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October 07, 2007

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nononsense girl

Very interesting things to know Nicholas!!!! I'm glad I tagged you!

PJ

Very interesting, and I think a monocle would be fantastic for you. That and a tuxedo. You'd look quite the villain. ;)

Mary Emken


What is it with older brothers. My brother did the same thing to me when I was little. When we grow up and I was in my teens he was my protector, especially with the boys.
I think with you being British you would look distinguished in eye classes. The driving test up North was a lot harder then the one here in Virginia. The test here actually had pictures in some places in the test in place of words. My insurance company said that any thing past D.C. going south is a risk. I guess I don't go any further south the drivers are crazy enough here. I would like to be there when you receive my musical birthday card.

Samantha_K

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my thursday thirteen.

And don't feel bad about the 'happy birthday' thing...I have an unnatural fear of squirrels. I got a cold chill just typing the word.

EuroPosh

hey, I nearly failed the driving test in California! it was my first time ever driving a car with automatic gearbox, which I bought the day before the test. I didn't know how responsive the breaks were... the examiner hit the dashboard twice.

Di

Anyone who has ever driven in Florida is not surprised that their driver's license application and testing process is a farce. And the rules vary depending on where you are. In Hialeah, the next three cars after the left turn arrow turns red are allowed to go ahead with their turns.

In Boca, if you are not out in the middle of the intersection within one millisecond of the light turning green, you will hear a loud angry honk from the car behind you.

Now, here in quaint Fuquay Varina, NC, if you hear the sound of a car's horn, you just look up and wave because it means that someone you know is driving by!

Frigga

That was interesting! I have a neice who cries whenever the Birthday Song is sung also. As far as the DMV is concerned, I do think they should be loose. They check for sight and a written test for basic knowledge. Driving should remain as unrestricted a freedom as possible - we have too many road signs and traffic laws as it is. :-0

Oh, I stopped by to let you know I finally posted the results of the TT13 Favorite Q's from a couple weeks back. It's up at http://anyapples.blogspot.com/ if you want to take a look! :-)

The Gal Herself

I find your Happy Birthday issue fascinating. Do you think it made you uncomfortable to have a room full of people focusing on you?

SandyCarlson

The driving test with pictures sounds like a hoot. May you never need to wear a tuxedo!

Sheryl

Fun read...you should turn this into a TT :)
Loved #'s 1, 4, & 5...glad I wasn't the recipient of #1 though. Hurrah to your wife, we wives do have standards you know ;)
And, why am I not surprised about the Florida
testing?! I've never lived there, but I've sure heard about the awful drivers...although
San Francisco and L. A. are also notorious. (I don't mind driving L. A. in the wee morning hours...but hate San Francisco driving) And forget NYC...I was okay driving in the suburbs...but would not ever try driving in the city!

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