Sharing my life with you, is what I do.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Chevy Volt Adventure

Well, it really wasn't so much an adventure,  It was more like an "experience". I was given the opportunity to test drive the 2012 Chevy Volt through Klout is a website that connects people and measures their "influence" over Social in certain topics. In exchange for the influence, users of Klout are given "perks". These perks can be a range of things. I personally have received nail polish, a 4 piece wine set, Visa reward cards, all kinds of stuff. So anyway, for this particular perk, people in the Chicagoland area were able to sign up and receive a 2012 Chevy Volt to test drive from July 17-19. I was kinda nervous at first, wondering if they were really going to bring the car. Sure enough, it was delivered to my door. Crystal Red and all shiny! How cool!!! The guy who dropped it off(Steve), was so nice. He showed me all the bells and whistles in the car. And there were a lot! Onstar, built in phone, GPS, touchscreens, XM radio, and the best thing to me about the Volt was that it ran on electricity and gas!

It was a very smooth ride. When it was driven on the battery, you couldn't even hear it. Oh, by the way did I mention that it has a key-less ignition? As long as I had the keyfob in my purse or pocket, I could just push the power button and the car would start up. Another great feature is that if the charge ever went all the way down, the car would seamlessly switch over to gas without missing a beat. A full tank of gas held over 260 miles. So, if you didn't drive a lot and charged it up every night, you might have to put gas in it once a month! I really liked that!

The Chevy Volt is a 4 passenger car, so we couldn't all drive in it at the same time, but that was fine, we just took more trips in it so everyone could get a ride. After driving it the 1st day, I just parked it in the garage, plugged it into the outlet with the charger that came with it and charged it overnight. Super simple and it was all ready to go in the morning! Highway driving was just a smooth. Kicking into sport mode was fun! Acceleration and handling was amazing. My husband and I took it out grocery shopping. I know, I know. I have the chance to drive this great looking, sports car and I go grocery shopping. What can I say? I can tell you that the trunk space was more than adequate. We went to 4 stores and filled it up. Even my teenager remarked at how much we were able to fit in there. Another thing I loved was the rear back-up camera. Makes it really handy for parking and for watching out for people or children that might run out behind you. Well, as quickly as it came, it was time for them to pick it back up. My oldest son said I didn't drive it enough. He's right, I didn't. But, I did enjoy the time I had in it. My husband said he would have loved to own one if the sticker price wasn't $41,000!  That's my story! Hope you enjoyed it.

If you would like to know more about klout and how you can get some great perks of your own, check out You do have to be a user of twitter or facebook to join though. Or, if you just like more information on the Chevy Volt you can get that here:

On to the next adventure!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. These are strictly my thoughts and opinions. Jocelyn A Dorsey 7-21-2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

New Disney Movies Coming Up

I just checked out the trailer for the new upcoming Disney movie, The Odd Life of Timothy Green. It definitely seems like something I would love to see. Check it out. I think you might like it too!

The Odd Life of Timothy Green comes to U.S. theaters August, 15th
Starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton
Rated PG

Website and Mobile site:
Like us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter:

Friday, July 6, 2012

Heat Wave of 2012

If you live in the United States, then I am sure you are aware that most of the Country is in the grips of a heat wave. Here in Chicago, we have had a entire week of over 90 degrees and the past 4 days have been in the 100's. It has been pretty uncomfortable outside, so much so that we haven't ventured out much at all. My mom has been hanging out with us to ride out this heat. Fans just won't do the trick in these extreme temps.Things have been a bit different lately. Waking up after 9 a.m. has become routine. I have watched a lot of episodes of Leave it To Beaver and The Andy Griffith Show with my mom. (Her favorites)A huge break from my HGTV and Food Network routine. And, we have dusted off the Scrabble set to pass the time.  This is the 1st time I have ever felt stir-crazy from being stuck in the house in the Summer. I am more accostumed to being trapped indoors during the winter all snuggled up with a blanket, but this is just weird to me. I am the Summer person! I am the one that cries when the leaves start to change colors because I know that Winter is coming. I am supposed to be rejoicing in the abundance of warm weather that we have had pretty much since March. But, here I sit,shades drawn, AC on Full blast. Cup of ice water near by at all times and no plans to do anything. I glance ever so often at my ipad and wince at the temps that seem to climb every hour. At last glance, it was 102 with a heat index making it feel every bit of 108! Tomorrow it is expected to only hit 95. AAAHHH! That sounds wonderful! This experience has taught me a lot. Here are a few of the things I have discovered a few things since this all began:

1. When stuck in the house, a person tends to eat more often. And it doesn't seem to matter what it is.

2. The Cleavers always dressed like they were going out on the town. And if a town like Mayberry existed today, I would move there.

3. Our 2 hour Maximum on daily video game playing is suspended until the heat goes away.

4. If you look out the window and there are no birds flying, it is probably too hot to be out there.

5. However, if you look outside and there is a Vulture flying around, you should DEFINITELY NOT go outside!

6. Ice Makers make ice extra slow on hot days. Always keep an extra bag of ice handy.

7. Ice Cream is an acceptable substitute for vegetables.

8. Moving to Arizona doesn't seem like such a good idea anymore. But, I still want to visit. (In January)

9. Last but not least. When you play Scrabble, count the tiles! We have tiles from multiple games in one box and my mother won't end the game until ALL the tiles are used! ☺ There has to be 200 tiles in there!

Stay Cool Everybody