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freckleduker
01-31-2011, 02:49 AM
There's a blizzard on its way and I'm working tonight. So I've packed my overnight bag, my laptop and my uke. I caught grief, and laughter, from my husband about it. He just doesn't get it. What better way to spend a snowed in night at the hospital than watching UU vids and strumming away?

sukie
01-31-2011, 02:54 AM
Have a good day, AND night.

Plainsong
01-31-2011, 03:09 AM
Why would your husband laugh I don't get it... hope your shift there goes alright.

freckleduker
01-31-2011, 05:06 AM
He thinks its funny for me to take my uke. He thinks its goofy. Ahhh what does he know anyway? :)

johntz
01-31-2011, 05:38 AM
Im in Chicago and we are expecting 2 FEET of snow in the next two day so the way I look at it, blizzard equals quality practice time! Stay safe, its supposed to be a wicked storm.

mm stan
01-31-2011, 05:40 AM
Aloha Freckleduker,
It obious that he's not a uker, so he'll not understand... I hope it is contagious enough so he starts playing and the light bulb goes on.. then he'll feel like a......... hehe Happy Strummings, MM Stan
Hope the blizzard comes late so you can get home safely.....Take Care and God's Blessings!!!

fitncrafty
01-31-2011, 05:43 AM
He thinks its funny for me to take my uke. He thinks its goofy. Ahhh what does he know anyway? :)

Take it anyway.. At least you will have something to do that makes you happy!

freckleduker
01-31-2011, 07:21 AM
Yes I'm hoping he gets ukelitis as well. Then I can buy more without his grumblings. Its raining ice now but a lil ice n snow wont stop me from strumming.

Plainsong
01-31-2011, 08:37 AM
I don't get that mentality and I'm glad I don't have to live with it. What instruments are real and which aren't? What are the criteria? What musical education and/or skill level does he have on which to base the judgement? I couldn't stand that back in my opera days either.. judgements passed by critics who could never sing a single note on what is and isn't proper, what should and shouldn't be. People with way more talent than me couldn't stand it either, but somehow they put it with it anyway, or took no notice.

But yeah, that kind of judgement really grinds my gears and always has. Is it part of why I chose uke? I'd like to think not....

Hopefully one day your husband will be more supportive. :(

PedalFreak
01-31-2011, 08:42 AM
Im in Chicago and we are expecting 2 FEET of snow in the next two day so the way I look at it, blizzard equals quality practice time! Stay safe, its supposed to be a wicked storm.

I'm up in Rockford. We're suppose to get up to 20", but some don't think we're going to get more than 12". I'm hoping to get snowed in on Wednesday. Sit and play all day :D

SuzukHammer
01-31-2011, 10:00 AM
Denver here.

ice, a blankey and a couple of ukes

freckleduker
01-31-2011, 11:14 AM
I don't get that mentality and I'm glad I don't have to live with it. What instruments are real and which aren't? What are the criteria? What musical education and/or skill level does he have on which to base the judgement? I couldn't stand that back in my opera days either.. judgements passed by critics who could never sing a single note on what is and isn't proper, what should and shouldn't be. People with way more talent than me couldn't stand it either, but somehow they put it with it anyway, or took no notice.

But yeah, that kind of judgement really grinds my gears and always has. Is it part of why I chose uke? I'd like to think not....

Hopefully one day your husband will be more supportive. :(

He's not too bad about it. I chalk it up to him being cheap. If I could buy a uke for $5 he wouldn't care. But there are people at work who are like what you mentioned. I really don't take to heart their opinions since they mean nothing. I'm pretty laid back and follow the beat of my own drum anyway so no one. Can tell me otherwise.

DAPuke
01-31-2011, 12:23 PM
Yes I'm hoping he gets ukelitis as well. Then I can buy more without his grumblings. Its raining ice now but a lil ice n snow wont stop me from strumming.I think when he hears the nice music you make with the little uke he'll come around. or show him a Jake vid. :)
DAP

rem50
01-31-2011, 12:42 PM
Yes I'm hoping he gets ukelitis as well. Then I can buy more without his grumblings. Its raining ice now but a lil ice n snow wont stop me from strumming.
I wouldn't wish that on him because then he will be buying them for himself and taking yours to boot! Ha! Hope it is a quiet night for you,

Jane
01-31-2011, 12:43 PM
Hope you packed some hot chocolate, as well!

Grand Haven will be in the storm's path Tuesday through Wednesday. I'm hoping for a 'snow day' filled with playing my uke, reading, and, lots of shoveling.

Live, love, laugh, uke - yes!!

freckleduker
01-31-2011, 12:55 PM
I wouldn't wish that on him because then he will be buying them for himself and taking yours to boot! Ha! Hope it is a quiet night for you,

That would be just my luck! Thanks!

freckleduker
01-31-2011, 12:57 PM
Hope you packed some hot chocolate, as well!

Grand Haven will be in the storm's path Tuesday through Wednesday. I'm hoping for a 'snow day' filled with playing my uke, reading, and, lots of shoveling.

Live, love, laugh, uke - yes!!

I believe the hospital will be providing the hot chocolate for us - or at least we can hope. ;)

Uncle Leroy
01-31-2011, 01:02 PM
A blizzard with a uke is better than a blizzard without.

PSYS
01-31-2011, 01:06 PM
Yep.... I'm in Oshkosh and I know south of here (Milwaukee area), the last forecast I heard was 24"-29" when all is said and done by Wednesday afternoon.

Stay safe, everyone!!

freckleduker
01-31-2011, 01:37 PM
A blizzard with a uke is better than a blizzard without.

AMEN to that!

oldrookie
02-01-2011, 07:30 AM
We had ice last night and supposed to get an 1" to 1.5" more this afternoon.

If we don't lose power, I'd like to get started on my cigar box build and make a neck for the coconut shell uke rebuild I've been promising for months.

And practice on the baritone (if I can pry it away from my daughter. She started learning the D chord progression last night and I can't get my bari back from her.)

joeybug
02-01-2011, 07:52 AM
No snow here, just cold..hope you're all nice and warm and safe in the Blizzard! Keep Uke'in away in the snow :D

Plainsong
02-01-2011, 09:20 AM
We've had snow piling on us since... what.. October I think. It's ridiculous even by Finland standards. There's 3 feet on the balcony and parts of the apartment's front lawn are over my head. :( But there hasn't been much ice, so it's not been slippery. It's been so cold that your cold is cold, but not slippery. But now we're getting rain, so the ice situation is gonna change. I've lived here a long time and I still can't walk on ice. :(

freckleduker
02-01-2011, 11:00 AM
It's so cold here I don't even know why they bother to tell us exactly how cold it is. Isn't enough to say "below zero," do they have to specify how much below zero it is? Like it really matters? Since December we must've had 3-5 feet of snow (just my guess). I'm short and the drifts around our house are bigger than me. I'm sure missing Washington State right about now. Grade school was cancelled so my daughter is enjoying the day with Tom & Jerry and us playing the uke together. She liked my first one so much, I ended up giving it to her. She's just turned 6 and knows 3 chords already. She likes the "sad" chord so she can play sad songs. She'll make up a blues type song where she singing about her pet missing and running out of ice cream. Ohhh to be 6 again and be blue about such things. :rolleyes: Anyway, I hope everyone keeps warm. We're doing our best to do the same. :o

cb56
02-01-2011, 11:27 AM
We had ice here earlier then sleet all day. We loaded up the 4 of us and treked over to mother in law's and spent the after noon ukeing. We're supposed to get a bunch of snow and hopefully the ice won't break the power lines around here. Work and school has already cancelled for tomorrow. "Music self played is happiness self made". Sure was true today for the 5 of us!