rare here, so it’s almost a novelty to hear it.

I’m looking forward to more tin whistle lessons and starting to play around on my bohdran (Irish drum).  The whistle is more challenging than I thought it would be.  I’m learning to deliver just the right amount of air to play in tune.  It’s a blast.  Be glad you aren’t here, though.  You’d be really tired of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.    My cat was sitting on the bookshelf near me when I first started playing.  He hated it so much he came over and bit me on the finger.  Just a little flea bite, but I don’t practice with him in the room any more.  Critics!

share-your-world2Share Your World info and link:  Share Your World is a weekly challenge hosted by my spouse, Cee, at her photography blog. She started Share Your World years ago when she was running a number of challenges on a photography site similar to WordPress.  The majority of photographers are introverts, and they needed a way to get to know each other.  You don’t have to be a photographer to participate, though.  Grab the questions and give us your answers.

Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another.  Join me and like minded introverts for a special slant on the world.

4 thoughts on “Sharing My World – Week 28

  1. Your cat knows how to get his point across. It must be quite a musical place around there! Hard to imagine thunder being rare. We assume everyone has the same weather.

  2. Good luck with the whistle and bodhrán. We all learned the whistle in school, as kids. As far as I remember Amazing Grace was quite easy to learn and sounded good, even from a bad player.
    Best of luck!

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