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Friday Afternoon Confessional: Chords and discord

I confess I’ve become a little bit addicted to “Who Unfollowed me on Twitter“. Checking fairly regularly is kind of an ongoing experiment to see what moods and comments are most likely to have people give my follow the old heave ho. One person said she unfollowed everybody who wasn’t following her, admonishing the casualties by saying “because you’re not that famous”. It seems like it would be extremely limiting to Twitter’s utility if everyone had a similar belief about who to follow.

I confess that four or five months into my guitar lessons, I still can’t play a single song capably. Part of this is because each week my teacher was assigning a new song or exercise. I’d practice that new thing and some of the old things I had started to make progress on seemed to slip. Realizing it was all getting a little overwhelming and frustrating, I told my teacher last week that I was going to take a break so I could try to master the things he had already assigned. He was cool with that, which was a relief. Really, though, almost all my problems are with transitioning from chord to chord quickly enough and that’s something that will only come with time. I confess I’m not sure we were on the same page as to how long this “break” was going to be.

I confess I’m a little too willing to be satisfied with simply pushing matters onto “somebody else’s plate”. I’ll have something that requires information from somebody else. I’ll call or email that person and instead of staying on them, say “well, I called/emailed and I’m waiting for an answer”. In my field, I know full well you have to stay on people to get the answers you require. I confess this problem stems from every to do list I make at work being a list of things I don’t want to do to differing degrees.

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May 25, 2012 - Posted by | Friday Afternoon Confessional

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