My best geeky guy friend woke me up one weekend morning and twas so early to ask if I have seen it already. Seen what I responded sleepily and with half-closed eyes and brain I think. He rambled on excitedly so I thought he won the lottery or something that when he finally said that he was pertaining to new cnc machinery for sale that he saw on newspaper I sighed inwardly and pretended to sound happy for him though I don’t know what the machine actually does. I begged for him to let me go back to sleep and after lunch I promised to accompany him buy the cause of his joy. I would never ever understand the relationship men have with machines. But I guess the feeling is just mutual because they would never ever comprehend too our obsession with make-up.
I am an online shopper. I would rather spend hours in front of laptop buying stuff than hours on the mall walking and hopping from one shop to another. I maybe a shopaholic but I hate crowd and long lines that why I would rather do my shopping in the comforts of my own home. Yesterday I saw these G-shock watches that are soooooooooo gorgeous and I want them so bad. But since I’m on my self-imposed rule of no buying for February I let it go. You have no idea how hard that was for me. In fact, I had a fitful sleep because of that. I don’t know how long I’m I going to keep up with this but I really plan to do this for quite a while in order to save for the rainy days.
I used to love guitars well I still do but since I never really had the chance to learn playing it my love for it quite dwindled down. I wanted to be a rock star when I was still in junior high but of course my parents were against it coz they wanted me to finish school more than anything else in this world. I do love my parents for forbidding me to be in the band coz all my former classmates who defied their parents and still went on forming a band are all undergraduates and don’t have decent jobs. But every time I see a guitar like this one time that I saw a drool worthy fender mandocaster at musicians friend, I walked down memory lane for a while and imagined myself what if I became a famous rock star. But then again when I look at my husband and my daughter and the life that I have now, Nah! I may not be a rock star but in my little family’s eyes I am a star in my own right and that suffices.
It’s one of my closest friends here in the office birthday tomorrow. She’ll be turning 23 years old. Yup, she’s that young while I’ll be turning 36 this April. We’ve got a 13 years age gap but we get along really well. She’s like a friend and also daughter rolled into one. I am particularly proud of this friend of mine coz at such a young age, she already knows what she wants in life. Last December she set a goal of having nady microphones at guitar center for her birthday. So what she did, she printed a picture of it and posted it on her cubicle and made it an inspiration for her to save up for it. So every time she gets tempted to spend on something else she just looks at it and her desire to buy fades. So tomorrow on her special day, she finally has enough money to buy her dream microphone. I wish I have the same discipline as hers.
When I was still in high school, I have a musician friend who plays the piano very well. Every break time or when classes were over, we would all flock to her house and she would sit in front of the instrument and pull out her piano books at musicians friend and would just play to her heart’s content. And we would just stare and listen with so much admiration to her pieces. She’s in the States now and after that I have not had a friend who plays the piano that well again. I do miss her.
My colleagues turned friends have a rock band and they write their own songs. These are bunch of extremely talented kids and I just love their songs including the beat, the message, tempo and everything about it. When you listen to it you wouldn’t think that these were written by kids. By kids I mean almost fresh graduates. I am the oldest in our team in the office that’s why to me all of them are even my boss who is 7 years my junior. Anyway, I just hope that someday they’d get airplay on all of their songs but for now I have suggested for them to try tune core at musicians friend and pray that one day they get that lucky break.
Times have really changed. There used to be just one type of headphone while I was growing up or maybe it’s just me. I’m no technophobe but I won’t call myself a techno savvy as well. I overheard my nephew talking to his girlfriend on the phone and I gathered that from their convo, she might have asked how he was doing and he answered “Chillin’ like a villain while listenin’ with my great beyerdynamic headphones.” And I was like “What kind of language is that and beyer what?” And he chuckled. He must have heard me.
Since my nephew’s little sister decided to follow in his footsteps and wants to be a musician as well. I now know what to get her for Christmas. Her Dad bought her a shiny new red guitar and I am going to pair it with a fender strap leather. I hope they have it pink because that is her favorite color.
As a gift to my friend’s Alternative rock band’s launching, I got him and his band mates clayton guitar picks at musicians friend. I did not give it yet. I plan to do so on the night of their gig before the show starts. It will be sort of their lucky charms. I’m sure they’ll be great and the crowd will love them.
It’s that time of the year again when wind blows a lot chillier and people are seen bundling up and wearing warmer clothes. In just exactly 57 days from now my favorite season of all time will finally come, CHRISTMAS! Actually, I have started my Christmas shopping as early as September tee-hee that’s how much I love this holiday. For my beloved parents, I bought them heated seat covers online and just waiting for it to be delivered to my home so I could start wrapping it already. Next in my list are my parent-in-laws, maybe I should get them the same present I got for my parents huh?