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Categories: Miscellaneous

Pardon Me, May I Cut In?

On: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 8:09AM | By: Karen Cook


Pardon Me, May I Cut In? test 1-1

If you sit down to a table with a full place setting, do you know which fork to use? How many people have you seen lately with a handkerchief, even when they’ve needed one? When was the last time men stood up when a lady entered the room? Unfortunately, manners are fast becoming something from the past, something our grandparents did, but are not needed in our current society. What a shame!


Did You See Me?

On: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 12:54PM | By: Karen Cook


Did You See Me? test 1-1

Here they come again! The dreaded Red Light Cameras. We all hate them. There is huge debate over whether they are strictly legal, who is profiting from them, and whether they are actually making the intersections any safer. Google it. You’ll see tons of controversy. I’m not going to argue for or against. I just have some questions.


Hot Coffee and Common Sense

On: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 7:16AM | By: Karen Cook


Hot Coffee and Common Sense test 1-1

It all started when a woman spilled hot coffee in her lap, which she had just ordered at a drive thru, and held the restaurant responsible for her burns. We know she didn’t order an iced coffee and we can be reasonably sure from what we know of her that she would have been miffed if the coffee had been cool. I think this was the beginning of the end of personal responsibility. This seems to be a recurring theme with me. It’s important, though.


WARNING! Accident Approaching!

On: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 5:31PM | By: Karen Cook


WARNING! Accident Approaching! test 1-1

Apparently, there is an old controversy resurfacing over seat belts. Do you wear yours? If not, why not? In Florida it’s the law. It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle unless all passengers in the front seat buckled up. A violation will cost you $30. In addition, all children under 18 must wear a belt regardless of where they are sitting, or be restrained in a car seat. Ignoring this one is worth $60.


 

Are You Sure We're There?

On: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 1:00PM | By: Karen Cook


Are You Sure We're There? test 1-1

When we set off for places unknown most of us trust our GPS to get us there. Whether you use Garmin, Google Maps, or some other device, you probably ask technology to at least point you in the right direction. But, as with any technology, it’s not always perfect.


ARE YOU BREAKING THE LAW?

On: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 9:56AM | By: Karen Cook


ARE YOU BREAKING THE LAW? test 1-1

Lawmakers are an odd bunch. If you need proof, just look at some of the laws still on the books from around the country. I’m sure there must have been some reason for all of these at some time, but it’s beyond me to figure out what the need for these laws could have been. Why don’t you take a stab at it?


Grown-ups Playing Dress Up

On: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 3:29PM | By: Karen Cook


Grown-ups Playing Dress Up test 1-1

Don’t you love seeing those interesting vinyl-wrapped vehicles on the road? They are usually very striking, sometimes amusing, but always eye-catching. You want your car wrapped in bacon? Done! How about camouflage so no one sees you speeding? Gotcha covered! Maybe you want your car to be “green” inside and out. We can do that too! What started out as advertising is becoming more mainstream. We just love personalizing anything and everything in our lives, from our desktops to our cell phones, and now to a full automobile. Humans are really odd creatures when you think about it. Still, anything that helps me find my car in a crowded parking lot is a good thing.


I Checked My Engine. Now What?

On: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 8:57AM | By: Karen Cook


I Checked My Engine. Now What? test 1-1

It’s happened to most of us. You’re driving along, singing loudly in the best place to sing loudly, and in the middle of the chorus your car chimes in and the check engine light comes on. All singing ceases, the radio goes down. The engine must be listened to, the car must be felt. Is it still running ok? Do I need to pull over? Will I get home? What exactly does that light mean, anyway? It’s a vague sort of warning. It can mean so much, and so little. “Checking” the engine does not make the light go off. Whatever made it come on wants attention. But how bad is it? Most of us don’t have a pile of money set aside for car repairs. Shouldn’t there be a better way?


Editorial on Weavers

On: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 1:08PM | By: Karen Cook


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My father bought his first motorcycle when he was sixteen. He still rides today. I was fascinated, but my mother wouldn’t let me ride with him until I was three. I’ve been riding since then. It’s a wonderful feeling! As long as it’s not raining, too cold, or love bug season. But, yes, it’s a little dangerous. That’s part of its appeal, though.


Can You Text in a Self-Driving Car?

On: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 9:03AM | By: Karen Cook


Can You Text in a Self-Driving Car? test 1-1

When is it ok to text and drive? Obviously, the answer is never! But what if you aren’t actually driving? What if your car is driving for you? I always picture George Jetson and hear his iconic “future car sound” when I think of the new technology of self-driving vehicles. (Funny though. He never had a cell phone. Even he didn’t text and drive.)


Ford Gambles on New Aluminum-bodied F-150

On: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 5:43PM | By: Bill Wilson


Ford Gambles on New Aluminum-bodied F-150 test 1-1

The Ford F-Series of pickup trucks has long been the Dearborn-based manufacturer’s bread and butter. Even in the dark days of the early and mid-2000s, when Ford cars were practically unsellable, the company’s truck line provided it with a reliable stream of revenue from millions of customers. The F-150 in particular has been consistently popular every year since 1982. The product’s slogan says why, as loyal owners are quick to affirm—the trucks are “built Ford tough.”