Pianos

When I was younger, I received my first piano from my Aunt. It was a simple old small Casio keyboard from the late 80s or early 90s. I thought I was so cool. I would learn to play simple songs on it and I just simply adored it. Any time we were over at her house, my brother and I would go play with it. It was so much fun. I wish I still had one that Monster could play with. I think he’d absolutely love it.

Daylight Savings Time

Oof. I think that Daylight Savings messed up my entire household. It’s funny how just one hour can completely throw you off. Gentleman and I are both more tired than usual and feel like we’re getting less sleep, even though it’s the same amount of hours. Monster’s been in a better mood though, which is a nice change! He’s doing great with the change. I just wish I could adjust as easily as he has!

Cubase 5

Has anybody purchased the best cubase 5? It appears to be a program that assists with audio editing. The reviews I’ve read are pretty good so far. The only big complaint I see is that you have to use an e-license dongle to run the program, which wastes a port on your PC. However, if you have a PC with enough extra ports then that shouldn’t be a really big problem for you. I guess that would depend on what kind of computer you have, really!

Haboob!

It’s that time of year again. We’ve been having some pretty nasty dust storms lately, but tonight we got our first official haboob. Oh boy was it nasty outside. As I’ve mentioned numerous times, I have a dust allergy. In my brilliance this evening, I opened the front door to see what it looked like. That was a smart move. I got hit smack in the face with a big gross dust wind. Yuck. I just wish it’d rain!

Audio Power Rack

Has anybody purchased an audio power rack from musicians friend? What exactly would one of these be used for? I read that the cube is designed to be put on a desktop or carried around if needed. I guess my question is: what would the benefits of being able to carry this around be? I think that if I were more of a musician, I would have some of the answers to these questions. Unfortunately, I’m just not very familiar.

Moon pies?

I must have led a sheltered life up north, because until I moved down to Texas I’d never heard of moon pies. For those not in the know, a moon pie is basically a marshmallow filling between two graham crackers and covered in chocolate. It’s really delicious! They even have banana flavored ones. I don’t know why they aren’t as popular up north, though. They’re really tasty!

USB Mixer

I’v never been able to play around with a behringer xenyx 1204usb usb mixer but looking at the pictures of it, it looks like fun. It looks like what they have in proper studios where they’re pushing some buttons up and some buttons down. Being in a recording studio would be so interesting to me, but I don’t think I’d get a lot of work done. I think I’d be too busy asking tons of questions about what all the different machines were for!

Healthcare

Until recently, I was one of the many uninsured Americans. I’m young, I worked full-time hours but I wasn’t considered full-time so I wasn’t offered healthcare coverage. A few months ago, I was bumped up to full-time and given health insurance! I am now happy to report for the first time in almost 5 years, I have health insurance, dental insurance and eye insurance. Unfortunately, because March and April are going to be so busy, I won’t be able to go get the check ups that I want to get until the end of April or early May, but I am so excited to finally have insurance!

Drum sets

If we didn’t live in an apartment complex, I would totally look for affordable drums for kids. I would probably have to wear earplugs every single day just to stop from going insane, but I think it’d be great for Monster to get started with musical instruments. I started in about 5th grade and played trumpet throughout middle school. I’d love to see him get into playing.

Favorite books?

I have been slowly making my way through the Game of Thrones series of books, but in between that I took some time to read The Fault In Our Stars and started on Looking for Alaska as well. John Green is a very eloquent writer and I am very pleased to read his books. His characters are so beautiful and touching and easy to relate to. That said, I recently purchased a Kindle and I’m looking forward to loading up the Kindle with all sorts of books that are outside of my norm. Anybody have recommendations?