Cruise control….DUH-HUH!!!!!!!!

You might have heard of this before but just in case you haven’t, here it is.  Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma, purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home from an Oklahoma University football game, having driven onto the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver’s seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned.

Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner’s manual that she couldn’t actually leave the driver’s seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down, $1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.

Sometimes I really think people should have to take competency tests to do just about anything. It’s a shame we have to pay for someone else’s stupidity too but we do.

Have you ever wanted to make your own guitar?

Have you ever wanted to be a luthier? Do you even know what a luthier is? A luthier is someone who builds guitars! I was surprised to learn today that you can buy a kit to make your own guitar! If you buy this kit, you are given the materials and detailed instructions on how to take the parts and put them together to make a Martin guitar. You can pick from several different models. What are you waiting for? Buy a kit and join the ranks of luthiers world-wide! Join now. (The kits do not include the glue, tools, or finishes.)

Did you know?

Fun facts:

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and “lollipop” is the longest word typed with your right hand. (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn’t you?)

The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet. (Now, you KNOW you’re going to try this out for accuracy, right?)

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. (All you typists are going to test this out)

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”. (Do you doubt this?)

The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). (Yep, I knew you were going to “do” this one.)

There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. (You do not doubt this, do you?)

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.” (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)

DJ’s can really bring a party to life!

When Russ told me that he was thinking about hiring a dj in charleston for his company’s Holiday party, I was quite surprised. Every time I’ve ever gone to one of his company’s parties, I have been bored out of my mind! I love the idea of hiring one – I am sure that the party will be a lot more lively with some good music and good chatter coming from the DJ. I just don’t know if the old “fuddy duddies” will freak out or not!

Beautiful furniture!

I’m a modern kind of girl and therefore like modern furniture. The problem has always been to find what I really have in mind that I want. Well I have solved that problem. I have found the most beautiful furniture and they have a variety of styles too. Now the problem is to choose between so many choices! There are so many awesome websites out on the Internet that sell modern furniture that it simply blows my mind!

I found the most gorgeous living rooms you have ever seen. The lines are clean, the colors amazing and the variety of materials are amazing. Can you tell I really like what they have to offer? The main problem I have with them is that there are so many to choose from that it’s hard to decide. I can see about eight different sets of them in my living room – but my living room isn’t large enough for them all!

Let’s not forget the bedrooms. I can imagine myself curled up in the middle of several of their choices snug as a bug in a rug. Oh and their tables and even closets are absolutely amazing too. I’m in furniture heaven!!!