Monthly Archive:: March 2009

Guest Review: Garmin nuvi 750 GPS


Look out, folks.  Matt’s back after a long hiatus with a guest review this time.

So my wife told me that I have to write a review of the GPS thing I got for Christmas.  She has been telling me for a couple of months now to write the review, I think since after the day she gave it to me.  I frankly think she only got it so I’d write a review of it.  I’m not really sure how to write a review, so I read the first paragraph of a review by that guy who thinks he’s a fish.  I didn’t have the attention span to read the whole thing, and the guy does think he’s a fish, so maybe this will be way off base.  But here it goes.

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Not Solving the Seat Belt Problem at Schools


So much time spent educating.  Three events scheduled at my kids’ school to stop vehicles and assess whether kids were buckled up in the back seat.  Education and positive reinforcement passed along.  Three events evidently worth nothing.  I try not to get too jaded: despite my Type A personality, I have a very much live and let live philosophy of life.  However, when I’ve spent so much of my time educating my peers and my kids’ friends on the dangers of sitting in the front seat and not wearing seat belts, I get mad.  Did they not learn anything?

Thank you, Marvin


Carseatblog’s mascot, Marvin the half moon plakat betta fish, died over the weekend.  As coordinator of all our giveaways, he will be missed.  If we lack the creativity to come up with some other way to do fun giveaways, Marvin’s cousin, Melvin, or another new mascot will be named in the future!  So long, Marvin, and thanks for all the fishyness.