Category Archives: Technology and Gadgets

Do you believe the reviews?

When Bucky was telling me that he needs to buy a new dual amp switch, we started to look online for a reasonably priced switch. He was leaning towards one particular switch because of the compact size and reasonable price, but then he started to read the reviews associated with the switch. Seems that there were only three reviews on the item, and they all cited some issues with the switch. That made me wonder if the reviews were honest reviews, or if the reviews were put on there by a competitor trying to undermine the sale of the item.

When you shop online, do you usually believe the reviews that are on the website?

That is a bit more money than I expected

When Chuck told me that he wanted a new mqx for Christmas, and gave me the web link to look it up and order it, I don’t know what I was expecting. I had no idea what it was, and after looking it up, I don’t think I understand what it does! I see that it is an “equalizer” but I don’t really know what other equipment it would be associated with. Sometimes I feel really stupid, and this is one of those times! Then I looked at the price tag and swallowed really hard. I don’t know why Chuck thinks that I should spend my entire gift budget on him this year! I think that he and I need to have a little chat later tonight!

I always plan ahead, usually

Well I have already started my Christmas shopping list. Have you? I try really hard to get all of my Christmas shopping done or mostly done by Thanksgiving. That means I have to plan ahead.  Since there’s only one little fella in our family, he’s easy to buy for. He loves Mater from the movie ‘Cars’. Well I have seen an alarm clock with Mater on it and it says some of the cutest things to wake a kid up. I know he’s going to love that.

My mother really needs a new camera. She still has a 35 mm Kodak that she’s had for as long as I can remember. Well I have thought about getting her a new digital camera. I’m not sure if she’s ready for a digital video recorder or not. She’s not technologically advanced at all. In fact, she’s technologically challenged to put it gently. Don’t even mention computer to her either.

My sisters aren’t hard to buy for. We all have similar tastes so if I like something, they usually do too. Even with that, I’m going to have to do some thinking about what to get them. Daddy left each of us enough money to get what we needed and that doesn’t leave much room for others to get much for us. I’ll come up with something more than a gift card.

I am so into anything that helps me find my center

Life can really be hard at times like I have discussed with you. Well I have found a wonderful web based TV type program that will help to transform your life. No it’s not some guru standing up there teaching you to meditate but it is full of helpful programs.

I’m all for anything that helps me to find my center and that is what they site is all about. It helps you to pay attention to your life and learn how to really live it.I like it a lot!

I love decorating

I have always loved decorating with Stainless Steel because it looks so clean and polished. I found the most perfect stainless steel mailbox for my townhouse online. With stainless steel, I won’t have to replace it again in a few years like plain old painted medal mailboxes. Sure I paid more for it but it will save me a lot of money in the end. 

I’m lucky enough to also have a fireplace in my townhouse. Nothing warms you better than a nice fire on a cold day but a fireplace is more than that. It should be a focal point in your room. Well I got stainless steel fireplace accessories for my fireplace and it really set the room off. I have the tool set, wood rack and even the glass fireplace screen. It’s beautiful.

On my patio I also have stainless steel fireplace accessories for my stainless steel fire pit that mount on my wall so I can enjoy my patio on cooler days too. You can even buy stainless steel fireplaces that burn bio-ethanol fuel and is mounted right on your wall. That makes me wish I didn’t have a built-in fireplace so I could get one of those. I like trying to help the environment and that would do that.