Mixing

Jackie was showing off his new v6 mixing machine last night. I didn’t realize that he was getting that serious about recording music! That little machine sure does seem to be able to do a lot of things! The package that he bought included a lot of software that helped him to produce and mix songs right out of the box! Pretty nifty little machine, if you ask me!

Driving the Snakes

Driving the snakes (free clip art)

Driving the snakes (free clip art)

Earlier today I read an article about the real reason why there are no snakes in Ireland. Apparently the reason is that the water around Ireland was too cold for snakes to swim there. I wonder if that is true. The article also indicated that the story of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland was really just a metaphor for driving evil out of Ireland when he introduced Christianity to Ireland. I think it is a real shame that so many people associate snakes with evil. There are a lot of “good” snakes out there. For instance, the black rat snake is not poisonous, and helps to keep the rodent population down. Maybe the big cities that have such a huge problem with rats should consider that!

Spring ahead

Set clocks ahead (free clip art)

Set clocks ahead (free clip art)

I don’t like changing the clocks back and forth for Daylight Savings Time. It’s a pain. My body doesn’t adjust to the time changes very well. I don’t think anyone benefits. We should stop doing this nonsense!

Presidents Day Rip-Off

Presidents Day (free clip art)

Presidents Day (free clip art)

I don’t know about you, but I think that we’ve been ripped off. When I was a kid, we had school closings twice in February. Once to observe President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, and then a short while later to observe President George Washington’s Birthday. I’m pretty sure the government and banks and the post office closed down on those days, too.

A lot of private employers also gave their employees those days off, as paid holidays. Somewhere along the line the greedy corporate giants got together and lobbied to have those two holidays merged into only one, and to call it “Presidents Day.”

I feel ripped off – we lost a paid holiday. The kids lost a day off from school! I want it back! The kids want it back! How about you?