Another thing I "always wanted to be" was a musician. I never got very serious about it (just taught myself a couple of songs on guitar), but it was always there in the back of my mind. Right now I have 1.9 days of music on my MP3 player (and on my phone--same music!), and I generally have ear buds in my ears almost every waking hour.
I was just thinking I might want to take up some sort of musical instrument--you know, something small and easy to handle. [Lil Sis has a hammered dulcimer (or is it hammer dulcimer, as I have seen it?), and I would love to hear her play it sometime.] Anyway, I was looking online for musical instruments and trying to decide which one I could defile the least. I had narrowed it down to either a ukulele or a mandolin when suddenly I realized I was listening to Tom Rush singing "Hobo Mandolin." I guess that's settled.
Wonder what a dulcimer and a mandolin sound like together.