Hot Diggety Dog!
This old dog's fixin' to learn some new tricks!
What's that thing, you ask?
Well let me tell you. That there is a brand spanking new Deering Goodtime clawhammer banjo, and it's mine all mine!
Now there's just the little issue of...well...I don't know the first darned thing about how to operate a banjo. Hell, I'm half afraid to take it out of the bag. I honest to God don't even know how to hold it.
So for now, I open the case, pluck the strings one at a time and giggle like a schoolgirl at the beautiful, bright sound.
I'm so excited. I own a banjo!
The way I figure it, I'll just do what I've always done when I'm in a bit over my head: Google it.
"How to hold a clawhammer banjo." I'm sure somebody knows.
Hey, don't laugh. Google taught me how to field dress a deer one time when I went deer hunting and shot a deer and then was standing there over the deer thinking "now what the hell do I do with this dead deer?!?"
Fixed the brakes on the minivan too. Did I die in a crash? Well...not yet anyway.
I own a banjo!
Plus...now when all of you get those desperate, urgent Facebook posts asking "Hey I really, really need a banjo on Thursday...does anyone know who I can borrow one from??" you can say "Why yes...yes I do, in fact!"
Because I own a banjo!
HooWEE! What a day!