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.

The High Price of Haulin’

Gas prices are on the rise, just in case you’ve been so distracted by the March Madness you didn’t realize. According to a recent story on Weekend Edition Sunday on National Public Radio, “The national average for unleaded gas has risen to $3.50 a gallon only three times in history. This year’s rise to that…

Your First Car

Do you remember your first car? Sure you do! How could you forget her? It was either a good experience or a bad experience. But, for most of us, either way, it was a life altering experience. I remember my first car like it was yesterday. I also remember the car that I really wanted,…

Tips For Criminals

Although I am not a criminal, I must admit that sometimes I act like one. Perhaps it is just a habit, but if I see a police car, I inevitably lock ’em up…even if I’m not speeding. Isn’t that crazy? It must be what they would call submission to authority (or at least that’s what…

TEXTING IS A TRIPLE THREAT

Of all the distractions while driving, texting is numero uno. It happens to be the one that’s raising the greatest rage among safety researchers, industry critics, auto companies and federal and state regulators. Texting is taking lives, and that is provoking national outrage which is resulting in new laws and safety campaigns nationwide. I remember…

SLOW ON THE GO

I am the adult child of elderly parents. My mother, who I still fondly refer to as “Old Yeller” used to drive around like a total maniac. Making certain that each one of us kids were seat belted, of course, so they could identify our remains in a crash. She’d drive with one arm on…

UNLEASH YOUR INNER TRAPSTER

Recently, Trapster released a list of the ten top cities for speed traps. If you’re not familiar with it, Trapster is a website as well as a smartphone app that alerts drivers to traps, hazards and other traffic issues on their route. Although, 50% of the activity available on trapster involves live police speed traps,…