The musiciansfriend.com guitar parts that I ordered earlier in the month has arrived. I can’t wait to see my daughter’s face on her birthday morning when she opens up the box that contains this wonderful gift that she has no idea that I am getting it for her at all. I am keeping this gift hidden down stairs and will wait until all the other presents are all open and done with before going down and getting it to hand directly to her at that moment.
My mother did that to me one year. I really wanted a new clock radio and was so disappointing that there was no more of the presents with my name on it contained this much wanted new piece of technology. My mother proceeded to go in the other room and came back with a wrapped present and gave it to me to open, with everyone’s attention concentrated on me. I’m glad that no one was taping that morning because I know that I must have done the craziest “happy dance” of all times, not something that I would want to be on film for people to watch and laugh at in the future. I mean really it could possibly end up on YouTube, how horrible would that be?
Every year there are thousands of motorcycles headed toward Washington, DC for the annual “Rolling Thunder.” This is a huge parade of sorts, where thousands of motorcycles ride through downtown DC to the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial and the Washington Monument in memory of our men and women serving our country in the military. There is always a rally with speeches and politicians who want to get elected or re-elected for some public office. But more than anything, the camaraderie of all the bikers is what makes this ride so special.
I have been on the ride several times, but this year my motorcycle is not running and I couldn’t find anyone I knew who was going and could give me a ride. Almost everyone I know is married or involved with someone that they were taking on the ride. So I missed it this year, but hopefully next year I’ll be back on the road with my own bike. For now I’ll just have to kick back and at least enjoy the Joy Jewelers military rings that I purchased with a good amount of gift cards that I had saved up from last Christmas!
One of my all time favorite musicians was killed years ago in a helicopter crash. At first they thought that Eric Clapton was the one killed, but it turned out that Eric had given up his seat to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Speaking of dogs, my first dog I named Atomic Dog after this song. Haven’t listened to this song in many years. It used to bring down after my beloved Atomic was put down at the ripe old age of 13 years. But I’m glad that I gave it another listen, it brings back some awesome memories and has a really great funky beat. Thanks YouTube.com, once again, you’ve made my day.