• the anomaly that is me

    the end of the era of the learner’s permit

    After the emotional let down of failing my first ever driving test in July, I wasn’t looking forward to this second attempt. Heck, I hadn’t even driven the car in a MONTH (because we just don’t use it much anymore!). When I got in the car on Tuesday night to drive us to the grocery store, I thought “oops, I never even practices parallel parking!”. I didn’t have much faith in today’s test. Not that I was psyching myself out, but mostly because with everything that has been going on lately, driving has been the last thing on my mind. I am depressed, in pain, stressed, tired, and all over…

  • the anomaly that is me

    at least i didn’t cry?

    The above title could apply to either my viewing of the last Harry Potter movie or my failed driving test. Yep, that’s right. My failed test. This time around the title applies to that. I’ll write down my thoughts on the movie later this week once I know more people have seen it. I’m still trying to sort out my feelings after the test. I am very disappointed in myself, especially since I thought I was doing so well and the only thing I was nervous about was the parking at the end. Ironically I only lost a point in the parking for not putting my blinker on early enough.…

  • the anomaly that is me

    2 hours 15 miniutes

    Well, in about 20 minutes my parents will show up at my front door and we’ll be on our way to the SAAQ for my driving test – which is at 1:15, but with the amount of lines I’ll have to stand in, I want to get there early. Barring nothing going wrong once I get there (read: I am suspicious of the blank form the driving school gave me for my car rental…it might not be accepted?) I will be out on the road doing my test for 30 minutes and trying not to freak out. I did have some successful attempts at backing into a parking lot last night while…

  • the anomaly that is me

    driving progress

    Hey! So today I drove to and from my in-laws’ house! Highway and other streety streets. Daylight, twilight and night, er, light. I know you all probably don’t care but this was a big deal for me. I don’t think I have driven in the dark since one of my driving lessons between April 2004 and November 2005, so you know. Big Deal. As I mentioned in my other rambling post, my driving test is scheduled for July 15th. I still need to practice a lot and I have to practice the reversing and backing into a parking space and parallel parking (which I don’t think I should have to do if…

  • the anomaly that is me

    leaps and bounds

    Today I drove from my home to my inlaws’ home. Per Google Maps that’s a 33.7Km distance. A lot of that distance is highway where I had to learn to drive at 100Km/hr. You  might scoff and say that’s a piece of cake, but I will tell you it’s very hard to keep the car at 100! I was either 95 or 110! It was driving me CRAZY! Thankfully there were very few cars on the highway while I was driving, this made me feel much more relaxed as I tried to gage how to rest my foot on the gas pedal so that I could maintain the speed. One…