Category Archives: Technology

Serious Keyboard

When I first met John, he was telling me about how he has a recording studio in his house, and that he does professional recordings for customers. He was telling me about all of his state of the art equipment, like a studio 61 keyboard, as if I was supposed to know what all of the brand names were, and be impressed with what he has. I was too embarrassed to admit that I don’t know anything about what brands are good, and what are not, or even what all of the different pieces of equipment do. Sometimes it is hard to fake it, you know what I mean?

Winter Evening Wear

I have been invited to a real fancy New Year’s bash, a bit last minute mind you, but that’s OK. I’m just glad that I have a few nice evening dresses to choose from that I can wear that will keep me warm in these cold nights that we are experiencing. I wouldn’t want to freeze my fanny off on such a big night that I’m so looking forward to. My wardrobe isn’t all that extensive when it comes to evening wear. I have a few old prom dresses left in the back of my closet, lord knows how long they will be stuck back there before seeing any daylight again!

I usually don’t go out on New Year’s eve. The thought of being out there with so many folks that have been partying and drinking for hours on end is a bit disturbing and has kept me home most New Year’s celebrations, and most people that I know are well aware of my thoughts on this. But……..an old friend, out of the blue, called me up and it just sounds like too much fun to say no to. So we will see how it all pans out and I hope that everyone of my readers out there have a fun and safe New Years!

Spray on snow

Yesterday I was reading an article about dying Christmas traditions. One of the traditions mentioned was the use of the spray-on-snow. Did you know that the snow used to be made from asbestos? I wonder how many people now are suffering from mesothelioma as a result of the spray-on-snow that they used to decorate their houses with? I can remember when I was a child my parents used it to spray on the Christmas tree!

I was reading up on asbestos in products that we may not have known about, and discovered that it was used (as fake snow) in a lot of movies – like the Wizard of Oz and Holiday Inn!

asbestos in Wizard of Oz

asbestos in Wizard of Oz

If you want more information about asbestos and Christmas decorations (fake snow), I would encourage you to do some “Googling” yourself. You will find lots of articles on the subject!

Why do they call it a monitor?

When Jessie told me that he was thinking about buying a new mr8 monitor, I was thinking he was talking about a monitor for his computer. Turns out he was talking about a speaker. I’m confused. Why not call it a speaker? It has a woofer, and a tweeter. It looks like a speaker, it acts like a speaker. What is this world coming to? I am beginning to understand why people don’t seem to understand each other anymore – we are all using the exact same words to describe different things!

A good replacement speaker

The b 52 18 220s has a reputation for being a very good replacement speaker. It has a 0.2% return rate, and a five-year warranty! Reading the reviews on the website, the people who bother to write reviews seem to really like it. There was one complaint about the packaging used in shipping being flimsy, but apparently the speaker is tough enough to withstand a bit of rough treatment! Seems to me that if the performance is good, that the five-year warranty would certainly help to tip the scales in favor of purchasing this one!