Thursday, June 13, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Driving

I decided to join in on a link up through the Summer. I actually really enjoy link ups; especially ones that gives you the topics well in advance so you know what the heck you are writing about. Plus, I end up with a blog post that I don't really have to think too much about since the topic is already there.  

So, this link up is Throwback Thursday through Life of Bon. If you haven't checked her out, you should. This girl is one smart cookie. Oh, and funny as all get out. Any who, getting back to the link up. 

It's a throwback link up where each Thursday we post about something that happened in the past. This week, dun dun da da, driving.  Oh the stories I have.  I remember being a kid, like not even remotely being old enough to drive yet, and sitting on someone's lap driving down the freeway in Dallas being allowed to steer the car. I thought I was soooo cool. Well, that was until we would get next to an 18 wheeler and I would just let go of the wheel. I was terrified of those big ole trucks. Honestly, I still am. I will not stay next to one. I will either speed up to pass it quickly or slow down to where I don't have to drive next to it until I can then speed up to pass it quickly.

Another FUNNY story about when I was actually "learning" to drive (I say learning loosely). My mom drove a cherry red Pontiac Firebird with T-tops and a V8 engine. THIS is what I technically learned to drive in. Probably not the smartest choice but hey, I definitely thought I looked cool. Ok so, I am driving through my neighborhood, Mom's in the passenger seat. We are just cruising along talking about this and that, no major issues to be had. I pull up to an intersection, stop, then continue through. I then hear this car horn start honking and see a car heading towards the intersection as well. Of course, I wave thinking they are honking because they know me or my Mom. Now, my Mom is freaking out. Like full on about to die. I am oblivious to what is actually going on. You see, I assumed that the intersection was a four way stop. Obviously, it wasn't. I stopped and thought the other car was going to stop. When they started honking I assumed they knew us, not that they were honking because they had the right of way and I just pulled out in front of them almost causing a major accident. 

Luckily, no one was going very fast at the time so nothing happened but needless to say I did not get to drive again for a very long time.

This is my actual driver's license picture. I've had this photo on my DL since I was 16 (almost 15 years with the same pic).   I do not want to take a new photo because I know it will never be as decent as this one was.

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  1. I have been looking through some old photographs and love thinking about the memory it recalls! I like the idea of a 'throw back' link up.


  2. Thanks so much for linking up! Mostly I can't believe that you still have your same driver's license picture from 15 years ago! In Utah they make us change the pictures everytime we renew our license. You are looking so young and spry in yours- I love it! Can't wait to read your post for next week! :)