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11/25/2007 Entry: "Weekend Wrap-Up, Still the Weekend!"

Yup, I'm getting this up early! Seems like my weekend wrap-ups have been posted on Tuesday lately, but this one is a little more timely. And, with the long weekend, it's a big one!

Thursday was Thanksgiving, of course. It was here at my house this year, with Susan's family. Uncle Hound Dog, Dawn, and Grace weren't here, but Mom, Dad, Great Nana, and Josh showed up. Everything was really yummy, except the sweet potato casserole Susan made. She accidentally set the dish on a burner that was on, and it burnt on the bottom. I think it would've been very good though. The turkey was delish, and the chocolate cream pie was awesome!

Friday. Hmm. What did I do. I think in the morning, I did a bunch of web work. I took a nap in the afternoon. In the evening, I played my "once a year" gig at the Thirsty Whale in Bar Harbor. I was home about 3:15am, I think.

Saturday morning, and Susan went to some craft fair with the pastor's wife, Josie. Julia spent some time at Grammy-Nan's house, so the boys and I went to Wal-Mart for supplies. I think we watched "Monsters INC" in the afternoon. In the evening, we went to Rockland's "Festival of Lights" parade. It's gotten really big over the years. I was the P/R man at Wal-Mart for the first one, so it used to be my baby. (Well, not my baby, really. The manager at the time, Jeff, said "Do it." I did. Wal-Mart decided they didn't want to keep the tradition up, so the Chamber of Commerce picked it up.) After the parade, we came home for cocoa.

Matthew woke me up around 7am this morning, which is late for him. I made French toast for breakfast, and he ate three pieces, and the rest of what Nat didn't eat. He ate more than Susan or me! Even stranger than that, he had a fever! So did Nat. And Julia complained last night (well after the parade) that her head felt "heavy." For that reason, Susan kept them all home from church today. After church, I went to the Chinese restaurant for lunch. I fell asleep at one point with Nat in my lap, and now a picture of us together, me looking like a doofus, is in cyberland, somewhere. A little after 3pm, I headed back to church for the new pastor's 4pm induction service. It went well. Now, I'm home, doing more web work. I'm upgrading a bulletin board for a client, and the first thing to do is back everything up. And that alone is going to take some time, backing up all those messages. So while things are downloading, I'm posting!

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36 years old but new to drumming (2 year). The CHRISTmas list for me includes 1 item. A new snare. I have a Tama Rockstar kit and the chrome snare sounds too metallic and ringy to me. Pretty cheap looking to me. I wanted something more mellow and was eyeing the 14X6 Starclassic Bubinga snare or the Maple based on the Tama site sound characteristics. Heard that the new Ludwig Black Beauty aren't the same quality as the older ones. One of the problems is that there aren't any music stores around where I live to hear the differences between the snares. I am trying to go for more of the sound similar to when you split a piece of wood with an ax. Kind of like a pop and not so much of a tat. Enjoy playing to Third Day and David Crowder Band and my current snare isn't doing it for me.
thanks for any help.

Posted by Eric @ 12/11/2007 02:04 PM EST

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