Feb. 11th, 2008


Feb. 11th, 2008 01:43 pm
emony: (First Day (H))
My driving instructor told me, on Thursday, that I ought to book my practical driving test. (There's currently a four-week wait for test dates, btw, although actually, if I were ready, I could get one tomorrow - omg!)

I knew this already, of course, as he first told me I ought to book my test about two weeks ago, but I couldn't until I'd passed my theory test. Having passed my theory test on Tuesday, I could actually have booked my practical test any time on Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday or Thursday, but instead I waited until Thursday PM when I had my next driving lesson. The excuse for this is that I wanted to check with my instructor when he would be able to do it.

Now I have been through dates with my instructor, and I know when I want my test to be. However, I have still not booked it, despite it having now been four days since my discussion with my instructor. Why ever not? I hear you cry. Because I am SCARED!!!


I just got the furthest I've got in the bookings processes - about to choose my date and time - when I freaked out and closed the window.

What if I fail?? I've never failed a test in my life! I don't know how to cope with that sort of thing?! AHRG!

In my head, I know it doesn't matter. My mother failed on her first test, my father took five attempts to pass. But the rest of me doesn't seem to be in tune with the brain, as it's busily freaking out!!

I will do it. I will. And I know now at least that I can get my date of choice. But .. man, it's really hard going. I wish I wasn't such a big wuss.

In other news, I have been reading some really awesome fic lately. I'll try to do a recs post tonight. AFTER I book my driving test!
emony: (McShep (J/R))
Right, I promised a fic recs post, so here one is. To be honest, I've mostly been re-reading Sith Academy, because it makes me so indescribably happy. I first read Sith Academy while I was writing (or not, in fact, on account of reading SA instead) my undergrad dissertation. [livejournal.com profile] akire_yta expressed her shock that I didn't know what a Hamster Death Gulp was, and pointed me in the right direction to remedy my ignorance. The rest, as they say, is history. I admit, there are two stories in there which I skip, because I don't count them as canon, on account of them being ... not as high quality as the rest, shall we say? But the rest, I have read at least three times now, and it still makes me dizzy with joy :)

The only downside is that I'm nearing the end now (30 fics to go), which makes me sad, because my god there's nothing else like Sith Academy. But it's sort of like [livejournal.com profile] nocturne_alley - it's a beautiful fandom experience, and whenever I think about it I just remember how amazing the first time was. Only with SA I can reread it, unlike NA. Oh, NA. I loved NA. God, I loved NA.

But that's not actually what I'm here for. The recs I want to make are the things I've been reading besides SA. All SGA, I'm afraid, and all McShep. I'm nothing if not loyal to my OTPs.

I am up to date on all episodes that have aired so far, but am NOT spoiled for ANY future events or ANY future developments (including season 5 spoilers - I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW).

So these may have some s4 spoilers, but won't go beyond what's aired. I've tried to mark the ones I remember as having spoilers, but I'm a bit rubbish so I may have missed some. If you're in any doubt, and are hardcore at spoiler avoiding, like me, and you're pre season 4, you're probably best steering clear of this whole post, just in case.

SGA recs here - behind a cut because they're longer than I expected )

So there we go. I promised recs, and recs I delivered :) These are all bookmarked on my Del.icio.us account too, if anyone ever wants to track what I'm reading. I only bookmark things I love, so it's a good bet, if something's there, I'd probably rec it if I were writing a rec post. Given that I'm too lazy to write regular posts, it may just be easier to follow the bookmarking. Although I do sometimes also bookmark cake recipes and stuff ;)

Speaking of cake, I made a lemon chocolate cake this weekend, because I had some eggs left over from Shrove Tuesday. I set out to make a lemon cake because I also had lemon juice left over from Shrove Tuesday, but it became a chocolate cake because, well, I like chocolate. It doesn't actually taste of lemon at all, nor does the "lemon" icing, but my goodness it tastes nice. It's v moist. Not sure whether that's the subtle influence of the lemon juice. I may have to investigate this further by a). making more cakes, and b). eating a piece now. Mmm cake.


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