Cliff got a game for his birthday (last year maybe?) called Rocksmith. He begged and begged for the game and then when he finally got it he played it a handful of times and then into the grave of barely used PS3 games it went. Until today.
He decided to bring his guitar upstairs and hook up the game because we saw an ad that said it could teach you how to play the guitar in 60 days.
He’s been playing for the past 2 hours and I have a feeling I’m going to have to physically pry the guitar from his hands to get him to go to bed.
I would love to know how to play a musical instrument, but I just can’t see myself ever having the patience to stick with it. Plus, I’m just starting to love my nails and the instrument that I would really like to play would be bass (or piano – but I don’t have the money for lessons like that).
Super vain, amiright?
For now, I’m perfectly content with Cliff being the musician in the family. I think I would make a superb groupie.
I skipped the gym today, with a promise to myself that I will go to the hotel’s gym Saturday morning to work out (allowing me to still get my 5 days in this week). However, even without exercising I was still able to keep my calories under my daily limit, which I was super happy about. There were only a couple of times today where I thought, “I would really like to eat a
double quarter pounder with cheese, dehydrated onions, on two bottom buns snack right now.” I don’t feel hungry now, which just shows me that it was more than likely just hormonal cravings.
I’m super psyched about my vacation that starts tomorrow at 3:30PM! I’m hoping that I’ll have so much to clean up tomorrow that it will make the day fly by. The hard part will be getting through my Visual Programming class tomorrow night. I managed to clean out the car when I got home from work, so all I’ll have to do tomorrow is finish packing. I’m going to get up with Cliff Friday morning and work out before Ashley gets here. We’re going to stop at the grocery on our way out of town to pick up some healthy road trip snacks. The next 10 days are going to be ridiculously tempting…two road trips and Thanksgiving…two of my worst enemies.
I’m determined to be prepared. Both hotels have gyms (and even better pools!!) and I’ve made up my mind that I AM NOT GOING TO EAT LIKE A PIG. However, I’m also not going to eat like a bird. The number 1 thing that I promised myself this time around is that I am not going to deprive myself of a good meal because, as I learned from Katie, I am not willing to give up to give up dinners with my friends for the rest of my life. I’m going to go out and make better decisions about what I eat. Looking at it that way makes me feel a lot more in control than if I said, “Meh, it’s just one weekend, it’s no big deal.” In the past when I’ve gone on trips like this I’ve used it as an excuse to eat with reckless abandon. This time, I’m going to show that food court who’s boss!
“If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you’ll get to where you want to be.”
~Eddie Van Halen