Monthly Archive:: October 2008

Kids Grow


It’s late at night and even the most die-hard nightowls are probably considering that soft slab of plushness called a bed.  Me too!  But I hear Matt sniffling, rather smarfling, as the kids have given us both raunchy colds and I think I’ll sit here on the couch for a wee bit longer.

Ask Marvin #7: Reputation Part II


Marvin’s “person” is out of town, so we can talk now! Marvin is so happy that the cat didn’t eat him, he’s decided to respond to a question about the staff!

Dear Marvin,

I read your column last week. I can sure tell you that I WROTE the book on Car-Seat.Org reputation. Your comments were fine for the masses that aspire to move up the reputation ranks, but seriously I’ve been doing all that since before you were born. My concern is the pesky staff. You know, I’m worried they’re going to go after me once they notice I’m getting close to them in reputation! Do you have some tips for that? – Your friend (as far as you know), Meddling Maisy

Best of Show Award


As I mentioned in a previous blog entry, I recently attended a regional CPS conference.  The conference was held in Atlantic City, NJ and was attended by more than 500 CPS Technicians from NHTSA Region 2 which covers NY,NJ, PA, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  Yes, they actually have CPS Techs in PR and the Virgin Islands so keep that in mind if you ever visit one of these places.  If you get really bored at the beaches or hotel pool bar you can always make some phone calls to see if there’s a check event or fitting station nearby that could use some help.  LOL!  

Anyhow, it was only a regional conference but there were still a lot of cool seats there.  The pre-conference update class alone was brimming with high-end seats.  But nothing – and I mean nothing – blew me away like this seat did.  Therefore, my “Best of Show” award goes to…..

Flu Vaccine- Will your kids get one?


Two of my kids were sick this week.  During a trip to the doctor, they got their annual flu shot.  It’s apparently now recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for all kids 6 months to 18 years old.  Mine opted for the Flumist again this year.  That was all they could get a couple years ago during the big flu scare when there was a shortage of vaccine and now they prefer not having a shot.