A Year In


9 comments posted
Envious... I miss my

Envious... I miss my standard Renault 5... that was some fun car.

Posted by skylark (not verified) on Tue, 09/22/2009 - 05:54
I'm the same way with

I'm the same way with standard cars. I drive them when I have to, but I don't think I'll ever love it, let alone like it. Somehow, people still insist that my lack of love is only due to the fact that I haven't driven standard enough in my lifetime.

I've been driving standard cars for over ten years. I think there's a chance I just don't like them, but thanks, well-meaning people...

Posted by Hella Stella (not verified) on Tue, 09/22/2009 - 09:57
My advise though, is to not

My advise though, is to not take your driver's test with a standard especially on a Friday afternoon before a long week-end right at rush hour when you are the masoginistic instructor's last testee... sigh.

Posted by Woodsy (not verified) on Tue, 09/22/2009 - 09:59
SL: My guess is that our

SL: My guess is that our Echo, while a very cute tank of a car, is not as fun as your Renault 5. So don't be too envious!

HS: Honestly, I can't imaging myself *loving* driving anything particularly. Though I do sometimes like a drive, but love is a strong word.

Woodsy: That is very solid advice. I think I would have failed my drivers test on a standard.

Posted by megan on Tue, 09/22/2009 - 13:48
It sounds to me like your

It sounds to me like your probably a safer driver than most people. If being slightly uncomfortable makes a person more aware of what the car is doing where the traffic is and so on, than we could all do with a good dose of it from what I witness on the long commute to work everyday.
Though I will say being uncomfortable didn't do me any favors at work when I had to move a locomotive into the shop. How do you spell fuck-up? D-E-R-A-I-L

Posted by dave (not verified) on Tue, 09/22/2009 - 22:41
good lord, i'm glad we

good lord, i'm glad we didn't buy a train!

Posted by megan on Tue, 09/22/2009 - 23:33
Hi Megan, Something

Hi Megan,

Something completed unrelated. You probably already know...Ian Rankin will be at the Writers Festival, October 25!!!

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/24/2009 - 06:25
No, I hadn't seen that! And

No, I hadn't seen that! And as it turns out, 3 of my favourite short story writers are reading right after him. Craziness! Thanks for letting me know.

Posted by megan on Thu, 09/24/2009 - 08:26
Well, hell Dave ...if being

Well, hell Dave ...if being uncomfortable whilst driving makes you a better driver then I must be one of the best drivers around. Yee-haw!

Posted by XUP (not verified) on Thu, 09/24/2009 - 13:25