Crazy Heart

While visiting at my folks the other evening, I found a copy of the book, Crazy Heart, on the bookshelf in my brother’s room. I asked if I could borrow it and he said to take it and pass it on.

I watched the movie with the same title when it came out last year. I thought the movie was outstanding and Jeff Bridges made the main character totally believable.I know a little about the music business, as my dad was a musician and we always had a house full of band members, singers and other entertainers coming into the house carrying their instruments in their nice utility case and boxes of all shapes and sizes.

It will be hard to read the book without picturing Jeff Bridges as the main character. But maybe that’s a good thing. I think it helps to vividly picture the characters while you read.

So far the book seems to be following the movie pretty closely. I just got into it last night for a couple of chapters. I plan to read the book and then re-watch the movie to compare the two.

A central location

One of the most central locations in our house besides the kitchen is our backyard. It seems that everyone in the family gravitates to it. We like to spend our time cooking out or playing a game of horseshoes. Sometimes we just throw the ball around. Anyway, we also spend a lot of time gardening. It can be hard work, but we think it’s worth it. Keeping the plants separated can be a chore, but thanks to our fiberglass planters, it’s been easier than we thought.

The planters are nice because there are many different styles and sizes. For example, we use one fiberglass planter to hold our azaleas and a completely different fiber glass planter to hold our daisies. That makes it easy to take care of each plant individually. We can concentrate on other things rather than worrying about which plant to water when.

The other nice thing about the planters is that they are durable. Because of the material that fiber glass planters are made of, they tend to last a long time and keep their color. They are also tough in case a stray ball or two hits them. Our backyard is has a lot going on in it and having the planters helps keep it organized. We love our backyard and I’m sure it will be a central location for us for a long time.

The 4th of July is here!

One of the best holidays is the 4th of July. I like to spend the day cooking up the hamburgers and hotdogs in the backyard with the family. It’s always a great day and I really enjoy spending time with the kids. The best part is that it’s topped off with fireworks at night!

I love to see the big show and we go every year. I never tire of seeing the big displays and loud bangs. I am looking forward to celebrating our countries independence with my family and friends. I hope I’ll be able to see some of you at the big show!!

Girls and Games

The invention of the internet is one of the most important of our lifetimes. It allows us to access all kinds of information in just a few clicks. It helps us do our jobs, do our schoolwork, and look up every subject under the sun. It also plays another important role; it allows us to play games. My daughter loves that part and the games she likes the best are called virtual girl games. When I questioned her about it, she explained them to me.

She told me that many of the girls at her school play these games all the time. Virtual girl games are typically about subjects that interest girls. They consist of games that allow the player to dress up their character or change their hair style. Other games are about cooking or celebrities. The games are becoming very popular with the girls.

I think it’s good that girls have the chance to play games that interest them. There are many bad things on the internet and I like the fact that virtual girl games allow them to express themselves in a good clean manner. It pleases me that I don’t have to watch everything my daughter does when she is on the computer. I am sure that those of you with daughters will consider introducing them to these types of games.

The Internet is Truly International

I never thought that I would need an online translation service for anything in my life, but the more I am on the internet, the more I realize just how international we really are. Even with something like Facebook, I have added new friends from a variety of countries. I have a musician friend who lives in the Czech Republic and also know a photographer there who has a wonderful photoblog.

He suggested another photoblog that is run by a French photographer, and I needed service de traduction to navigate her site. Everything on her blog is in French and if I want to make a comment on her work, I need to be able to write in French without sounding like an idiot.

These photoblogs are really interesting. Most of the photographers take a picture of something in their every day life and post it on their site. They take photos all year around, with people walking in the rain, shoveling snow, picking flowers or riding the commuter train. The German photoblog shows street scenes in Berlin and I needed Übersetzungsdienst to read his comments and respond back.

These people do amazing work and put it on the internet to share with the world for free. I admire them and look forward to learning more about life in other parts of the world through their photographs as well as a great place to find all types of music instruments for sale.