Monday Meme and

October 14, 2012

Memes

I’m writing this with a mobile phone app, so we’ll see how it goes….

This is the Monday Meme About Me hosted by Heather and Wayne of Acting Balanced.com and Touristic.com. The questions are always interesting and thoughtful, and it’s a fun meme. Here goes…

1. What is the most interesting fact you have learned recently?
I’m a terribly curious person, and so I’m always learning new things… But pethaps the most eclectic fact I learned today had to do with 13th century economics in Venice! The article — at Mashable, if I recall correctly– was about how economies rise when the “average” citizens are allowed freedom to participate in the system, and fall when the 1% — elitists in the financial and government sectors — control most of the system and pull back their wealth into their own little circle. Basic economics is not rocket science, that’s for sure, but I had no idea that the ancient Venice economy was so complex.

2. The alarm goes off on Monday morning. What is your first thought?
Finally.

3. What is the most memorable movie line of all time?
Hard question. MY most memorable movie line — based on how often I repeat it — is probably, “Not happy, Bob, not happy.” Guess what movie it’s from?

4. Describe a situation that always seems to try your patience.
Driving in traffic comes to my mind. I don’t know what it is about people in large cars, but they are very aggressive. I drive a very small car and I’m a “drive exactly the speed limit” type of driver. Therefore, I’ve had my share of suffering through others’ road rages. I loathe going grocery shopping because the traffic is insane and the drivers doubly so; it’s like cruising through a land mine. I always cone home frazzled, exhausted, and grouchy. I avoid going to the city at all costs!

Now I get to ask you a question!

How old were you when you got your driver’s license?

Fonally, to all you swell folks who left comments last week– I’m sorry I haven’t returned yet. This past week I was clobbered with a bad cold and I’m rushing through a few pre-winter home improvement projects. Once the flakes fly (any day now, really), I’ll have more time to visit. Thanks for your faithful visits! šŸ™‚

13 Responses to “Monday Meme and”

  1. Heather ~ Acting Balanced Mom Says:

    I was 19 when I got my license… 1/2 way through university – I lived in Toronto though, which made driving less of a necessity. Wayne, who is currently winging his way over the Atlantic somewhere, was 25 šŸ˜‰

  2. blueyes Says:

    17 years old, not without lack of trying to get it at 16 either. I was required to take the drivers ed course at school for whatever discount that helped out with.

    I give on the quote, will you tell us what it is later?

  3. blueyes Says:

    oh, and I have WP on my phone too, it’s great to use on the fly. Never had an issue with it at all except I don’t like how they post the pictures via the app and have to correct it on the web when I get to a pc.

  4. Judy Says:

    I was 16 when I git my licenase. Hubby was 25.

  5. Karen and Gerard Says:

    My first thought when the alarm goes off: “Time to feed the pets.”

    I got my license when I was 16, I think. Maybe 17, I’m not sure. I think it was 16. It was a long time ago!

  6. Tami AKA My Kid's Mom Says:

    I was 16 – was at the DMV when it opened on my birthday.

  7. Marti Says:

    I got my license at 15 and then drove 30 miles on a mountain road to high school.

  8. Nani Says:

    I was 16 years and one month and one day old. I failed the road test on my 16th birthday, at a freeway exit that has long since been changed because it was deemed confusing and unsafe. I had to wait one month before I could do the driving test again and one month after my 16th birthday was a Sunday.

  9. Sammie Says:

    I was sixteen when I got my driver’s license. Got it the first try after completing in school driver’s ed. My younger sister on the other hand took over 8 tries to get her’s we would constantly tease about that.

  10. Romi Says:

    I was twenty when I finally past the test.

  11. Arlene Says:

    I was 23 years old when I finally got my driver’s license.

  12. Chuck Says:

    To #3 — The Incredibles. I had to look it up and found a snippet on YouTube. Now I’d like to see more.

    I got my license at age 16, but had been driving trucks and tractors off road for a few years.

  13. Wayne Says:

    I was 24 – a late bloomer. Thanks for participating in the MQaM.