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Momz Drumz
y mom isn't like most moms.

When I was a kid, one of the jobs she had was as a book-keeper for St. Catherine's College, a private, Catholic school in Washington Co. which offered associate's programs and basic college level education. While employed there, she took some courses. Years later, when I left home to go to the University of Kentucky, she decided that she wanted to finish doing something with her college education and enrolled at UK as well. She pursued a journalism degree while I was getting my English degree. At one point, we actually shared a class together. If memory serves me correctly, she graduated before I did.

One year for Christmas, she decided that she wanted to do something with all of her kids that was unique and a new experience for her. I was in my early 20's at the time, she in her 40's, and she decided that with me, she wanted to go to a local Laser Tag arena in Lexington and play laser-tag with me.

A couple of years ago, my mom decided that at the age of 56, she wanted to learn to play the drums. At first she started learning some basics with a practice pad from a couple of friends and family members who play. Soon, though, she began taking lessons and bought herself a drum kit. I happened to be home the week it arrived and I helped her assemble it in her living room.

Not long after she learned a little about playing, I took a short video of her rock'n out. It's been well over a year, and I'm sure she's gotten a lot better at it by now, but I wanted to share it with you.

My mom's a pretty amazing lady. She has a spirit that I not only envy, but I'm sure I inherited. I have this idea about going skydiving sometime in the near future, and whenever I mention it her eyes light-up a little bit. I'm not sure if/when I decide to do it she'll actually go, but it wouldn't surprise me if she did.

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I think I love your mom. :) I also think that's how my mom would be had she not married my dad, which is a sad thought, now that I think about it.

No, she's still a great and interesting person, but I think she holds back on a lot of things that my dad would consider abnormal. Like wearing stripey socks, which she loves.

I know exactly what you mean, unfortunately.

Sad thought that one person can completely alter another, huh? Curiously, since my little sister went off to college, Mom has been slowly shifting towards the good kind of crazy.

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