September 28th, 2005


Chicken With Its Head Cut Off

So.  Looking at my own behavior, I'm beginning to see why I put up with Trudi being a scatterbrain.  I just don't normally notice how much I run around suddenly remembering things I need to do at the last minute.

Sigh.  I at least got 7 and a half hours of work in yesterday - nothing today, so far.  I left a little early to give Trudi a ride to school, because she's out of cash for busfare.  After a fairly long phone conversation, we determined she'd be at the main S.J. library.  I fought my way there through rush-hour traffic, to find that no, she was at home, and didn't I know that?

So I got her to school half an hour late.  To find out the class was cancelled, anyway.  Sigh.

I don't even remember what all happened after that - we had dinner at Pasta Pomodoro, ran around to several other locations, then I dropped her off.  Got to sleep earlyish, yadda yadda yadda.

Then woke up around 3:00 and couldn't get back to sleep.  In a fit of productivity, I finally got through my online traffic school.  I'd be feeling better about that, except for the section on the point system.

I'm basically screwed.  The maximum number of points for three years is 8.  According to CSAA, I have 7 right now, and I'm sure that doesn't include the last two traffic citations.  There's a remote possibility that one of the points is the overdue traffic school one whose exam I'm about to finish off this evening, but I don't think so.

There's a remote possibility that I can fight the last ticket, but it's my word against theirs, so I don't think so.

The older three citations are about 3 years ago, but I believe they all happened in the February-April timeframe, so, two of them might fall off before the next two points get put on, but, well...  I don't think so.

I'll be going in tomorrow to get my record.  I half expect not to leave the building with a license.

So I think that, at least until April or so, my transportation is going to depend on the public system, friends, and the kindness of strangers.

Which I suppose solves the whole insurance problem.

Today, apart from fruitlessly trying to sleep, I've been running around getting stuff done for the car, for all I know because of some bizarre thought that if I do enough maintenance I can fix the license problem...

But hey.  I may not be able to drive it, and may not be able to afford to insure it, but it has new wiper refills, two new tires, a fresh infusion of oil, and all liquids topped off.  Yay.
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Go Me.

So I've now completely finished off the traffic school that's been hanging over my head for, oh, 15 months. I'd recommend the online schools. I think I put in maybe 5 hours' worth of effort, today.

It's not so much elating that I was one of the few to get 100% on the test, as depressing that so few did. These were not exactly the most difficult questions on the planet.

But whatever. It's not likely to have too much of an effect on my steady march to public transport-hood, but at least it's one more thing not hanging over my head. Woo.

I cancelled my usual trip to Alameda. I'm feeling kind of feverish, and generally not fit for public consumption - hence my skipping the alternate party 7 minutes south of here (Or an hour by bus).

I should try to get some sleep, but I'll probably do a movie instead.
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