Can We Be Done Worrying About Virginity?

Recently there was an eBay auction for a purity ring. The seller wrote a clever quip about how she no longer needed it and the proceeds of the auction would benefit Planned Parenthood. I giggled and bid on it extravagantly. When Mr. G asked me what was making me giddy I said to him, “I’m bidding on a Purity Ring and the best part is that it’s going to benefit Planned Parenthood.” So he said to me, “What’s a Purity Ring?” And my answer was, “It’s a ring that fathers …

A Conversation With My Kids

I’m driving to Jane’s school in the evening so she can practice baseketball and Alexander and I have brought computers with us so we can work and do homework. JANE: During spring break they reset the firewall at school and now I can’t get to any of the sites that I need. ME: Oh no, that’s terrible. Will I be able to get to my site? JANE: No. ME: How do you know? JANE: I’m sure they blocked it. ME: That’s probably good but how do you know? You don’t …

Playing with Continental Tires in Uvalde Texas

Before dropping with an illness that can only be described as The Plague I spent a weekend in Texas with Continental Tires. A group of us flew into San Antonio, had a lovely dinner on the Riverwalk and then woke up a few minutes before God on Saturday morning to make the trek out to Uvalde where Continental Tires has their proving grounds. Before tossing out a phrase like “proving ground” let me take a moment to define a proving ground. In this instance it includes (but is not limited …

A Little Bit of Information About Junkets

I only have a little information to share. In fact, what I know about junkets could fill a thimble so I’ll graciously share my thimble full of mom blogger automotive junket wisdom with you. The reason I want to talk about the Mom Blogger Automotive relationship is that while sitting in a hotel room last night I popped into Facebook and three of my private groups were busy talking about an article on The Truth About Cars that “exposes” a mom blogger as being a marketing tool. I’m not sure …

It’s All Rubber and Metal and I Love it

If you’ve ever sold automobiles you’ve probably walked into your sales manager’s office to ask for the price of the used car he took in trade just hours ago. Used cars actually made me quite a bit more money than new ones and if something good came in I’d get really excited about it. I’d practically skip into the office with a, “How much are we asking on the conversion van/convertible/coupe?” And, “Isn’t it wonderful?” Then I’d talk about some feature of the vehicle that I just loved. Because there …