Friday, March 12, 2010

5 Things I Learned This Week-#62

Driving & Cell Phones

In our auto insurance bill came a news flier that said driving while talking on a cell phone makes it four times as likely that you will have an accident! According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, it's as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol, even if you switch to a hands-free model. It's just too distracting!

Cleveland Browns

I am so happy to see that the Browns and Josh Cribbs have reached an agreement and renegotiated his contract through 2012. I also am happy to see they just acquired a new quarterback (Seneca Wallace from the Seahawks) who is familiar with Holgrem's offense that he likes to use. Seneca Wallace was the backup quarterback for Matt Hasselback. I wish success for Derek Anderson--the Cleveland fans treated him very badly.


So glad I got my taxes done! I found out this week we get a nice juicy refund--yippee!

Rebecca Read and Reviewed "My Funny Dad, Harry"

I was so excited to find out after a very hard day of work that one of my blogging friends bought my book. Yesterday, I saw she reviewed it on her blog at Freaky Frugalite and liked it! I'm so glad to hear you liked it and thanks so much for the nice review!


One of Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompts for this week was to write a Haiku about an ordinary day. Since I had no idea what a "Haiku" was, I quickly skipped this prompt but then when reading some other blogs that used this prompt I discovered it's a short, 3-line poem. Still, I was curious because it they didn't rhyme so I looked up "Haiku" on Wikipedia and it said it's Japanese poetry but some of the more common practices in English include:

* Use of three lines of up to 17 syllables;
* Use of a season word (kigo);
* Use of a cut or kire (sometimes indicated by a punctuation mark) to implicitly compare two images.

For a sample, check out one at Life As We Know It.

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Daisy said...

My Mommeh went to a presentation at work yesterday where they said that loose pets in cars causing distractions are the 5th leading cause of car accidents! (it was a presentation about car bolsters for doggies).

The Author said...

Hi Karen,
Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I'm so glad you're getting a tax refund. How nice. Glad for the great review of your book. I know if everyone would buy a copy, they would love it.
The big thing here in Vermont at the moment is texting while driving and they are trying to pass a law to outlaw it. I can't even begin to imagine how dangerous all these cell phone activities have become.
Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Matty said...

I've seen where people are doing Haiku, but so far it doesn't interest me. Maybe somewhere down the road I'll give it a try.

I would imagine that some day it will be illegal to drive anywhere in the country while using a cell phone.

We got a refund too, but nothing to speak of.

Happy Friday Fragments

Mrs4444 said...

You are so sweet, Karen. I thought I knew what a Haiku was, but then I learned that I didn't. Thanks!

P.S.We get a refund, but we also have to pay. There's a $300 difference (the bad kind), but I guess it could be worse....

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