Every now and then I like to go to the musicians friend scratch and dent web page and see what they have on clearance. Near the top of that page there is usually a link that they have named “Stupid Deal of the Day” where they have a product for sale that is marked down even more than they would have normally marked down. I’ve noticed that on their website they will list the MSRP, and then their regular price, and then their “Sale” or “Clearance” price is listed. I like to check out what their Stupid Deal of the Day is, just to see if there is anything really awesome that I might want to mention to one of my musician friends.
As Independence Day approaches, I find myself driving past a lot of fireworks stands. This always amazes me because I was under the impression that fireworks are illegal. Is it possible that they are legal to sell, just not legal to shoot them off? What kind of logic lies behind that premise? I’m always tempted to stop in and buy some fireworks. I enjoy shooting them off after dark at my place. My wife gets very nervous that I’m going to hurt myself, or set the woods or house on fire, but so far that hasn’t happened. I can tell every year that she is just waiting for something bad to happen so she can say “I told you so!”
I haven’t bought any fireworks yet this year, but the temptation grows ever stronger as the day approaches!
Father’s Day is coming, and I’ve been trying to figure out what to give Dad for a great father’s day gift. I think I’ve finally found the perfect answer! He loves looking at photographs of how he looked when he was younger; especially photographs of him with Mom. There is a great photograph of the two of them that I think I will borrow and have it turned into a great oil painting. Well, not the photograph itself, just have an oil painting rendered from the photograph. I think that doing this will make all of his previous fathers day gifts pale in comparison!
When we were thinking about buying a music stand for Todd to use at home when he was practicing his sax, his music teacher recommended that we consider buying a hercules music stand. He said that they tended to be a little bit pricey, but that they are extremely stable and sturdy, and with the rambunctious pets and people we have in this house, that is a major consideration! Sure, we could probably buy one for less money, but we are sure it will be knocked over from time to time, and we need one that won’t fall over and break easily!
Today is Mother’s Day. I called my mother to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day, and she was glad to hear from me. She was spending the day with my daughter and her sister, and planning on having a good day. I felt badly that she had not yet received the card that I sent her, but things have been hectic around here lately and I just lost track of time. We had my mother-in-law come over for lunch in honor of Mother’s Day, and several of my wife’s siblings came over as well. One of them came over on his motorcycle, and we spent some time taking pictures of our bikes and took some of the folks for a ride on our bikes. One of the brothers came over with his wife and that was a mistake – the wife and my mother-in-law had been having some communication problems over the past couple of months and so there was a big family spat that erupted. My poor wife – she tries so hard to accommodate everyone and keep everyone happy, but there is always at least one of her family members that has some kind of axe to grind and all of my wife’s efforts seem to go up in flames.
I hope that everyone ELSE had a good Mother’s Day!