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Sun, May. 7th, 2006 07:48 pm
ROAR!!!!

Well I went driving again..with mom. She had to go to Trader Joe's so I was her driver. Let me point out now that I am much better at driving and I'm more confident. That said, I was a wreck. Oh I started out all right but mom belittled me every moment and pointed out flaws (in her mind) that I was doing. On Pico she went 'why are you going 40, you can be doing 45-50!". Pico is a 35mph zone and she wants me to go 45 and even 50?! So, okay, Sepulveda is a very hard street to turn on to. You have to go slowly and I know this but I haven't mastered it. So I turned onto it and went in the wrong lane (when you turn right or left onto a street you need to go in a specific lane). I knew I messed up and mom starts to screech. Yes I know I went in the wrong lane! I still haven't mastered the speed to turn onto that damn street! So we shop and I get some comfort food (Double Rainbow chocolate ice cream). Then we leave, I am watching for cars backing out and people walking and she's holding on real tight and going "watch out!" and "You almost hit that guy!" when I'm nowhere near these cars and people! So we get back onto Sepulveda and then go to Pico. At this point I'm really close to an intersection when it goes yellow. Now, I could have gone real hard on the breaks and made us jerk forward to stop at that intersection or I could have continued because with yellows, if you can't stop safely you should keep going! So I continue to go because it would have been dangerous to break (and I would have stopped in the crosswalk). She starts to bitch again saying that was illegal and I know that it wasn't by reading the handbook! So we get home and I pull into the driveway which is pretty hard to do because it's a sharp turn into it (it is to me at least), I have to kinda move the wheel just a bit because we were right on the tip of the grass border. No biggie, mom does that sometimes but she goes "are you being a shitty driver on purpose so I won't allow you to get a license?". Oh, thanks mom, real nice. I made a mistake once on that trip! Once! and she's calling me a shitty driver. She, who drives freeway speed on a 35 mile street and goes 30 in a damn school zone! She, who applies the breaks super hard at a stop sign and a red light because she's going too fast to stop easily and safely! Dammit why does she do this!? Oh sure people go 'she wants you to succeed' but this doesn't help! I was fine in the beginning and then she starts to harp on me! She knows it makes me nervous and I'm prone to mistakes when nervous in the damn car! She knows this and she still yells at me at the top of her lungs! Dammit! She wonders why I hate to drive!? She won't be driving for another six weeks! GAH!
Oh, let me point something else out and then I'm done. Not once did somebody honk at me! Los Angeles is the city of honking idiots. People honk for the smallest reasons. If nobody honked at me I must have been doing something right!

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Last US Titanic Survivor Dies At 99
This made me sad.
I was into the history of the Titanic a few years before the movie. People say to me 'you are only interested in it because of the movie' which is so not true. I actually did not want to see the movie because I thought they would cheapen it. Well I finally caved and saw it. I was a Titanic historian nazi and nitpicked it. I found some flaws but they did not cheapen it like I thought they would; I enjoyed the movie. Anyway, I just wanted to link that article because it relates to the Titanic (which I still read up on!)

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Current Location: in the safety of my room
Current Mood: stressed RAWR!!!!
Current Music: my head pounding, the headache I had earlier is bigger now =(

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weaz3l
weaz3l
Aleks
Mon, May. 8th, 2006 03:00 am (UTC)

I've had a license since I was 16 and my Mum still belittles my driving. However, it's more of "YOU'RE TOO FAST WE'RE GONNA DIE!" "YOU'RE FOLLOWING TOO CLOSE WE'RE GONNA DIE!" etc. etc. etc.

Also, that Titanic person died a few months ago because when I was in Archaeology class the professor announced it and said that the Titanic can now be considered an archaeological site since it has no remaining living survivors.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, May. 8th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)

Mom's suck sometimes.
Hrm, no that lady died recently O.o
There's still two survivors left. Even though there's survivors, I would still call it an archaeological site...a site that needs to be left alone. It's very fragile and us going down there and disturbing it is making it dissapear faster!
*sigh* Yes I am nuts over it ;p


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weaz3l
weaz3l
Aleks
Mon, May. 8th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)

I definitely recall him making a big deal about it saying the last one died towards the end of the semester then I remember something in the local paper about it that's why I thought it was weird when I read that Yahoo! article. And it can't be a true archaeological site by definition if there are survivors.

Haha, don't ask me why but I was looking on Wiki for archaeological sites and stuff while posting this and I found the one that my professor worked on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadowcroft_Rock_Shelter Nothing special really for the normal though from what I understand...however, very cool for someone who got to investigate it.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, May. 8th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)

I do remember that I Canadian survivor died a few months ago. Maybe he mixed up ships or something *shrug*
Oooo, that's pretty cool :D


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weaz3l
weaz3l
Aleks
Mon, May. 8th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)

Ohhh, maybe that's what it was then and he just got confused. He was a bit...odd. Hahaha.


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sevenpapermen
sevenpapermen
Start from scratch. It was never real.
Mon, May. 8th, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)

Welcome to the world of driving with your parents. They will NEVER stop doing that, just so you know.


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Mon, May. 8th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)

Joy.
/sarcasm


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box_of_sorrows
Box Of Sorrows
Mon, May. 8th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC)

lol. Once someone, anyone has been a driver for a number of years they become the worst passenger on the planet. I took my dad out in the 924 one time and he was raving off about everything - too fast, over revving the engine etc etc :-)


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bellelvsbeast
bellelvsbeast
Officer Kelli
Tue, May. 9th, 2006 08:31 am (UTC)

I'm sorry to hear about your harrowing experience! :( Lucky for me, my mom never drove with me so she never criticized me. She let me drive with my permit, alone, from as early as 15. She needed me to pick up my siblings and go grocery shopping and as long as I didn't get caught she didn't care. My dad was the one who flipped out about stupid shit. I have driven on Sepulveda. I know what you mean...:P


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Tue, May. 9th, 2006 08:41 am (UTC)

It's okay, I'll just file it away in my 'truama center' of my brain's storage cabinet.
I'm sure my mother would allow me to drive alone but I'd be too paranoid to do it!
Sepulveda is so terrible to turn onto but it's fine once I'm on it. Westwood is worse! It's not that hard to turn onto but the traffic is terrible. I might know how to drive but I still love the bus :)


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bellelvsbeast
bellelvsbeast
Officer Kelli
Tue, May. 9th, 2006 08:59 am (UTC)

EH, I am not a fan of the bus. I LOVE how it's better for the environment and love meeting some crazy people, but you have to schedule your whole life around it's schedule. And you can only say, "The bus made me late," soooo many times, before people stop believing you. But it's true! :P
So do you plan to get your license soon?


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witherwings7
witherwings7
Agent 27
Tue, May. 9th, 2006 09:19 am (UTC)

I am so used to the bus, been taking it for years that I'm okay with it, but yes you do have your life dictated by their schedule.
I do, I really need to drive on my own. I'm hoping that by my birthday I'll have it which would mean mid-June.


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bellelvsbeast
bellelvsbeast
Officer Kelli
Tue, May. 9th, 2006 09:21 am (UTC)

YEA!! I hope so.
I rode the bus from 13-21...I do not really miss it...:P


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axe_girl
axe_girl
Dana
Mon, May. 15th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)

*sigh* All Moms do that. Mine grips the door handle for dear life like I'm going to kill her, and every time I take a corner she yells "SLOW DOWN!!!".


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