Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Birthday To Me!

I turned 20 today!!! I am no longer a teenager and have now started my 20s. Wow, I thought I was going to be a teenager forever... at least it seemed that way. I'm still not sure what to think. It hasn't quite sunk in that I am 20 years old.
I had a great birthday! My parents brought home my acoustic guitar last night!

I was awestruck. I have been waiting for this for years! I broke out the lesson dvd that came with it and started with the basics. I've learned a few chords. Now, I just have to practice switching between the chords when I play. I played for a little bit this morning but I had to stop because it was getting too painful. I couldn't press the string all the way down with my index finger. I will build up calluses eventually. I just have to keep telling myself that the pain is worth it.
I stayed up until midnight, mainly because I had a feeling that people were going to text me at midnight to wish me Happy Birthday. My feeling was right :) My Aunt and two of my friends texted me. People also wished me a Happy Birthday via facebook. My phone was going off like crazy today.
Around lunch time I went over to my bff A's house and we took a walk around Grays Lake. It was nice :) We had a picnic lunch and it was nice to be able to talk, just the two of us. She goes away for school so we have to take advantage of the time we have while she is here.
My birthday with the family started around 6 pm. My dad's parents came with an ice cream cake and my grandma's amazing potato salad. We grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and brats. We just kept everything low key. My 'older sister' L came as well :) L works with my mom. She calls her "Mom" and apparently she is the number 1 daughter lol. L is about 16 months older than me so she very well could be my sister. I like that we're 'fake sisters' because then I don't have to deal with the clothes stealing, the fighting and she doesn't live in my house lol. I like L but I don't know if I could share my house with another female besides my mom.

Here's me with my guitar and my Taylor Swift shirt! I can't wait til I get better and I can start playing songs!


  1. Look out world it's the lesbian Taylor Swift AKA Tater Bean. :-P

  2. Hey there! Glad I found your blog so I can keep up with you too! :) I'm so excited to be learning the guitar. It does seem like calluses will be needed and our fingers will be getting a workout to get used to this!!!

  3. My fingers are definitely getting a workout! I have to really stretch them to play a couple of chords.