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How far can your car drive on E

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I found another handy tool!

My disclaimer, I don’t really need this. I top off my tank whenever I am at Costco and the gas-lines aren’t too horrid, so I am like never anywhere near E, but I know there are people who need this information, my Mom comes to mind.

Mom always flirted with that tank-fill indicator, driving faster as the light got brighter, daring it.  It made me chuckle to realize that my Tacoma can go 63-75 miles once the little tank indicator light comes on and yet I start feeling anxious when I get below a half a tank. I guess her driving around “gaming” the gas tank really got into my programming.

Are you a “wait until the indicator comes on” filler, or a “top-off” filler?

Click link for the full article with a bigger chart from Your Mechanic.

My Penguin Joke

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This penguin joke is my favorite joke of all time, Really! It is cute, clean and suitable for any audience, just perfect for the holiday season…

A man pulls up to a Starbuck’s in his car and orders an espresso.

The barista notices three penguins sitting in the back seat of the car.

She asks the driver, “What’s up with the penguins in the back seat?”

He says “I found them and I have no idea what to do with them, not a clue.”

The barista ponders this and then says, “You should take them to the zoo.”

“Oh Thank you, that’s a good idea,” says the driver and drives away.

The next day the driver returns for another coffee and the barista sees that the penguins are still in the back seat of the car.

“Hey, they’re still here! I thought you were going to take them to the zoo.”

“Oh, I did,” says the driver, “And we had such a great time that today I am taking them to the beach.”

Different ways of telling the penguin joke:

I’ve read a version where a cop stops the car and yells at the man driving that transporting penguins is against the law and to take them to the zoo. Another has a gas station attendant noticing the penguins and suggesting the zoo. Sometimes the driver is a man, sometimes a woman, sometimes a blonde. 🙂

Have you ever seen My Favorite Year?

It is a film about the early days of television when shows were live action. Peter O’Toole stars and in a scene about midway through the film Benjamin Stone (Steinberg), played by Mark Linn-Baker, demonstrates to his date how to tell a joke using the classic joke style of his era. “This guy walks into a doctor’s office…” It is a very funny scene and a great movie.

The Car Metaphor

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Imagine that your body is a car. Now, we both know it isn’t a car, but a car is the perfect vehicle, no pun intended, to learn about fuel and how we fuel our bodies. So you have a car that you love, or at least care about, and you want to provide it with fuel so that you can drive it around and go places.

Now most of us don’t top off the fuel tank continually while we are driving around, we drive until we are well into the reserve and the little “E” indicator is lit up. But what do we do to our bodies?

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