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04 July 2007 @ 09:36 pm
a momentous occasion  
Today I drove into town all by myself. (The car came too.) Of course this was cold-blooded lawlessness of a horrifying degree, given that I'm on my first provisional licence, but it is still apparently a major milestone. So was driving out of the gate, in fourth gear, and to the village for milk, had I but known it at the time. Not bad given it's been approximately three weeks since I sat into the car without dying of fear, and figured out that when you turn the wheel right, there also goes the car. (You'd be amazed at how long it took for that to click.)

Oddly enough, I feel a sense of blind faith and lack of panic on the road that is not replicated in any other sphere of my life. It may be due in no small part to the fact that the car goes about as fast as a bicycle in a strong wind, but while my mother is holding on to the door handle for dear life as I drive across ditches and career around corners, I'll chat away about the cat I can see in the house by the road. Passenger habits die hard.

Additionally I paid a call to the dentist today. This was mainly because my aunt reported him to be young and good-looking, and I wanted to see how wrong she was – for it's been my experience of my female relations, upon all of whom age has fallen like a guillotine, that they have no taste in men at all. The dentist was no heart-throb, but he was very gentlemanlike. Of course because he was so young and actually rather pretty, I couldn't talk in case I should say something desperately stupid. He did tell me I had a beautiful mouth of teeth (I should think so, given the effort and expense poured into them). First male compliment in months - also a signal event.
 
 
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Jax: boo heeeimadra_blue on July 4th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
I've very little to offer, mostly because I love drivign and the thrill of power it gives me, but I enjoyed reading the way you described things and your turns of phrase. *laughs*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Blue kissscoradh on July 4th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
Oof, I SO do not. Mothership made me try out my father's car this evening, which is some kind of powersteering-1.5horsepower-workingbreaks asshole of a car. I didn't like it at all, and I accidentally drove at 80km/hr! It was most shocking!
Sereniaserenia on July 5th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
I'm not too keen on driving, even though I've had my license for years.
I'm getting more confident driving to local places that I'm familiar with, though, and my TomTom really, really helps when I'm going somewhere I don't.
I also don't like not being able to look at the scenery! I drove all the way back for 2 1/2 hours after our honeymoon, and I wanted to check out the scenery, and look at the dam as we went over it, but I couldn't. Have to keep your eyes on the road when going 100kph!

Hot dentists is a good thing - keeps one going in for regular checkups! I had the most gorgeous lady pull out 6 of my teeth, and it made me all melty inside when she kept praising me for doing so well and holding still. :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Blue haired boy w/ phonescoradh on July 6th, 2007 09:56 am (UTC)
I'm abysmal with directions. Once, I was directing people to my aunt's house and we drove past it three time without me realising it.

Oh god, I must remember that. I tend to get fixated on the rearview mirror and, er, forget about the actual road...

I don't know why people are so afraid of dentists! They're nice, usually, not to mention great catches. :P
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on July 5th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
Shame it was about your teeth. Even for a dentist teeth love is creepy.

Then again, how many dentists come up to you and tell you you have a great rack
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Black Booksscoradh on July 6th, 2007 09:58 am (UTC)
Only the ones you meet in bars.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on July 8th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
Which leads on to how many dentists do you meet in bars?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on July 8th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
Lots. Same faculty.
on a yellow spaceship: dodoo_glorianna on July 7th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
Hey. You changed the layout again. I am actually commenting to say that your "I'm in your bed, stealing your virginity" icon cracks me up.

Back to Fool's Gold. Yay for original fics! I need to get better at hunting them down on the internet. *grin*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Attention bunnyscoradh on July 7th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, hang around here long enough and you'll soon learn to forget what it's like to have a stable layout. Easily bored, that's me. I wish I knew who I stole that from - it's so great it needs credit, and ten-to-one it's not supposed to be disseminated. >.>

There's a few good ones on Skyehawke. One about peach pie. Also, [Unknown LJ tag].
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fangirlscoradh on July 7th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
Oops, that's the_dystopian. <-- Good schtuff.