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Thomas the Train

What is it about the Thomas the Train movies that grabs the attention of kids everywhere? They are nothing more than a man reading a story book out loud, like any parent reads a bedtime story. And they are in British words and phrases, easy enough for an American to understand, but obviously different from what the kids here are used to hearing.

My grandson absolutely loves anything that has to do with Thomas the Train. I can send him any present – a book, a new train, a sticker book – that has Thomas on it and he loves it. I even found a website for him to play Thomas games and watch short Thomas the Train videos on the internet when he comes for a visit.

 

Thomas

The Portable Keyboard Section

Being able to transport “equipment has always been a challenge in so many businesses. The good news is that so much of today’s equipment has been made with that in mind so we are seeing so many things getting smaller and smaller, which generally makes it easier to pack, store and transport.

Funny how the first cell phones started out being so large and cumbersome, actually they started out as being what we call “mobile phones” that people bought so that they could make and receive phone calls while being in their vehicle. It took a good long while for them to evolve into what we now call “cell phone” that people can carry with them virtually anywhere they want and/or need as long as they have a signal.

The size of these phones got smaller and smaller, but now a days we are seeing them get bigger and bigger, I guess they need to be bigger in order to do all the things that we now need and use them for.

Keyboards are a good example of how a smaller version plays an important role for folks in need of a portable digital piano, Ever since D.J.s have taken over in so many venues that used to hire live bands, it is a real treat to see a live show and one can only imagine how long it takes these bands to pack up all of their equipment and transport everything needed to perform.

I was looking online to see the keyboards that are being used these days. I have to say that I was impressed with the variety of keyboards on the market these days and how there is a wide range of prices being asked for them. I miss seeing live bands. I remember good times a plenty back in the day when they would hold “Battle of the Bands” which caused the place to rock until the wee hours of the night.

While looking around at the various keyboards I also managed to come across a couple of great deals for a sweat looking laney ironheart tube guitar amp. It’s currently going for $849. I’ve been waiting for it to get below $750. Guess I’ll keep looking and waiting. At least going online is easier than jumping around all the various brick and mortar music stores.

A Depressing Job

An interesting insight of a Chinese Food Delivery person.

“Delivering Chinese Food all day can be pressing. Like when People yell out “Food’s here!” as if they have a family, but I know that they are alone.”

chinese food delivery

Anybody Home?

Looking Forward To Fun In The Sun

Orlando has a lot more to offer besides Disney. Now that I’ve made up my mind to stay and spend a day or two in the area, I’ll check out what’s new at Sea World and Universal.

Years ago I took the kids to Disney and we stayed at my mother’s condo in New Rehobeth Beach. She doesn’t have that condo anymore, but it sure brings back memories. We used to go to see the mermaids at Weeki Wachi Springs, and one time I took the kids to a little fishing village on the Gulf Coast that harvests natural sponges.

Wow – was that really over 20 years ago? I wonder if the boys ever think about those trips?Â

 

Sunbathing

 

OMG – What About His Car?

Here I was thinking we have a good plan for helping to get my son moved back East from Vegas, and then it occurred to me – what about getting his car back here? I have zero interest in driving all the way from Vegas to Atlanta, or even Vegas to my own home. It’s a 4 hour plane ride – just imagine how long a drive that will be!

When I had moved out to California, I just left my car behind and got a new one out there. I don’t know if that’s an option in this case – I think he has a relatively new car and wants to keep it.

I checked out a few things on the internet and found a company that handles car shipping. According to their website, NationalAutoShipping dot com, it sounds like they go to great lengths for security – my biggest concern, and they are bonded and insured. The website is short and to the point, so you don’t waste time reading and clicking through a lot of stuff to get to what you want. The best part is that there is a link to a free quote, either online or by phone using a toll free number.

This might be the best way to handle the car issue. We’ll have to talk tomorrow and see what he thinks.