31. January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Contests

Heather!

So Heather, I sent you an email. I need you to reply or I will hand the gift card off to the runner up. I’ll give you a bit of time to get back to me, of course. Once you do that I’ll contact Shabby Apple and fill them in on your info.

Congratulations, and I hope you get something nifty and let me know what it is!

31. January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

It’s pretty discouraging when your puppy immediately starts whining and gnawing on furniture every time you try to practice.

31. January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

I love my oboe buddies! :)

30. January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Contests

So … I’m compiling the list of names, although any others who haven’t entered do have until about noon tomorrow if you still want to enter the contest!. Trouble is, there is no way for me to check to see if some of you have “liked” Shabby Apple on Facebook. Please be sure and do that. If you don’t I guess Shabby Apple will get back to me with that info and I’ll have to choose another name.

Thanks!

30. January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

I heard what I thought was a “chicharra” today and it reminded me of early mornings in Mexico at my grandparents house. Then, I realized I was sitting at my desk in the band hall. Turns out it was a 6th grade oboe player practicing.

30. January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

My thumbs are sore from playing oboe and English horn for over an hour :/

29. January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Contests

Well, so far very few have entered the contest, which means it’s better for those of you who have, but I’m guessing the company who offered me this deal isn’t all that jazzed about it. Such is life! You have only tomorrow and the morning of the 31st to enter. The drawing will take place that afternoon. I’ll post the winner’s name in the evening. (I do have to check first to see that you have “liked” Shabby Apple on Facebook. That and a comment on the original post of about the contest are the two requirements.)

Do go to the original post to enter! It’s your change to get a $100 gift card and find a cool outfit over there.

Here’s a reminder:
What do you have to do? You have to “like” Shabby Apple on Facebook and leave me a comment on the original contest page, telling me which item on the site would make your day (or week, year or month). (Please note that the comment button is right below the title of this post, not below!) You do have to have a USA shipping address.

On January 31 I will put all of the names into a box and the first oboe student who arrives that day for a lesson will get to choose the recipient of a $100 gift card. How cool is that?!

PS No, you don’t have to be a student, or even an oboist. You don’t even have to be a musician at all. You just have to be a living, breathing person, leave a comment at this blog, and you do also have to “like” Shabby Apple on Facebook!

29. January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: FBQD

There’s a goose dying in my basement. Oh, never mind. [name here] found the oboe again. :)

Aww. Give the poor kiddo a break!

So here … watch THESE guys do some splits! Really … you won’t believe the stairs toward the end!

29. January 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

i want an oboe and a bassoon ugh