Baum's Music calls itself “New Mexico's Music Education Specialist,” and it is an ideal place to pick up band instruments for your little one. Baum's, however, also offers a range of inexpensive instruments that straddle the line between serious musical tools and party favors. If you really want to do right by me you'll pick me up a slide whistle, a surprisingly playable “Clearly Colorful” Hohner harmonica, a couple plastic Hohner kazoos and an egg shaker so I can keep the rhythm to my little behind-closed-doors plastic symphony.
Even so, with all this freakin' sunshine, I've got to protect myself with some serious broad-brimmed headwear. Unfortunately, I have an unusually large head so I've always had a hard time finding a hat that fits my grotesquely swollen skull. Fortunately, the Man's Hat Shop sells the Henschel “Boony,” a hat that's as attractive as it is practical. And it comes in XL, 2XL and 3XL with plain ol' ordinary XL doing the job just fine for me. You don't want the Alibi's editor to contract cancer of the scalp, do you? Of course not. $30 is a small price to pay to keep me healthy and active.
Nikon All-Weather S2 Digital Camera, $349
Yeah, I'm joking. But I'm not joking about how much I'd like to own this camera. With an LCD monitor so large you could watch a summer blockbuster on it and feel like you're in a movie theater, this thing should give even a crappy photographer like me the ability to churn out great images. Its all-weather construction makes it the ideal camera to drag along on my frequent treks through the wilderness.
Red Wing 963 Men'S Work Boots, $194.99 Merino Wool Socks, $14.99 Per Pair
White Cloud Mountain Fish, $3.49 Each
The White Cloud Mountain Fish was once native to high elevation streams in China. Unfortunately, the fish's native region has become heavily polluted and it can no longer live there. So I'm basically offering to do it a favor by allowing it to become my pet. I'm told it's a hardy species that should be able to survive in a regular bowl (although it does prefer cool temperatures). You'll have to get me a pretty big bowl, though, because they're a schooling fish, and prefer to swim around in groups of at least five.