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Listening to music

Want to listen to some music?
OK.
Why don’t you pick something? I have a lot of new CDs on my desk.
I haven’t heard of some of these bands. What kind of music do they play?
Smoking Hearts is a rock band from England, Neon Trees is kind of dance or light rock, Cobra Starship is dance pop. I have country, dance, ska, punk, rock, oldies. I have Elvis if you like him.
I didn’t know you like old music like Elvis.
I listened to a lot of my parent’s music when I was younger. The Eagles, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, The Beach Boys, The Beatles. I have a lot of their music.
Do you have any Alkaline Trio?
I have one of their albums around here somewhere. I have a friend who loves them and goes to their concerts all the time. She sent me one of their CDs.
That was nice of her.
Oh here it is. Let’s listen to it.
Ok. I don’t have this album.
I really like it. It’s a little different than their other albums.
I think I’ll have to buy this to add to my collection.
That’s cool.
Tim Armstrong? Who is he?
That’s his solo reggae album.Well, ska reggae sort of. He’s the lead singer of Rancid. He used to be in Operation Ivy when he was much younger.
We should listen to this one next.
OK. I think you’d like Neon Trees. The woman who plays drums is really impressive, she sings vocals as well.
That’s not something you see every day.
No, it’s not. Their music is really catchy.
That’s neat. I like it when a band has music that’s fun to listen to.
I’ve watched some of their live recordings on their website. They sound really good live. Some bands don’t sound as good live as they do in the studio.
Yeah, I know of a few bands like that. It’s kind of disappointing when they aren’t as good in person.
You won’t be disappointed with Neon Trees. You can borrow the CD if you want.
Really? Thanks.

Gardening

Your garden looks great.
Thanks. The weather has been good this year.
What all are you growing?
Some flowers but mostly vegetables. I have planted carrots, lettuce, beans, radishes, tomatoes, zuchini and cucumbers.
Those sound good. You can make fresh salad all summer.
That’s the plan. I enjoy fresh salad.
That flower is pretty. What kind is it?
That is a bleeding heart.
Do you have a lot of trouble with ants?
The ants aren’t too bad but there are a lot of spiders.
At least the spiders eat the other bugs.
Yeah. Last year I had a lot of trouble with aphids.
Are you going to enter any of your flowers or vegetables in the fair?
I don’t know. Do you think I should?
Well, your zucchini is pretty big. I think you could win a ribbon.
Maybe I willl try. It might be fun. Would you like some vegetables to take home with you?
That would be nice, thanks.
No problem. Why don’t you go pick some of the tomatoes and I will get you some carrots. Would you like some cucumbers as well?
No, thanks. I don’t care for cucumbers.
I’m going to use the small cucumbers to make pickles this fall if you want any.
I like dill pickles and sweet pickles.
I should have enough to make plenty of both kinds.
If you want any help with the garden, let me know.
OK. Thanks for the offer.
Any time. Thanks again for the vegetables.
You’re welcome.

Playing video games

Hi. Nice of you to come over.
Thanks for inviting me.
Want to play some video games? I bought some new ones recently.
Sure. What kind of games do you have?
I have Spiderman, airplane flying, racing games and zombie fighting games for the XBOX and Mario Brothers, Rockband, and a firefighter game for the Wii.
Racing games are always fun.
OK. This is my new one. We can race or just drive around free style.
I’ve seen that one but I’ve never played it.
I played it a bit yesterday. I think you’ll like it. You can drive a motorcycle, a pickup or a monster truck.
A monster truck? Really?
Yeah! It’s so fun. I tried to run over the chickens but it won’t let you.
Why don’t we start with just driving around so I can get used to the controls then we can race later.
Sounds good to me.
I think I’ll go with the motorcycle.
Those are fun to go over jumps with. I’m going to drive the monster truck.
Don’t try to run over me.
It wouldn’t let me even if I tried. It would just knock you off your bike.
Ok, pick the track so we can drive.
How about this one? It has mountains and a road along the lake.
That looks good to me.
There’s a dirt track up on the top of the mountain and some ramps for tricks and jumps.
I’m going to go there first.
OK, I’m going to drive around the road and knock cars off the road.
You just like running over things, don’t you?
Only in video games.
Race you to the top of the mountain?
You’re on. Go!

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