August 9, 2004

My friends all drive porsches, I must make amends

Filed under: Get your motor runnin' — tomemos @ 4:47 pm

I’m sorry that I haven’t been updating, but you see, not much has been happening. This has sometimes been good (lots of time to watch movies with Julie) and sometimes very dull (trying not to let on how little I have to do at work), but it adds up to not much blog material.

Now, I was hoping to update the blog today with the good news that I passed my driver’s test, but events did not cooperate; I rolled onto the curb while backing up, within five minutes of leaving the DMV. Now I’m on the phone trying to schedule another appointment–he’s so resilient! And stubborn!–and smooth jazz is playing. This can only be calculated to annoy me.

I’m confident I can pass next time–I only made one mistake, and everyone says I’m driving well enough to pass–but it’s a pretty anticlimactic result of all this build-up, particularly since learning to drive seems to be the only Big Summer Project I’ve made any progress on. Plus I get frustrated with failure very, very easily.

So yeah, not a bad summer–very good at times–but I feel like I’m idling (not to say spinning my wheels). I think in the future I’m going to stay in Irvine and teach during the summer. It’s kind of a devil’s bargain–interesting occupation, boring surroundings–but the fact is I’d rather have the free time, and maybe even use it on reading and writing essays in the like. After all, this is going to be a requirement eventually anyway. I’m glad I came back to the Bay Area for this summer, but it looks like it’ll have to be an occasional treat from here on.

…And I had the perfect title for the I-passed-the-test entry, too. Goddammit, how many song lyrics about cars can I be expected to come up with?



  1. well lets see

    “Honey I just wonder what you do there in the back of your pink Cadillac”

    “And she’ll have fun fun fun till her daddy takes the T-Bird away”

    “Little red Corvette, Baby you’re much too fast”

    “Riding along in my automobile, My baby beside me at the wheel”

    “She don’t love me, she love my automobile.”

    “She thinks my tractor’s sexy, It really turns her on”

    “He blew his mind out in a car, He didn’t notice that the lights had changed”

    what about those?

    Comment by ariela — August 10, 2004 @ 2:00 pm

  2. I was going to suggest,
    “Here in my car, I feel safest of all.”

    Comment by Pat K. — August 11, 2004 @ 12:13 pm

  3. i need you here with me, not way over in a bucket seat…

    Comment by alex — August 13, 2004 @ 10:50 pm

  4. Baby, you can drive my car.


    Comment by Brian — August 17, 2004 @ 3:53 pm

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