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My most Unusual Music Hobby Part 4

As promised here is the final step to my most unusual music hobby.    For over 30 years I have kept a hand written journal next to my stereo where I write down everything I listen to each day.   That’s right Everything!!   But it has to be something in my personal collection.   In order to explain it better I have some photos of my journals.  I use small 5 subject notebooks (9.5 x 6) one lasts me for years.  Here is how I write the listing.  Also keep in mind this all gets typed into a database.  The fields I use are Day, Date, Position, Artist, Title, Info


Journals and binders

Page from Journal

Music stuff

If you look close enough you will see I also include the format it was on CD, LP, if listened to in the car, used headphones etc. All this extra information is what makes my hobby so unique.  I can tell you exactly what I listened to, when I listened to it and how many times.   Don’t you agree this qualifies for a Ripley’s Believe it or Not spot?  If you think so please tell Ripley’s.   I am telling all music fans about my hobby.  Music is so important and should not be taken for granted because one day (could be sooner then we think) there will be a shortage of new music since so many listeners don’t support the artists anymore.  I may be from the old school but I like to hold the physical copy in my hand.  I don’t want my music only available to me on a cloud in cyberspace.  It’s ok as a convenience but I still want the real thing.  And my hobby is best done by listening to the entire album or by sides.  Let’s remember Ozzy’s words “Rock and roll is my religion and law”  I truly follow that by giving each album in my collection its fair share of plays and wouldn’t dream of buying only the single.

Me with some of my music collection

Would you ever believe this?

Can you believe this?

I have a little 16 pound dog who has been having coughing issues since the beginning of the year. Well first she was given medicine for a few weeks but when it didn’t work she was given another round but it didn’t go away. Took her back to the vet and it turns out she has a collapsed trachea and this inhaler is supposed to help.  We’ll see. I just got it this past week and of course she puts up a fight trying to use it. It has to be held over her snout while holding her and pressing the inhaler. Feel like I need 3 hands to do this.

Trying to use doggie inhaler

Inhaler next to my Lea

If anyone has ever used this or some other strange medicine for your pet please share
keep loving those pets,

The GREAT Debate!!

Here’s a cute topic for April Fool’s day.   The Great debate!   Are you over or under?     This debate has been a hot topic for years and one that seems to come up more from the toilet paper than the paper towels.   What’s your choice? Would love to hear from you just for fun….  How about it post comments on your choice.    Mine is  can you guess??????

Are you over?

Or are you under?

Keep on reading,  Monica


Ever have strange creatures in your attic basement?

Hey there! Recently I was awoken by something flying around in my bedroom.  Well  my first reaction was I must be seeing things since I didn’t have my glasses on. But no my eyes were not tricking me it turned out to be a bird.

Bird in my attic

And that was not the first one over the next few weeks I had  3 more come in the house.  Each time I opened a window to get them to fly out and the last time I caught the cat trying to sneak out. He gave me a scare since my cats stay inside. But I finally found a roofer who would do a repair and not the whole roof.  It turned out there was a small opening along the gutter and that’s how the birds were getting in.  Took a picture of one bird that was in the attic. So anyone else ever have something like this happen?

Keep on reading, Monica