No Question

3 Apr
Patrick "Pato" Hebert

Image by C-Monster via Flickr

Do you prefer talking or text messaging?


What do you want for your last meal?

Something I didn’t cook.

If you could master any skill instantly, what would it be?

Driving.  I tried it.  Didn’t like it much.  The Hub suspected it might not be my thing when I almost demolished a wall behind which a family was enjoying a Sunday braai.  I will never forget their horrified faces as the Hub and I sat in the car arguing because he had wrenched the steering wheel from me and I demanded to know why he had to be so controlling.

24 Responses to “No Question”

  1. vivinfrance April 3, 2011 at 13:15 #

    I didn’t like driving when I was 17. It grew on me. Now I would be incredibly isolated if I didn’t drive. Do try – but not with Hub. That’s probably why you didn’t like it in SA.


    • Tilly Bud April 3, 2011 at 14:46 #

      I did eventually get my licence years later and on the third try, but I lost my nerve soon after returning to the UK. I never liked it and I only miss it because it puts unnecessary pressure on the Hub when we need to go somewhere and he has to drive us.


  2. kateshrewsday April 3, 2011 at 14:08 #

    Love the first one 🙂 I wonder what your preferred form of communication is?


  3. beckysefton April 3, 2011 at 14:09 #

    Ouch!! Try F1 racing 😉


  4. nrhatch April 3, 2011 at 14:30 #

    Driving is definitely a skill worth mastering, especially for someone like me who is NOT a city girl.

    I knew how to drive. BFF bought a standard transmission. He tried to teach me how to drive using a clutch. Ack! A disaster. It is one of the worst arguments we’ve had in 31 years. 😉


    • Tilly Bud April 3, 2011 at 14:48 #

      Automatics aren’t so popular in the UK. I only realised there was a difference when I saw Pretty Woman and Richard Gere struggled to drive that fancy car.


  5. 1sojournal April 3, 2011 at 16:41 #

    Love to drive. Took several two week road trips out West, and even made it through Denver (six lanes, one way, interstate speed, rush hour), not conducive to sight-seeing. That was years ago, have slowed down a bit since then, but still enjoy it when I can. My father was a long haul trucker, it’s in the blood, lol. My guess? Your favorite form of communication is blogging.



    • Tilly Bud April 3, 2011 at 17:56 #

      I envy you your driving.

      You guess right 🙂


  6. kiwidutch April 3, 2011 at 18:06 #

    Conquering the driving could stand you in good stead one day… but you have to be in the right frame of mind to do it,so only do it if that moment arrives.
    Love the “last meal” response LOL
    The first question was a no brainer… of course it’s blogging!


  7. granny1947 April 3, 2011 at 18:44 #

    I can’t imagine not being able to drive.
    It would make getting to work very difficult!
    I am with you on the last meal!


    • Tilly Bud April 3, 2011 at 19:08 #

      I know. At least we have fairly decent public transport here.


  8. slpmartin April 3, 2011 at 19:21 #

    Now that would be a fine scene in a movie.;-)


    • Tilly Bud April 3, 2011 at 19:22 #

      But who would play me? I’d have said Meg Ryan before the lips.


  9. musings April 3, 2011 at 19:42 #

    I thought I was the only one who didn’t drive. I agree that I feel badly because Art is the only driver in the family. I’ve tried, but it scares me. I drove to work in Illinois, but I rarely deviated from my usual route. I won’t drive here in Hawaii where it seems more congested.


    • Tilly Bud April 4, 2011 at 07:10 #

      You surprise me – I thought Chicago would be more congested.


  10. barb19 April 4, 2011 at 04:55 #

    I couldn’t drive in the UK but when we came to Australia, I soon realized that driving is a necessity here – it’s so far to anywhere! Anyway, I passed first time and I can’t tell you the thrill it gave me – and the freedom! I love driving.


    • Tilly Bud April 4, 2011 at 07:12 #

      So you’re saying I just need a good reason? 🙂


  11. Cindy April 4, 2011 at 07:33 #

    I didn’t drive until I was about 25; still don’t care for it much.


  12. Piglet in Portugal April 4, 2011 at 18:50 #

    I think if I could master a skill instantly it would have to surfing 🙂


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