Well my week end plans are shot. The weather man warned us that we were in for some snow, but since when have I ever listened to him? It has been snowing since the early morning hours and it is still coming down hard and it is past dinner time. We must have at least 6 inches by now. I went out and brushed off the car and the truck earlier, but now it is in need of another, oh well – there is always tomorrow. Nothing much else to do in this type of weather, sigh………………..No Comments »
The Toca Bongos from musicians friend that I ordered came in over the weekend. They have been a big hit here around the house. One of my favorite TV shows is The Big Bang Theory. I had to get a set of bongos when I saw the totally hilarious episode with Sheldon playing his bongos in the middle of the night, which drove Leonard totally whacked and even got the pretty blond neighbor (Penny) out of bed to see what all the noise was all about.
So far our bongos haven’t been keeping anyone awake at night, but I can tell you that during the day they are making music and providing a lot of entertainment around here.No Comments »
It is hard to believe that my kids are growing up so quickly and that the subject of college keeps popping up more and more, especially from our oldest daughter who is in the 10th grade this year. There is a lot of information being talked about at her school to the kids and I am starting to get more emails and snail mail regarding college and scholarships which I am finding to be a bit overwhelming to me. I never was encouraged to attend any type of college, anywhere back in my public school days that seem so long ago now.
Neither one of my parents attended college, heck my step-father dropped out of school in the 6th grade and did pretty well for himself, so he was never much into formal education for himself which unfortunately left the taste in his mouth that he passed on to our mother and all of us kids. None of us kids went to college after high school, although one of my sisters went back to school at night for years and years and now she is way too over qualified for all the jobs that she is applying for since her husband was in a car accident and now he can’t work.
Right before the accident my sister quit her job, now they are in a heck of mess with neither one of them working and she can’t find work because of all the hard work, time and money that she incurred by going back to school. What a mess that has turned out to be.
I have always encouraged my kids to do good with school and to consider going to college. There are tons of scholarships available for students that can make furthering your education an easier burden to carry. But I’m not pushing college on them or trying to shove it down their throats, thinking that we had plenty of time, but the clock keeps on ticking and the years go by quicker and quicker and all of a sudden they are in high school and we still have so much to do in order to prepare them for the world off and on campuses all over the world.
Thank goodness for the Internet which will make the whole task a bit easier to tackle, their are good websites out there all about scholarships and grants. And these scholarships and grants don’t have to be paid back like the student loans require you to do, which can keep you in debt for a very, very, long time.No Comments »
Any one who knows anything about playing music can appreciate what a good amp can do for you. So I thought that the rivera amp at Guitar Center would make a great high school graduation gift for my nephew. He has had a tough last couple of years with his parents splitting up and having to up and relocate, which made him have to finish his high school in a totally different state, leaving his friends and class mates that he grew up with. He even had to leave his buddies that had put together a pretty decent band.
The garage at the old house was a perfect place for these kids to meet and hang out. Most of that down time turned into time for playing music. A lot of his old friends keep in touch with him via text or Facebook, but we all know that things just don’t stay the same after you leave. We have been hoping and praying that he would make new friends at the new school but so far he has become what you would call a loner, which makes me sad. Hopefully this new amp will pick up his spirits some. I miss hearing him play.No Comments »
Being as I don’t own one of the really large TV screens, when I turned on the TV the other day to see the score and the time remaining of this year’s Super Bowl, I couldn’t read what the score was or what quarter the game was in. Thank goodness I just left the set on while I went in the kitchen to put some dishes away. When I came back into my room I found out that it was half time and I was just in time to watch Bruno Mars singing. Shortly after he was done performing it was time for the commercials.
Each year the commercials during the Super Bowl half time celebration are supossed to be a huge attraction. But this year I didn’t see anything worth bragging about and to tell you the truth I wasn’t all that amazed at Bruno Mar’s performance all thought the announcers were full of praise. I don’t know if I’m getting older and harder to amaze and/or entertain or what the deal is now.
How depressing, now there won’t be anything fun to talk about tomorrow at work when everyone will be talking about the Super Bowl, except maybe how it was the first Super Bowl to be held outside and that it was cold and rainy. My opinion, they get paid well enough to just ignore a bit of rain and they should be working so hard that the cold shouldn’t bother them, I mean it was even below freezing.No Comments »