A Car Buyer's Guide to Marriage

Recently I "celebrated" 18 years of marriage. At a point when so few marriages seem to last for any significant amount of time, you may be hoping I can offer some insights into how I have managed this feat. I believe the key is thinking of husbands in terms of cars. You may wonder what brings about this unusual theory? Well, I have done intense research over these last 18 years, and by "intense research" I mean I have observed and heard my fellow wives' experiences, and I have found husbands all have similar factory defects. I think the secret to surviving marriage is in recognizing that all women discover these warps in their own husbands, no matter which style they selected. ...more

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It's nice to know I'm not alone. :)


Dear Avery Brooks: Your Flying Car is Here

Remember the old IBM commercial with Avery Brooks asking, "Where are the flying cars? I was promised flying cars"? And then he concludes, "You don't need flying cars" because you've got the Internet. Apparently the company Terrafugia disagrees, and so, it's offering a flying car for sale. ...more

It's not a flying car unless it can fly right off the road.. just like in the Jetsons.. :)more

The Car Color Car Game

After we moved to the country, Colby spent an entire year driving Bunny to her preschool in our old neighborhood.  On an average day, the commute was 45 minutes…on a bad day, well over an hour.  Bunny hated the commute.  For 1-½ hours five days a week she had to sit in the backseat of her Daddy’s car or truck, listening to CNBC and him talking markets on his phone.  She knows more honky-tonk, down on your luck, my dog died and my wife left me, kind of songs than most 5 year olds.&nb...more

10 Ways to Get Out of a Speeding Ticket

Ladies, I’ll admit I have a traffic ticket or two on my driving record. But I’ve weaseled my way out of a dozen more using these crafty tips! 1. Make it Look Like You had an "Accident"If you have a bottle of water in your car, or if you're really desperate and only have a soda, pouring a bit “down there” to make it look like you didn't make it to the bathroom in time might make the officer feel bad enough that they will let you off with a warning.2. CryIf you get pulled over, turn on the water works. Cops are human beings too, and they hate to see women cry—especially male cops. Bawl your eyes out and work on getting a sympathy warning. If you’ve ever been accused of being a “drama queen,” this tip is right up your alley....more


I have 3 daughters now aged 21, 23 and 25 who learned their driving basics from ...more

Not Even for a Minute: Children Left Unattended in Vehicles

The Meanderings of a Toddler   ...more

Memorial Day Travel Alert: Yahoo Gas Mileage Myths Debunked Already By Bloggers

My husband is obsessed with gas mileage. Whenever we fill up the tank, he resets the trip odometer to zero so he can check how many miles he got for his full tank of gas the next time he refills. He coasts down hills, he rolls to a stop rather than inching forward, and he practically salivated during Mythbuster's dirty vs. clean car gas mileage episode. ...more

Sounds like a myth I would make up just because I prefer the A/C to the windows :-)

Melissa ...more

How to Decide If You Need a New Car

As the driver of one very old Honda who is now commuting almost 1.5 hours a day because of a new job, thoughts of getting a new car have crept into my head. After all, a new car will be more comfortable, with more up-to-date features, and will be more resilient to the more than 300 miles of driving I do a week. But, driving an old car usually makes economic sense. Older cars cost less to insure, and they are more likely to be paid off. ...more