Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve

With the end of the old year we all need to keep in mind
That the best is yet to come in 2013.
Stay safe and enjoy your New Year's Eve!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Feline Christmas Musings

Guest Blogger Captain
I hope all of my fellow felines had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was truly fantabulous. I gorged on a feast of salmon and tuna. I heard the can opener in the kitchen Christmas morning, so as usual I ran in there to see what was going on. I knew that scent immediately! It was fish, two different kinds of fish to be exact, tuna and salmon. It was heavenly. I instantly began to ask for some. And low and behold, there was an entire plate of each provided to me. It was mine, all mine! My roommates thought that some of it was for them, but I had to remind them who exactly ran this home. That Bobaloo can be so pushy at times. I ate and ate and ate some more. And then when I could eat no more. I went off for a Christmas nap, and I had pleasant dreams of tuna and salmon all coming to me on a plate.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Weird Snow Facts I Learned Today

Weird Snow Facts I Learned Today

We had our second major snowfall today. Around an inch of snow fell. It wasn’t a major storm, but enough to cause life to slow down a little. But I learned a couple of things today.

The first thing is always read your snow removal contract if you’re a business owner. I learned this after I heard my supervisor say to the snow removal company “What do you mean you only plow after it snows an inch?” I automatically began to pray that I wasn’t given a shovel, and asked to begin shoveling the parking lot. It’s a big parking lot. Soon the supervisor was looking for a shovel. She went outside, and after about five minutes returned muttering about snow removal policies.

The second thing I learned is snow cleats have a left and right. I learned this as I saw someone come inside a store. She looked at her shoes, and said, “These things don’t feel right today. I wonder if these things have a left and right?” She pulled off the snow cleat, and looked at them. Sure enough they did have a right and left, and she had them on the wrong feet.

Music to blog by today!

Wanda Jackson Right or Wrong

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Your Band Is a Virus

I was recently contacted by James Moore to review his book Your Band Is a Virus Expanded Edition. So here are my thoughts on his book.

Your Band Is A Virus - Expanded Edition (#2)

Do you have a band? Do you want your band to be more than a hobby for you? Then you should follow the advice of James Moore in Your Band is a Virus Expanded Edition. But this book doesn’t only apply to bands. It is a useful guide for any individual who wishes to promote their artwork in a creative and effective way.

The book emphasizes that in order for an artist to become successful, the artist must view his artwork as a business. And it provides some valuable ways to market your band. It encourages musicians to be professionals from the get go, which is something in my opinion many bands overlook. It also provides some websites to visit, and place information about your band. The book also includes ideas on ways bands can promote themselves free of charge. It also includes ideas on contests, websites, and how to contact the media, record companies, and radio stations.

The author is careful to point out that making it as a musician is hard work, and musicians must prepare themselves for all of this work. He encourages the reader to use the book as a workbook for success. He also encourages individuals to use their creative spirit, and not limit themselves to the ideas in the book.

I liked this book because the author provided clear examples of ways that his recommendations can work. He encourages individuals to work hard to make their dream come true, and he encourages them not to give up on their dream. I also liked how portions of the book can apply to any business, especially any creative business. In my opinion, this book is a must read for any musicians who wish to have music as their livelihood.
Music to blog by Cajun Music by The Savoy Family

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Winter Views

Views from my window today.

Schizophrenic Snowflakes by Aldrine

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Couple of Things I Saw Today

You know it's Christmas when you see a smiling Grinch standing on the corner.

Music to blog by Paloma Faith Picking Up the Pieces

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Guest Blogger Smokey

Yes, I continue to dream of catnip. But one of my other great passions in life is grooming. I am a handsome boy, and I always need to look my best. So I groom, and I groom. I also enjoy grooming others. I see how they need to look so I just lend a helping hand. I groom my roommates, and when I feel that my pet human requires grooming I assist her. But she doesn’t seem to like it. I am trying to show her how much I care for her, and I want to assure that she looks beautiful by grooming her. But when I do she says stop that, and then she pushes me away. I just don’t understand humans.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

That's Exactly What I've Been Looking For

Doesn’t it feel great when you go out to do your Christmas shopping, and find exactly what you’ve been looking for? Even better when that happens at the first store you go to.  That happened to me today. I can’t tell you what I was buying or the person I was shopping for, but I can say it was a fantastic feeling to just  be able to say that’s exactly what I’ve been looking for.