Monday, April 27, 2009

Manic Monday

Fleur-de-Lisa hosts the original Manic Monday here
What's the best summer job you ever had? babysitting...the mom would tip really well after having a glass or more at the end of the evening.

Tell me about the worst date you ever went on.: I had been teaching for a couple of years. There was this super cute student teacher. We did the standard first date: dinner and a movie. When he picked me up in this car that looked like its next stop should be the scrap yard...I really tried not to judge. He was just finishing up school. He walked around to open the door, kind of impressed. He was a coach, didn't seem like the type! Once he got in on his side, he said, "That door is a wee bit loose." uumm, excuse me...what do you mean loose, define loose. I kid you not, after the dinner on the way to the movie, the freaking door fell OFF! Now that I look back at it, it just sounds funny.

Do you think the age for a driver's license should be raised (currently 16 here in the U.S.)? Since mine are more than 10 years from the age, I really have no opinion. Granted most of my friends did get in wrecks within a few months of getting their permit.

future driver in 2019

future driver in 2020

pics randomly found on my Iphone from recently....the kids love taking pictures of themselves.


Janet said...

hahaha I love that they take pics for you!

TavoLini said...

LOL!! I need to do this one. This story is scary, though.

So my first car ('63 Corvair, bought for nothing from a neighbor) also had "bad doors" This was apparent when I was babysitting and did a right turn with a young kid, she was probably 5 at most, CLUNG to her brother and yelped as the door flew open around the curve. You know there are no seatbelts in early 60's cars. (how terrifying?! At 16 you don't realize it)

Luckily, she had a good grip and I was able to pull over and bungee the door closed. Needless to say, that pretty much ended my babysitting career. I'm so relieved no one was hurt!

Carmi said...

I've always believed that the driving age should be raised. The average 16-year-old simply doesn't understand the sheer level of responsibility required to safely pilot a vehicle through city streets.

Heck, even some 18-year-olds just don't get it.

Corey~living and loving said...

I'm totally giggling at that bad date...and freaking out about the thought of Sugar Driving. eeeekkkkk.....

Desert Diva said...

I so love to hear those "first date" stories... ;-)

On a limb with Claudia said...

I cannot believe the door fell off. What did you do? OMG! I'm so glad he was a jerk so you could meet our favorite Action Jackson. :)

Moi said...

haha...that date sounds like straight from a "coming-of-age" kinda movie :)

and the driving bit reminds me...have you seen the latest State Farm ad on teen driving??? I kind alike's endearing :)

I can see Livi in a flashy red sports car in 2020, already!!!! :)