Sunday, November 25, 2007

We Survived Our Childhood

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day wa s always a special treat.We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because, WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE P LAYING!We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem. We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computer! S, no Internet or chat rooms.. .....WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them! We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them! Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever! The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL! If YOU are one of them...CONGRATULATIONS! You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were. Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

FJ Cruiser Accessory Quote of the Day

"Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion."

Dorothea Brande (1893-1948)
American writer, editor and teacher

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 FREE Shipping!

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FJ Cruiser Accessory Quote of the Day

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."
Henry Ford

Monday, November 19, 2007

FJ Cruiser Accessory Quote of the Day

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
German-American physicist

Friday, November 16, 2007

FJ Cruiser Back-Up Camera System

Check out this new FJ Cruiser Part

FJ Cruiser Back Up Camera - 7" TFT Color Monitor that Clips on to your existing factory mirror. Easy Insatll into any vehicle. We have installed this system on a new FJ Cruiser and it works flawlessly.


-Video1 & Video 2 Inputs (Can also be used with on board DVD)

-Built in reverse gear sensor wire

-Remote control

-High resolution with sharp picture

-Invert picture Up/Down Right/Left

-On screen display menu

-NTSC/PAL System

-Brightness color contrast controls

-Just clips onto your factory mirror with a custom look

-Can be removed easily

-Light weight

-Ultra thin 17MM

-Comes with easy mounting rear view camera that mounts directly to your license plate bracket. Quote of the Day

"While no road is ever straight, dedication and persistence will always lead you to
your dreams."

Arte Moreno (1946 - )
owner of the Los Angeles Angels,
first Hispanic owner of a major league sports team,
former outdoor advertising salesman

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

FJ Cruiser Integrated Winch Bumper

Check out the hew FJ Cruiser Integrated Winch Bumper!

This Bumper integrates the winch into the existing frame inside the front bumper. No front end sag, no heavy awkward front bumper just serious winching ability.

See it here: