The age of awareness

When I was a kid, I honestly believed that there was only one kind of lawyer. The Perry Mason/Matlock kind. So when I was “all grown up” and engaged to be married, and someone told me that I should have a will, I was very nonchalant about grabbing the yellow pages and looking up “any old lawyer” to hire to help me with that. What a surprise it was to find that there are dozens of different types of lawyers! Didn’t I feel silly, learning how stupid I was! Turns out that my very own aunt used to work as a para-legal in a firm for administrative law. I don’t know why I always thought she was a school teacher!

I try to keep that in mind when I find out that there is someone in my circle of family and friends that doesn’t know something that I just take for granted, thinking everyone should know what I know! How is someone supposed to “just know” something if nobody ever teaches them?

Free Delivery

I just love having food delivered to my house. It is the ultimate luxury.

free delivery (free clip art)

free delivery (free clip art)

Most of the little restaurants around here offer free delivery with a minimum order. That makes it easy to have a nice dinner quickly when I’m overwhelmed with other things and cooking would just take it over the top.

Musicians can find what they need online

Back in the late sixties, or maybe it was the early seventies, I recall going to a big concert in Washington DC and hearing, for the first time, what my friends called a “moog.” I had no idea what a “moog” was, and they explained that it was a music synthesizer! Well, the machine made so many unearthly noises, the crowd really enjoyed it immensely! Nowadays, music synthesizers don’t just make unearthly noises, they replicate the sound of many “real” instruments that one would expect (in my day and age) to only hear if you went to see a real, live, band. Synthesizers like the ones that they sell at the musiciansfriend.com website sure make it easy for one musician to do it all. That can be a good thing, but it makes me a little bit sad to think of all of the aspiring musicians in the world that are being replaced by machines.

What is the significance behind the name palomino

When Steve was telling me that he was thinking about buying a dean palomino I had no idea what he was talking about. It turns out that the “Dean” is the name of the company that makes a guitar. How and why the word “Palomino” is there I don’t know. Is “Dean” the first name of the guy who started the company, and “Palomino” is the last name of the founder? I tried to google the information and got no where at all. I’m confused. When I think of the word “Palomino” I think of a very pretty color of a horse. Was this type of guitar named after a horse? I know it is silly of me to get hung up on things like this. Sometimes I worry about these crazy little things that bother me. Makes me feel like there is a little bit of Adrian Monk hiding inside, just below the surface.

So many gadgets

Recently I’ve become involved in helping a non-profit organization with publicity, and I’ve become interested in learning how to make videos to be used for PSAs on local television station. I was doing some research on taking a power point presentation and turning it into a YouTube video, and doing a voice recording for a sound track. It looks like I might need to get a uca202 to use as an interface between my computer and microphone in order to record the sound track. I’ll have to do some research, first though. I don’t want to have to buy it if I don’t actually need it! I have so many gadgets already!