I was aware that people were still reading this blog after July's debacle despite the fact that my frequency of posts had dropped off. But I didn't know specifically what they were coming to read. I now have a better understanding of your reasons for visiting. I can't make a list because it would be too long but, speaking generally, it's because we share the common goal of trying to overcome the last stubborn obstacle that stands in the way of obtaining our license. I recognize that this is a broad and generic, not to mention very obvious, way to describe our mission, but trying to articulate a more specific definition would take me many hours and would probably still end up being too vague.
Anyway, thanks for reading, thanks for sharing, thanks for your support, and thanks for persevering in your own struggle to pass this exam. The one thing that we all have in common is that we will succeed.
And second, in no particular order of importance:
- I felt like I had been run over by a truck when I read the bad news last November. But this time, I think the truck backed up over me a few times, burned rubber on my broken body, then unloaded the heavy equipment it was carrying and used that to fold, spindle, and mutilate me. I'm just now raising my head up to look around and see if it's moved on. Next comes the Bactine and band-aids.
- An anonymous commenter asked about my motorcycle(s). I used to have two. I sold one after the July exam to pay some bills before I found a job. But I still have my original 1989 Yamaha FZR1000. It's an oldie but it's still a goodie. In case you're interested, here's a review.
- As tough as things seem right now, it could always be worse. To be where we are right now, trying to get our license, in California, we're in a much better place than much of the world's population.
- I have to go to work now (I know. This is not really a 'list item', but I gotta' go.) I'll likely continue this list later, but I felt like I needed to put some things out there and this is a start.