I have never cursed so much in one day. I’m not proud of it, but it’s the truth.
After a few driving lessons, today I decided that I was ready to stick shift my way to one of my favorite places in the universe, Trader Joe’s. When you get that Tomato & Basil Hummus Dip craving, there ain’t nothing you can do about it, you know? The closest Trader Joe’s is in Culver City, about 6 miles away. Instead of taking the freeway, and thereby securing certain death, I took side streets there. Which wouldn’t have been all that bad except 1) there was construction work going on on the main streets of Culver City, and 2) LA drivers are frightening. It was awful. Traffic was insane. I stalled a few times. I ended up stopped at an intersection on a hill, and almost rolled backwards into the car behind me. Many people honked at me. Some bad words came out of my mouth.
Anyway, I finally got home in one piece (complete with Tomato & Basil Hummus Dip, Middle Eastern flat bread, wine, and other yummies from TJ’s). Slightly traumatized, and quite proud of myself for not driving into any stationary objects. Maybe I’ll try the freeway tomorrow.