A 36-year-old woman had an accident several weeks ago and totaled her car. Aresident of Kilgore, Texas, she was traveling between Gladewater & Kilgore.It was raining, though not excessive, when her car suddenly began tohydroplane and literally flew through the air. She was not seriously injuredbut very stunned at the sudden occurrence!When she explained to the highway patrolman what had happened he told hersomething that every driver should know – NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON. She had thought she was being cautious by setting thecruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain.But the highway patrolman told her that if the cruise control is on and yourcar begins to hydroplane — when your tires loose contact with the pavementyour car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed and you take off like anairplane. She told the patrolman that was exactly what had occurred.
Archive for February, 2005
Well, the vacation is over. Never even stuck as much as my little toe in the water actually. Bubba Gumps and Sweetwaters were great. We probable clocked about 3+ miles a day walking on the beach. I told you about the Starbucks right around the corner! I love this place. Yesterday we rode a 4-wheeler on the beach and met some friends. Going home is going to be tough. I wonder why we just can’t live down here? I think thought, if we did, where would you vacation? the mountains? naaaaaaa…
There is something about the ocean that revives my spirit and soul and man do I ever need that now…
If you have a PC (I’m truly sorry) and your are running XP, which you should be – it’s the best thing Microsoft has ever produced (that’s NOT saying much) you need to go to the Microsoft website RIGHT NOW at www.microsoft.com and download the new Windows AntiSpyware (Beta). It’s right there on the home page, or at least the link to it is. It is a new security technology, developed by Microsoft, that helps protect Windows users from spyware and other potentially unwanted software. And, I’ve got to hand it to Microsoft, this is the SECOND best thing they’ve ever produced. Of course, who should know Window’s vulnerabilities better than the creator, right? Do it today!
Well, only 9 of us showed up on Thursday. I kind of figured that everybody that said they were “interested” wouldn’t really show. There is a big difference between being “interested” and being “serious” about being healthy. (that’s a lot of “beings”) Anyway, that’s what this is all about (for me at least). It’s not necessarily about loosing weight — however, that is a positive byproduct. But, it is totally about eating right, feeling good, and being healthy. The journey for me and 8 friends began on February 10. My experience is being update at http://abattleofthebulge.blogspot.com
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