NBD.....or at least that was mom's intention

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Gorn Captain, Oct 10, 2013.


  1. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    My moms a preschool teacher. She went to samash to buy schoolroom instruments....recorders, egg shakers and such. So she knows I play the bass and knows they have 4 strings, so she bought me this because she said it's adorable:
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    I don't play the ukulele so this is all new to me. It's a kala pocket ukulele. Apparently the smallest uke on the market.
    Here one for perspective:
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    She legitimately thought ukuleles are small basses. She also thinks that yahoo is the internet, because that's the launch page i set up for her on her browser. She's a sweet lady.
  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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    Change her home page to Google and watch her freak out.

    Tell her that Google is a less expensive more user friendly Yahoo!
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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    Cool move by your mother. Make sure and give her a big hug.

    -Mike
  4. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    Of course. She was so happy when she gave it to me I almost didn't tell her it's not a bass, but i told her I love it and I really wanted one anyway. I do like it but never had any desire to get a uke.
    I wonder if I could tune it EADG and have a tiny piccolo bass. This gcea business is confusing.
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  6. Papazita

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    I was a big GI Joe freak when I was a kid (early 80's). My favorite vehicle I owned was probably the Skystriker fighter jet. Retractable landing gear, movable swept wings, and the coolest part: cockpit with 2 removable seats AND parachutes. Those parachutes were freaking awesome. :cool:

    I came home from school one day to find that someone had cut off the parachutes and glued the seats in place. :eek:

    Mom thought they came out because they were broken, so she thought she'd surprise me by "fixing" them with superglue.

    Thanks, mom. :crying:
  7. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Supporting Member

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    Hey - ukuleles are hip these days. Enjoy! :cool:
  8. electracoyote

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    I have eight ukes. Mom did you a favor. Get a chord book and get crackin'!
  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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    When I see a ukulele, I think of this....

    [​IMG]

    -Mike
  10. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

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    Tune it EADG and have some fun. DO NOT, IN ANY WAY let your mom think this isn't anything but awesome (which it is!).
  11. bassinplace

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    Score! Enjoy! :)
  12. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

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    That was very nice of your mom.
  13. arbitrary

    arbitrary Supporting Member

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    awesomely adorable
  14. SidMau

    SidMau

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    Tiptoe, through the tulips... With me.... Ohhhhhh!
  15. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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  16. bassinplace

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  17. P Town

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    "She also thinks that yahoo is the internet, because that's the launch page i set up for her on her browser. She's a sweet lady."

    Too bad she is so confused.

    Everyone knows that Yahoo is a delicious chocolate flavored drink. I know this because I have an intertube connection that brings up this this web page about it: http://www.yoo-hoo.com/
  18. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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    Ukes are great. Enjoy. :)

    ...and, moving this to Miscellaneous.
  19. Wookieonbass

    Wookieonbass

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    She thought of you and she tried. That's a cool mom! Now tune it up and learn how to play it. You may grow to enjoy it. I have a few ukes myself.
  20. topo morto

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    It's adorable and so's your mom.

    really? it's a chordy instrument, hence the usual tuning...
  21. Shakin-Slim

    Shakin-Slim

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    +1. It's tuned like that for a reason, and you'll find it a lot easier, once you get your head around it.

    Ain't mums great? :)

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