Puppy sitting

Pug puppy (free clip art)
Pug puppy (free clip art)

My neighbor went out of town for the Holidays and asked me to take care of her puppy while she was gone. The puppy is a cute little pug; he reminds me of the little dog in the movie Men in Black. I’m not a big fan of dogs with the pushed-in noses; they have a reputation for snoring and to be perfectly honest I think that they look like they have been fighting in the boxing ring! Not being a fan of boxing, I’m not inclined to be attracted to anything that looks like it has been in a fight. Yeah, I know, I’m strange, what can I say? Anyway, the little guy is a riot; he loves to play tug of war with me.

Cutting it close

Here it is only a few days left until Christmas and I’m still looking around for several items that just have been difficult to find in the local stores. I think that I have found the cool gibson pickguard bracket that I’ve spent a good amount of time looking for. I wish I didn’t have to order it online, but there just does not seem to be anywhere around here that has it! I’m confident that the order will arrive in time, but I hate cutting it this close. On the other hand sometimes it can be a good thing to be able to open a present several days after Christmas so you can stretch out the gift opening!

Following Nicholas Cage’s Acting Career

Nicholas Cage is one of the actors I have followed his entire career and like almost every movie he has been in. Some of my all-time favorite movies have included Cage in the cast, such as “Raising Arizona” and “The Rock.” His movie career actually goes back to 1982 when he played Nicholas Coppola in “Fast Times at Ridgememont High.” However, he broke into acting with a role in 1981 on “Best of Times,” a short lived teenage version of “Laugh In.

“It was good to see him the other night on Letterman. He seemed to be very relaxed and talkative, and he has several works in production, and shared some funny stories with the recent release of his new movie, “Stolen” with Will Montgomery. I found the Official Trailer #1 of Stolen on YouTube.com. It’s less than two minutes long, but full of action the whole time.

I’m going to make a point of seeing that on our big screen that we got for Christmas that is looking and working real well in the living room – from watching a few clips, it has some rocking action scenes. I can’t really think of any movie that I have seen Nicholas Cage in and hope that he continues on with his acting career that has been going strong for a good long while now.



Yoga Mats

Since my kid sister has just started taking yoga classes at the local community center I figured I would try to get her something yoga related for Christmas this year. Last night I spend some time online before going to bed nice and early in anticipation of today’s family Thanksgiving dinner that is being held at my mother’s house this year. Every year we switch locations of where Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are going to be held. Next month this house will be crazy as it is our time to host the family Christmas at our place.

Anyway, back to the yoga situation. I managed to find, what I think, is the best selection of yoga mats and I have bookmarked the site so that I can run them by my oldest sister before making my selection and placing the order. I just want to make sure that I’m on the right track before spending any more of my time or my money on this. Thank goodness we still have another month yet  until the big day, but the clock is ticking and I would really like to be able to place a check mark beside another name on this years Christmas gift list.

The Guitar

With so many necessary accessories, like speakers, tubes, saddles, tuners, overdrive pedal, knobs, amps, nuts and bridges, just to mention a few off the top of my head, that are out there for the person that plays the electric guitar. I’m so glad that I had the good sense to learn to play and stick with the good ol’ acoustic guitar that I received as a Christmas present from my Aunt Linda when I was a 13 year old. A perfect gift for a boy that age to keep him busy, focused, interested, entertained and all the other good qualities that come from learning a musical instrument at any age really.

I’ve only held an electric guitar less than a half a dozen times throughout the years. There was nothing attractive to me any of those attempts that made me want to run out and buy one. Simply is best as far as I’m concerned.