I still haven't gotten the hang of this. At the same time, not much exciting stuff has happened lately. It's been more than a month since my last blog post and I said I'd be doing these more often. Jess has been blowing us out of the water with these. (Thanks for making us look bad, Jess.)
Well, here's something that really made me feel foolish today. I'm taking a piano class to finish my major requirements and when my teacher was trying to compare how I move my wrists when I play to drumming. She asked:
"What instrument do you play?"
And I said: "Percussion. I'm a drummist."
Now, I was only half paying attention to what it was I was saying and paying more attention to what it was that she was trying to show me. But, that really made me stop and think about what it was that I said. Not that I had messed up what I was trying to say (which was "Drums. I'm a percussionist"), but that I called myself a percussionist.
This is something that's a bit foreign to me. Whenever people ask, I automatically say, "I'm a drummer." It's something about me that's unique and my main instrument is the drum set. However, whenever I tell people at school that, they say, "Oh, you're a percussionist." Which, unfortunately, put me in some percussion situations where they automatically assumed that I can play x or y instrument like it's no problem. No, I mainly stick to rhythmical stuff.
So, it was a shock for me to refer to myself that way. It's a little hard hard to explain.
Piano is going pretty well. I'm not a fan of the pinao to be honest with you and to know that I have to take the class kind of puts me off, but as long as I can figure out the rhythms to the pieces I have to play, I'm ok with. Kind of wish I didn't have a gap between my music theory courses and this course.
The only really annoying thing is that my teacher knows that Steph is a pianist, so she always thinks that I can do things as well as she can before she corrects herself. So, that's one thing that's pretty annoying about the four of us, how people think that if one of us is great at something, then the rest of us have to be, too.
I can also say on the flip side it's annoying how one of us can be great at something, but the rest of us aren't. Especially when it's something we're doing for the first time. To say we're competitive is an understatement. We make it a point to buy any four player board game or video game just to play against each other.
Mario Kart and Mario Party being the top two games we play all the time. In fact, we're in the middle of a Mario Party tournament with our friends right now. Our goal is to see how collects the most stars at the end of all the games we play. It's chaos, and everybody's agaisnt each other at all times. (Sometimes, I think it's surprising that we're still friends. haha.)
Not much has gone on. Just making our way towards the end of the year. It's gotten warmer around here. I can't wait for Spring. I loved the snow we got, but now that it's melting so quickly and the creek is flooded, there's only a few ways for us to go to get on campus. There's mud and water everywhere. It's not that fun. But, those two days off (which gave us a four day weekend) was awesome.
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