Top 10 Requests Heard by Piano Tuners10. Do I have to take everything off the top of the piano?
9. Should I always have the piano tuned every 10 years whether it needs it or not?
8. Would it be cheaper if I didn't have the last octave tuned?
7. Do I bring the piano to you, or do you come here?
6. How are my knockers?
5. Will the vacuum cleaner bother you?
4. Can you do something about my loose stool?
3. My dog has perfect pitch.
2. Do you have to turn every one of those little pegs?
1. Do you have a regular job?

The Little Things

In the January issue of MacWorld, they posted my editorial on the lack of a smiling Mac when booting up OS X.

No, it's not much, but it's the little things that make each day fun.

Kissing Satan Goodnight

Kit Fox, seventeen, has a talent for taming the written word. I enjoyed reading the first chapter in her Kissing Satan Goodnight.

I'm looking forward to chapter two.

Shame on Me

Tomorrow is December 24th and I plan on spending the first part of my day shopping. Sadly, it's not because I forgot that “last minute item.” No, it's because I am WAY behind on my shopping.

I'll learn – someday.

Happy Birthday, Anna!!

Today is my wife's 28th birthday. She has been kinda bummed about it since she isn't really liking the idea of “approaching 30”. I keep telling her that 28 is great, but alas, I have made little progress in convincing her that 28 will be her best year yet. We had a great day today. Very relaxing. We went to The Alley in Georgetown where my dad bought her some new biker clothes. Then we went out for a quiet dinner and did a bit of Christmas shopping. Now we're headed next door for a couple drinks with our neighbors and then we're settling down for a late-night viewing of Goldmember. To her, it has been a “perfect birthday.”

If you have fond memories of your 28th birthday, please email her and share your stories.

Happy Birthday, My Love!!

Greetings Y'all

My apologies for the “zero post mode” this week. I have been in Stuttgart, Arkansas on a duck hunting trip. (my first duck hunting adventure)

I have several stories, antics, pictures, and numerous entertaining bits of fun to share with everyone. I suspect they will start flowing online soon.

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