I spent most of yesterday afternoon hanging out with my friend Dave.
We went to the music store and looked around. He bought me a book on the guitar there for my birthday (Thanks Dave!). There were so many things in that music store that it was a bit overwhelming. I had no idea what most of that stuff was, but it sure looked interesting! He gave me a few lessons on the guitar, tuned my guitar and generally in one day probably saved me weeks or months of hassles in learning the hard way on the guitar. After one day of him helping me out, I feel like I understand things much better than I did. I feel like I'm starting to make definate progress on this. Obviously I have a long way to go, but I think I'm actually starting to feel comfortable with the guitar, seeing as I can six notes on it now. I can't play them perfectly, but I'm doing pretty well for a guy who's only been doing this for a couple weeks now. I'm actually starting to feel like a musician now, that I can play enough notes that it's starting to sound like music! I'm really starting to like playing the guitar now.
Dave had come down yesterday to buy my Mac Mini off of me. I had recently upgraded to a PowerMac so I didn't need it any more. Dave has been getting very interested in the Mac as well, so he agreed to buy my Mac Mini and start his adventure on the Mac. I think Dave is going to really enjoy it. The operating system is a joy to use, there's some good music making software (GarageBand) that comes with it, and it has lots of potential as a programming platform. I look forward to reading about his adventures on the mac in his blog.