For 364 days each year, we teach our children not to take
candy from strangers. But on Halloween, collecting candy from strangers is the
number one goal. While most parents are careful to inspect the sweet hoard for signs
of malevolent tampering, many public servants and safety organizations agree
that it’s more important to make safe lighting the primary concern on
Did you know? 3rd Annual
National Plug In Day is this weekend, and green car enthusiasts
across the nation will be celebrating the electrification of the automobile
with special events in their area,
as well as at a main event that will be happening in the nation’s
National Plug In day is celebrated this year on Saturday,
September 29th, and is intended to introduce people to the benefits of driving
electric vehicles; highlighting the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings
of electric cars with ride and drives, rallies, tailgate parties, charging-infrastructure
demos, EV-readiness awards, and more.
There's no need to scream! If you see this
truck, Honda will give you free ice cream!
This summer, the SoCal Honda Dealers are helping
SoCal residents in a fun, summer-themed way: by treating them to free ice
cream! All weekend, from Friday August 9 through Sunday August
11th, 2013, the friendly blue Helpful Honda Ice Cream truck will be
out at community events in SoCal treating folks to free ice cream (first come,
first served). And unlike other ice cream trucks, you won’t hear the familiar
jingle as the truck approaches, because Honda will be posting its location on
our Facebook and Twitter pages instead!
Honda sent us photos of the truck so
you can keep an eye out for it. Also, stay tuned at Facebook.com/SoCalHondaDealers
and Twitter.com/HelpfulHonda for more
summer-themed giveaways (and many other helpful events)! In fact, if you pay
attention, you might even discover a chance to win some great premiums like LA
Dodgers and Galaxy gear as well as SoCal Honda polo shirts!
Are you flying your flag today in honor of flag day?
Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 in the United States to commemorate
the adoption of the flag of the United States by resolution of the Second
Continental Congress on that day in 1777. The U.S. Army, founded by Congress in
1775, also celebrates it birthday on this date.
President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation in 1916 to
officially establish June 14 as Flag Day, and while it is not an official federal
holiday, an Act of Congress officially established National Flag Day in August
1949. American citizens are encouraged to fly their Stars & Stripes every
year on June 14.
If you don’t already have one, consider picking up a flag for your car for such special
patriotic occasions. The Fourth of July is just around the corner and Amazon.com
has a large collection of affordable choices that could be delivered in plenty
of time for that holiday.
As Oklahoma residents struggle to rebuild their lives after May’s devastating tornadoes, auto manufacturers are stepping up to provide assistance and donations for relief services. Storms that have swept through the Oklahoma City area have generated two rare EF5 tornadoes -- the strongest storms on Earth -- and significant flooding from heavy rains. Damage from the May 20th Moore tornado may top $2 billion, according to the Associated Press. The May 31st El Reno tornado was the widest ever recorded, according to the National Weather Service. Tragic images show large swaths of damaged or destroyed homes, businesses, schools, and hospitals. Countless cars and trucks were tossed around like toys. More than 50 deaths and 500 injuries have been reported.
Jody DeVere, CEO
is a mom with two adult children fighting Multiple Sclerosis. Her interest in
opposing this disease is personal, and she partnering with the Multiple
Sclerosis Society to raise awareness
Multiple Sclerosis during the month of May with AskPatty’s month-long MOMS
social media campaign. Read
the rest of Jody's story here.
On Thursday May 23, Jody DeVere shared her story live on BlogTalkRadio with special
guests Marni Deckter,
Vice President of Communications of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,
Southern California & Nevada Chapter; and Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, Director of
the Multiple Sclerosis Program and Director of the Neurology Residency Training
Program at Cedars-Sinai. Please listen to the recording of the BoomerandBabe
channel of BlogTalk Radio
broadcast to learn more about this illness, its symptoms, and its treatments.
Watching American Idol has
been a family activity around my home for years. Each week, my son Ben and I
would sit on the couch to watch (and sing along with) the weekly competition,
and he often told me “Mom, YOU should try
out for American Idol!” We watched pretty much every season -- including
all the sponsored Ford music videos and commercials -- and always voted for our
The 6th Annual Worldwide Go
Topless Day for Jeep Owners is this weekend, on Saturday May
18th, 2013, and everybody is invited! No, ladies, we’re not suggesting you
drive without a shirt! Jeep Go Topless Day is the day Jeep owners take the top
off their Jeeps to show the world their love for their Jeep, their Jeep spirit,
and the sense of fun and adventure that comes with owning a Jeep.
Yep, I sure do! Ever get so busy you don't know what day of
the week it is? Yep, I sure do! So here's the weekly American Idol post that
was supposed to go up on Thursday, but didn't actually get onto AskPatty until
today. Mea Culpa!
As part of each episode, the final American Idol finalists
are competing in weekly ‘Missions’ to
complete some sort of fun competition that emphasizes their own personalities –
so, things like singing, philanthropy, fashion, etc. This week's American Idol
mission, "Music Design Mashup" divided the four finalists into two
teams and gave each pair carte blanche to custom design their own 2014 Ford
It was a bad sign recently when Henrik Fisker, co-founder
and executive chairman of Fisker Automotive, stepped down from the
company that bears his name. Reported to be the result of "disagreements
with management," Fisker's resignation was “not expected to impact the
company’s pursuit of strategic partnerships and financing to support Fisker
Automotive’s continued progress.”