A Ukulele Guitar

Uke GuitarJenny picked up a $50 (Canadian) ukulele guitar at O’Brien’s a couple weeks ago. She’s learning how to play guitar on it.

It has steel strings and sounds like a ukulele, but, depending on how it’s played, it can also sound like a banjo and a mandolin (to my untrained ear, that is). It’s a versatile instrument.

Last night I discovered how good 7th chords sound on it. Here’s a short sample [removed] of what it was like. It’s fun to just bang away at it and explore different strumming patterns.

I know what I want for Xmas now: a 6-string banjo.

UPDATE: We don’t play it anymore because it would never stay in tune, not even for a minute.

How To Win The Lotto

how to win the lotto for dummiesLottery retailers in Ontario are winning the lotto a tad too much to be a coincidence, according to CBC in Lottery retailers enjoying luck of the draw:

…in the past seven years Ontario clerks and retailers have claimed lottery victories nearly 200 times, a statistical anomaly according to one expert.
“So we can say the chance, to be precise, is about one chance in a trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, so it’s just inconceivable they’d be winning that many more times than we’d expect them to…”

I always check the lotto myself, as you all know.

The full report is on CBC’s The Fifth Estate tonight.

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