1. Have you ever had a moving violation? An auto accident? That was your fault?
I have been pulled over three times--no, four times--in my almost 30 year driving career. Once for turning right on a red in a place where it wasn't allowed, once for having an expired registration, once for cruising through a light at the last minute, and once for rolling through a stop sign. Twice I was given tickets. Wait, that's not right. I've been to traffic school twice and I skipped out on it once. That's three tickets. Auto accidents? I rear-ended someone once. No damage done. No action taken. I smashed Paul's rear bumper when we were dating. It was me against the tree and the tree one. I can't remember any others. I was definitely guilty each time. You may want to reconsider ever driving with me!
2. Have you ever voted? How old where you the first time you voted?
My first election that I voted in was the Reagan/Mondale race in '84. I was just a few days shy of 20 years old. I have voted in most major elections since then and some minor ones. I am terrible about letting life get in the way of my voting on a year to year basis. I also have sometimes let my uneasy relationship with American politics discourage me. My daughter, Marley, may just be responsible for breaking this bad habit in my life. She was so excited about this election. Her choice was based on very superficial reasons, but hey, I've always known she was about all that is sparkly and shiny. It was all about the look for her. I took her out of school early to go vote with me. She loved it and proudly wore her "I Voted" sticker today. I suspect all I will have to do is let her know when there is an election and she will--let's use the word encourage instead of pester--me to get out and vote.
3. Are you glad this election cycle is over?
4. Do you have guilty pleasure? What is it (or are they)?
5. What is the most embarrassing thing you have done recently?
Bonus: How much impact has the Wall Street and general economic wilt had on you?