Auto Insurance For Blonds

Blondie is upset.  First she was pulled over for failing to yield the right away at a stop sign.  She plans to fight the ticket in court because the sign doesn’t say yield, it says stop.

Then the cop asked to see her insurance card.  She handed him her Blue Shield card.  The cop said, “Not your health insurance ma’am.  Your auto insurance.”

Blondie looked at him blankly.  “My health insurance is automatic,” she said.  “At least it is for me.  My employer pays it.”

The cop said, “Ma’am, open your glove box and give me your car insurance.”

“Oh!”  The blond said brightly. “Why didn’t you just say so?”  She opened her glove box and handed the officer her car manual.

The cop’s patience was almost gone.  “Ma’am, this is not your auto insurance.”

“I know that, silly,” the blond said.  “That’s the operator’s manual for my car.  If you look at it it says right there I don’t need auto insurance coverage.”

The cop was so startled he actually looked at the manual.  “It says what?!”

The blond pointed at the words standard transmission.  “I don’t need auto insurance,” she said.  “I drive a stick-shift!”

That’s when the cop wrote the second ticket, which Blondie also plans to fight in court.  I tried to explain things to her but I wasn’t getting through.  I gave up right after I told her she should start by getting an auto insurance quote and she responded, “Now I know you’re just teasing!’  Insurance can’t talk!”

Because they want us to laugh a little every weekend, Shakira of, You Are Never Alone, and Gattina of Writer’s Cramps, host the Weekend Funnies meme. They care if we tell our own tales or post some of those endless jokes that fill our email boxes. They just want us to share a bit of laughter while visiting each other on the net. Check out Gattina’s blog for the other players and come laugh with us.

You Can Be Debt-Free

I have blogged about this before.  This subject is near and dear to my heart because I know just how desperate it feels to have more month than money and more bills than you can pay.  And once you get behind the debt keeps piling up and up and up until it looks like there is no way out.  Fortunately, there is a way out.  It may not be easy, but it is one-thousand times better than living in constant fear and perpetual embarrassment.

If you are struggling with debt, please check out this Debt Relief website. They can have you debt-free in as little as 12 months and you can be in control of your own life again. No more cowering when the phone rings. No more florescent envelopes in the mailbox. No more sitting in the dark when the electricity bill goes unpaid.

Mission Menu Challenge

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Mission Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’ve been eating Mission Foods since I was old enough to start reading box labels, so of course when I started to cook I reached for the products I knew and loved. Then I decided to branch out. I got a bit more adventurous with my cooking and I started sampling other brands. I always came back to Mission. Now I use Mission Foods products not because they’re what I am familiar with, but because they provide the best quality and value for my money.

I cook one of Amoeba’s favorite breakfasts with Mission Flour Tortillas. I dice a bit of green onion, mushroom, bell pepper, and bacon, then sauté them all together.  As soon as the bacon cooks I stir in three beaten eggs and a dash of milk.  When the eggs are scrambled, I sprinkle them with cheese and wrap them in warm flour tortillas from Mission.  At the table we top them with pico de gallo and sour cream.  This recipe is inexpensive, quick, easy to make, and absolutely delicious.

If you have a Mission Tortilla recipe that will feed a family of 5 for just pennies, it just may win you a $10,000 dream kitchen makeover or an assortment of other incredible prizes. The Mission Menus Challenge begins on June 28, 2010. The grand prize winner will win round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for him-/her-self and a guest to the Mission Menus Challenge Cook-off on September 10, 2010 at the Hard Rock Café in Los Angeles. To enter, submit your budget friendly recipe to Chef Sara Moulton at at See the Mission Menu website for detailed rules and an official entry form.

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$ave on Moving Companie$

I know that several of you are moving in the near future. Since we just finished that major chore, I thought I would offer some time and money saving suggestions. First and foremost, if you have items you’ve not used in the last year, it makes more sense to sell them than to move them. Second off, unless it has sentimental value, don’t move anything that is cheaper to replace.

Third, make certain you have reliable movers! This is critical. I spent a lot of time doing research on different moving companies. I collected quotes, read reviews and investigated each company online.  Now that we’ve finished our move there’s actually a one-stop website that can help sort through all the slush!  Where was it when I needed it?!
When I moved from Vegas to Hawaii, and when I moved from Hawaii to here, I had a few simple rules that helped me cut down on clutter. (Read “it” as whatever item was in question.)

  1. If I hadn’t used it in months, I sold it or gave it away.
  2. If it held sentimental value, I kept it.  Period.
  3. The cheap stuff got left behind.
  4. And, the big question I asked of every single item, “How will my life be impacted if I don’t have this item?”  It is amazing how much crap I had that was totally “live without-able”.

Oh, and one more bit of urgent moving advice, when you get where you’re going and you get everything unpacked, unless you are looking forward to moving again, do not toss the boxes out.  Break a few down and keep them as talismans against a future move, then give the rest away!  As soon as you “waste” them, you’ll need boxes again, so use them very, very wisely as a hedge against future moves.

Support Your Local Economy

I love the net and you all know I am into internet shopping, but that said, when we can Amoeba and I prefer to support our local businesses. Happily, I have discovered an online search engine that actually helps me shop right here on the island. I just did a search of the local restaurants and discovered three that Amoeba and I haven’t checked out yet. Two of them have been rated by customers and given 4.5 out of 5 stars.  They sound promising.  One of them has only a half of a star.  That sounds scary!

Using is like searching the local yellow pages, only better.  In the yellow pages one only learns what the business owner wants one to know.  At I can read the business owner’s ad, see customer ratings, get driving directions and more. combines the best of the best and provides all the info available from,,, and  What used to take 4 different search engines now takes only one.

Next time you’re looking for something specific — or maybe even next time you’re looking for something new and different, do a local search using  Who knows what you might find in your own neighborhood?  For instance, Amoeba and I have been under the impression there were no pizza places here on the island, but I just found four!  Now I have so go check each of them out and see if we can get delivery!