Cadillac Baby…YEAH

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Cadillac Baby
How that woman loves to ride
Yeah, Cadillac Baby
How that woman loves to ride
She’s crazy ’bout that hydromatic
Cause its such an easy ride
She loves her rollin, how she loves to ball the jack
Crazy bout her rollin, how she loves to ball the jack
She’s crazy about that easy ridin, crazy bout that CadillacTurn on the radio and cruise on down
The avenue
Yeah, turn on the radio and cruise on
Down the avenue
She’s crazy about my caddy
And I ‘m crazy for my baby too
Well, long about midnight she came
Knockin on my door
Yeah, long about midnight she came
Knockin’ on my door
Gotta take out that caddy
Baby wants to ride some more
Yeah at night we went riding
Riding in the rain
She was my baby
And I was her man
She said honey ride a long long time
You rock so easy, so mellow and fine
If you get tired of ridin, give yourself a rest
Park it in the spot that your baby loves the best
Cadillac baby
How that woman loves to ride
Yeah cadillac baby
How that woman loves to ride
Crazy bout that easy ridin’
How she loves that cadillac
Go
Let it Roll
I gotta Roll
All night long
Gotta Roll
All night long
Yes we gotta roll pretty darlin’
Roll all night long

Can’t get the song out of my head…I feel a test drive in my future!

Recorded: 1950 Roy Brown; 1993: Colin James   <==Click to hear.
Songwriters: FONTAINE BROWN
Cadillac Baby lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Take Five

Drive Happy

Drive Happy

Five minutes to happier drives! Before driving to any destination I take a few minutes to prepare for the drive.  I’ve learned that taking the following steps really help me to focus and deal with driving situations that become apparent during my trips.

  1. Check the weather – at my location and where I’m going – It may only take a few seconds if you’re staying in your neighborhood; however, if your journey extends more than ten miles, you’ll benefit from knowing.
  2. Check the traffic/road conditions – If you listen to radio or view TV this task can be achieved while you’re getting dressed.  Using my LIVE traffic app reveals results in seconds.
  3. Take a minute to walk around the car to eyeball the tires, lights and any damage from the last parking lot I used.  If I’m not sure of my gas level I check that too.
  4. As I check my mirrors and put on my seat belt, I adjust my attitude to the temperament needed for the place and time I’ll be driving; that way I can keep my blood pressure in check.
  5. I choose my distractions. It’s true, driving is a full-time and attention task. I choose devices and activities accordingly.  I automatically turn on my speakerphone “for incoming emergencies only” if I’m not using my GPS.  My phone is in the bag ensuring that if I need it I’ll have to pull over. I adjust the music level and take a deep breath before pulling off.

Most of the time I can get all this done in less than five minutes, giving me additional time to get to my intended location (stuff happens).  It took me a while to form this routine. I realized that when I didn’t perform these one minute tasks my driving experience suffered.  Since driving is usually the first and last part of most daily activities I encounter outside my home I prefer safe and pleasant journeys.  Maybe you get ready to drive in less time, that’s great! This five-minute routine is what helps me keep my eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and drastically reduce the times when I feel the desire to participate in road rage.  What do you do before you drive? Share a pre-driving task with us, after all sharing is caring!

Safe Travels 🙂