So my aunt Gina (who I made the purse for in January) used to play the accordion. I always thought that was cool growing up, but I have ALWAYS been a violinist. I HAD to take class piano in college for my music ed degree and I passed my finals due to the grace of God and TA’s that were very generous. During my sophomore year, I had a really difficult living situation. That was the year that I really discovered polka. You can’t listen to polka and be upset for too long. Seriously. Ever. It’s impossible. And if you can, you have a black black heart. So sometime maybe a year ago I decided–hey, I have some reasonable piano skills and I have an extra violin that I’ve needed to sell, so why not sell that and buy an accordion? Well, Sunday, I finally found one through the beauty of Craigslist. It’s awesome. It’s good for me to have a different musical outlet besides my violin. I think sometimes I get bogged down with perfection when it comes to playing my violin and I forget about the sheer joy of playing. So someday when I figure out all these crazy buttons, I’ll play polkas myself when I’m feeling blue and I’ll brighten people’s days.