It is Wednesday and I should be whinging… big time! I do have one little whinge, I’ll come back to that in a second. Firstly I want to tell you guys the good stuff.
Yay! Reviews for The Carrier of the Mark are starting to make their way into my twitter feed. So far I’m ecstatic about how things are going. 5 out of 5 stars all around, now that’s not a bad start.
Now, back to my whinge. I was recently informed that I had to do the Massachusetts Driving test before I could renew my insurance here in the US. I have to admit, this filled me with terror. I did my driving test when I was eighteen, back in Ireland. I passed it first time. I’ve spent the last twenty years driving all over the world, and not once have I had an accident (knock on wood). Now I’m faced the prospect of having to impress a grumpy driving tester and my confidence is giving way to horror. I went into the DMV (that’s what you guys call the test center right?), got a form, filled it in, took a ticket, waited for 45 minutes, got called to a desk, had to give them all manner of background info and proof of identification, I think I might have given away the rights to my first grandchild too. Then horror of horror!! They took my photo. I wasn’t expecting a photo and hadn’t brushed my hair or put on makeup so basically I look like a troll. Then an impromptu eye test *gasp*, I hand over my credit card to pay a fee (can’t remember how much, I was still panicking over my horrendous headshot). Then I’m led off to a little room to take a test. Now I know the rules of the road better than anyone. But these questions weren’t the rules of the road!
Anyway, I passed my test through the process of elimination. I can’t say I learned anything enlightening during the process, other than not to drive at night if you’re completely stoned on pot, oh, but you should be fine during the day.
Next up, the driving test, compete with grumpy driving tester, and horrible flashbacks of that movie License to Drive with Corey Haim (RIP). I’d love to video it for a vlog. I’ll see if I can hide my camera for you. LOL.