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Thumper
06-20-2009, 12:10 PM
I've got a corporate day job that goes back and forth between being stressful and mind-numbing, and often wish I could pick up my uke and strum away the stress in my office. However, that sort of thing wouldn't exactly go over too well. :rolleyes:

So on a whim I designed a mousepad with a picture of the body of one of my ukes, and it came out great. I did it at Zazzle.com (http://www.zazzle.com), a site that makes custom merchandise, using designs or photos that you provide. I've made a few things there - t-shirt, mugs, etc. - and they've usually come out great. And when they haven't, Zazzle has been cool about giving me a refund.

It arrived in the mail yesterday, and the photo is almost exactly the size as my uke. Two thumbs up to Zazzle! (Note - this image is a mockup from the zazzle site, not an actual photo of my mousepad. But the colors on the actual pad came out very much like this - vivid and rich.)

http://www.whatilikeaboutuke.com/flea_mousepad.jpg

I'm not affiliated with Zazzle - just wanted to pass on this idea to you folks. This month they offer free shipping, using the code "JUNESHIPFREE." Another site I've used for custom merchandise is Cafepress.com (http://www.cafepress.com), which is very similar to Zazzle.

Anyhoo, I thought some of you might enjoy having a photo of your uke under your hand, even when you're not allowed to make any noise. :D

ukebrudder
06-20-2009, 01:32 PM
Now you have to get a mouse shaped like a hand and you can strum away all day :p

haole
06-20-2009, 05:59 PM
This is a wonderful idea for those of us with thankless office jobs who couldn't get away with bringing a uke. ;) What's even better is if you can have the office pay for your new mousepad and write it off as a business expense. You wouldn't believe the crap I've had work pay for (but don't tell my boss!)