Sunday, February 10, 2013
When You Throw a Request to the Universe, You Never Know What You're Gonna Get
So. I wanted a new hobby that I wouldn't have chosen myself. And I wanted more opportunities to shoot. New friends have provided versions of both. I easily learned the Morse Code written symbols as a joke, and didn't expect it to have any application other than a laugh, but have now been told in no uncertain terms that it is NOT the Morse Code if it's done on paper, it has to involve the audio signal. Fair enough, I responded (with my big mouth), so I'll learn that too. Friend lent me a keyer and sent me a bunch of study files, with instructions to (1) listen, (2) say each letter out loud and (3) write each letter down. He challenged me to have it under control in two weeks. After a day of study I am ready to SCREAM! This is super hard, my head is about ready to explode from all the 'dits' and 'dahs' I've stuffed inside. I am told that it will become second nature, but I suspect that's only if it doesn't cause a stroke first. This is definitely not the hobby I would have picked for myself, but I'm going to give it a good faith effort, if only for the sincerity of the teacher.