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2008-04-25 - 11:39 a.m.

Yesterday I started noodling around with my new drum part (after watching the Angels beat the Red Sox 7-5, of course).

Then I found out two problems with the new drum mount: the wing-nut AGAIN is too tall for the memory lock, and the notch on the memory lock doesn't fit into its hole on the new mount.

Maybe I should explain. The tom-tom mounts on top of the bass drum. There are two tubes that are attached to the bass drum at its top. The tubes are adjustable so the tom-toms can be mounted at the appropriate angle. There are "memory locks" on the mounting tubes; these are collars that fit over the tube and stay there. There is a notch on the memory lock that fits into a hole on the mount that's attached to the tom-tom. This way the tom-toms get set up at the same angle every time you set up the kit, so you don't have to constantly re-adjust the angles of the tom-toms to get that perfect set-up. Since I set up and break down so frequently, these things are a godsend. It takes me about 30-35 minutes to get set up, and that includes unloading everything from the car.

Anyway, the wings on the wing-nut that tightens the new mount onto the tube runs into the lock itself - so I can't tighten it. And the notch on the lock is a different design from the mount, so it doesn't fit properly.

With a little help from Brin, I found a couple memory locks on eBay that are supposed to be compatible. I just have to deal with the old hardware for another week or so. Let's hope.


So you're upset with the Bush administration. You arrive at a promotional event for Laura and Jenna's children's book, "Read All About It". Do you:

  1. Hold up protest signs
  2. Chant anti-war slogans
  3. Punch the wheelchair-bound daughter of a couple who ask you to stop screaming obscenities and fight with the cops

Yeah, that'll work.


In Indiana, a group of 39 smokers who were caught smoking were suspended from their jobs because they said they were non-smokers. The reason they lied was so they would get a discount on their health insurance.

If the employees lied when they applied, then the company is well within their rights to fire the employees. If they lied on the application, the insurance company is well within their rights to either remove the discount or cancel their insurance.

YMMV, natch.


Still have much to do today. So, onward.

Have a good weekend.

Be seeing you.


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