Friday, December 16, 2011

Banjo! (And bonus raincoat!)

Banjo and raincoat!


Every once in a while, there comes a really good day. Monday was such a day.

On Monday morning, I posted here about my desire to pick up a used banjo to start learning on. That afternoon, I posted a status on Facebook saying pretty much the same thing. Mid-afternoon, my friend Shelby offered me a free loaner banjo! Would I like to pick it up that night at our regular Sacred Harp singing?

Uh, YEAH!

When I got to the singing, my friend Linda handed me a bag containing a raincoat that didn't fit her and she was planning to give away. She brought it "just in case" I wanted it. She saw the FB banjo exchange, so she knew I would be there.

The raincoat fits perfectly.

The raincoat is totally gorgeous.

The raincoat is the perfect shade of tomato rusty red.

Heretofore, I have never actually owned a raincoat. (I also never carry an umbrella. I like to pretend that it never rains here. However, that is not actually the case, as I learn to my soggy regret every year.)

Hell yes, I want your raincoat, Linda!

I have been wearing my super awesome new raincoat all week. Who cares that it's not actually raining? Tomato red is a neutral, folks.

Banjo and raincoat!


And here's my loaner banjo! I've been practicing vigilantly er, diligently for three whole days and I can say with confidence that I still pretty much suck. However, I am having fun!

I have great friends.

My cup runneth over. Seriously.

7 comments:

  1. Yay! A raincoat and a banjo? What more could a girl need.
    Oh, and you look amazing in your new raincoat and ecstatic with your banjo! Double yay!

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  2. You are well suited for both coat and banjo!

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  3. The raincoat looks great on you! Congrats on both it and the banjo! I love those sorts of happy days! Also I had never heard of Sacred Harp Singing. I followed your link and it looks very interesting.

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  4. I can't think of a more bang up day! Banjo + Raincoat = AWESOME.

    I am not a wearer of a raincoat or a bringer of an umbrella, either. I like to think of it as my sunshiney optimism manifesting itself.

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  5. You look absolutely awesome! Ok, this is giving me hope that if I put my banjo/dobro (I can't choose!) wish out there, I will also get a loaner. Or something.

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  6. Tee hee! I've been practicing my banjo EVERY DAY, folks! Having so much fun!

    Excitementontheside: I like to think of myself as an optimist, too, but somehow I don't think this is the first impression folks get of me when my hair is drenched and I smell like wet wool. :-)

    Demandra: Do. It. (Although I confess that it's helpful to have a large network of folk music-loving friends, as I do, if you put your wish out there, you may be surprised!)

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  7. That rain coat looks so much better on you than it ever did on me. I'm glad it's finally getting put to good use.

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