After watching another rerun with Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory play the bongo drums the other night, I found myself interested in finding some decent bongo drums for sale to have around the place to use for various reasons. I remember having a set of bongo drums in the basement of the house that I grew up in. We had some fun times banging away on those poor bongo drums.
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My best friend and I went totally ga ga over the book, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, way back in junior high school. We completely devoured that book in a matter of days, and were most pleased to find that in 8th grade English class that our favorite book was one of the required readings, which needed a book report done on completion. We knew we had it made it the shade for that one, and we did. I remember both of us teaming up together and getting an A+ on it. Easiest A+ ever!
It was most unfortunate that when the movie came out that we were not happy with it one bit, the actors that they had picked for the parts were all wrong and they left out so very much that was awesome in the book, but we watched it anyway, for what it was worth.
One of my favorite channels to watch is The Animal Planet. The show “Whale Wars” is most interesting and has brought a lot of attention to the problems that these whales are experiencing. It’s good to see people dedicate their time and their safety to these water creatures that have fascinated people for so long all over the world. Amazing what we can do if we pull together for a common cause such as this one.
My sister’s kids, ages 9, 7, and 5 years of age have been watching Clifford the Big Red Dog for many years. Clifford is a program I trust, and teaches them many valuable life-long lessons of importance. With personalities such as Clifford himself, to Jorge and Daffodil, Clifford the Big Red Dog is a fun and exciting educational cartoon series. The show is highly community-based, and one thing I have noticed from the kids’ viewing of the series is that they recognize public officials and know to trust them, as if the show ingrained in them a sense of security around them. I
have even heard the five year old exclaim to a police officer, “you wear a badge just like the one in Clifford.” The show itself teaches children to be not only active physically, but shows them the importance of taking a role in your community. It has shown them how various public servants perform on their jobs and given them a respect for these positions and why they are key to building strong communities.
To me, Clifford has become an invaluable educational tool, and it is quite fun for the children to watch and enjoy, and holds their attention well. Clifford the Big Red Dog is on multiple times throughout the day and evening, as we all have Satellite TV offers and can get it throughout the various networks that play the series.
I grew up listening to a wide variety of music that my parents listened to. I just love You Tube. I’ve found so many wonderful music videos to listen to and watch while I’m online. Check out this wonderful piece by Luciano, Pavarotti and Sting, it’s awesome and for some reason I just can’t get enough of it today!