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The following article is taken from Forbes.com and also now on Yahoo.com

I read it and it didn’t give me much insight about why the sexes choose the cars that they do except that the men choose pick up trucks for the storage and ruggedness. I noticed the cars men choose are Porsche’s and Hummers, pretty cool cars and the women choose Saturn’s and Hyundai’s….boring. What about the other cars…Mercede’s, BMV, Audi’s, Toyota? Didn’t list any of these popular cars. I wonder if a survey was done or they just spoke with a few dealers regarding which cars are more bought. If I were rich I would go out and buy a sports car today just to show not only men are the ones who like them. I would rather see an article listing the 10 most bought cars, which sex bought them and why? (Interviews with each sex and what appeals to them about that car). I am certainly not running out to my Hyundai dealer because this article suggests that more women buy them. There also was no mention of Hybrid cars, SUV’s. I think this article is lacking in information. Let me know what you think?

Most Popular Cars For Men And Women
Want a ”manly” car? Opt for a pickup. Feeling like a more feminine set of wheels? Go visit your local Saturn, Honda or Volkswagen dealer.
By Peter Hoy
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Volkswagen Beetle
To buy the Chevy Silverado heavy-duty pickup, some might argue that in addition to the $22,225 sticker price, you also need a Y chromosome. That’s because 93% of the truck’s buyers are men. In fact, males own about nine out of 10 heavy-duty pickup trucks on the road, according to findings by AutoPacific, a market research firm focused on the auto industry.

Womens’ tastes run a little more refined. AutoPacific found that female buyers most often choose models by Saturn, Honda and Volkswagen.

What gives? Though car companies typically avoid making gender-specific vehicles, says Jim Hossick, vice president and senior consultant at AutoPacific, “some cars are more masculine or feminine by nature.”

The market’s male-friendly cars include the Ford F-350 and the Dodge Ram, of which men own 93% and 89%, respectively. Chrysler spokesperson Dan Bodene says it is a combination of marketing and design that has created such disproportionate numbers.

The “Built Ford Tough” tag line, for example, can be heard during commercial breaks in NFL games, and other ads for the beefy F-Series feature burly men in cowboy hats.

“It depends on the model, but the Ram tends to be used by guys who need the capability, either as heads of households hauling a lot of stuff, or on job sites in male-dominated professions,” says Bodene. Consequently, door handles need to be large enough for a man’s gloved hand, and seats need to be able to move far enough away from the steering wheel to accommodate larger bodies–the average American man is five and half inches taller and 27 pounds heavier than the average woman.

But it’s an equal-opportunity marketplace, and carmakers try to design vehicles–even heavy-duty pickups–that won’t discourage any potential buyers. Tailgates must be light enough for all types of people to lift, and seatbelts must be comfortable for male and female body types.
Women-Friendly Wheels
While AutoPacific’s data shows brands such as Hummer, Dodge, Porsche and GMC are most popular among men, models produced by Saturn, Honda, Volkswagen and Hyundai are the biggest hits with female drivers.

An estimated 65% of Volkswagen Beetle Convertible buyers are female. The New Beetle, with a 5-cylinder engine, is nearing a decade of production; the soft-top model came on the market in 2003.

VW spokesperson Keith Price acknowledges the New Beetle is purchased and driven more by females, but says it was not a result of designers trying to make a women’s car.

“It happened more organically,” says Price, explaining that the car was initially launched to have dual appeal. After the New Beetle had been out for a few years, and sales data started piling up, VW marketers then found ways to benefit from its popularity among women–stylish designs cues and more feminine colors such as “gecko green” and “sunflower yellow.”

“The female appeal of the car is one of the things that has sustained it over the years without a great deal of aesthetic change,” says Price, “but VW does absolutely not consider it ‘a woman’s car.'”
All Show and No Go
In fact, the notion of a “female” automobile has become long outdated.

“People who have tried to make a vehicle that is female-centric have failed,” says Hossick. “Women might buy a ‘man’s’ vehicle, but men won’t buy a ‘women’s’ car.”

The most famous attempt was the Dodge LaFemme, dreamt up by marketers trying to capitalize on the growing interest in automobile ownership among women in the early 1950s. The car sported pink upholstery patterned with rosebuds and came with a matching purse, raincoat and umbrella. It was outfitted with lipstick holders and painted a new shade, dubbed Heather Rose.

Hyundai Tucson

Dodge gave it a 218-Hp V8 engine–a lot more muscle than today’s top sellers among women, like the 140-Hp Hyundai Tucson–but the LaFemme only made it through two years of production, with sales estimated around 2,500.

“Women were generally offended by it, and men wouldn’t touch it with a stick,” says Hossick. “If you can’t sell a car to boys and you can’t sell it to girls, then the market is going to be pretty small.”

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Should celebrities be skinny all the time? If a woman is size 12 does that make her fat? What about a size 5 or 8? The average woman in America is size 12 to 14 but the media wants us to strive to be a size 4. Would this be healthy for some? Here is one woman who I knew from the start I liked, used to be just for her voice but now her personality make me like her even more. See for yourself and let me know what you think?

Kelly Clarkson:

I’m Tired of Hearing

“the Fat Joke”

Us Magazine – June 5, 2009 6:07 AM PDT

Story photo: Kelly Clarkson: I'm Tired of Hearing Kelly Clarkson attends Z100’s Zootopia 2009 presented by IZOD FRAGRANCE at Izod Center on May 16, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Jamie McCarthy/WireImage for Clear Channel Radio
Us Magazine

Kelly Clarkson says she’s tired of being bullied over her weight.

“For seven years it’s been happening. It’s like, ‘OK cool, the fat joke,'” she said during an interview with 2Day FM’s Kyle and Jackie O Show in Australia.

Despite the taunts, the American Idol champ says, “I love my body. I’m very much OK with it. I don’t think artists are ever the ones who have the problem with their weight, it is other people.”

Clarkson has also come under scrutiny over her sexuality. She says she doesn’t care if people think she is gay.

Her only gripe?

“The rumors are not helping me on the dating front!” she said. “I prefer the boys. I’m extremely flattered when I do get hit on by girls, and I think it’s hot, but I’m not into it. I like boys.”

She said she’s in no rush to find Mr. Right.

“I’m only 27, not 40 and still single!” she said. “I enjoy being single, I love work and I think people are so passive with relationships and I’m not that person.”

Added Clarkson, “I’m an extremist, I’m either in a relationship or I’m not. I’m honest about it and I’ll tell people, it’s just there’s nothing to tell. I have a very good life.”

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/kelly-clarkson-i-m-tired-of-hearing-the-fat-joke/23417?nc

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Why do I present answers when the question hasn’t even been finished being asked?

Why do we presume to know what he said, she said

When we never heard it from them

Outside there is rain falling

Inside I am surrendering

Or at least trying to do my best

To believe that your thoughts

Are forming into your heart

To remember the love

The patience

The peace exuded in our holding of hands

I breath, the doubt out

Only hoping that I will breath in your yes

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Once upon a time I had major cable television and when I did I used to watch Inside the Actors Studio. Recently James Lipton wrote a book called Inside, Inside. I saw him in an interview and it was pretty interesting and he was aske the 10 Questions he always asks his guest on Inside the Actors Studio at the end of the show. Hmm, I thought, what are my answers to this and I wonder what other people’s answers are? So here are the 10 questions (compiled by Bernard Pivot and revised by James Lipton) with my answers.

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1. What is your favorite word?

“Versatile or Versatility”

2. What is your least favorite word?

“Should”

3. What turns you on?

Creativity

4. What turns you off?

Judgemental, you have to live your life this way type people

5. What is your favorite curse word?

“Mother Fucker”

6. What sound or noise do you love?

Walking on gravel

7. What sound or noise do you hate?

Scratching nails on a chalk board ( Iknow typical but I hate that noise, ick).

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Well I am unemployed at the moment but when I am working I am an Executive Asssistant. So Professional Painter/writer.

9. What profession would you not like to attempt?

Waitressing (I’d probably drop food all over the customers…yikes)

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Welcome, your dad has been waiting a long time to see you, come on in.

Okay, now it is your turn, I would love to hear your 10 answers…Come on have some fun.

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Dare

So many messages we are given, but do we listen to the most important one…that small little voice within our head. These are my thoughts about it put in poetry form.

Dare

    Girl goes to a dance alone,
    She is thought of as a loser,
    Women sings lyrics about her anger
    Of a cheating lover,
    She is labeled a bitch.
    Woman over 40,
    Posts an ad ,
    For true love only,
    Told no man will want her,
    Her eggs are all dried up.
    Tales told,
    are old,
    Time to let them go.
    Woman,
    Hear the words of those,
    Who have been there.
    It is okay to yell,
    It is okay to dare,
    to love,
    Yourself,
    To love another,
    Dream of a being a mother.
    Stand on a dance floor,
    Shake your groove,
    Make a move,
    To Dare to be bold.
    This story is yours,
    Make it the one,
    You want to be told.
    Let go ,
    Of the book,
    That they have given,
    The media,
    The Voices,
    The Ones who make the choices,
    To bring you down,
    To the level they live in.
    It is your time to believe in,
    Stories they never told.

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