Acoustic Shield

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like having neighbors living above me, or under me. No matter how much everyone tries to be quiet, so as to not disturb the neighbors, we can, and do, hear each other walking around, and talking. I have put insulation in the ceilings and floors throughout the house, and carpeted the rooms, but we still hear each other! I decided to go to the musicans friend website and see if they sell any products that would help with this problem. I’m not sure that they have any products that can help me in this situation, but I did see some interesting things. For example they sell something that they call an “acoustic shield” that can be used as a music stand, but also doubles as a way to project the sound of the music towards the audience. This shield can also be used to deflect the loud music away from the musician for his/her protection! I think that is pretty neat, and I wonder how effectively it does what it is supposed to do!

Valentine’s Day

I thought it was rather outrageous that the stores raised the prices on Valentine’s Day gifts, cards, and candy the actual week of Valentine’s Day. It was as if the stores are taking advantage of the “last minute” folks who rush out to buy their stuff on Valentine’s Day itself.

I have to admit that I never saw such a huge crowd around the card section of the store today! I guess the folks at the store knew what they were doing by raising the prices for this week! I think that is predatory pricing, but who am I to judge?

Love to dance

ballet (free clip art)

ballet (free clip art)

I have always loved to take dance classes. I love to dance, but for some reason I’ve never been able to find a significant other that shares my love of dancing! So I try to satisfy my need to dance by taking classes. When Monica told me that she was starting to take ballet classes in los angeles I was so thrilled for her! I know that she has been wanting to get out of the house and get some good exercise, but hates the thought of going to any kind of exercise program at a gym. I loved to take ballet classes, and I know that it is great fun and exercise, too! I’m so happy for her!

A favorite memory

Hawaii (free clip art)

Hawaii (free clip art)

One of my favorite memories is of the time I went on a two-week vacation with my hubby back in 1984. We flew to Hawaii (first class!) and spent a week on two different islands. We really enjoyed visiting all of the local restaurants that were recommended by the local staff of the different hotels that we stayed in. It was nice going there and getting a feeling for “real life” there. Sure, all of the tourist traps and exotic Kona Coffee Shops were great too, but I really wanted to see below the trappings of the tourist industry.

One of the things that I really fell in love with was how friendly all of the people seemed to be. Not like on the mainland at all. If one day we were to come into a huge sum of money my fondest wish would be to move to Hawaii to live. It truly is my idea of paradise. Well, a girl can dream, can’t she?