Monday, December 22, 2014

A Startle at the Mannheim Steamroller Holiday Concert!

Tom bought us tickets to see and hear Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas Concert at the Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland and it was really enjoyable. It's all instrumental music with a flare and really great to listen to. In the background on a giant screen, they had lots of wintry and holiday images and video, which made it more entertaining. 
A JUMP! -   One song they did, called "Good King Wenceslas," began softly and slowly, and after about 30 seconds there was a loud percussion sound which caused the elderly woman sitting in front of us to jump about 1 foot out of her seat!!! 
  Apparently, she had dozed off during the previous song and the sudden loud noise startled her!  We tried not to laugh out loud though... and continued enjoying the concert with a big smile on our faces. :) 
  Here's a link to the song on You Tube: http://youtu.be/_qvVWKrqNLI




Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14