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YAY for food processors! i asked santa for one :)


Here's a couple other safety tips for cars in addition to the other ones...invest in an alarm. It's DEFINITELY worth the cost.


Thankfully you were okay and yes, safety first. There are some whackjobs out there and my BFF has pointed out that the recession has brought the crime up like crazy (she's a cop). What a great book AND food processor :) I'm keeping my hopes up for that new Cuisinart


Safety first most definately! This makes me want to stop parking so far away from the gym when I go.

Nancy (twidaisy on Twit)

Safety tips #1 - in public, watch and be aware of people around you. #2 get your keys out before you leave the store. Don't be standing by your car in a dark parking lot rooting for your keys.

I had a near miss once going out to my car in a dark and near-empty store parking lot near closing time. There were two guys in the store whose behavior seemed a bit "off" to me. They were looking at merchandise men don't usually look at and not paying much attention to it. It struck me as odd, and once I paid for my purchases, I headed off through parking lot at a quick trot to give myself a head start, thinking I was being paranoid.

But no, I wasn't. The guys strolled normally out of the store, but once they hit the sidewalk they began to race after me. I was in my car and had the locks clicked shut about 5 seconds before they were on my car and yanking at the door handles. I started my engine immediately and screeched tires getting out of there. I could see them in my rear view mirror shaking their fists at me.

It was SO close that if I had not noticed them and picked up my pace before they left the store, I wouldn't have made it to my car. Also, if I hadn't had my keys right in my hand, I would have been caught. Those few extra seconds I gave myself turned out to be precious.

I shouldn't have been shopping alone so late in the dark, and thank God the lesson was only a scare. For some people it is much worse.

It's more than a decade later and it still gives me the creeps...

Lily @ Lily's Health Pad

Safety tip: Don't talk on your cell phone while walking in a dark parking lot.


burgers look great!

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