Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Blogging Challenge

There’s a blogging challenge that a bunch of my writer friends are participating in this week, and while I’m not officially playing, the topic is one that interests me. What is one skill you wish you had, but don’t.

Well, I have always wanted to learn how to hot wire a car. Must be the inner rebel in me—I certainly don’t have an outwardly rebellious streak, but I know it hides inside somewhere—but I would LOVE to learn to do this. Every time I see someone do it on TV, I tell my husband I want to learn.

No, I have no desire to steal a car. In addition to not having an outwardly rebellious streak, I’m a hopeless rule-follower. If there’s a rule, show it to me and I’ll follow it. So the “Thou Shalt Not Steal” pretty much guarantees your car is safe from me. Well, that and the fact that I don’t know how to hot wire it.

Must be all the crime TV shows I watched as a kid—Magnum, Simon & Simon, CHIPs, etc. I know, everyone thought I was watching because of the cute guys (and it’s true in the case of Magnum), but what I was really doing was drooling over the hot wiring. Zip, zap and the car zoomed away.

I really want to know how to do that! 

So, who wants to teach me?


  1. I totally laughed when I read this. I think you're hilarious. You just want to be able to say you 'can' hot-wire a car, not that you want to steal a car. Brilliant!

  2. I will. I totally know how to!!! a very misspent youth - and that's all I'm saying on account of I don't want to incriminate myself anymore than I need to!!

    1. Oh, I need you to teach me. But I suspect if we spent time together, we'd get in a LOT of trouble.

    2. but what wonderful trouble to get into!!! So glad you played :-)