Saturday, December 4, 2004

Me, Getting Political?

Been so busy. It was J's birthday on Monday. We took him to his favorite Japanese restaurant for his birthday dinner. We had hibachi style dinner. He likes the chef's show. He had seen it so many times but he still laughs at the chef's jokes. We invited his girlfriend to the dinner. She is very shy. She did not eat a lot. My son said later that she told him that she is very nervous and that she never ate at Japanese restaurant before so she was just observing everybody. 

My son is into music. He has a Fender electric guitar which we bought about a year ago. He also inherited a Yamaha acoustic guitar from his sister. We were not so sure about buying the electric guitar because we were concerned that he will play with it for a few days and it will be forgotten. (His sister went through some musical instruments and sports gears and got tired of them after a few weeks). He still spends at least an hour a day playing his guitar and  looks for guitar tabs on the Internet on a daily basis.

Where am I going with this? He has a bowling/skateboarding birthday party today and I made him a red guitar shaped cake for it. I'll take pictures of it and post them later. I decided to make the cake myself after calling around town and it seems like no one wants to make a made-to-order cake anymore. I also went on the Internet and looked in nearby cities and the nearest place that has the service I am looking for is about 7 hours away from where I live. Mom and Pop bakeries are perishing!

Big chain stores are killing small businesses. I will not name the giant one in my town because I know you know which one I am talking about. I long for the simpler days when there are a number of bakeries in my hometown. I sometimes crave for a real-honest-to-goodness-fresh-baked-bread, the one you get from the neighborhood bakery. There are days I do not want a day old corporate bread. My heart also bleeds for small businesses shut down by corporate giants. 



jibaro6543 said...

It is sad about the small pop and mom stores that used to offer such personal and homebound touch to everything. I can't wait to see the pics of the guitar..I hope his party is grand!!!

alphawoman1 said...

I bet there is someone private that would do it!!!  

alphawoman1 said...

Oh yea, and don't you love shy girls?  

chatzeekay said...

Seems like all was nice

my78novata said...

WE have a small town hardware store I try to use rather than SLOWS (my nick name for it cuase its true) but they are so good at service the small town store is. I do like to use them. YOur son and my daughter sounds like they would get along great. !!!!!!! Tracy does not know it but she is gettting an electric guitar this month. She has an acourtic one thats not electric and she writes some music. Shes in to musci and ice skating too. Lori

sdoscher458 said...

Hi ... The last 8 years I've been involved in planning catered parties, weddings etc....there are bakeries down here that specialize, next time call a caterer tell them you want a special cake made - either they will help you or pass you on to the bakery that will.  I had to have a special baseball & mit cake (total shape) not a picture for Gary Sheffield's little son....they did a beautiful job.....Sandi