Archive for July, 2009
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
According to traffic safety experts in the U.S., texting while driving is more than 20 times more dangerous than talking on a cell phone while behind the wheel.
Texting (use texting as your bonus code) takes your eyes off the road, on average, for about six seconds.
The study followed long haul truck drivers and discovered when texting, their chances of getting in a crash are 23 times higher.
Rich Hanowski oversaw the study and says compared with other sources of driver distraction, “texting is in its own universe of risk”.
36 states do not ban texting while driving. California, New Jersey, and Alaska are among the 14 that do.
What I want to know is… is it that important? Can’t it wait! How on earth did we ever survive before cell phones and texting! Keep it safe and put the PHONE DOWN!!!
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
GREAT choice Jillian. This seasons Bachelorette had some ups and downs. She meet some “smarmy” men like Wes – who I hope NEVER gets airplay on this station!!! And she met some incredible men! I was a Reid fall all the way – just because I was disappointed in Ed for leaving her before. I didn’t want her to get hurt. But I’m thrilled she picked Ed. He seems sweet. Here’s to a happy future together!!
Read Jillian’s story here!
Monday, July 27th, 2009
Calling Bridal Bloggers!
TORONTO, July 13, 2009 – Tying the knot in 2010 and want to tell the world about it? Weddingbells is adding seven contributors to its blogger team in a national search for Canadian brides, who are in various stages of planning 2010 weddings.
Contenders can enter the Weddingbells Blogger Search until September 4, 2009 in one of seven categories:
·Traditional — the traditional bells and whistles of a church ceremony, big party, sit-down dinner, toasts, dancing…the works
·Intimate — a teeny-tiny, ultra-romantic soiree for as many as 10 guests, and as few as two
·Luxury — desiring the finer things in life, with an over-the-top wedding to match, where no expense is spared
·Eco — bringing environmental awareness to a wedding, a green bride will ensure the care of the planet is paramount
·Alternative — saying “I do” while bungee jumping, or under water, this wedding is totally outside the box
·Bride Again — this bride has been at the altar before but is excited to do it again, with a fabulous celebration
·Destination — an exotic locale is what this bride and her mister have decided on for their dream day
Interested brides can submit a photo and blog entry (250 words) detailing why they are the perfect Weddingbells blogger. The editors of Weddingbells will shortlist two finalists for each category, and the 14 semifinalists will then be narrowed to a final seven by a public vote.
All seven finalists will have their big day featured in Real Weddings on www.weddingbells.ca. One lucky winner, selected by the voting public, will have their wedding featured in the pages of Weddingbells magazine and win a trip for two to the El Dorado Casita Royale in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, courtesy of Signature Vacations.
Full details are available at www.weddingbells.ca/bloggersearch. (use blogger as your bonus code)
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
So the new social network site Twitter has become a huge phenomenon! And for the longest time I said NO! I refuse to join. But now I did! http://www.twitter.com/radiochristina.
What! Why! Okay – I needed to try it. To say I did it. So now I’m doing the Twitter Test. You can follow along by clicking on my link http://www.twitter.com/radiochristina. Why? Again to see what all the hype is all about. I would hate to miss out. If all goes well, I’ll keep twittering through my Mat Leave to keep in touch with you. I really want to know what all the excitement is about. So far it’s okay. I don’t think I’m that interesting… but I have a few followers and that’s a start! I’ll keep you posted on the Twitter Test. (use twitter as your bonus code). If you have Twitter Tips on how to Tweet – let me know! Email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, July 20th, 2009
One of my favorite sayings is… “Smile and the world smiles with you, frown and you frown alone.”
Makes sense. Smiles are contagious. Life is too short to be miserable. Especially when you work in retail and deal with customer’s everyday. Sure it’s tough to deal with a grumpy customer, but in the end, you’re only dealing with them for a fraction of time… Here’s a way to get your employee’s to smile more. (Use smile as your bonus code)
Bosses at a railway company in Japan are going to extra lengths to make sure their customers get service with a smile.
They’re using new software which can test smiles of their employees to make sure they look happy enough.
The computer program assigns “smile values” to different parts of the face, like eye movement, lip curves and wrinkles, and totals up a score.
Employees who don’t pass the test are given messages like “you still look too serious.”
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
Wouldn’t it be nice to split the bills?
Looking for someone to live with during this recession is a way to save some cash, but living with another person can be difficult.
There’s new book you can check out this summer called “I Lick My Cheese: And Other Notes From Roommate Front-lines” explores every type of mishap including missing food, live-in thieves, mentally ill roommates, drug use and loud love making. (You can get it online from Amazon click here)
I could contribute to that book – I had a roommate (use roommate as your bonus code) who dyed my white cat purple and another one who racked up a $700 phone bill – in my name – and then she bailed – so I was left with the bill – oh… and the roommate who’s cat had kittens on my bed… while I was sleeping in it… ew!