On the 12th Day of Christmas...

My True Love Gave to Me...

Twelve Drummers Drumming!






So hey here is another musical thing. I can't play drums! These are Kevin's drums (well actually Vasille's, our friend), and I am not good. hahaha! Oh and welcome to my basement, mwahahaha!





Today I wanted to be a Sailor. So here it is. I was wearing a navy fedora earlier but the hat has been off for sometime. I am so nautical that I have two striped shirts on! And I grabbed a pair of my Gpa's WWII Navy pants to finish it, which was awesome cause I woke up to snow on the ground, and it didn't stop all day! I still need to let out the hem in the pants because I guess my Gpa's legs were shorter than mine (or it was the style... we'll never know!) My fish necklace finishes the outfit, don't know how "drummer-like" the outfit is but I loved it! And my hair was wonderful today too!!!





When I got off work I went to Target and Kohls to spend my gift cards! It's like Christmas again! I got a new purse, a new winter jacket, tights and socks, two pair of flats, a necklace, and a daily planner! After I met up with Kevin and his friend Dave for an appetizer. After that I ran over to Best Buy to pick up my Christmas present from my dad... a samsung blu-ray player with internet and netflix! It was on super sale and my dad got it for me!! Right now Kevin and I have already watched a movie and now I'm chilling watching some Psych... Aha! so funny!



And I've been talking about it... Here it is! My Christmas Present!



A BANJO!



I'm so excited! I've wanted one for awhile and when I was in Alaska I got to go to jam sessions with my aunt who plays mandolin, and I loved it when someone brought a banjo. I love the sound of them, and kinda been obsessed with banjo and bluegrass since highschool.





Ah!!! Too excited. I already have the music for dueling banjos so Kevin can play hi acoustic guitar with me. yay!! I've never been able to play guitar because the strumming motion felt un-natural to me. But I've played piano and flute for most of my life and felt that the picking motion for banjos would resemble it. And I think my finger memory is helping because it feels natural... The only thing I need to work on is holding strings down, haha. It's hard to hold 5 strings! Oh well when I get better I will show you video :)



Anyway the twelve days are over (sorry I missed one)! Tomorrow I'm going out for a drink to celebrate the Twelfth Night! Thanks for watching!

12 Days of Christmas
December 26th, a Partridge in a Pear Tree
December 27th, Two Turtle Doves
December 28th, Three French Hens
December 29th, Four Calling Birds
December 30th, Five Gold Rings
December 31st, Six geese a laying
January 1st, Seven swans a swimming
January 2nd, Eight maids a milking
January 3rd, Nine ladies dancing
January 4th, Ten lords a leaping
January 5th, Eleven pipers piping
January 6th, Twelve drummers drumming

} Materials Used
  Sweater } UO, on sale
  Shirt } AE, thrifted
  Necklace } F21
  Pants } Vintage, Gpa's WWII Navy
  Shoes } UO, on sale
  Banjo } Gift, from Kevin

Huggles,
Lauren

Sorry for the photo heavy post!!!!

Cat's Last Drummer Drumming!

5 comments:

Marlee Tichenor | January 6, 2011 at 11:30 PM

i recognize that basement!!! where's the my little pony set, huhhh? yay banjo!! a great christmas presie!

xo,
mj

oomph. | January 7, 2011 at 1:00 AM

enjoyed your "12 days of christmas" posts...cute idea.

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Victoria / Justice Pirate | January 7, 2011 at 8:04 AM

You Rock those drums and banjo!! Wooo!!! The music moves me!! hehe. These were fun. I'm kinda sad they're over :(

CAITLIN | January 7, 2011 at 10:48 AM

yay, banjos!! i have always loved them, since i grew up with my dad playing all the time. i think it would be really fun to learn because girls that play banjos are supercool, but i don't want to copy him ;) plus i suck at stringed instruments as evidenced by my semi failed attempts at violin (seven years) and guitar (off and on).

Midwest Mayhem | January 7, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Your hair really does look awesome in these photos! I love this outfit, those pants look great! That's so cool that you got a banjo!