Monday, December 26, 2005

Finally...another post and a License to Drive.

I am a real lazy person. I keep reminding myself to update my blog everyday warning that nobody will ever visit it again unless I keep on updating it.
Lot of things have happended since i did my last posting. I finally got my Driver's License on my first attempt(I am really proud to say that) which i thought i never would. I did that although it was not without some drama. This might make sense to somebody who has actually driven on the snow and how it feels. Sometimes it literally feels if your car is on skates. Anyway I had it planned on Nov.15 which turned out be a really bad day with snow showers and all and postponed it to the 30th of November. I don't know what i was thinking when i did that. Was i expecting the weather to all clear up and the sun to come up considering it is my third consecutive winter in Minnesota and what happens during that particular period. I have no idea why i did that. To say the least it did snow during that period and the whole ground was covered with snow. Thanks to my good friend Vinu Antony who was kind enough to tutor me and who drove me to the driving exam station. As soon as i was in there, i knew i was going to get it done no matter what. People had warned me that the driving examiners usually fail drivers in their first attempt. But i was determined not to allow that to undermine my confidence. The driving test was a breeze where i finished all my driving manoevures under the watchfull eye of the examiner. Nothing felt as sweet as when he asked me to do a lane parking and said "You have passed". That was the highest point in my brief driving experience.
Also congratulations to my friend Vinu and his wife Mini who were blessed with a beautiful baby boy Prince Vinu on Nov. 18.