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Tell It Like It Is… My #1 throwback Song

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1960s Throwback – a convertible and a song
What’s your #1 Throwback song?

I always have a song in my head. A rhythm, melody or harmony I like (vocal or instrumental) that just pops and I sing!

It’s been that way since I was a little girl, recanting the 5 part harmony of my mom and her sisters and the deep and robust alto voice of my grandmother.

On any given day and time you were in the mist of any one of these ladies, you were hearing a tune, If not the lyrics, they were humming.

When the sisters came together in song… you clapped, dance or sang (quietly) as not to disturb the perfect  a cappella  rendition of the songs they sang for fun or as The Clark Sisters

Today the song that popped and stuck is “Tell it Like it Is”  by Arron Neville (1966).  It’s one of my all time singing favorites. I  know every word and note.

Remembering the times (1966) I recall the lyrics mirroring my life in many ways and I adopted the title and used it like my own…

I used the lyrics to this song like my Keds sneaker collection  I wore back then.  often changing the words to fit a circumstance, situation or decision – weird but true!

The words speak to honesty, love, desire and commitment,  the characteristics I embrace today for myself first…truth!

When I hear the song, the title, reminds me that success is an inside job and I sing… answering question for me.

it’s my way of checking if my thoughts and feelings are in sync with the “who” and “what” I’m pursuing.

 

“Tell It Like It Is”

If you want something to play with

Go and find yourself a toy
Baby, my time is too expensive
And I’m not a little boy

If you are serious
Don’t play with my heart, it makes me furious
But if want me to love you
Then, baby, I will, girl, you know I will

Tell it like it is
Don’t be ashamed to let your conscience be your guide
But I-I-I-I-I know deep down inside of me
I believe you love me, forget your foolish pride

Life is too short to have sorrow
You may be here today and gone tomorrow
You might as well get what you want
So go on and live, baby, go on and live

Songwriters: GEORGE DAVIS, LEE DIAMOND

 

8 Car Care Tips for Smart Women

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Car Care Tips for Smart Women
How much do women really know about what’s under the hood of their car—and, the care needed? Here are a few ideas to keep your car running safely and smoothly for years to come:

  1. Create a preventive maintenance checklist
    Topping off fluid levels, inspecting belts, hoses and tire pressure, changing engine oil and making sure all the lights work should be done regularly by a car care professional.
  2. Check your engine air filter
    The engine air filter is the car’s lung. Check your owner’s manual to see when it should be changed to make sure your car is breathing clearly.
  3. Check your engine oil and filter
    Engine oil is the car’s lifeblood. Check your oil level often. Also check the owner’s manual for when to replace the oil and which grade to use.
  4. Know how to check tire pressure and change a tire
    A flat tire is never entertaining. Learning how to change it yourself can save lots of time. Ask your car care professional to show you how. Make sure your tires have the correct tire pressure. You can find it in the vehicle owner’s manual or on a decal in the door jamb or glove compartment. While you’re at it, inspect and fill the spare tire.
  5. Control gas consumption
    Obeying the speed limit, making sure your tires are properly inflated, removing extra weight from the back seat and trunk all improve your gas mileage.
  6. Check, clean and replace worn wiper blades
    Wiper blades should be changed about every six months. Check for cracks regularly and use a wet paper towel to clean the blades.
  7. In case of emergency
    Make sure you have a vehicle emergency kit. Bottled water, a flashlight, flares, duct tape, an extra cell phone and charger, energy bars, a blanket, phone number for roadside assistance and a can of Fix-a-Flat would be smart options.
  8. Three resources to keep you smart:
    1. Download the Car Care Guide from carcare.org
    2. Get tips from Women Auto Know right here on wordpress.
    3. Save money and get cashback on your auto parts purchases.

Vehicle Theft… Facts You Need To Know

Protect and Prevent
Protect and Prevent

I took this photo at an event because it is beautiful. I don’t know the owner but I’d bet he was close by…

A recent visit to http://www.safercar.gov revealed an infographic that will bring you up to speed on the vehicle theft problem in the U.S today.  When I think about how important my vehicle is to me and realize the implications of facts listed below I had to share…

Do You Know:

  • Nearly half of vehicle theft is due to driver error.
  • The top two months for vehicle thefts are July and August.
  • There were nearly 700,000 vehicles reported stolen in the United States in 2013.
  • Nearly 45% of stolen vehicles are never recovered.

Click the link to see more facts that will influence your decision to do more to prevent your vehicle from becoming a statistic!

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Safe travels 🙂