Would this be good for a teenager?

When Shawna told me that her teenaged son Justin was interested in learning how to compose and mix his own music, using his computer, I was quite surprised! I had no idea that there would be any kind of software available for a regular computer that would allow a beginner to do things like that. Shawna told me that Justin was telling her that he might like to learn more about the sony acid music studio software, and see if that would be a good idea to get. I was trying to help out by finding some reviews on the product, but so far I haven’t seen any. So, if any of my readers out there have tried this, I’d like to know what you think – would this be a good program to buy for a teenager that is just starting out?

Spring ahead already?

I must be suffering from serious brain cramps. This morning I heard the news people on the Today Show talking about how Daylight Savings Time is going to start this Sunday, March 13th. For some reason I thought I was hearing things! Daylight savings time already? For some reason I was thinking that did not start this early in the year, that it was some time in April. Seems to me I remember several years ago “they” decided to slowly extend the amount of time that “is” daylight savings time, by starting it earlier and ending it later, but boy, did this creep up on me, or what? So I thought I was hearing things, and went to look at the calendar hanging on the wall. Sure enough, it is true, this Sunday it is!

I decided to go online and see when it started last year and found that it was early March then, too. And the year before that, and before that, and before that, and before that…… Now I am really concerned about my sanity! I guess some of my brain cells that stored that memory have died of old age, or neglect, one or the other! When did my life get so hectic that facts like these get shoved aside and forgotten?

Love and Chocolates


It’s really cool to have a holiday dedicated to love. So many other days are dedicated to births and deaths, but Valentine’s Day is dedicated to the love that makes it all happen. Even people who have been a long time married couple appreciate the excuse to express their love to each other. This is one of my favorite holidays – it is all things good: love, chocolates, red roses, lingerie, a nice dinner out at a restaurant. Good things!

Not just a website

Sometimes the Internet can be so seductive that we may forget that stores have a brick and mortar presences as well as a website. One great thing about having both is that people who may not know that a business like guitar center has a brick and mortar guitar center nj store can find out that they have one by visiting their website first.

Lunch with Sherri

This morning I got a nice surprise phone call from my friend, Sherri. She wanted to know if I could get away for lunch. Of course I said yes!

We met at Famous Dave’s Barbecue and had a great visit. We have been friends for a very long time but lately we have neglected to get together for quality face time. Sending jokes via email is not enough to keep a good friendship going!

Sherri got rid of her glasses since I last saw her and is using contact lenses again. I think she looks great without the glasses and one of these days I might do the same thing. Sherri says that the cost of contacts is so low now that it is actually cheaper than paying for new eyeglasses!