What are your plans for the 4th of July holiday weekend? Beaches, picnics, BBQ parties, pools, family, friends… you name it and no doubt it’s a summertime tradition. Yet with today’s economy, you can’t help but reconsider travel plans due to soaring gas prices. Food costs have risen, entertainment expenses cost more, and travelling (whether to a distant relatives or to a special vacation destination) is through the roof.
The issue is at such a disappointing state that CNN Money is reporting that travel for the 4th of July weekend is expected to decrease 1.3% since last year. AAA estimates that 40.45 million drivers will travel during the holiday weekend, which is down from the 41 million who traveled last year.
Another interesting gas fact: Missouri has the lowest gas prices at $3.850 per gallon and Alaska has the highest gas prices at $4.611 per gallon.
A week ago my wonderful boyfriend brought me to dinner at a favorite restaurant of ours – McLoone’s Rum Runner in Sea Bright, NJ. Always a beautiful setting with tables set along the Shrewsbury River, our latest outing brought about an added thrill – dolphins! I was so excited that I happily took video on my Sony Cybershot, but now CNN has covered the ‘dolphins in NJ’ story thanks to New 12 NJ.
While adorable and exciting as the dolphins may be, the story is actually a bit sad. It appears as thought the dolphins are trapped in the Shrewsbury River because they hear noise from nearby bridges and construction which confuses them. Experts plan to help guide the dolphins to their natural environment, so hurry to McLoone’s (or a nearby establishment) to see the cute dolphins in the Shrewsbury River soon!
Gas prices are high, MPG ratings are low, and if you’re like me you still have to travel a decent distance for your daily commute to work. So what can you do to try to stretch a few extra miles out of that last gallon of gas? Yahoo! has provided you with 10 easy ways to save over a grand on gas.
Be forewarned that while a lot of these are great tips, a few are a little unrealistic. Prime example, tip #8 says that if you lose 100 lbs you can save 13.1 gallons of gas with a monetary savings of $104 per year. I might need to hit the gym a little more often, but 100 lbs? C’mon!
Here are all 10 tips:
Get that “check engine” light checked out
Check your tire pressure
Change your air filter
Drive 60 on the highway, not 75
Turn off the a/c
Get your engine tuned
Drive calmly in the city
Lose the roof rack
Change your oil on time
To see the estimated savings for each of these tips, check out the article on Yahoo!
Summertime is officially here, and with it comes a whole new set of extravagant toys.
For those of you who are avid water lovers, I highly suggest you check out the Seabob. The Seabob brings water sports to a new level. Relaxed gliding, sporty driving or diving safely under water. It’s all possible! Yes, that’s right, the Seabob actually makes it possible to move through the water like a fish. Either on the surface or at depth.
With different models ranging from 3HP to 7HP, when it’s in its element the Seabob looks like an easy-to-use fun-sport machine… and it is also completely environmentally friendly.
Golf is a sport that I’ve always wanted to try, No, it isn’t the for the cute clothes. but more so for the elite stature that comes with the sport, especially when it comes to the world of corporate business and agencies. Many clients, and coworkers too for that matter, have spoken fondly of the sport while my pipe dreams continue to lead me to the miniature golf course where I still always lose.
Ah, but back to the point of this post. In the past, I always had an image of a golf caddie as a bratty young kid who was looking to make some big tips over the summer at a country club. Today I obviously have a much different opinion, especially after reading a Forbes.com article from a year ago that says that the highest paid caddie Steve Williams (who works for Tiger Woods) made $1.27 million between June 2006 and June 2007.
To see the other caddies on the top ten list who make 6 figure salaries, check out the article at forbes.com.
If you had to come up with a list of ‘things’ that every man should master, how many would you come up with? What is more important, that a man can tie a bow tie, swim at least 3 different strokes, or know when to split cards when playing blackjack?
Luckily for you, Esquire has done all of the work for you with their list of the 75 skills every man should master. Keep in mind that I’ve mastered 43 of these skills, and I’m a chick… so take a look and let me know how well you do!
This evening I saw a commercial for a YouTube video that looks too unbelievable to be true. I won’t give the whole story away, but I will start you off with this question – who would win in a fight in the wild: buffalo vs. lion? buffalo vs. crocodile? baby buffalo calf vs. multiple lions AND a crocodile? Watch for yourself. http://youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM
Hard to believe, but it might be true. Police say that the 2 year old, who was left with his ‘bedridden relative”, apparently died with a fractured skull after he was accidentally crushed by a morbidly obese relative. So sad!
Accorging to The Local, a German driver walked away from a car wreck unhurt after finding a soft landing in her own homemade birthday cake, police said.
You don’t say!