Category Archives: Internet and technology

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!

House needs ‘something’

I live in a little house my Grandma had and is renting to me real cheap. I love it but it’s in need of some fixing up or fancying up I guess I should say. I really want to wallpaper the kitchen on two of the walls where the kitchen table is (I call it the dining area) and the bathroom needs new wallpaper too. I think the paper that is in there was put up in about 1900. I’m being serious because it looks like real old newspaper and the dates on it say 1900. It’s just plain and simply UGLY!! I gotta see if I can find a discount wallpaper site online. If you know of a good one, let me know. I bet Grandma knows of one because she seems to be able to find just about anything online. 

I have found it, the perfect gift for my sister

My sister is a blond. Not only in hair color but also in brains. I love her dearly and she’s a very intelligent woman but she is a blond. I have found the perfect gift for her for her birthday in a couple of weeks. It’s a pink ‘blonde’ keyboard for her computer. Now get this:

The all-pink keyboard swaps out standard keys with funnier, dumber key names. The backspace key now says “Oops!” and the entire row of function keys spells out USELESS KEYS. Hit the “$” sign and you get the sound of a cash register clinking.

Blonds can even get a little technical and use special keys that type out “OMG,” “ALI” (Absolutely Love It!) or “XOXO.” My favorite? The caps lock key now says: “Warning! size XXL letters.”

According to its manufacturer, European Trends, the keyboard has already been released in the U.K. to some success, and at $49.95 probably only a true blond would purchase this novelty item. It’s compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux.

Thank God she has a great sense of humor too and will absolutely love this. I have known women that hate to be told blond jokes and I can’t help but wonder if it’s because they don’t really understand them or if it’s because the resemble them too much? Sorry blonds but I don’t really know how the ‘dumb blonde’ thing got started unless it’s from the old movies with Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. Did you know that Jayne Mansfield had the IQ of a genius? That shoots down the dumb blond stigma for sure if you ask me.

Fixing up the house again

I’m back to fixing up the house a bit here and there. I went to Lowe’s yesterday and found a bunch of wallpaper, ceramic tile, and even a few discontinued ceiling fans all marked down really low. Guess what? I bought wallpaper for my kitchen and living room, a ceiling fan that already has the light on it for my living room and even got some ceramic tile for my bathroom. It’s all going to look great when I get it done. Grandma said my uncle has laid ceramic tile and would come help me do it myself. He’ll help put up the ceiling fan too. I can do it but why not let him do it, if you know what I mean.

In my living room there is chair railing and I’m going to put the wallpaper on the top and get some paint to go with it to paint the bottom part. I don’t know why I didn’t think to get it when I was there. I could have had them match it perfectly right then. Oh well, I’ll put the wallpaper up and then decide which color from it I want for the bottom. I’ll be sure and keep a large enough to piece to take back up there for them to match the color I want. It’s really cool how they do that. It’s technology wonderful!! Sure makes it easy to make a perfect match instead of just trying to find one of those paint cards to match it.

Change Your Clocks for Daylight Savings Time

Two times a year we have to change our clocks here due to daylight savings time. I don’t really mind it that much in the Fall when I get to sleep in for an extra hour. But when it means I have to get up an hour earlier tomorrow morning, I’m not really too excited about it.

Thanks to technology I don’t have to change the clocks on my computer or even on my cable box. However, I still have to go around and manually change all of the rest of the clocks in my home. I have more clocks that I realized. I have a clock in each of my bathrooms, alarm clocks in our bedrooms, the microwave, and a nice wall clock in the living room. I even have one hanging outside on the patio. The digital clocks took no time at all to reset, but the analog clocks required me to take them off the wall and rehang them.

Now that I’ve changed all of the clocks in my home, I have to remember to change the clock in the car before I go to church in the morning.  Clocks, clocks, everywhere sheesh!