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?