There’s a kid in our neighborhood that goes around and mows just about everyone’s yard for them. This kid works all the time. I thought he was saving for a car since he’s only 15 but I’m not so sure now. I was coming home from work last Friday and heard this awesome music coming from his house.
I thought he just had his stereo cranked up and honestly thought he was going to be in major trouble when his parents got home. How wrong I was! I went in my house, changed into my jeans and headed back out. As I passed his house again, the garage door was open this time and he and some friends were in there jamming.
This kid had a band and man they were pretty darn good. I pulled over to listen for a while but decided to get out and let the kids know how much I enjoyed their music. This kid had been working to get alesis mixers at Guitar Center. No wonder they sounded so good. One things for sure, if they keep working like they are at mowing yards and buying quality equipment, these kids will go far because they are just flat-out good.
This weekend I am heading out-of-state to my kid sister’s house, which is just over the state line actually. But it is still taking me out of my home state and is usually a five and a 1/2 hour drive to get there. It is a trip that is long over due and I’m getting excited seeing her, her husband and their 3 sons.
If the weather is nice, and it is supposed to be a good one, I am sure we will be spending a good amount of time outside enjoying their spectacular backyard that they have worked so hard on since moving there 6 years. I’m sure the boys would rather be outside since we all have been cooped up all winter long. They have all ready been grilling and eating on the patio for the last couple of weeks. Her husband is a good cook, especially outside on the grill.
The playsets virginia beach have arrived that they ordered online so I’m sure I’ll be helping them get assembled and ready to use by the boys and their friends. So it will be a good productive visit and I’ll be properly fed and entertained. Let’s hope the weatherman’s forecast will be accurate and let the games begin.
1856-1939 – The Creator and Founder of Psychoanalysis – He was afraid of trains and hated music. But he loved cigars and smoked twenty or more a day. Once when angry with his parents, he walked into their room and urinated on the floor. He spent his 24th birthday in jail for being AWOL from his Austrian Army unit.
The reason I know this is that my grandfather was a great story-teller and always enjoyed a nice la flor dominicana cigar every now and then. This is a story that I had heard on numerous occasions while he was still alive. What I would give to hear him tell that story again.
Tomorrow is the 20th year anniversary of his passing and he is heavy on my mind these past couple of days. I think that I will buy myself a nice la flor dominicana cigar tomorrow in his memory.
The radio show that I used to produce is still on the air. Legally Speaking is broadcast live every Saturday night on WLAC 1510 AM, from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.
The attorney who I worked with the most and became good friends with was the anchor and show host, but he left the show a few years ago and I left shortly right after. I still like the other guys, but the show is just not the same without the anchor.
They changed the format slightly – each of the lawyers on the show plays an instrument and sings old country songs as the show cuts to commercial or comes back from station breaks. They aren’t exactly great musicians, but I think it helps make these guys seem a little more human and approachable to listen to them sings and play guitar for a few minutes every hour. As I said they aren’t exactly great musicians but thank the good lord that they have enough talent not to chase away their listeners. They really took a chance with that path.
Even though I don’t work with them any more, I try to listen to the show if I’m home on a Saturday night and think to tune in the radio to their show. I always learn something new about the law and the legal system and it’s good to hear familiar voices, too.
It is hard to believe that the month of March is quickly approaching us. March is a busy month, besides the beginning of spring and all that goes along with that. If the groundhog was right we are to expect an early spring which I don’t know of anyone that isn’t happy to hear that.
The month of March brings a ton of birthdays to friends and family. I always know that I will be broke in the month March because of all the birthdays. And I’m still trying to recover from Christmas just a few months ago. Right now I am looking at various electric guitars for sale online to give to my nephew on Easter which is in March this year, along with Daylight Savings Time, Saint Patrick’s Day and if I remember correctly Palm Sunday.
I will be seeing my nephew at the family Easter dinner and since I didn’t get to hook up with him over the Christmas holiday season I figured I’d make it up to him on Easter. He is a good kid, the oldest and the one that seems like he just might make a contribution in this world some day. Guess he is really my favorite. I was there when he was born and baby sat him up until they up and moved away to Colorado a few years ago. It will be good to see them all again. I will pull him aside of course and present him with it in private, so as not to draw a lot of attention from all the others that will be there that day.