So it’s been a weekend of ups and downs for me, it started with a very big down when I found some scum bag has stolen my bike. Friday, intending on taking a ride,Â I wandered down to the garage (which is supposed to be residents only and is behind an access controlled door) and discovered my bike was not where I left it.
Went to the cinema decided I wanted something upbeat andÂ humorousÂ so asked for a ticket for “despicableÂ me” but found when I got to the screen I’d actually got a ticket for Inception … it was like this dream I had once where I was aÂ anthropomorphicÂ pig flyingÂ biplanesÂ … or was that Porco Roso.
Went for another cycle today and managed to get as far as the freeway that I take to work. The GPS tracker app I had on my phone reckoned I’d gone 2.7 miles which tallies with what google estimates.
I spent another morning waiting in line. When going over my temporary license I noticed it had a restriction on it for corrective lenses, since I don’t wear glasses I suspected this would cause me grief since legally I the couldn’t drive on it without my nonÂ existentÂ glasses.
Went for another bike ride yesterday got just slightly past the place I stopped last time and discovered the way ahead blocked by flooding. Probably shallow enough I could have rode through but could feel my legs running out of juice and the sun was setting so I called it a day.
So I spent the morning moving from one queue to the next at the DMV while I applied for a California drivers licence. I wanted to get a head start and avoid the queues a bit so I booked anÂ appointment …Â four weeks ago. Still I hoped the act of booking ahead would get me in and out quicker.
Yesterday evening I did my first course at Techshop it was basically a woodwork safety class certifying us to use various bits of equipment but it also had us make a nice little bench or foot stool.
I’ve been noticing that Discovery channel has begun having to amp up it’s survival shows. So back in the day you had Bear Grylls or Survivor man who would go out theoretically alone and show you survival techniques in some desolate hole … like Watford.
One of the things about now being stateside that is aÂ positiveÂ is that a lot of the big expo’s or conferences are now moreÂ accessible. Before there was the cost plus it was a 11hour flight and then if the thing was only for a few days it’s pretty hard to do that sort of short trip jet lagged out of your mind.