If I have any options to review a product and/or service, you can bet that I will be utilizing every type(s) that I can get my hands on. It’s a whole new world out there. It’s amazing to think that we managed to live our lives without computers. At some point in the late 80’s we have become more and more reliant on what used to be referred to as the World Wide Web. I mean when is the last time you have even heard the words World Wide Web?
With all that the Internet has to offer almost all of us in the 21st century, it still surprises me that there are still some of our senior citizens who are bucking, kicking and screaming all the way to any computer who just can’t wrap their heads around even some of the most basic functions, even explaining all that they are missing by not using e-mail can’t entice some people to get on board.
My grandmother was a bit slow at getting used to the whole computer concept, but it didn’t take long once she starting realizing how useful it can be. One of the advantage that came into play during the holiday gift buying season. She actually took her time and checked out different acoustic guitars that she found at one of the major music websites that have just about anything that is musically related. It seems that a friend and neighbor told her about Musician’s Friend, which Grandma felt safe enough to go online, find a particular buying guide and actually ordered a wonderful guitar at a great price. Free shipping is always a plus when ordering anything online.
Last year was such a great holiday season for the family. I can only pray that this year works out just as well. The Martin guitar that I got for my kid sister was such a big hit with her. I am not sure what I could possibly get her this year that will thrill and delight her just as much. But I know that her expectations are high and I don’t want to disappoint her. She deserves the best of everything.
I have been thinking that she might like a gift card so that she can buy some type of accessory for her guitar. Maybe a new travel case, or a Capon, or possibly some type of a new special effects item . Part of me thinks that boss me50 Gift cards are a great option. But honestly, a gift card does not give you the thrill of opening a present and holding something fabulous in your hands right then and there.
If it was up to me, I would give everyone a gift card and be done with it all with one full swoop. But for my kid sister, I’ll make an extra effort.
To be perfectly honest, I had absolutely no idea what any of the Luna Guitars were, much less – where to find a good one at a decent price. I am glad I discovered the WWBW’s website, which gave me many options and ideas to toss around before making a final decision. I mean really it’s already December for heaven’s sake. Christmas seems so far in the distant that I just can’t seem to get into the mood of thinking of anything that goes along with the holiday season, but I am a procrastinator.
I think if my two sisters pitch in as well we can purchase an affordable Luna Guitar much like the one below for Jason for his birthday, which unfortunately falls on Christmas Eve. Poor kid gets robbed of his birthday every year no matter how hard anyone tries. He is a good kid and we want to make sure he gets a good gift this year. Being 13 is hard enough.
This is our song. It is almost exactly what I said to him all those years ago. I was amazed when I heard this the first time. I couldn’t believe that someone had written a song so close to what happened with us. It’s heartening to know that I am not the only one with this scenario.
Although it is still summer, I can’t help but think about how winter is right around the corner and all of the things that come along with the winter months. I am not a fan of winter. The cold, the snow, the icy roads and then of course there is always all of the holidays that come along with winter. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
Now is a good time to start thinking of who I am going to feel obligated to purchase Christmas presents for and how much money I plan on spending on it all. I am going to start now. There are a lot if things on sale right now because stores are trying to get rid of their summer stock and make way for items that are needed for back to school and for the cold weather that we all have to prepare for.
Last year I managed to purchase every single gift online. I got a lot of my shopping done at musiciansfriends website since so many of my friends and family are into playing music. I didn’t have to actually go to any of the old brick and mortar stores, except for the food items that I needed for the various family holiday dinners. I would love to be able to brag about doing the exact some thing about for this year’s celebrations.
Woo hoo! ZZ Top is coming to concert! I can’t wait. I have always wanted to see them in concert and now I have my chance finally. I love their music and really grew up with it like most people my age. This is going to be so much fun!
Couldn’t help playing a little bit of relaxing music while I sit here working. Otis Redding was an awesome musician. I have always loved this song in particular. Every so often I just have to play a little blues to wind down. It also helps me concentrate when I have a lot of writing to do as well.
Today I visited a beauty supply store and as I walked in the door I saw a huge display of Katie Perry nail polish. I was surprised mostly because of the life size display of her body. It looked very tacky. Apparently she has released an entire line of new nail polish colors. They range from pink to metallic. There is one in particular that I was quite fond of.
There is one color called “shattered.” It was really cool. What happens is after you put a coat of any color nail polish on your nails and let it dry you then brush a coat of this color over it. The color of this polish is black but the special feature is what happens magically after you put it on. The black polish actually produces an automatic “shattered” look over each nail, so that your base color peaks through the shattered pieces. The only problem was that that wanted like 10 dollars for it and personally, I didn’t love it that much!
It would have been a lot easier for me to understand what exactly it is that my niece Alice is wanting for her birthday if the email had said “a mouth piece for her saxophone”, instead of “a Vandoren Optimum Series Saxophone Ligature” which are the exact words that my sister wrote. I had asked her what her daughter Alice would want and appreciate for her 13th birthday that is coming up in the middle of July. Thirteen is a very hard age to buy for girls or boys.
There is such a big difference between the way that my sister and I communicate with the world. I am a whole lot more kicked back and straight forward, while she has a much larger vocabulary and has a blog that she has been working on since forever. Just by looking at her blog and then mine you wouldn’t even believe that we are related, much less know each other.
Anyway, back to the vandoren optimum sax. I found one online at the website. Now is a great time to get deals. Memorial Day is a heck of a holiday for consumers so I might as well jump on the bandwagon and save some hard earned $$$ as well.
Today I was switching through television channels looking to just kill some time and landed on Judge Judy. I normally am not a fan of the Judge Judy show but today I was feeling like watching some drama. Usually watching a drama type show can make me feel like my life is going pretty good.
One of the cases that was presented today in front of Judge Judy was the case of two best friend’s who drank too much and one of the friends threw a glass at the other busting a couple of his teeth including his two front teeth. Judge Judy handled the case very well. She said a few funny things to the two young gentlemen. The plaintiff was asking for $5,000 for the repairs he is going to need on his teeth.
The defendant claims that they were all drunk and his friend was dancing on a picnic table when he threw the glass. The defendant claims he was not aiming for his friend and thought that his friend was actually going to catch the glass but he didn’t. The defendant had to pay a $500 fine and thought that that fine was enough.
Of course Judge Judy disagreed and state to the defendant that balls are meant for throwing, not glasses. This was not before telling the plaintiff he has a drinking problem and his physical appearance shows it. She stated that he ought to just image what he will look like at age 50 if at age 25 he looks like he has a drinking problem. That was a valid point Judge Judge.