Archive for July, 2011

Social Media and Party Buses: Be Careful What You Post

July 29, 2011

Renting a party bus for a night out on the town is supposed to be a fun experience. You’re not supposed to worry about driving and getting stuck in traffic. Your focus should be on having a good time with friends and family.

That shouldn’t mean inappropriate antics should occur while riding on a party bus.

Social Networking sites like Facebook and You Tube are popular places for teens to exchange photos and videos from nights out with friends. Sometimes, teens can’t wait until they get home to post pictures and update their statuses that they upload pictures while still on the party bus, or at a party.

Be Careful of What Photos You Post While on a Party Bus

Teens upload photos forgetting who can access them.

Last week, police in Ontario arrested three 16-year-old high school students for public intoxication and  issued multiple underage drinking charges.

The teenagers uploaded videos on the Internet of them partying on a party bus.

So, what does this mean?

It means to be smart when out with friends for the evening. Remember that thanks to cell phones, a video can always be recorded, and a picture can always be taken.

Getting to where you need to go is half the fun, and special nights out deserve special transportation.  Just be responsible and safe while traveling in your Long Island party bus.

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Back in Black: Plan Would Reduce Federal Limousine Use

July 20, 2011

Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) released a new report called “Back in Black” that outlines how the Federal Government can reduce the deficit by $9 trillion dollars over the next 10 years while balancing the federal budget.

Reduce the Number of Limousines Owned by Federal Agencies

In the past two years, the Federal Government’s limousine fleet has grown 73%. The government owned 238 limos in 2008, but by 2010, that number reached 412.

The State Department fleet grew from 65 limos in 2008 to 259 in 2010. The most common type of limo purchased was a Cadillac with a base price of $60,000.

If the Federal Government reduces the number of limousines back to the 2008 levels, $115.5 million dollars can be saved over 10 years.

Reduce Non-Limousine Federal Vehicle Fleet Budget by 20 Percent

Currently, Federal Agencies own or lease over 662,000 cars, vans, sport-utility vehicles, trucks, buses and ambulances. According to the Government Accountability Office, these vehicles consume about one million gallons of fuel per day.

Reducing the federal vehicle fleet by 20% will save the federal government $5.6 billion dollars over 10 years.

How will NYC and JFK limo service be affected? Only time will tell.

Read the full article on FedSmith.com, a portal for sources of  information impacting the Federal community.

Christmas in July in Long Island: Party Buses, Delicious Drinks and More

July 14, 2011

365 days is way too long to wait for Christmas.

Beat the heat this summer by hosting a Christmas in July party to inspire cheer with family and friends!

Tasty Food Sides

Even though it’s a Christmas celebration, it’s summer, so your food and side dishes can still be BBQ, or picnic finger foods.

1. Green beans with bacon and onions: This side dish will be a hit with your guests thanks to the flavorful bacon and sauteed onions added to an old classic, favorite food – green beans!  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top for extra flavor. Plus, you can argue that you chose this dish for the color green!

2. Fresh melon, strawberry and granola parfaits: Cool off your party with this sweet treat. Cut up fresh honey dew and strawberries, and create layered parfaits using vanilla yogurt. Sprinkle in sweet granola throughout for the ultimate desert. Your taste buds will thank you!

Stay Hydrated With Yummy Christmas Drinks

Very Merry Drinks

Make sure your guests stay hydrated during your summer party! These Christmas in July drink recipes will help.

1. Coconut and pineapple surprise – This green drink will not only be Christmas colors, but remarkably refreshing:

A. Coconut Rum
B. Melon Liquor
C. Banana Liquor
D. Pineapple Juice
E. Sprite

*Equal parts of alcohol, fill glass with pineapple juice, top with sprite and enjoy!

2. Christmas Kiss – This nonalcoholic drink will quench your thirst and add festive flair to your party.

* Strawberries, kiwis, raspberries, oranges, blueberries, orange and pineapple juice

* Fill glass with both juices and garnish with all the chopped fruit. Add a sweet-flavored candy cane for extra party flair.

* For an alcohol version, mix a little Amaretto or flavored vodka to truly pack a punch.

Finishing the Night

Once the sun sets, it’s time to really celebrate Christmas in July. Head to your local bar for some tasty green and red drinks. What better way to travel with friends than in a Long Island party bus?

Unwind after a long day in the sun by jumping in a festive party bus to finish the night out with friends. After all, your special day and celebration deserves special transportation.

Cheers to a great Christmas in July celebration!