My mom plays the piano really well. Her mom, my grandma, always told her if she played the piano she would be popular at parties. When I was younger- like 6 or 7- my parents signed me up to take piano lessons. I think it was more because my older sister was taking lessons so I took lessons too. Much like gymnastics- my older sister took gymnastics so I did too- but was obviously too young to do anything more than somersaults. Anyway... getting off the subject. I took piano lessons and hated it about 96% of the time. I wanted to be able to play without the hard work. I was told you had to work hard to play well which now I know it's a load of crap if you're blessed with a gift like my husband who can literally hear a song on the radio and walk over to the piano and play it beautifully by ear. Yeah- he sucks. (But go buy his cd...) Anyway... wasn't digging all the practicing and quite frankly I never saw myself as a piano player although an electric keyboard may have made me like it more. ;) So, a couple of years into it I quit. I guess I will never be "popular at parties." Bummer. It's ok though because I heard my mom tell others that she knew that my brother and younger sister had "IT"- the gift of music- and that I didn't. No worries- it didn't hurt my feeling because I kinda already knew this because a couple of years after quitting piano I tried the guitar. That lasted approximately 2 months. You know why? Because I had an accoustic guitar and I thought that was so uncool. I wanted an electric. Hey- I was in 5th grade, what do you expect? That fact that I didn't have an electric guitar wasn't the only reason. I just don't have the patience to suck. I just wanna be good. Period. And I wasn't. Period.
So, here I am, 33 years old and I still can't play a musical instrument. I don't play the trumpet, the acordian, the sax... nada. My dream instrument would be to play the drums. I wanna be Watts from "Some Kind of Wonderful." Or maybe just hook up with a drummer. Well, not NOW obviously... I love my hot man. But back in the day a drummer would've been awesome- Tommy Lee, Matt Sorum, "How you doin'?" Lars Ulrich... um, yuck. But now I am waaaaaaaaaay off the subject. Basically this big, long post is to say I can't play a musical instrument, wish I could and if I did it'd be the drums. Or a drum-mer.
Do you play a musical instrument? If so, what? Or if no, do you wish you played one in particular?