Archive for May, 2008

Eagles New CD

by on Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Just picked up the Eagle’s latest CD, Long Road Out of Eden.

It’s a two disc set, and I only paid about $12 for it at Wal-Mart. I had heard that Wal-Mart was the only distributor of this album, but I don’t know if that was true or just someone venting against Wal-Mart. I think it has something to do with the Eagles cutting out the music business labels from the profits – like Garth Brooks did.

To be honest, I don’t go many places to buy music. I’m probably going to see it at the Big W and buy one or two that catch my eye while I’m there for my regular shopping rather than making a special trip to another big store just to look for CD’s.

I like the Eagles a lot and have all their older albums, so I was looking forward to the new one. Not that I rushed out to get it, but I bought it on faith that this artist made something good rather than hearing a cut on the radio and then searching out the album.

First time I listened to it, my thought was that it was good but not really great. But then I listened to it a second time and thought – hey, this is really classic Eagles material – it’s pretty good. Now I listen to it all the time and recommend it to anyone who likes the Eagles. I relate to a lot of the songs and they are very easy on the ears. My favorite songs are “Too Busy Being Fabulous” and “Waiting in the Weeds.” Check them out – the tunes are good stuff and probably getting some airplay on your local radio stations by now.

Working Out

by on Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Have been paying much more attention to what I have been eating lately cutting back on the carbs and making sure to exercise at least 3 times a week by walking around the block a couple of times. Wish I could do more, but we’ve had so much rain that I’m limited now and I’m not that big a fanatic that I’m willing to walk in the rain. With my luck I’d get hit by lightning just for trying to keep healthy.

Staying physically fit is something we all need to do more of, so on top of all that I am going to try and learn martial arts this year. I am thinking of either studying Aikido or Tia Chi, but want to learn more about both, so I am going to head over to some dojos here in town and watch and learn more about both styles to see which one will work best for me.

Dad’s Taxi Service

by on Saturday, May 17th, 2008

I was just about to flip on the 10:00 pm news and hit the sack when my daughter called with car trouble. She was already running late for work, so of course I was expected to jump up and rush over to pick her up so she could borrow my extra car and rush off to work.

I have to admit I was a little annoyed that the car trouble was not discovered until too late to get it fixed yesterday, because I think she knew earlier in the day it was going to be a problem, but even more annoyed when I drove up to pick her up and there were several cars parked at the house with people in the house having a little party.

So how come none of these people could give her a ride to my house 10 minutes away instead of wasting the 10 minutes it took me to drive over there to get here plus the 10 minutes back to my house for her to pick up the car? Plus 20 minutes of my personal time gone that I’ll never get back. I swear, kids can send you right up the wall.

Sneezing Fits

by on Monday, May 5th, 2008

I feel rotten today. I must have allergies kicking in – whatever is blooming around here now is giving me a sinus headache and sneezing fits whenever I step outside. Can’t tell if it is trees or grass, but with the warmer temperatures and all this rain, everything is growing practically in front of your eyes. And the pollen is thick – coating cars with a half inch of green dust every day the car sits in the driveway.

While shopping for groceries at Publix yesterday I intended to pick up a box of Tylenol Allergy, which has proven to be helpful in the past, but as I reached for the box I noticed that Publix has their own store brand of allergy medicine, with essentially the same formula. The box of Tylenol was almost $6 and the Publix brand was just over $4, so I decided to give it a try and maybe pocket the almost $2 difference in cost.

The Publix brand seems to be working fine for about 4 hours, but let me tell you, as soon as it starts to wear off I can tell right away because my eyes water up and the sneezing begins again.