emony: (YA RLY! (Hedwig))

OH BABY!!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Mar. 26th, 2008 08:13 pm
emony: (Dumb as a box of hair (b))
Balls! The date of my driving test has been a closely guarded secret since I booked it, known only to me and my driving instructor. However, I've just realised that I am STUPID and have inadvertently revealed it to my mother by booking a bunch of house viewings at the time when my driving lesson usually is - I know, of course, that I won't be having one, because that particular day is just after my test date. She doesn't know that - or she didn't until now. BALLS!

I could probably reclaim the situation by casually dropping in to conversation that I rescheduled my lesson for that week because [insert plausible reason here], but man. MI5 made the right choice - I would never have cut it as a spy. Subterfuge is totally beyond my capabilities, on account of me being, as my icon says, dumb as a box of hair.


So, on a related but different note, a poll. I can't decide what kind of car to get, so I thought I'd ask the great LJ gods (i.e. you lot) for your thoughts.

This is a Ford KA, and this is the Ford Fiesta. Any thoughts, my flist?

[Poll #1161032]
emony: (Destiny (H))
Oh my god, it's raining and incredibly windy out there - someone's car alarm just got set off - and I have to go out for a driving lesson in an hour! Madness!!

After that, I'm immediately heading off to London for my cousin's 21st birthday dinner, and then back home to my mother's for the Easter weekend. Busy busy!


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: (Can't help myself (N/G))
Congratulations me - I have just passed my driving theory test :D


Feb. 2nd, 2008 12:34 pm
emony: (Pretty FBI Boys (D/M))
Two things are making me happy right now.

1). Driving. I don't know why I always get so scared about my driving lessons. I mean, yes, it's a scary business. I could kill someone with that thing. Or, you know, a bus full of nuns and orphans or whatever. But I won't, because I'm actually okay at this driving business. Not great, not amazing, not ready to take my test yet. But I'm getting there, and I'm on track, so I should stop worrying and learn to love the car :)

2). Atlantis. Atlantis makes me SO HAPPY :D :D :D
emony: (Disappoint me (G))
Another driving lesson tomorrow. I'll be really glad when these stupid lessons are over. I'm so bored of learning to drive. I wish it would just end.

We had two events this week at work, one of whcih I went to. There was a great deal of stress on Wednesday over dull work things that I won't go in to, but it's all resolved now. I had quite a row with a coworker but we talked it out today - via email, of course, because I am both socially retarded and, apparently, scary - and we're okay now. Ish. I also got him to apologise, which is no small thing.

The event I went to was on video on demand, and we had some people there from the file-sharing site UKNova, which you may or may not know. I didn't actually hear any of the event though, as I was sitting outside the whole time eating biscuits and reading my email. V boring.

I applied for a job at Defra a few weeks ago - I can't remember if I mentioned it. It was just this really exciting thing that I wanted. So of course I didn't even get an interview. I don't know why I bother really.

I'm pretty depressed actually. Again. I'm going to go and .. I don't know. Go to bed or something. Whatever.
emony: (OTP (N/G))
Driving lesson in eight minutes. My first daylight driving since the last time I took lessons (7 years ago), as all my lessons this time round have been in the dark. I'm rather scared. So everything's normal, then.


Jan. 18th, 2008 07:37 pm
emony: (Stop Voldemort!)
I just booked my driving theory test!! OMG!!


Jan. 9th, 2008 02:03 pm
emony: (Wilson and House (WH))
Tonight I have my first driving lesson in two and a half weeks. Eek! I hope I can remember how to turn the car on.

In other news, I have a lemon and orange flavoured yoghurt today. It's deeply unpleasant :P
emony: (First Day (H))
Driving lesson tonight. My fifth, I think. I'm unaccountably nervous; more so than I was last week. Odd.

Also it's really cold!
emony: (First Day (H))
T minus one hour to driving lesson number 4. I wonder if I'll ever stop being nervous about driving.
emony: (First Day (H))
Another week, another driving lesson. I'm quite nervous today. It went so well last week, I know it won't be as good this week and I'll be disappointed. Or worse, I'll be overconfident and mess it up totally. Ahrg. He's sitting outside - reviewing the lesson plan, I guess. I don't know. T minus 10 minutes. Wish me luck!


Nov. 22nd, 2007 10:19 am
emony: (*waiting*)
I'm at a seminar this morning. It's not mine (flatmate!Natalie's), so I'm free to faff about. I'm therefore on my laptop .. well, hanging out on LJ, obviously. We're in this venue just behind the Ritz today, which is quite cool. It's hidden right away, but it's quite nice. It's a rabbit warren of a place though, loads of little interconnected rooms. I went for a wander earlier (working hard, as always), and found a little drawing room tucked away which looks over St James' Park. Nice.

Apart from that, things are fairly dull here at the moment. I'm sitting alone on the reception desk, while everyone else is in the seminar room listening to someone talk about education things. I'm fairly glad I'm not in there, though. At least out here I don't have to pretend to listen.

Still no news re: last week's interview, so I'm guessing it's a "no". Ah well. It was definitely a good experience, no matter how it turned out. I'm glad I went. I would like them to get back to me though, so at least I know for certain.

The driving lesson went well. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it might be, even though I was driving in a). the rain and b). the dark. My instructor is very patient and non-judgemental and was very full of praise, which works for me! I think it was mostly because I told him that I failed last time because of my total lack of confidence, but whatever. Knowing it's augmented praise doesn't make it work any less well - I'm shallow that way.

Right, they're clapping now. I might have to go and do some work.

Nah. ;P


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