My summer goal is to get a new musical instrument and teach myself how to play it (and play it well) before school starts. So we went down to the faithful old pawn shop where I bought my blue clarinet for $15 to see what my options were. They had what appears to be a tenor sax (It might be an alto, not quite sure) a clarinet (I already own 2, mark that off the list), some flutes, 2 trombones, and a $700 baritone. Both the baritone and the sax are out of my price range, so that leaves my options to flute and trombone. I don’t think I’m ready to add ‘low brass player’ to my resume, so I think I’m going to focus on a $60 flute in decent condition.
Which leads to my next item of business. Coming up with the money. I blew most of what I had on comic books and the rest is set aside for a certain promise I made to a friend this summer (you’ll hear more about it in late June or early July)
My Mom is a casual couponer and she enjoys watching the crazy people on the TLC show Extreme Couponing. So we got to talking about it, and how she would save more if she didn’t work so much, and how bored I was. And so we came to an agreement- I will cut and organize a bunch of coupons and do a bunch of math to calculate savings and stuff and she’ll give me 25% of the money she saves! I have nothing better to do. It kind of sounds fun. Now I just have to talk her into paying me for babysitting my brother every day for 5-8 hours. I do it for free at the moment. I’m glad I kind of paid attention in math!