Sunday, December 26, 2010

That's it for the Banjo versus TV project!

It's time, my loyal readers (Hi Mom!), to end the Banjo versus TV project and to start a new banjo(ish)-related project in its place.

"Why?" I hear you ask, because you're kind of loud when you cry out in surprise.

Because TWINS! That's why.

From left to right: Baby B, J.R., Baby A

I've really enjoyed doing the Banjo versus TV project since I started it in 2008 as a new year's resolution. I have, since then and with only a short break, kept that resolution and have spent as much time on my banjo as I spent watching TV. It's been very, very good for my banjo playing.

But with the twins here, a few things are changing. For one, the redhead and I are determined not to have the TV on all the time as we're raising the twins. If I'm only going to watch a meager amount of TV, what's the point of matching that with a meager amount of banjo time?

Also, too: There's just not going to be a lot of time for blogging.

If I'm going to continue exploring the banjo — and I am — I'll need to try a different approach. An approach which will...

  • take into consideration the limited amount of time in a new father's schedule,
  • figure out how to integrate amateur banjodom and parenthood,
  • be a little more forgiving of delay than a track-my-time-really-carefully and blog-about-it-once-a-week project,
  • but still be fun.

So watch this space for my next project: New Daddy Banjo.
Cross-posted at J.R.'s Banjo Hangout blog

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Zuni Elf on the Shelf

The redhead and I were discussing how creepy Elf on the Shelf™ is, which led to me suggesting that we just get the Zuni doll from Trilogy of Terror and put an elf hat on it, which led to Photoshop, which led to this.

Zuni Elf on the Shelf