Menampilkan postingan dari Mei, 2018

Mother's Day Card Observation

This Mother's Day season opened my eyes to something I never really paid attention to before. It had nothing to do with crowded restaurants, picked over pastries at the grocery store, or the piles of advertisments claiming to be the perfect Mother's day gift. This really had nothing to do with the day to speak of. I noticed something interesting about myself.

I suck at personalizing greeting cards.

For whatever reason, I have always thought it necessary to add my own little message at the bottom of a card. Not because I don't think the good people at American Greetings do an adequate job capturing the moment on embossed cardboard, but because I want to make the card, you know, even more special.

So, armed with a pen and a fairly strong grasp of the english language, I prepared to add special messages for my mother and my wifes cards. Time passed, first just a few minutes, then hours. I just couldn't think of anything to say that the card didn't already cover. Every…

First Steps for the Irish Learner Driver.

The main priority for today’s should not be passing the Driving Test but embracing the philosophy of skills for life initially.

Surely passing the Driving Test is the main objective? Not So!

 Your main objective should be to acquire the necessary skills that will keep you, your passengers and all other road users safe. This makes sense, but is not taken on board by a very large proportion of with the result that we have an appalling accident record here which impacts on the whole community.

The first and arguably most important step for the new driver is to enrol with a professional Driving School who will set the foundation for both basic and advanced skills and ensure that safety is a priority. The lack of basic skills throughout the motoring population is very widespread and stems from several inherent flaws which are only now beginning to be addressed by the Government.

 Thankfully our membership of the European Club is forcing the various agencies that are involved in the whole m…

Al-Qaeda in Iraq Announces New Leader. Or Do They?

In the wake of the sudden death of its now fragmented leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda in Iraq polled its somewhat shaken members about who would like to take over Mr. Zarqawi’s job. After a determined effort, the group was able to find a terrorist who, though expressing understandable reluctance, was eventually persuaded to accept the expectedly short-lived position.

The usual amateurish Webcast was quickly arranged, and the new leader, flanked by other terrorists wearing the standard-issue black head disguises, introduced himself, with visible knee shaking, as Abu Hamza al-Muhajer.

In the co-opted, overbearingly religious language that has become the worldwide standard in terrorist-speak, the new leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq vowed to avenge al-Zarqawi’s death and vowed that he and the other “holy warriors” will continue with what they perceive as a holy war against their own slack populace and the people Al-Qaeda refers to with moronic medieval acumen as “the crusaders.”


Chinese Cars: Redefining the Market

News reports over the past several months have featured the coming “invasion” of Chinese cars to the North American market. What has gotten the attention of many car buffs is the very low prices at which each model will be sold. Prices as low as $6600 have been quoted for one model with a handful of other models also expected to retail for well under $10,000. If Chinese cars do arrive as expected, look for a massive change in the way entry level model cars are built and sold in the U.S. and Canada. Consumers stand to gain with the increased competition, although exactly what they will be getting for the price is not yet known.

The Chevrolet Aveo, a compact car built by GM’s Korean unit, Daewoo, is currently the lowest priced car sold in the U.S. retailing for as low as $9300 after all discounts have been applied [MSRP is currently set at $9890 for the “Special Value” models]. A 16 valve 1.6L I4 mated to a 5 speed transmission is standard and Chevy kicks in an AM/FM radio for good meas…

You Can Find Solid Tips About Carpet Cleaning In The Excellent Article Below

Are your carpets nasty and smelly? Have you been working hard to get rid of them, but cannot succeed in doing so? If this is something you are dealing with, you may want to get a professional cleaner. Keep reading to figure out how professionals can get rid of your stubborn stains and how to find a reputable company in your local area.

Make sure that you get a professional clean for your carpet at least once every year. This will ensure that you are getting all of the dirt, grime and bacteria that your regular vacuum could not reach. After a professional clean, your carpet will look as if you just purchased it new.

Before treating a large area of carpet, test the cleaning mixture on a small, discrete area. Many acidic chemicals have the potential to cause unsightly damage. Taking this necessary precaution can save your carpet.

Make sure you're not doing anything to cancel your warranty when cleaning your carpet. If your carpet is pre-treated for stain resistance, application of an…

Vehicle Repair Tips And Tricks You Can Use Today

You can easily learn to fix your vehicle yourself. A lot of people today like to go to mechanics, even when their problems aren't that bad. Use this information to guide you in your car repairs. Your self-confidence will grow and you'll save money in the long term too.

Make sure you get quality parts to fix your car. You can usually get better prices if you get used parts from a junk yard but there is no way of knowing how long these parts will last. Do not hesitate to spend more on brand new parts that come with a guarantee.

If you are having work done on your car, make sure you get a written estimate beforehand. The estimate should include what is being repaired, the parts that will be needed and the anticipated cost for labor. It should also say that they will call for your approval before doing any additional work which exceeds the amount or time specified.

Avoid unexpected auto repair problems while driving by performing a basic safety check before you set out in your car…