2006 The Year to Face Your Fears
Another year is over and a new year begins in less than 12 hours. Last year I wrote a letter to myself listing all of my accomplishments of 2004. With so much negativity bombarding us in the news on a daily basis, I endeavored to focus on the positive aspects of the year. I cannot express how surprised I was when I read the letter.
Was that only a year ago? It seemed so far away that I took the time to verify and sure enough more...
Wake Up and Smell the Breakfast Pizza
Folks sick of soggy cereal and bland bagels soon may get a morning pie-in-the-face: breakfast pizza. That's right, pizza with your morning coffee.
There's no tomato sauce. Toppings are more typically scrambled eggs and bacon, not pepperoni and mushrooms. But they're baked with pizza dough in pizza ovens.
Papa John's is testing Omelet Pizzas in the morning at downtown locations in five cities. Happy Joe's Pizza, a regional chain in Iowa, is about to move breakfast pizzas out of testing and onto permanent menu boards at some stores. more...
Solar handbag powers all your gadgets
Most women are lucky in that we carry a purse that holds all of our gadgets and tech stuff. Now men are carrying handbags too thanks to Joe Hynek who invented the bag.
He may get some guff for carrying a purse, but he says it's all in the name of science: He has designed a solar handbag that can power small electronic devices like cell phones.
The black purse is covered with laminated solar panels and is designed to power any small device that uses a USB port. more...
Run out of Gas? They Track That Too!
I am adding this to my blog because it's just another of those insiduous things that are happening today that I think you should know about. If you're like me you will find this truly disgusting. The source for the article is listed at the bottom of this post.
You're running on empty, racing around town to get a last minute Christmas gift, and you make a grave but innocent error. You forget to gas up, and your tank registers "E", and now, you're stuck on the side of the road.
But you thought ahead. You signed up for roadside assistance with your auto insurance company, so with one phone call, help can be on the way - for free!
Not so fast. Summoning that "free" help can end up being an expensive mistake. It could lead to higher insurance premiums or even rejection of insurance coverage.