Monthly Archive:: November 2008

“LOOK OUT!” or Deer Damage isn’t Fun.


Prizm vs Deer On October 30, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety issued a press release stating that collisions with deer and other animals spike in November. Two days later, on November 1, my sister hit a deer with her car. Fortunately, she and her husband were both wearing their seatbelts, and both came through the crash unharmed. (Their Geo Prizm wasn’t so fortunate.)

What can you do to survive an encounter between your vehicle and one of the five North American deer species? Common sense is key.

What do Orange County Choppers and I have in common?


We both reside in Orange County, NY and we both care about the children in our local community!  This past weekend Orange County Choppers hosted a child safety event at their world headquarters in Newburgh.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to work the carseat check portion of the event.  I had no one to watch the kids and the weather was really lousy all day so I didn’t want to take them with me (it was outside).   I was really bummed out about not being there for the check but I still managed to get a light blue OCC “Fan Club” T-shirt in a youth kid size that I’m offering up as a give-away.  I realize this isn’t anywhere near as good as a $43 MA but at least you can count on actually getting this “prize” if you win.  All you have to do is be the first person to guess the right number of CRs that were checked at that event and you win!  One guess per person.       

Note to Marvin’s loyal and devoted fans:  Marvin is taking a much-deserved break today but he promises to be back next week!  ld safety event at the OCC world headquarters in Newburgh 

Too Good To Be True?


A Britax Marathon in Granite for $42.99 and Free Shipping?!

A Britax Marathon in Cowmoo for $59.99 plus $18.09 Shipping???

Both From Target through Amazon.Com!

(You might have to click on “More Buying Choices” to see the offer from Target.Com).

Might be a bargain, might be a mistake.  They make great gifts, and if you buy by clicking our links, it’s a nice gift to, too!  Better hurry, I’m guessing supplies won’t last if it’s a real deal and if not, the mistake will be corrected quickly!

Reminiscing about the “real” Fisher-Price carseats


In my last blog entry, I begged the CR manufacturers to design some new, slimmer  seats and to consider bringing back some of the older designs that worked so well for us in the past.  Many of you responded, supporting this request.  And quite a few people mentioned the old Fisher Price seats.  The “real” FP seats.    

I spent some time last night reminiscing about the old FP seats and how much I loved them.