Daun Thompson has spent years acting in both film and theatre which has been paramount in launching her onto the comedy stage (incidentally, without a helmet, resulting in a nasty concussion). Being a funny girl is a full time job. A job that she hopes that one day will come with dental benefits and a 401K. Unlike her work, she is biodegradable, yet flame retardant. And gentle to the touch. Her goal in life??? For strangers to approach her and ask "Didn't you used to be somebody?" In the late 1980's she cut her teeth at the Velveeta Room on 6th Street in Austin, Texas ... the original room with the stripper pole. From there, she moved to northern California and worked with many comedy icons, like Mitch Hedberg, Marc Maron, Colin Quinn, Vic Dunlop, Huck Flyn, Michael Mancini, Doug Ferrari, Shang and Brian Posehn. Daun has been a licensed driver safety instructor and trainer with Comedy Defensive Driving for over 9 years. Her knowledge of driving safety laws keeps her readers informed and engaged with her blog adventures. She still continues to do stand-up comedy, sometimes in a reclining position...just to be different.

A New Car For Christmas

I must say, I have to laugh every time I see one of those ridiculous commercials on t.v. for a luxury automobile, elegantly gift wrapped with a ridiculously huge bow, parked in the driveway of a ridiculously huge mansion at Christmastime. Who the heck buys someone a new car for Christmas? This must be the…

The Courteous Driver

What’s the first thing you should do when you rear-end another car? Well, you put your cell phone down, of course! At least, that would be the courteous thing to do. That is, if you are the courteous driver. I think it’s ridiculous when someone is talking, wireless in public. You don’t know they’re on…

Four-Wheel Drive

It’s that time of year again when we need to be gearing up for winter weather. Last year, I left my truck locked in four wheel drive for nearly four months. And, although I felt that I was invincible, driving in the snow, I realized that I had a false sense of safety and decided…

Holiday Safety Tips

Happy holidays! Or perhaps I should say happy safe holidays. I typically write blogs focusing on driving. And next week I do plan to focus on driving in inclement weather. But it’s important to stop and think about those that are less fortunate. Those that, in order to give, they feel that they must need…

The Legal BACL

Do you know what the legal BACL (blood-alcohol content level) is for driving while intoxicated? It is .08. Not to be confused with .08 cents (which is 50 cent’s younger brother). I was thinking, if Lincoln was a rapper (just go with me here), what would his rapper name have been? Five cent? Maybe Weird…

Drowsy Holiday Driving

I was having trouble falling asleep and all of my fellow zombie friends offered up a variety of remedies. From what I can recall, because I’ve slept since then, they suggested a plethora of both natural and synthetic sleep inducers such as Melatonin, Benadryl and Chamomile Tea. One friend even suggested I watch The Big…

Fall Driving

It’s always a shock to the system when we set our clocks forward or back for daylight savings time. Now that we’ve set our clocks back for Fall, days are going to be shorter. This means less daylight and more darkness. You’ll probably be driving to work in the dark and driving home in the…