Category Archives: electronics and gadgets

Rubber guitar strings?

Have you ever heard of rubber guitar strings? The first time I had ever heard of them, it was while reading a review of a kala bass guitar online. The reviewer was talking about how much he loved the guitar, especially with rubber guitar strings! He claimed that the rubber guitar strings helped to eliminate sore fingers! I’ve never heard of such a thing! I wonder if my parents had put rubber strings on my guitar when I was a teenager, if I would have continued to take classes. I quit because my fingers hurt so much!

Let the craziness begin

Christmas is supposed to be the season we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Instead it has become a season of pure craziness from ‘Black Friday’ on. I hate to shop on ‘Black Friday’ but I must admit you do find some awfully good bargains then.

I hated that they called the Friday after Thanksgiving ‘Black Friday’ but I found out why it’s called that. It’s the day when the stores hope to finally get out of the red and into the black or start showing a profit. That doesn’t sound so bad to me then.

Some idiots on Facebook are trying to convince people that “Black Friday” is called that because back in the days when slavery was legal, the slave markets had a big sale on slaves that day, trying to get them all sold before the cold weather set in. That’s ridiculous, and I found that to be very aggravating that people would start stupid rumors like that!

Keeping warm during the winter

Guest post by my good friend Linda Bradshaw:

I can remember when I lived in Maine, how hard it was for me to find ways to keep warm when I was sitting at my desk, or when I was having to do things outdoors. I especially disliked how long it took for the interior of my car to warm up when I had to drive to work! I couldn’t afford to let the car idle in the driveway for twenty minutes for the interior to warm up! And my feet were always cold, no matter what I did! Most people don’t believe me when I tell them that I wore thermal underwear for ten months out of the year, but it is absolutely the truth! Maine is a cold state!

I really wish that the Internet was more advanced back then – I would have found out much earlier about the twitter sphere and social media and would have learned about the Cozy Winters website where they sell so much great stuff to help people (and their pets) cope with cold weather! I would have been a lot more comfortable back then! I would have clothes that keep me warm with batteries, foot warmers under my desk, seat warmers for my car (and a seat warmer for the bleachers that I had to sit on to watch my son’s soccer games!) In fact, I would have bought seat warmers for all of the kids to sit on when they had to sit on the bench waiting for their turn to play! It got so freakin’ cold!

Mixed up about a Mixer

Sometimes I just have to laugh about how people can use the same word and mean two different things. For example, I was visiting my friends Mark and Sandra yesterday. Mark was talking about wanting to buy a numark mixer pro and Sandra thought he was talking about a mixer for the kitchen and she was very upset because she wanted a Cuisinart food processor! They got into a heated discussion for a few minutes before they realized that they were talking about two different types of products!

Which is your favorite year?

I was watching a YouTube video of a guy that was doing a demonstration between three different years of guitars from 1956, 1959, and 1965. You could really tell that there was a big difference in sound, but I have to admit that I liked them all. There were some comments below the video from people that were talking about which famous musicians played the different guitars, and some opinions about which one was the best. It appeared to me, however, that most of the comments were indicating the “favorite” of the three was the 1959 fender stratocaster. I’m not really sure why that was the “winner.” Like I said, I thought all three sounded great!