Monday, October 19, 2009

Ambitious Beginnings

One aspect of myself I've known for a long time and one that has been reinforced by my recent foray into online dating is that I'm interested in many many things - some would say too many things. I think it's nice to have so many varied interests though. I think it keeps me interesting and engaged. However, the one problem I see is that I'm interested in everything1 and good at very few.

Lex and I've been mulling over the idea of taking an acting workshop. He and I both have a shared interest in live theater, have both participated in it in the very distant past, and both want to take it up again.

So this morning I put my fingers to the keyboard and started researching acting workshops/classes in the metro area. Turns out, all are in the middle of the fall class series2 and so it looks as though we're going to have to wait until January.

But! Once I realized we wouldn't be able to start with the acting right away, I decided to take a look at some of the other adult ed offerings around town in some of my other areas of interest. I found so many workshops and classes I want to take! It was quite difficult to narrow down what I'd like to do right now. But I did narrow it down and picked 4 workshops or class series I wanted to attend.

Here's what I chose and registered for:

1. Wine 101: How to Taste and Appreciate Wine3
2. Knife Skills: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques Used by Professional Chefs4
3. Beginning T'ai Chi (a 4-week series)
4. Migrating to Digital Photography: Conquer Your Camera (a 3-week series)5

Any of you locals wanting to join me, send me an e-mail and I'll send you the details.

Additionally though?

I've signed up to take private voice lessons at the Swallow Hill Julie Davis School of Music. How fun is THAT?

I start on Saturday. EEK! I hope I don't suck.

1: Except, as previously established, car mechanics and diapers.
2: Except one Meisner workshop up in Boulder and, well, I'm not ready for Meisner.
3: Oh I can taste and appreciate it just fine without a class. However, the description of the course says this: "There is a difference between objective quality and subjective enjoyment." Damn.
4: Because I can use a knife adequately but I want to know how to dice a tomato without mooshing it beyond all recognition. I even purchased a new knife in preparation for this class.

My new knives...they're Wusthof knives. w00t!

5. I'm hoping this will allow me to bring you a much more thorough pictorial documentation of my life. While the subject matter may consist only of boring pictures of my cat, my wine, my knitting, and my beautifully diced least they will be boring yet elegantly beautiful and perfectly centered photos.


jenni said...

I LOVE THIS POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You won't suck! How could you suck? And you'll only get better!

THIS POST ROCKS SO HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dayna said...

I love it that you have such a wide range of interests. Makes you a valuable resource :P
I totally miss Free U- classes here are $$$.

Just Jane said...

Dayna: The Free U is, I must agree, awesome. They have a class for just about everything. And for cheap!