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See Through Tires

I just got this email from my friend in South Carolina. I’m assuming that this is a true announcement, but one never knows these days. Guess I’ll wait to hear more about them, possibly on the evening news.

New Michelin Tires… Absolutely SCARY looking…

Look for ‘em in August. These tires are made in Greenville, South Carolina , USA …

SEE THROUGH TIRES

Radical new tire design by Michelin. The next generation of tires. They had a pair at the Philadelphia car show.

philly show

Yes, those are ‘spoke’ like connections to the inner part of the tire from the outside tread ‘wrap!’ The next picture shows how odd it looks in motion…

2nd tire

Makes you wonder how the ride feels doesn’t it?

3rd tire

These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon. The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips will not work on these.

Just think of the impact on existing technology:

A. no more air valves…

B. no more air compressors at gas stations…

C. no more repair kits…

D. no more flats…

These are actual pictures taken at the South Carolina plant of Michelin.

Blood Clots – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Coming from a family that has suffered, for many generations, from hemophilia I have always tried to donate blood and to encourage as many other people to donate blood as well. The last three places that I have worked at I managed to organize some pretty successful blood drives. The American Red Cross is always happy to drive their Blood Mobile to people that are willing to take their time and donate blood. There always has and always will be a tremendous need for blood.

I think more people know more about the concern of having a blood clot and all of the medicines that are available to thin people’s blood in order to keep from any other blood clots developing. But most people don’t that the hemophiliacs need the Factor #8 that is taken out of a good amount of blood donations because their blood has a hard time clotting. Hence the nickname “Bleeders” has come about, because is your blood won’t clot you will just continue to bleed, which has a devastating effect on people that are “Bleeders”

So every time I donate blood I get a great feeling of satisfaction in knowing that I am truly giving the gift of life to one or more people that need it to survive.

Safety in the Mountains

I love how Facebook has helped me reconnect with so many friends I used to have in the high school days. So many of us lost touch over the years, and I was not able to attend the last official reunion. But now I am finding several people who I liked a lot, and several of them have married or remarried so their last names are different now.

One of my best girlfriends from junior high school just popped up on Facebook and I’m trying to catch up with everything she has been doing. From her profile, it looks like she is married and has an adopted daughter. They’ve moved to Montana and she is working for the county’s agricultural department.

I have always been a little concerned about living in a remote area, but she assured me that an alarm system from home security gives her and Bobby the peace of mind at night while they sleep but also during the day while they are away working their jobs. The alarm system notifies police and her by phone if anything happens, and so far they have not had any issues at all. Funny, but I never realized that some people have to take steps to protect their homes from not only humans who might try to break in, but also from bears.

Of course, when you live that far out in a rural area, cable TV is not an option for hundreds of thousands of people. So to get TV programming, they found to a satellite package to subscribe to  and this works out for them great.

It was so very cool to find her on Facebook – with them in Montana, its not like I would ever run into either one of them in the local grocery store!

Love Me That Fender Flare

You just have to admit that this Fender guitar is a beauty. There is something about that Fender flare that just floats my boat. I have been such a good girl this year, wouldn’t it be great if Santa left this under the tree for me on Christmas morning? Most likely not, but a girl can dream can’t she? I mean I make sure my daughter gets what she wants for Christmas, what about me?

electric guitar by fender

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst Maple Neck

The Mustang

My first car was a 1967 Ford Mustang, god how I loved that car. She had a 287 under the hood, with a 3 speed on the floor and she could stomp all the other cars in a heart beat. She not only looked good and ran good, but she sounded good too. I got pulled over one time buy a State Cop who said that I had “glass packs” on her proceeded to crawl under her to see. Heck I didn’t even know what “glass packs” were back then. He did seem very disappointed that he didn’t find anything illegal on her and let me go on my merry way, thank goodness!

I ran across an interesting site the other evening that had all types of car and truck exhaust systems and  interesting exhaust tips listed, which I found to be of good reading quality and it reminded me of my run in with the law with my beloved Mustang, back in the good old days. I wish that I still had her. Once in a while I’ll see one some where that looks just like her and it brings back some really cool memories. Maybe one day I’ll find another 67 Ford Mustang that I can buy and I’ll be in Mustang heaven once again.

my first car

1967 Yellow Ford Mustang