Thursday, June 26, 2014

Rosin Eating Zombies From Outer Space

Day 12 - Favorite Starlight
Sailor Star Healer

Why?  Because she's adorable.

So my birthday is coming up.  My father always, always, always spends a lot of money on me for my birthday.  I think it's because of the whole divorce and then the military moved him away and then when he finally moved near us, my mom moved us away...I'm rambling.  You don't care about that.

Anyway, so this year is no exception.

I got a knock on my door and it's the UPS guy with a box that's roughly up to my hip, but kind of skinny.  I picked it up thinking it was going to be heavy, but it was maybe 5 pounds.  I bring the box into the house and my son is already trying to tear into it before I even set it down.  I open it, and realize it's quite clumsily packaged.  That's because the box was mostly just a precaution.

I opened the box to reveal...a big, white bag with something in it.  So I pull this bag out and immediately I realize it's a case.  A violin case.  I thought, "Cool!  My dad got me a new case for my violin!"  I thought it was empty.  I mean, the case was really light.

I opened the case and the first thing I noticed was the deep blue velvet that lined it.  I've never seen a blue case before.  I looked at the velvet cloth that covered where my violin is supposed to go.  Then I noticed the bow wrapped in plastic fastened to the lid.  "Wait," I thought, "this isn't empty!"  I pulled away the velvet cloth and this is what I found:

That, my friends, is an electric blue electric violin.  I am so happy!

After the excitement of my violin, I figured I should start it off right and bust out some fiddle solos.  I went looking through my sheet music and it dawned on me that I'm a bit of a sheet music hoarder.  I have my original learning book from elementary school.  I even have all my sheet music from the various concerts that I performed when I was a kid.

I haven't stitched much today as I've done a lot of cleaning again.  So I'm off to go play with my new toy and to shop for a digital pedal and amp.  Happy stitching, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's a beautiful violin! And I love the colour.