"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-23-2008, 07:49 PM   #2861
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
I didn't learn to drive until I was good and married at age 20........cop said i was the best driver he had ever run into........yeah, well I read 2 driver's manuals and scared of the cars to begin with and my kids learned at an early age not to distract me.....one of the worst trips I ever encountered was a trip over Lake Pontchatrain in Louisiana in pouring down rain.......it was the scariest ever.........
__________________

__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline  
Old 06-23-2008, 07:54 PM   #2862
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by expatgirl View Post
I didn't learn to drive until I was good and married at age 20........cop said i was the best driver he had ever run into........yeah, well I read 2 driver's manuals and scared of the cars to begin with and my kids learned at an early age not to distract me.....one of the worst trips I ever encountered was a trip over Lake Pontchatrain in Louisiana in pouring down rain.......it was the scariest ever.........
You and me both. I learned at 17 but I already had my daughter and I was scared to death of having an accident and my child getting hurt. So I was, and still am, the most defensive driver you'll ever meet!
__________________

__________________
Fisher's Mom is offline  
Old 06-23-2008, 08:11 PM   #2863
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cicero, IL
Posts: 5,093
I got my learners permit at the age of 14. Spent the next two years with my dad teaching me how to drive. In Iowa you can also get a school and work permit at that age if you have good grades, but dad refused. Those two years he spent driving all over the countryside, blacktops, dirt roads, gravel roads, expressways. In the winter he took me out onto the ice and made me drive all over the lake. Taught me how to handle a car in winter and on ice.
At 16 I passed drivers ed with flying colors and got my license. Dad then promptly took it back. When I went to school, he handed it and the keys to me. When I came home from school, I handed it and the keys back to him. Same for work. At 17 he loosened up the reins a little and I got to drive more but mostly just during the summer. At 18 I got full privileges then went off to college.
Looking back, its not a bad way to do things...
__________________
Maverick2272 is offline  
Old 06-23-2008, 08:14 PM   #2864
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
me too..........being ADD you can't afford to be distracted at the wheel of a motorized vehicle either though I think that your brain switches to a higher gear as I've never been involved in an accident or gotten a moving violation ticket.......I'm an insurance company's dreamboat.............I have never been able to relax behind the wheel......I grip the steering wheel with two hands holding on tightly
__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline  
Old 06-23-2008, 08:28 PM   #2865
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
Quote:
Originally Posted by expatgirl View Post
I didn't learn to drive until I was good and married at age 20........cop said i was the best driver he had ever run into........yeah, well I read 2 driver's manuals and scared of the cars to begin with and my kids learned at an early age not to distract me.....one of the worst trips I ever encountered was a trip over Lake Pontchatrain in Louisiana in pouring down rain.......it was the scariest ever.........
Did it hurt??
__________________
texasgirl is offline  
Old 06-23-2008, 08:29 PM   #2866
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cicero, IL
Posts: 5,093
And I am sure he has RUN INTO plenty of drivers, eh??

__________________
Maverick2272 is offline  
Old 06-23-2008, 08:54 PM   #2867
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,938
This isn't new though. Back when I was a teenager two brothers (one who was dating my best friend and unfortunately, for her, married her a few years later), were playing chicken down one of the streets in my relatively small home town. It was big enough, however to have a bus system. As the travelled at high speeds up the street the bus was coming down it. My friend's intended wouldn't pull over soon or far enough for his brother to get over and the brother hit the bus head on and was killed instantly. Two elderly people on the bus were injured badly and the driver, who suffered some physical injuries as well, was never the same again emotionally and became an alcoholic. About 2 years later he committed suicide, never being able to get the accident off his mind. The living brother managed to stay alive for about 5 more years, marry my friend, have a daughter, divorce my friend and end up getting killed in a bar fight.
__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is offline  
Old 06-23-2008, 08:56 PM   #2868
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
Quote:
Originally Posted by texasgirl View Post
Did it hurt??
smart derriere.......hahah
__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline  
Old 06-23-2008, 08:57 PM   #2869
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
Quote:
Originally Posted by expatgirl View Post
smart derriere.......hahah
lol
I've been called a lot worse!!
__________________
texasgirl is offline  
Old 06-23-2008, 09:28 PM   #2870
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
I just know you have and I bet I know the rhyming word, too
__________________

__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.