Hey, all. It was an interesting week. A lot was going on and I had a lot to smile about. The weekend was seasonably cool, but sunny, so very nice. I spent a lot of time out doing things, from walks in the woods to the long, hilly version of my run. And there were other things.
I spent a good chunk of last week playing around with music. A few things – in late June I replaced my old music computer (Windows XP, over 12 years old!) and updated all of the other components, including the audio interface, which was well over 20 years old, and the software, which was last updated over a decade ago. Great, I was ready to do some recordings.
Only I didn’t.
So a few weeks back I picked up a new synthesizer. OK, I had to sit down and actually do a recording now!
So I did :)
It was fun since I was learning both a new instrument and an entirely new interface and way of recording. There were a few frustrating moments, but over all it was very positive. In fact, it was a joy to be able to record and not have my computer crash every few minutes, always at the worst possible time! Yeah, my old computer would crash randomly…. So there were many smiles. And I liked. I will place the video at the bottom of the post – I have put it up so many times now, I don’t want it here in the middle ;)
That was my smile for the week, recording with a totally new setup, from a new instrument, to new computer, peripherals and updated software.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile. (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).