It's not secret that distractions while driving are costly in terms of serious injuries and death...each year it is estimated we lose over 3000 lives due to distracted driving....3000 lives......as far as I am concerned over 3000 too many....it is blatantly obvious that texting while driving is beyond stupid...it is flat out dangerous...and yet many continue to do so....studies show that three quarters of teens and young drivers continue to text and drive....and now there are aps you as a parent can utilize to help lower that percentage....yes YOU CAN do something about it... Click here for details. Rick
Being a lifelong die hard NY Yankees fan it only came naturally for me to become a Derek Jeter fan....he plays the game the way it should be played and he represents the world's greatest past time with the dignity and respect it deserves....it saddens me to see this season start to wind down knowing it is his last...he will be sorely missed....there will never be another like him....period....even Red Sox fans have to admit that lol....Click here for a very cool video put together by Gatorade.
...IF you are or plan on ever being an employer...you may just wanna read this......apparently there are laws in place in pretty much every state to some degree that make it possible for employers to be held liable for accident related injuries that occur as a result of inattentive driving..including texting while driving.....and these laws are no joke.....Click here for all the info. Rick
..Thank the heavens FOOTBALL IS IN FULL SWING!!!....and nothing beats a Sunday afternoon with friends.....parked in your favorite spot to soak in some football....and some outstandingly entertaining football drinking games!! (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be responsible when partaking in these....hand your keys to a sober driver)......Click here for a list of very cool football drinking games! Rick
...I can think of numerous outstandingly fun and cool things I could do with an extra sixty bucks!....Take a friend out to dinner.....pick up some dvds/blu rays I have been wanting to add to my collection... go to Worlds of Fun!!....go to the movies!!.....go have a couple cold ones at my favorite spot....buy a couple more cold ones for someone at my favorite spot.....purchase the Wrestlemania ppv....pick up a new portable hard drive for my laptop.....pick up a new pair of jeans.....I can go on and on and on ...and I am sure you can too..and I am also sure you would agree with me when I say the one thing I do NOT wanna do with 60 bucks would be having to cough it up to pay fine for texting and driving...In the state of Kansas sixty bucks is what texting and driving will cost you when you get caught.....in some states the fines run into the hundreds.....not to mention risking your life and the lives of others over a text is beyond stupid......click here to see a state by state rundown on texting while driving fines. Thanks for stopping by! Rick
..The next time you think about texting and driving....think about this.....you can be charged with felony manslaughter if you cause an accident while texting and driving....this is no joke....you can end up doing serious time....no text is important enough to risk that...ask yourself this question....would you rather wear thumb bands or handcuffs?....Click here for more information. Rick
I am the first to admit....I am a HUGE fan of the Bond films...you simply can not beat 007!! The gadgets that Bond always gets to utilize are just awesome!! The watches have always been my personal favorites..... Click here for the top seven Bond gadgets! Rick
Not only is texting while driving extremely dangerous for yourself and those you share the road with, (not to mention simply stupid) it can also result in stiff penalties and fines....it is illegal to text while driving in the state of Kansas....and I don't know about you, but the last thing I wanna do is end up lightening my wallet so to speak over something so stupid! Phones down thumbs up! Please by all means click here for valuable information on texting and driving laws in Kansas. Rick
I have this incredibly cool ap on my smart phone that allows me to check up to the second scores and stats on every major sport...pro and college.....you name it...football...basketball....baseball....hockey...etc etc.... at a second's notice I can get the dirt on pretty much anything necessary to keep me in the loop...even fantasy stats...and being a huge sports fan I have to say I love it !! I am on it constantly...without a doubt I ping it at least a dozen times if not more per day....what can I say I am a sports junkie! That being said....the one time I will NEVER check it is WHEN I AM DRIVING.....16 percent......SIXTEEN PERCENT of fatal crashes are attributed to inattentive driving.....that is practically ONE IN FIVE....this weekend as you are driving to and from and here and there......please keep these words in mind.......PHONES DOWN THUMBS UP.....thank you. Rick
If you are a parent you obviously know how important it is to teach kids NOT to text and drive....Texting while driving has proven time and time again to be not only an incredibly dangerous activity for drivers to partake in, but for others on the road as well...and how are we going to relay this message to kids if we don't lead by example?...Click here for some helpful tips on how to effectively pass on the message to teens!
Labor Day weekend is over and we are less than one week from....FOOOOOTBALLL!!....if you just happen to be draggin it a little today due to the holiday weekend festivities, please by all means allow me to perhaps offer some relief!! Click here fo check out hangover cures from aound the world!
..Am back from vacation!! Had a great time in Florida and am also glad to be back.....heard the Queensryche show was awesome wish I could have been there for it!...Last night I went out to one of my favorite neighborhood pubs and since I wasn't driving I decided to have myself a cold one...and of course my favorite bartender was behind the bar and she promptly reminde me that the only thing as stupid as drinking and driving is texting and driving! Rick
Layne Staley was born on this date (August 22nd) in 1967...he would have turned 47 today....being a HUGE Alice in Chains fan it saddened me to say the least when I heard of his passing...Alice in Chains is just one of those bands that has an insanely magnetizing way of just talking to me if that makes any sense at all...I ran across an interesting piece on Layne and thought I would pass it along... Click here to check it out!
Breaking Benjamin is an invcredible band as far as I am concerned and I was severely disappointed when they disbanded so to speak....which is why I was also excited the second I heard about their newly built base and re-establishment! ! Click here for the details Rick
On December 8th 2004 the world lost a musician whose passion was immeasurable...On December 8th 2004 Dimebag Darrel left this world...not by choice....way too soon...today he would have turned 48.....I can recall exactly where I was and exactly what I was doing when I heard the news ...I ran across a rather fascinating article that provides some insight on what exactly occured on that fateful day... If you wish to read it click here.
Motley Crue lay claim to the "hardest partying band on the planet".....or at least they once did...and it's easy to see why....have you ever wondered who else would make a list of say..top twenty hardest partying bands on the planet? Click here to find out!
We have all gone to the movies on occasion and thought to ourselves....I would LOVE to have THAT car!!! I came across this particular list and found it quite intersting to say the least. Here is a list of ten very cool movie cars..enjoy! Rick
The weekend is here and what better way to spend it than to just get away for a couple of days!!..I personally love nothing more than to just at the drop of a hat take off for a couple days to wherever!... click here for some very cool getaway spots that are perfect for weekend fun! Rick
Anyone who knows me in the least knows I am a HUGE baseball fan....and I am definitely a Yankees fan down to the core...that being said I am also the first to admit you gotta hand it to our hometown KC Royals right now!!!...They are actually in first place in August...which hasn't happened since...well.... click here to find out when! Rick