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Fiddle4Fun won the CVN-500, here she tells us about herself.
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Fiddlerman
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May 10, 2012 - 6:58 am
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Howdy y’all!  As you’ve probably guessed, I am a Texan-- born and raised. I’ve just finished my first year working towards an MS in Mechanical Engineering.  It’s a bit of a change considering my undergraduate background is in psychology, biology, physics, and history!  (Yeah, I switched majors a few times.)

I have always enjoyed music.  When I was younger, my family would take trips to see different performances with my favorite being a trip to NYC to see John Williams conduct the New York Philharmonic.  We don’t really have time to travel anymore but we still try to go to the local symphony Pops concerts together on occasion.  Anyway, I figured that I might enjoy learning to play an instrument since I liked listening to them so much.  I picked the fiddle primarily because it is portable but also because it would give me a chance to play my great-great grandfather’s instrument.  Liking folk music probably didn’t hurt either.

It’s been a bit tough practicing the last couple of months since my four roommates and I are on completely opposite schedules and they can hear me even with a mute.  (We’re in a historic home with very thin walls and…

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NoirVelours
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May 10, 2012 - 9:05 am
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Thanks for telling us more about you F4Fun, that was funny with the dog and cat haha. I would say to hell with the roomates, they can give you 20 min practice with a mute geez! We have to stop backing off and start making arrangements! cheerleader

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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May 10, 2012 - 11:21 am
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Congratulations F4F!  Great vid, great prize!  Wonderful learning more about you too...smile

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May 10, 2012 - 2:17 pm
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Wonderful story of your fiddling, F4F!

 Thank You! coffee

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May 10, 2012 - 2:57 pm
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So THATS the person behind the ad. Many thanks for sharing.
Though you don't look like a Texan to me. Where's your big hat?

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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May 10, 2012 - 3:42 pm
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Congratulations to an honest player...

 

a well deserved reward for all your hard work. Nice vid... of course I DID vote for you and I'm not ashamed to admit that... after all, I'm a violin addict as well. LOL

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