Category: License

Dammit, Dammit, Dammit

I’m here, at Mom’s, typing from John’s computer. We’re waiting here for about an hour or so till John’s damn car cools off. We went to pick Mom up from her appointment at 10:30am, then we went to Wal-Mart and had a quick lunch at McDonald’s, and then came home. We didn’t realize till we were almost here that the damn car was overheating. I asked Art for help when we got here, since I had no idea what I was supposed to do (I KNOW you put water in it when it over-heats, but where?!).

Neither of us knew exactly where to put the water, so I called Mario and prayed he’d answer since he’s at work and probably super busy with the sale they’re having. Luckily, he answered and told me what to do. I have to wait for the car to cool down for an hour, then I can put water in the little thingy on top of the radiator. What? I forgot what the thingy’s called.

I could have totally killed us on the way to Mom’s. I was SO nervous this morning, before I even drove to Mission, since I was going to be driving around town. While I was driving over there, I was surprised at how well I was doing and how unscary it was. I did fine over there. It was over here, where Mom lives, that I screwed up. Not only did I somewhat-only-yield at a red light (luckily there weren’t any cars coming when I went), but I stopped at another red light, thought all 4 sides had a stop sign, so after stopping I took off…and noticed another car coming straight for us from the left side. I felt like such an idiot . I could have KILLED my kids!!! Makes me feel really discouraged about even trying for my license next week . I guess I have to go through the whole damn driving book–for a third time. I suck.

I wanna go hooooooome!


Help! Going Bonkers!

I’ve been reading the Driving Handbook for the past few hours (with cooking/dinner/pee breaks in between) and I’m seriously going bananas. Wonderful readers of mine, I need your help! I got a comment from a lovely lady and she gave me some tips about the driving tests. I can’t ask Mario for help because he was exempt from the tests (he did the Parent-teacher thing) so I have a question:

What was on the test? What type of questions do y’all remember being in the test?

I’ve tried looking for some type of practice test online but have had no luck. I’d really appreciate the help!


John’s Teeth, Nannys, & Driving

John had a dentist appointment yesterday, so I took him. The boys were actually very well behaved while we waited. An hour later, John comes out and looks half-embarrassed, half-about-to-crack-up. When we get to the car, I ask him, “WHAT?”

Basically, he said the dentist took one look at his teeth and muttered, under his breath, “Oh shit.” He said the nurse that was assisting the dentist looked into his mouth, turned away and gagged a little. I told him he should be ashamed of himself and should brush his teeth more often .

I wanted to complain write about shows such as Supernanny and Nanny 911 last night, but my freaking cable kept going out. I LOVE to watch those shows–mainly because the kids are so wild, destructive and rude that it makes my two little devils look like complete angels –and who couldn’t use a few tips on better parenting? Mario and I record it on DVR every chance we get. What I don’t like about it is how some parents (who obviously applied to be on the show themselves) are rude to the nanny and become offended when she’s talking to them about what’s causing the problem and what they should do to remedy the problem. Hello people, YOU wanted her to come into your house and help you out because obviously, what you’re doing isn’t working. I’ve highly considered applying for one of the shows myself, because OHMYGOSH I could go insane sometimes due to the boys’ tantrums. But I’m afraid they’ll see all the toys and all MY shelves of stuffed animals and call Clean Sweep on me or something .

I gotta check the Sentra in a few minutes. We have not one, but two darn flat tires. I need to check that it’s not completely flat and put air in the tire at Aziz, then take it to Mario’s uncle’s shop and pray that they can fix them. If not, new tires for us and who knows when that’ll happen since Mario doesn’t have much time off due to a busy weekend at work.

Going to try and visit a few of my dailies then I need to study, study, study. If all goes well, I take my written and driving tests next week . I can taste the freedom!

Two funny convos from yesterday:

Convo 1:
Me: Babe, do you want these? They’re your old berets. If not, I’m putting them in with the garage sale stuff.
Mario: Mmm. Nah.
Me: Here John. Want them? So you can look like a pimp.
John: *reaches his hand out to grab the bag*
Mario: *thinks maybe he should keep them, so he can look like a pimp* Wait. Give here!

Convo 2:
John and I were talking about cops stopping us and what they’d say if they did. After a few:
Me: *pretending to be cop* Do you know why I’m stopping you today Ma’am?
Me: *being me* No, sir.
Me: *pretending to be cop* Because you’re so damn fine.
John: *after laughing his butt off* Please don’t ever say that again.

Buahahaha. Okay. I should visit dailies/clean/study my driving book…in that order.