Having a Mini Bar at Home

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For those of you who enjoys entertaining, a properly stocked bar is a must. A well-mixed drink can help schmooze a boss, romance a date, and impress a friend. Starting a home bar can seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t need to be so. Becoming a home mixologist should be fun!

While you’ll use your home bar for entertaining, don’t forget that a home bar’s main customer is you. When you mix yourself a cocktail to sip on the weekends while you sit on the patio with your dog, you want to enjoy it. I love seeing what other people enjoy drinking and the recipes they specialize in. What you stock in your bar and why you stock it makes for great conversational fodder.

I recommend beginning by getting the ingredients needed to make the cocktails you enjoy and know how to make well. Like Manhattans? Canadian whisky and vermouth. Martinis? Gin and vermouth. As you get more comfortable mixing drinks, expand your menu to include other cocktails.

What follows are my suggestions on what a properly stocked home bar should have. But remember, use your own personal taste and take into account your own needs when making your final decision.

Many homes today come with wet bars and storage space for a home bar. If you don’t have that, with a little initiative and sweat, you can install your own bar in an unused room in the house. A home bar will become a gathering point in your home when you entertain. I love standing behind my bar surrounded by a group of laughing people enjoying themselves on drinks that I made. :)

The Guitar and Ukelele in One

Have you even heard of a guitarlele? it is actually a cross between a classical guitar and a ukulele. It is tuned like a guitar capoed at the fifth fret. This gives the top four strings the same tuning as a low G ukulele. The guitarlele sounds closer to a classical guitar than it does a ukulele.

There aren’t a great number of guitarleles around. The most common is the Yamaha Mini 6 string guitarlele. The only other guitarlele that I’m familiar with is RISA’s solid guitarlele. More recently have brought out a guitarlele which they call a u-tar. They’ve had a bit of exposure in the UK and the US recently as they’ve been used by Jake Penate and The Maccabees.

Vacation is Over

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Finally, after almost 4 weeks of my blogging hiatus, I am back on track in blogging. I’ve been away since my family and I had our vacation. We traveled in many different places here in our country. We visited different tourist spots and destinations.Even though I haven’t updated my blogs for quite some time but I’ve got a lot of photos and stories to tell. This will give me ideas on what I’m going to write for my blogs. I can’t wait to share to you guys our funny and memorable travel experiences. For now, I’m going to do my blogging paid tasks and assignments. :)

When Buying a Laptop Battery

Laptop batteries are not forever. You can expect them to last up to 5 years,why? Well first you have to understand that a charged battery is not in its natural state. Charging a battery is like filling up a tire with air. Both the battery and the tire want to return to their natural discharged or deflated state. Secondly, the chemical reactions that happen inside a laptop battery slowly degrade over time, reducing the ability to fully charge, as well as the maximum run time.

Should you buy an original equipment manufacturer battery, or a third-party aftermarket battery? OEM laptop batteries are painfully expensive. There is really nothing terribly proprietary about a battery except the shape of its case. If it supplies the right voltage and current to your laptop, any maker’s laptop battery should be satisfactory.

Oh, and before you spend your money on a new battery such as Lenovo ThinkPad T400 7417 Laptop Battery for your laptop, check to see if your battery is still under warranty, or if there are any recalls for it. A shiny new free battery from the manufacturer beats paying for one any day of the week! And of course, don’t throw that toxic battery in the trash. Most stores that sell batteries or electronics will accept them for recycling.