I have wanted to be the same thing when I grow up consistently since I was about 15 years old, at 55 I am still striving to realize my ultimate goal of becoming a beach bum. I currently live in the Birmingham Alabama area and am teaching myself the uke using mostly tube videos. I recently went to Hawaii (Oahu and Maui) and fell in love with the island music and the uke sounds specifically. Now I am uking all over the place. I hope to one day master projectile uking. Till then I'll keep plugging away.
I have recently started building my own. The first I completed was a Pheasantwood and cedar beauty that I accidentally dropped on the garage floor destroying the cedar top, DOOOOOH!
Kayaking, fishing, MGs (the automobile)....
This song makes me want to Uke!
Kanilea K-1 C Natural