Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Heads or Tails #20 - New

Today's Head or Tails theme is 'New'. Great topic, everyone has something new to share! 'They' say you learn something new everyday. (I still have no idea who 'they' are, btw)

I will expound the topic by sharing something new I learned at the driving class last Saturday. The traditionally recommended placement for your hands on the steering wheel is 10 & 2. The new recommendation is to place your hands between 7 & 9 on the left (or 8) and between 5 & 3 on the right (or 4). They said it's the best placement for seating position and controls access and also for vehicles with air bags.

Another new aspect of the hand placement recommendation is to consider the 'push / pull' method for executing turns rather than rotating the wheel with one hand. I think because it's safer (keeping the airbags in mind again) than crossing your arms in front of you. Also that you get back to your 8 & 4 position faster by keeping your hands basically within the 7/9 and 5/3 ranges. That will take some adjusting to get used to.

Here's a suggestion, and something I'm also personally working on this year with some friends, try learning a new verse of the Bible each week this year! We decided to take one verse from each book per week (yes, we know, will take slightly longer than one year). Week 1 was Genesis 1:1-3, let's see if I can recall it now: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. The earth was without form and void. Darkness was over the face of the deep and the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters. God said let there be light, and there was light." Ok, I only looked at it a couple of times to check my wording :) This week the verse is Exodus 15:11 and again, I'll try to recite it: "Who is like you oh Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?" Ok, admittedly I had to look more than twice on that one but it's only Tuesday!

So go try something new, if you haven't already and create your own Heads or Tails!


klasieprof said...

Enjoyed reading your blog...

Great stuff.

Praying for your friend's back surgery.

Skittles said...

You mean it's not recommended to drive with one hand at 6 and a ciggie or Whopper in the other??? Sheesh. :)