Friday, April 10, 2009


I'm a failure. That's right, I'm a total and utter failure. I had one goal for this past year -- to learn how to play the harmonica. A couple weeks before I departed America, I went to Toys 'R Us with my sister. Why were we at Toys 'R Us? Want to guess? You'll never guess. My sister was "teething" and we bought her a baby's teething toy. Yeah, I kid you not. Some people think Obama is too young to be president, well he's got employees who are still using baby teething toys.

Anyway, while we were at Toys 'R Us we picked up a new Scrabble and a new RISK to play with my Dad as he recovered from heart surgery. While we were wondering around the aisles my eyes drifted to the music section. I saw a harmonica in a package that said, "Learn & Play Harmonica." Also written on the package was "Instructional Book. Learn Notes, Chords, Rhythms And Songs..." You might be asking how I know what exactly what written on the package. Well, I'll tell you: I'm looking at the package. Yeah, I haven't opened it. I've got less than a month to learn how to play...