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I really need to hit the sack, but first...

I bought this tea sampler of Kusmi teas. They are Russian, but made in France. o___o They're incredible! I sampled four out of the five today >.>. At one point I was flying on tea. Told Kit about it, and gave her my live reaction(s). It was a good way of seeing just how strong they are as well. SO far Troika and Prince Vladimir are strong enough to have at breakfast with milk. Nearly resurrected my Tea Journal. I have managed to stop acquiring things, finally.

..on a related note, I was seized last night with the sudden desire for a violin. x_x I even found some online/at the local music shop for reasonable prices. Hmm. But it is rather hard and I would be bonkers to try it, more than likely. Kit plays and recommended (highly) some sort of instruction though she says that attempting to learn it on your own is not impossible or unheard of. I just could not shake the idea from my head. Still pondering it, but waiting a bit to see if I can manage. I would have to get something to deaden the sound. It would more or less be a secret.

HMM.

Date: 2016-04-02 07:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oraien
I opted for formal training when I got my violin. Even just casual learning from someone that teaches is good because without frets, it's hard to know where to put your fingers?

Good luck if you decide to though!

Re: temporary(?) insanity

Date: 2016-04-05 09:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oraien
I took lessons for two years and was good enough off to join a county Orchestra so it's definitely possible. Though when I broke. My hand last year all that went to dirt so I need lessons again because the fingers don't remember where to go anymore.

Re: temporary(?) insanity

Date: 2016-04-08 09:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oraien
Ugh, I can imagine the panic! I do miss making music, it's just with the violin, all the muscle memory is gone and since it's my left, it's where all the magic happens XD

I loved learning to play it. My favorite instrument and an adult bucket list conquest :D

Date: 2016-08-13 05:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] orangeae
The one instrument I wanted to learn when I was young was violin, but my dad had other ideas (piano, guitar, flute). One day when I am old enough to get away with being eccentric I am going to buy a battered old violin and decorate it... in lieu of actually learning to play one.

Date: 2016-08-15 05:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] orangeae
Flute was really hard :( I was keen at first because I was crushing on someone who played #^__^# but I gave it up as soon as I could because I wasn't getting any joy out of it ultimately (I did get some joy out of guitar). Re decorating, I'm still kicking myself that I didn't buy a sad old cello that I saw years ago - unplayable, but would have been awesome for decorating.
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I'm a mad translator with a degree in Comp Lit and assorted languages. Writing a novel and studying violin. (The story has been flailing along for the past couple of years. I think that the Scrivener research file is larger than the actual text.)

I live with a rather naughty ginger cat. Is there any other kind?

I love tea, loose leaf teas, teas in sachets, all sorts of teas and COFFEE. The more legally, addictive stimulants, the merrier!

Music and books are my life. I basically live in a closet-sized library with a container garden. I occasionally sleep. <3

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