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.

Car Myths Busted

The biggest myth about cars and those who drive them is that men are better drivers than women. I teach Comedy Defensive Driving classes. And, whenever a couple comes in together, I used to ask them who was the better driver. Now that I know from experience that asking a sensitive question like that just…

Common Auto Repairs

Nothing’s worse than having expensive auto repairs pop up while you are still making payments on your car. Normal maintenance is expected when your car is new. But, anything from wheel bearings, transmission overhaul and engine replacement can be financially devastating. Like a good relationship that has gone bad. It always starts out with that…

Transmission Troubles

I once knew a Palm Reader who said she was having transmission troubles. So, when she read my palm, her predictions were that I was going to live a long life, my love line was good and strong, and I was destined to be a rodeo clown…what? Although my life revolves around clown-like behavior, of…

Types of Engine Lubricants

Lubricants keep things running smooth with less friction. Okay…get your head out of the gutter. We’re talking about automobile engines here. Motor oil is not the only lubricant that your vehicle requires, it needs several types of engine lubricants. It also needs gear lube, gear oil, greases and compressor oil. Oh, yes, and that special…

Detailing Your Car

When I purchased my new car, my daughter and I made a pact that we would never, ever eat in the car. That lasted about two weeks and now you can find petrified french fries wedged between the seats, covered in white West Highland Terrier fur and sprinkled in shame. The appearance of your car…

Gas Saving Tips

With the high price of fuel, I find myself spending a lot of time just driving around aimlessly searching for the best gas prices. That, in itself, is a waste of fuel. I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea and think that I’ve been “sniffing” too much fuel here. I can’t win for…

New Texas Traffic Laws

New Texas Traffic Laws September 1st was a big day for Texas drivers and law enforcement. A few new texas traffic laws went into effect. And, I hate to be a Debby Downer, but, to my chagrin, we still have no hands free state law in Texas. So, another two years of texting, chatting away…