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.

YOUR SICK RIDE

Why does my garage floor look like a Jackson Pollock painting? Swirls of lubricants and oils, yellow, red and blue. Something is leaking from somewhere and I need to get to the bottom of it before it’s too late. My car is slowly bleeding out and I don’t know what to do. It would be…

ROADKILL BINGO

Roadkill Bingo. I thought it sounded like a great idea, but someone had already beat me to it. Playing a game like this on a road trip would be a refreshing change from a kid being focused on a laptop or a video game for hours. It would also encourage them to actually look out…

DRIVING NAKED

Got your attention?  This blog is not about driving naked.  But it does sound like fun, doesn’t it? Do you want to know what I had for breakfast? Froot Loops and a Dr. Pepper. That’s one great thing about being a grownup. You can do whatever the heck you want and no one can tell…

New Year Resolutions

It’s a brand new year! And it’s time for a new beginning. I bet you’ve made your new year’s resolution! Mine? No speeding in 2012. No, really. And, just like your new year’s resolution, mine is destined to last until approximately January 31st. Only to be forgotten and then I’ll be back to my old…

Looking For The Signs

I haven’t gotten a ticket in many years (knock on wood). And, you certainly don’t want to “brag” about it, or the Karma Monkey will trip you up.  When that happens, you get three tickets in a row. Like celebrity deaths. I know for me, it’s just a matter of time before I get a…

GIVE ME A “BRAKE”

Most people (including myself) have very little knowledge of how anti-lock brakes actually work. I say “including myself” here, because most people my age were driving in the days prior to anti-lock brakes in the car. My first car with anti-lock brakes was a 1989 Volvo wagon (I know…yuppie mom…luggage rack and the whole shebang).…