I Love This Band

Alabama is an older country band that I grew up with. This song reminds me of the days of summer long ago, when I had very little responsibility other then going to school. I think about summer fun and lots of BBQ’s and bonfires. I like to play these for my kids to hear and love as well as the music from today.

Bartolini Original Bass Series

It looks like the 5 string bass pickups that I have found are in the price range from just under $100 all the way up to $200, which to tell you the truth is lower than I expected. Most of the money that got back from Uncle Sam last month is long gone but I managed to keep a bit of it for when I found the perfect 5 string bass pickup online.

This particular one, a Bartolini Original Bass Series, is about mid range and I think it will work quite well for what I want and need it for. It will be great fun to find something good in the mailbox instead of the usual junk mail and the endless stream of bills that manage to find there way there on a regular basis. If I am not home when our mail carrier delivers it she will bring it all the way up the driveway and leave it by the door instead of down by the mailbox on the side of the road. Even though we live in the boonies things do go missing from time to time and our mail carrier does her best to keep that from happening to any of us.

bass pickup for 5 strings

Bartolini Original Bass Series 5-String Bass M4 Dual Coil Soapbar Bridge Pickup


Cinco De Mayo

On May the 5th every year everyone who needs an excuse to drink and have fun uses this Mexican holiday as an excuse. Add this to St Patrick’s Day and New Years Eve as days that I will not go out at all if I can help it. All of the armature drinkers are out and so are all of the cops looking to add to the DUI total for the day.

There is no need for all of this nonsense, I can celebrate on July 12th just as well and will not be in jail for DUI. I hope every one is safe today and when I get home from work I will be safe indoors.

Martha Stewart

Recently I was watching some old episodes of the Martha Stewart Living show. The one that I particularly enjoyed was the one where she featured animals that have been know to possess high IQ.  This was a fascinating segment.  I was surprised to see this type of topic on her show.  To my knowledge Martha Stewart rarely features animals on her shows.

During this particular segment she featured camels, parrots and multiple other animals found in Madagascar.  The animals featured from Madagascar were mostly from the Marsupial family.  The parrot featured was able to tell the differences between shapes and colors.  The part of the Marsupial family of animals that makes them super intelligent are their tails.  As for the camels I cannot recall what their “specialty” was.  All I recall from the camels was that the camels with one hump are from the Middle East while camels with two humps are traditionally found in China.

two humps between the two

Single Humpers

Swim Suit Blues

It seems that every year I do battle and a losing battle at that, against weight gain. I know that since I turned 30 it has been an uphill struggle and now that the swim suit season is here it has just become a all out war.

I have dedicated myself to losing weight and fitting into the same swim suit that I wore last year, lets hope that this is a battle that I win this year. The swim suit I wore last year is stunning and I want to be able to fit in it again, soon.

summer time, not fatty time

Keeping Fit For Bathing Suit



Keeping Track

Recently, my grandmother obtained a new pulse oximeter.  She had always wanted one and had been looking for a good price.  Years ago pulse oximeters were quite expensive.  These were the days when it was nearly unheard of to have any time of health care personnel’s equipment at your home for personal use.

Today, the trend is growing for preventative maintenance of a person’s health.  Doctor’s are encouraging their patients to keep track of certain levels in order to remain healthy or to track changes when they are not seeing their doctor.  Patients are also much more educated in the field of medicine thanks to the Internet.

I am fairly confident that doctors are not impressed with what the Internet is telling their patients about health conditions.  The Internet has a lot out there and it is not all good.  The Internet with regard to personal diagnosis of health problems can just mean building a wedge between you and your doctor.  It is important to remember to always follow your doctor’s advice and never try to self diagnose.  This can be extremely dangerous.  Just leave that to the professionals.

Yet Another Doctor Appointment Today

My littlest guy is sick AGAIN! I am taking him to the doctors in a couple of hours. I hope that whatever it is that keeps coming back on him can be found and fixed. He is just miserable. I hate it that he keeps getting sick. One week he is throwing up and the next it is a cold.

He never got sick like this until he started Kindergarten. Now it is all the time. I am not happy about it and seriously considering calling the school board about it. The people who clean the classrooms are not doing their jobs well enough, and they really need to have the kids either wash their hands after recess or give them hand sanitizer to use, considering they go to the lunchroom right after recess. All of the germs that are on the playground equipment that is shared with all the kids in the school are being taken with them to eat lunch, which is mainly finger foods. I will be making a few phone calls about this after I talk to the doctor.

germs are gross

Please Don’t Share Your Germs