i am really enjoying that my son plays the guitar. he took an interest last summer and has been taking lessons ever since. he actually took electric bass lessons at first but quickly realized that the guitar was for him. my brother is a musician. he's been in bands forever and is a teacher. he teaches at a school and privately at home. this has given the two of them something in common. they talk on the phone now at length about music. robert taught himself how to play van halen's "ain't talkin' 'bout love". i take pleasure in the fact that he is playing the music that i used to listen to in high school. you know those days.
i'm taking the kids to a friend's house around the corner for dinner. she's making old comfort food. tuna casserole, salad, applesauce and salad. she didn't want me to make anything but i couldn't go empty handed. i just had to make some chocolate chip cookies. i use the ghiridelli double chocolate chips. very dark chocolate. none of that milk stuff for me. there is oatmeal in there to make them "healthy". yeah, right. the kids will love them. i should abstain. i went to my favorite place for burgers with my dad today after i had taken him to get new shoes. pie 'n' burger. it's a very old fashioned place. very basic. they make the best burgers. i only had a few fries. so good. i go once every few months or so. one could get in trouble there. the fresh peach pie they make in the summer is to die for!!!