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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Pop Quiz

You won't find these questions on your next driver's test, but you should. I suppose the DMV might not approve of my answers, though!

1. If the speed limit on the freeway is 65 mph, and traffic is light, how fast should you be traveling if you wish to drive in the fast lane?

A. 65 mph
B. 60 mph
C. 57 mph
D. 70 mph
E. Faster than 65 mph, and you must switch lanes when someone comes up behind you who wishes to go faster.

The correct answer is E. That's why they call it the "fast" lane, not the "speed limit" lane!

2. When you are merging on to the freeway, and the speed limit is 65 mph, and traffic on the freeway is traveling at the speed limit, how fast should you be going?

A. 42 mph
B. 37 mph
C. 55 mph
D. 25 mph
E. 65 mph

Ding-ding-ding! Again, the correct answer is E. And I don't care if you're only getting on the freeway to go one exit up. You still have to get up to speed. I have been behind people who think the correct answer to this question is A, B, C, or D, and it annoys me to no end. It's unsafe, too. I don't want to creep onto the freeway at 42 mph when the rest of traffic is barreling by at 65.

This concludes your safe driving instruction for the day.


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