I must be stoopid, because after I registered it took me ages to figure out how to start a post. But, finally, here I am. My name is Brooke. I live in Seattle Washington with my husband and 5 cats (4 too many, but I love all of them). I am am a beginning/intermediate musician. I am a percussionist but not rock. I play with an orchestra, but this is my first time. So I'm going to be asking lots of questions about music, as well as other stuff, of course. I'm glad I discovered this forum. I think I'll like it here -- except why doesn't it let words wrap at the end of a line?