Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The eternal band geek

I'm such a band geek.

I played flute in school, and I LIVED. FOR. BAND. Seriously. Marching band, jazz band, symphonic band, orchestra, pep band, etc. I did it all, and I loved it. For a long time I actually planned on making music my career. In college I played with the Indianapolis Symphonic Band, but once I got engaged to Matt, my music interested waned. Now my flute sits in the closet in my craft room, and only gets played once or twice a year. I'm saddened when I think about all those years I spent practicing, learning, playing...only to have my talent put on a shelf now. I still get out my flute and play now and again, and I always promise that I'm going to pick it up again. Play at church. Join a community band. I have yet to do any of this though...Right now my band days are buried deep in my past.

Although I no longer play, my band geek-dom can't help but rear its pimply head from time to time! Now and again I jump into stories that begin, "This one time at band camp...", and I still enjoy and appreciate great music. Yesterday, I was reminded again of my geeky past when I couldn't resist these at my local Staples store:


I apologize for the blurry picture, but I think you can still make out what the picture is of...

That's right folks - I bought treble clef paper clips! I love them, and I don't care what you think. These little babies make my band geek/office supply-loving heart go pitter-pat. :)

Geeky as I may be, I still do love music, and I will ALWAYS. BE. A. BAND. GEEK.

3 comments:

Krista said...

You are such a nerd and that is why I love you. I am also a fellow band geek and I dabbled a bit in the piccolo as well...thank you.

Seth said...

Haha, so I bet you didn't expect me in the comments! I know it doesn't fit with the post, but I thought this would be the easiest way to get in touch with ya. Its Seth, and we've all been out of touch for such a long time! Its totally my fault, I know! I hope we can catch up soon, and hope you and Matt are doing great. I have a new email, sethtopper@yahoo.com so drop me a line and we can get in touch. Can't wait to hear from you both!

God Bless,

Seth

Kendrawolf said...

I was a bank geek too. Clarinet for me. I found your blog through your beautiful comment on "Playgroups are no Place for Children". Way to go!