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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturday - Some Public Service Information



2012 Mercedes
Are we GETTING TOO old to DRIVE this Car? Not just me, YOU too!
No joke! Scary! But true?
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There is no steering wheel or brakes.

You drive this car with a joystick - this is the car of the future.

Do you think that you can drive with a joystick?

Your kids and grand kids sure can.

The influence of video games in our lives has really arrived, wouldn't you say?

But there is more!



Yep - Start checking the senior bus schedule!!!!


This is old but worth looking at again:

Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you'll never make it!!!

If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some of your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well.

Don't pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc.

Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little water.
A small piece of foil. Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!!

No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc.

Please ensure that everyone that may not have email access are also informed of this.

For verification and more information, click on:

Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry! Just pour a little hydrogen
peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Works
every time! (Now, where to put the body?) LOL


To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add the
flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt
and leave your artificial flowers looking like new! Works like a charm!





Kim said...

"now where to put the body....". LOL

TexWisGirl said...

agreeing with kim's comment above. LOL!

Shelly said...

A wealth of great info- thank you for sharing!

Michaele said...

Wow - all very useful information. So much better than the newspaper. Love your new header too.

Anonymous said...

Scary....but funny about the three year old stealing cars...I'll be the old lady driving the "antique" car with the steering wheel...LOL
and BTW I love your new header ...beautiful butterfly!

Granny Annie said...

Okay Sandie, now I'm worried about you. In one post you taught us how to make a bomb and how to clean up blood. What are you planning?

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

That butterfly picture is just spectacular!

Good info in those other items, too.

Hope your Saturday is full of good things. ... Marsha

Marti said...

Such a plethora of information. Should I clean the fake flowers or call the bomb squad first? Have a good weekend.

Wanda's Wings said...

Great info.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Yikes I'll have to have someone drive me around for sure! Love the tip about artificial flowers. Gorgeous photo...hugs, Linda

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I guess I'll have to quit driving if I have to use a joystick! Hopefully, we'll still have a choice or the old cars will last a long time. Have a nice weekend!

Belle said...

I guess I could learn to drive that car, but it wouldn't be easy. Thanks for the info about the pop bottles. What a terrible thing to do to people! I'm going to try the salt on my flowers right away. Have a wonderful day, Sandie.

Blondee said...

The bottle bombs are scary. :/

Thanks for passing along the salt tip for the flowers!

Andrew said...

I'm old school... I love changing gears.. most of our cars in the UK have what you call Stick Shift.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for this informative information. Enjoy your weekend.

Anonymous said...

i could learn to drive that car, but think it would feel a bit weird not having the steering wheel there [lol]
Great post today! Hope you're having a fantastic day my friend! Big hugs x


Buttercup said...

Sandie, thanks! The tip about the plastic bottle is scary and could be life saving. I'm not one to pick up bottles, but this is a great warning. Take good care and hope you're having a good weekend.

Jeanie said...

I would probably forget to steer if there wasn't a wheel to do it with....well, I guess I wouldn't forget for long.
Great info today....very scary about the bottle bombs.

Journeyin' Lady... said...

A 2012 Mercedes - YES! Drive with a joystick - NO WAY! So much useful info today from you - and your blog looks so cheerful too. Love the butterfly and always like a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote - Happy Saturday!

Anonymous said...

now theres some great tips, my son inlaw is in a wheel chair from a broken neck , he cannot walk , been paralysed for 15 years but drives a car with hand controls.My daughter said its really hard because she has had to drive his truck a few times.
You always make me smile you do!

Nancy Claeys said...

And I thought losing my memory was the worst thing that could happen -- that car just says otherwise. :)

Angela said...

No way I'll be able to drive the car of the future! That's incredible! I also like the salt to clean the artificial flowers. I need to do that one!

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Ann said...

I've never heard the one about the plastic bottle and drano. That's pretty scary

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Love that last thought, and always have to remind myself. The thing about the exploding bottles is scary.

Ginny said...

I am so glad you told us about these bottle bombs, I have never heard of them! If you go to this link of Snopes, you will see a robot explode one. Did you take that picture of the glass wing?? Have you seen one for real? WOW!!!

Southwest Arkie said...

Well I would end up in the ditch if I had to drive with a joy stick. That's just crazy!

SweetMarie said...

This is all great info Sandie! I had not heard of those type of bombs. Car with a joystick would mean that the teenager would be doing all the driving!
The glass wing is beautiful!

Jean said...

Hugs Catty!!!

Not sure about this info...duh to me.

Recovering Church Lady said...

Oh man, this is an amazing collection of goodies! the car is very scary!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I noticed my Mom's artificial flowers are looking dusty. Thanks for the tip.

It looks like I'll keep the ol' Honda around until it falls apart. :)

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...
I would NOT want to drive that car. Uh uh.

Scary to read about the liquid that blows up. Why would anybody want to do that? Cheeze. We live in a wierdo world, eh?

Take care. Oh! Loved the butterfly. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Susan

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sandie! Trying to catch up a bit! Long tiring week with two people out! Ugh! Having a nice dinner with my hubby and two sons tomorrow for Restaurant Week at the Texas de Brazil. Should be fun! :)

Retired English Teacher said...

Actually, I'd love to try and drive that car. It sounds amazing, but I better try it someplace where there are no other cars around.

Jim said...

Thanks for the bottle reminder, Sandie.
I am all the time picking them up from people who throw them out the window when they are finished drinking.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Never too old to drive!
I love your butterfly photo- its awsome!
And all these tips too!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

No, I can't drive that car nor do I want to ride in a car like it! Thanks for the water bottle tip. Told hubby as well!

Rob-bear said...

I may be older than you, Sandi, but I can drive that car. Controls are no different from a fighter jet, or most other airplanes.

Others have already noted about the connection between how to make bombs and clean up the blood. Mixed signals there, perhaps. Then you go on about assaulting flowers.

Good grief; what next?

And the butterfly is cute.

Life 101 said...

I'd like to give that car a shot, but the No Brakes, is a little troublesome :)

Changes in the wind said...

I don't know about a joy stick but I could probably drive with a mouse:) Another great post!

Sandra said...

i knew about the peroxide and blood from working in the ER, we used to pour it on blood on the floor or other surfaces. did not know about the salt though.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm still stuck on the drano, plastic bottle and tin foil bit. I am amazed that anyone would do that!! blessings ~ tanna

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie,
Thanks for the latest news about future cars!!
Well, I would not like to drive a car without a steering wheel and brakes. It scares me the thought of new technology inventions which could impact old timers like me.
I am an old fashion grandmother after all. God bless you, Sandie!!
I miss you when you don't visit me.
Big Hugs,
Poet Starry Dawn.

Sharon said...

No steering wheel?! Won't work for me. That really would take all the JOY out of driving for me.

Exploding water bottles? How scary is that??

Hopefully I don't get the two cleaning tips mixed up. Otherwise, I'll be bleaching my artificial flowers, and pouring salt into my wounds...