Reduce Your Carbon Car Print

While in Detroit a few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to meet some amazing green bloggers (Anna- Green Talk, Tiffany - Nature Moms, Jenn- The Green Parent and Diane-Big Green Purse), who are all part of the ...more

My Love Affair With a Thing

Her name was Martha.  Not sure exactly why or how she earned that name, but it kind of stuck.  I got her when I was 17 – my senior year....more
@Wanderoke I think I must have passed you on the freeway! Violent Femmes...those were the days!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

General Motors Introduces 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee

It's always been a given in most business transactions that customers can return an item within a certain amount of time if they find they are unhappy with it. It makes sense to provide refunds for small items like toys or clothing, and is usually restricted to exchanges for larger items like furniture, mattresses, and appliances. ...more

Is Cash for Clunkers a "Clunker?"

It seemed like a good idea: the Cash Allowance Rebate System (CARS, a.k.a. "Cash for Clunkers") a program aimed at saving the environment by creating a taxpayer-funded program in which people traded in their "clunkers," or perfectly drivable cars with 18 mpg or less into dealerships in exchange for rebates up to $4,500 towards a new, more fuel efficient vehicle. The program was so successful, it blew through its $1 billion dollar funding in a mere seven days, mostly because people like the appearance of free money. ...more

Where are the tax breaks for people who have chosen not to own cars or to share one car with ...more

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

I thought I'd pass along this timely tidbit on a groundbreaking woman: On June 9, 1909, Alice Huyler Ramsey set off on her successful journey to become the first woman to drive across the United States from coast to coast. Three other women accompanied her, friends who didn't themselves drive, but who presumably helped change tires the 11 times they blew during the trip. Ramsey later became the first woman to be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. ...more

What????

No, I don't think I'm hard of hearing. But a lot of what I'm hearing is hard to believe. Hence I've been saying, "What????" far too often. The housing, insurance and banking industries need bailing out because they were forced to grant loans to people who didn't qualify for expensive homes. WHAT? If anybody was forced it was greed that forced them to do what common sense had to be telling them was a stupid thing to do. ...more

WORK IT BABY

I can now say with total, complete and utter sincerity that in this town, if a person finds a car that can get them from point A to point B, it's drivable. In my 11 years in L.A. I have seen cars with more duct tape on them than a kidnap victim. I've seen some held together with nothing more than glue and a daily prayer to God that the f*@er will still turn over. ...more