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Ooof, my wrists are sore. All this restructuring stuff takes it out of a person. Still, here I am in the warm and dry with a kitten at the end of a ribbon and Thomas Voeckler's dangling tongue on the telly. So it's not all bad. Speaking of which, I was trying to explain the appeal of the Tour de France to my nearest and dearest, and it does have an appeal beyond the obvious*; it's long, terrifying huge, and full of bewildering and ever-shifting rules and regulations. In its cruel and arbitrary nature it mirrors life itself.

Speaking of life itself, has anyone round here learned how to drive in later life? Is it impossible? If things go ill in the next few weeks, I may need to.

Oh, and also -- tenovertwelvers. I forgot that I forgot to include my compilation in the mix:

The rain fell slantwise
The rain fell slantwise
The electrodrizzle compilation

My mind was on a rainy spring in a west-country seaside town, and being the only elecrogoth on the pier. Rain in your fringe and cheap black dye leaking out of your trousers. Ah, memories. Bang up to date on the youtubes, though -- go under the cut for a hypnotic fan video to Crystal Castle's Birds

Best start thinking about the summer compilation soon, I guess. Any suggestions for compilation themes? My brain is quite fried for the thinking at the moment, when I'm not actively awash with adrenalin. Then I snap into focus so fast I overshoot. Flashbacks to all the people who've ever told me: you do your best work when you're under pressure. Gah.

*The three Ls -- legs, landscape and lycra.


7th Jul, 2011 08:10 (UTC)
Almost everyone who sticks with it passes eventually. There is an intellectual element that you'll have no problem with but basically it is a reflex based skill. As with all such skills practice makes perfect. You do need some lessons to get started and to prepare you for the test but you can save a lot of money by just driving with husband/friends in the passenger seat.
7th Jul, 2011 09:48 (UTC)
I second this and all that Moto says above. You do need to keep on practicing - a crash course could embed it thoroughly to start with but even then you'd need to keep practicing to make sure it sticks for the future. I only got properly comfortable with driving after commuting in a car in the US but even before that it was a usful skill to be able to have.

After passing you might find it useful to join a car club and use that car to drive to work a few times even if you don't have to?
8th Jul, 2011 07:10 (UTC)
There are pool cars at work (and a couple of pool bikes!) but yes my level of usage is more likely to make me a car clubber -- that or I'll have to schedule in driving practice

Even if I never hit the comfortable phase, it'll still be useful, yes