Monday, April 21, 2008

Birthday Presents


Well, yesterday was my Birthday. I had a nice day, spent time with Chloe at the Farmers Market, talked to quite a few friends and family on the phone, and had a nice dinner out with the family. I also spent some time with my new presents. I have been wanting the Kitchen Aid Artisan Mixer and my Hubbie bought some attachments to go with it. I had no idea how many attachments you could buy for this workhorse of a machine. So, I used the juicer and made the yummiest fresh orange juice. I usually do it by hand, and it takes so long just to squeeze out one glass, this time I had a whole pitcher's worth!



My next present was a surprise for sure, Chloe adorned the box with her art, and when I opened it, I almost fell off my chair. Guitar Hero for the Mac.


Now, most of you know me to be a purist when it comes to musical instruments, (an upright piano versus a keyboard) and I guess you can call me a simpleton as well, because I don't want to add any more electronics, games, computer programs, etc to my already busy world. So you might be saying, as I was in my mind "How could anyone play a plastic guitar with colored buttons instead of real strings, and enjoy it ?" Well, my answer is even a simpleton like me can get sucked into Guitar Hero and really like it ! A few weeks ago we were at a friends house and they were playing the game, so as silly as I thought it was, I gave it a try...and not only did I catch on, I was laughing like crazy, and it gave me a sense of accomplishment that I could actually rock...on a silly plastic guitar... So, if you look at the guitar, Alan put a special sticker on it for me....that I think sums it all up... "Sold Out". Now, I might add, that I had a sneaking suspicion that this gift was really more for Alan than for me.... Take a look at the picture below, this is how I found him in the office after I got the kids to bed... what do you think ???

7 comments:

ma and pa otter said...

didn't we have a conversation about Guitar Hero!! ha, that is so funny...that pic of Alan is awesome...rock on...
and happy b-day to you...I have a wee little something I've been meaning to give you...on Thursday I guess!
annie

Kathlyn said...

Happy Birthday! As for the guitar hero, I have always been anti electronic games. However, this weekend hubby and I were at Best Buy and after watching him rock out on the "try me" guitar hero, I decided to try myself. . . and LOVED it! I wasnt half bad and, you're right, it just makes you laugh :)

Caroline said...

Ohmygod..happy birthday!! I just played guitar hero with Seamus and some of his friends on Sunday and I think I'm buying it for our house! I love it!! and it seems a better way for a kid to spend time doing electronic games than the computer..and ...I think I'm addicted :)

Caroline said...

p.s. I have a little something I'm planning to get for you..perhaps I'll give it to you at my bday celebration!

lydiafdc said...

Happy bday Amy!! You rock anyway...but now with you new guitar...look out ;) Love the "Sold Out? sticker too...so funny! Rock on, sister!!

drew1320 said...

This picture says a thousand words

Louise said...

Happy Birthday Amy - sorry it's taken so long to see this post but I have been ridiculously busy and not reading a lot of blogs or posting too much. I hope you had a lovely day - I'm am really most jealous of both those presents!