My Guitar For Christmas

It was either the Epiphone Hummingbird or the MF Martin guitar that I had my eyes on for Christmas this past year and since the Epiphone Hummingbird wasn’t available it came down to the MR Martin guitar that I was presented with on Christmas Day past. I have been trying my best to learn how to play the darned thing on my own, but I’m thinking that I really need some lessons to get me started.

There is a music store in town that offers guitar lessons and I found a coupon that I use for the first class that I won’t get charged for. So what the heck, I love free and if I don’t think these are lessons for me than I can always just – not go back. There are a ton of websites online that teach people how to play all kinds of musical instruments that I guess I can always check out.  But I believe I would do better with a real life teacher in the long run.

As much as I made of getting a guitar Christmas if I don’t learn how to play the darned thing I will never hear the end of it for years to come. Am now even considering purchasing one of the best capo that I have eyeballing online. A good deal for less than $20. Since I just got back my tax refund check I am able to pick up a few things here and there, but I have to try and stretch it out as long as possible, as I do each and every tax year.

Buy Gurkha Cigars and Accessories Online

Since I gave my brother a nice box of Gurkha Ancient Warrior cigars for Christmas, it seems to me that he should own a decent humidor to keep all of his nice cigars in. His birthday is coming up next month, the end of April and I’ve been scrambling trying to find a good gift for him so that I’m not caught empty-handed on his 40th birthday. So now I’m going to start looking, comparing and price some decent humidors. The same website where I buy gurkha cigars online has some good bargains on their humidors. They accept PayPal and have free Economy shipping, which works well for me right now.

My brother has been smoking cigars for as long as I can remember. He is quite a bit older than I am, being he is the oldest of 5 and me being the baby. I hear that our grandfather smoked a cigar and that it always impressed (for the lack of a better word) with the look and the smell and he has been smoking various types of cigars before he was old enough to drive and now he is turning 40 LOL. These are the times that I am glad I am the baby…

 

I Hate The Laundry

The house hold chore that I dread the most is doing the laundry, I wish that I could afford to buy a washer and dryer that would enable me to do my laundry at my convenience in my house and home, instead of lugging it to and from the laundry mat each week, as I have become accustomed to for these past several years.

I have shopped around from time to time, pricing and comparing washer and dryers but have not as of yet been able to put up enough money to actually purchase these wonderful time-saving appliances.

Maybe this year I will get a decent amount back from Uncle Sam from doing my taxes. I really need to buckle down and get all that paperwork together and start the painful process of getting my 2015 taxes filed. Thank goodness that my sister helps me with this task each year.

She has a great program on her computer that allows her to prepare up to 5 people’s personal and/or small businesses taxes. She has gotten real good at doing this type of tax preparation through out all the years. Considering that I’ve never be audited or had any problem with the IRS with any of the numerous numbers that have been entered, entered again and then for the 3rd and final time!

Uncle Sam's cut

That Time Of The Year

Old Rusty Lanyards

A buddy of mine came to visit a few weeks ago and we had planned to go out to the ocean and go fishing, water skiing and knee boarding. We were both so excited to spend some time away from home and have some fun, and go wild. We made a list of things we needed not just for the road trip but for the trip on the water as well.

It took a lot of thinking and gathering to get everything we needed but we did it. Before we knew it we were out on the open road on the way to the ocean front with my buddies boat hooked to the back of the truck ready to rock and roll on the water. When we finally got to the boat dock, my buddy noticed that his lanyards were old and rusty and needed replacing as soon as possible.

I searched Google through my phone to find a good deal on lanyards, and it didn’t take much time at all to come across a site that offers lanyard pins (as well as some decent looking and decently priced corner brackets that I have been wanting to replace my old selection that have been used up) at a great price, so I immediately ordered some for him without him knowing at the time. When it arrived shortly after, I wrapped them up as a gift, knowing his Birthday was in a few days, and gave them to him before he had left to go back home.

He was so happy to have them for his boat, I couldn’t be any more thrilled to know I helped my buddy out, when he least expected it. It might have been a small item, but its something he needed and the price wasn’t something I couldn’t ignore. And I’ve got a good supply of corner brackets at my disposal now, so when I go to reach for one or more there will actually be some to choose from.

Crumpled Maps

No matter how hard I try I still can’t seem to fold a map up correctly. I really thought it was just me that had issues with refolding these important pieces of paper that I keep in my glove compartment, but from what I understand there are a lot of people that have the same problem. I guess that is another reason GPS has become so handy, but I have never had much luck with any GPS system that I have laid my hands on, so I guess I will just have to deal with having a glove compartment filled with maps that are all bunched up, but still useable, and that is what is important after all.