When Carl told me that he was thinking about buying an acoustic guitar for his teenage son, so he could learn how to play (he is sharing the dream of becoming a professional musician – can you relate?) I thought I’d help him out by going online to do some research. Having heard so much from my friends about the guitar center, I typed into my web browser’s search engine “guitar center’s best electric guitar brands” and went to a site that showed so many results it would have taken hours to look at them all! I found an option to sort the results by price, and found that the cheapest guitar they had (at the moment) is a used guitar for less than $30! I suggested to Carl that he take a look for himself – I think he can probably afford to buy a starter guitar like that. What do you think?
Today, I got an email from a friend that was complaining about his taxes. It said: Why is it that the government gives you all these tax breaks if you have kids and if you are married. What about the rest of us, you know, the smart ones that aren’t married and don’t have kids? What about us. We deserve a huge reward from the Government because we aren’t draining the taxes like most people with kids especially. They get this help and that help and don’t pay crap in and yet get a huge check from good old Uncle Sam on my account!!!! Bull Puckey!!!! I don’t want to keep up someone else’s snot nosed brat.
Oh my goodness! Don’t hold back – tell me how you really feel! LOL!
With today being April Fools Day, I was wondering if I needed to be on guard for any pranks. I didn’t think that most of the people I work with and choose to be friends with are much into playing pranks. But I was wrong. One of my girlfriends called me with some news that surprised me and I totally fell for it. She told me that she had finally cut her waist length hair – and now has a very short pixie cut! Then she shouted, “April Fool’s!” Yeah, she got me!
I can remember the first time I went to see a concert and saw the musician play a mandolin. It was a Seals and Crofts concert, back in the early 1970’s. I’m not sure if it was 1971 or 1972, but a couple of friends took me to the concert, and I was so impressed with the beautiful sound coming from the instrument that one of them was playing. I asked my friend what the instrument was – it looked like a small guitar, but I was pretty sure it was not a ukelele. He told me that it was a mandolin. I don’t know if it was a gibson f5, like in the video I’m sharing in this post, but the sound was very sweet. I wish someone would wave a magic wand and “give” me those types of musical talents to play instruments without having to practice and rehearse!
Next week is the spring break for our schools. This is not true for every county, the breaks seems to be staggered throughout the month of March. Of course, we are accustomed to having spring break start the week before Easter, but since Easter is so very late this year, they can’t wait that long for the break. So ours is starting this Friday with just a half day of school and then all of next week the kids are off!