AKG K2440 Headphones

July 16, 2014 by Dar

This year when my birthday rolls around I have an idea of what say to the people that ask me what I want as a birthday gift. Most years I tell them that I don’t really want or need anything and I usually get some type of bubble bath, body lotion, perfumed soaps and other personal care products that look pretty sitting on the shelves, unfortunately that is where they stay, gathering dust from just sitting around not being used.

This year I would like them to buy AKG K240 that I have been eyeballing for months. It’s a great deal at $99.95, with no shipping and handling charges to deal with. It is a bit more than the usual birthday gifts have been running, but it is something that I really want and would really enjoy and appreciate, now if only I can get others to get on board and agree with me.

studio headphones

AKG K240 Studio Headphones

Well Meaning Gifts

July 10, 2014 by Dar

It makes me very happy to have received a hand written thank-you card from my nephew in the mail box yesterday. He is very happy with the Genz Benz acoustic amp that we managed to get him for Christmas way back in December of last year. Better late than never I suppose. I have to admit that I do pretty well in picking out gifts that will mean something to the people who receive them. I can honestly say that I have never given anyone any bath soaps and lotions, nor any food of any type or a gift card, although I know gift cards are a great idea for gifts.

One Heck Of A Great Little Amp

July 8, 2014 by Dar

The Fourth of July celebration with the family went really well. The weather was a bit on the hot side, but at least it didn’t rain. The past couple of years it has rained so that the city firework display had to be cancelled which is always a big let down for the kids, both big and small.

Several family members brought their musical instruments which made for a really good time. It’s a good thing that the neighbors were all at the party so that they were enjoying the music as well. We have been blessed with the best neighbors ever since we have lived here. Having a grumpy neighbor can really make life miserable. Our neighbors Joan and John both play music as well. The great little amp that they just purchased last month came in handy and worked really well for such a small sized amp. Sometimes good things really do come in small packages.

We can only hope that next year will be as much as a success as this year. Guess time will tell.

tiny but mighty

Markbass Micromark 801 50W 1×8 Bass Combo Amp

A Starting Harmonica?

July 3, 2014 by Dar

I really didn’t know that there was even a “starting harmonica” on the market! But then I certainly know everything when it comes to today’s musical instruments. It’s just weird that coming from a very musical family that is still multiplying that I wouldn’t have at least heard about it or read about it online somewhere!

Be that as it may, I managed to find a great last minute deal with a starting harmonica so that I would have it in time to take over to my sister’s house for the “Family 4th of July Holiday Dinner”. This is the first year that my sister has hosted such a large friend and family gathering (we are expecting about 26 people) so I have been trying to help her with some of her personal 4th of July gift shopping errands. It’s been a blessing that we live so close together and are on good terms at the moment.

Japanese Animation

June 30, 2014 by Dar

My youngest has gotten into many things that I have absolutely no knowledge or background about. She has been reading and watching numerous Japanese animation books, TV shows, and movies. She has taken the time to show me one of the sites that she goes online for,  she showed me a page concerning Bleach Manga, who is character she has been following lately and I found quite interesting to read.

At least she is reading, it is a real challenge trying to get her to read just about everything. I don’t get it, hubby and I are both avid readers, while neither of our children want to pick up a book, except for the Japanese Animation books that are becoming more popular these days.

I went to the bookstore a few months back to see if they had any of these types of books that she is learning to enjoy, I was surprised at how many that they had. The young lady that was assisting me with locating them and then explaining them for me, told me that I was lucky that she was working the floor at that time because she was the only one in the whole store that read and knew anything about them. She was very friendly and helpful, I was certainly glad that she was working then also because I was way out of my field.