Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happy Fieldmice Day!

We aren't big on holidays at my house. We do a Thanksgiving meal because food, and we do Christmas because we like it. But really, that's it. We aren't religious, so we don't do any other religion-based observances. We basically skip birthdays and Mother's Day and Father's Day. So, a few years ago, I decided to declare May 21 as my holiday-- a day to reflect and celebrate.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Thank Goodness For YouTube

I have almost no musical ability. I took piano for a few years and played clarinet in band, but I was never good at either one. And I can sing about 3 notes. My brother got all of that. He taught himself guitar, had a rather successful high school garage band, and wins karaoke contests even now.

But I was devoted to music. I had a huge cassette collection with the brief-case style carrier that went with me everywhere. I was a champion at recording songs on the radio- it takes patience, like fishing, to catch that sought after song and hit the right combination of buttons at just the precise moment!

And then I listened over and over, trying to figure out the words, writing them down. Life before Goggle! Kids today don't know the hours of frustration fun they're missing!

I still have all those tapes, scattered in boxes here and there, although I doubt they play. Every now and again, I pull one out and give it a try. There is still that occasional gem--but most just squeal and get tossed in the trash. I hope the shelf-life on CDs is longer!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

After The Rain

Oh, my, did it ever rain. I heard that 11 inches was the average for the area, with more possibly coming during the middle of the week. But in the meantime, everything is very green and the flowers are blooming.