It was a nerve-wracking day on June 23, 1926 when a group of 8,000 American high school students in 300 locations were all given an assessment exam known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, which we still know today as the SAT. With children for the past few generations almost universally being expected to enroll in college so they don’t end up working at Mecca (LOL), the SAT has pretty much become a right of passage for most U.S. teenagers. Unless you didn’t live in a coastal state and took its rival, the ACT (American College Testing) like I did on a boring Saturday morning in 1992. What’s funny is that both tests got KFC’ed in recent years, in that their well known acronyms effectively became the names for each test as the official names were eventually dropped altogether. Oh, and they also dumbed themselves down over the last decade to simply reflect the selected things good Amurrican kids are expected to be taught in school these days rather than…. you know…. test for actual intelligence or non-“core” education…
OK, time’s up! Smartphones down! It’s time for us to take a real mental challenge and answer Melanie’s Share Your World questions for this week!
What are three scents you like?
I must really have a negative attitude towards smells, because all I can think of are scents I can’t stand. Pretty much any perfume/cologne. Cinnamon and such that’s popular around Christmas. Reefer…. my God, I long for the days when nobody dared go out of the house reeking of it. Wood burning in the winter when it smells like the entire neighborhood’s on fire…
What is something true (factual) that most other people don’t believe?
That every fact is open to interpretation.
Would you rather have a massage or get a facial?
Have you ever thrown someone a really extravagant party?
I have never thrown a party, period! If people want to have a good time, let someone else do all the hard work…
Feel free to share some gratitude. It can be a photo, image, quote or just some wisdom.