February 7, 2011

super bowls and stick shifts

i hope you all had a fabulous superbowl weekend!
i have to confess: i did not watch even one minute of the superbowl.
we went up to my sister's house with the rest of my family,
and while the men ate their hearts out and watched football all night,
the girls sat around and chatted and did crafts.
oh well. i don't get into football much.

but i did do something exciting last night!
i learned how to drive STICK SHIFT!
i have wanted to learn how forever, but have never really had the opportunity to learn.
when we got married my sister practically gave us (we paid $50) her 1999 ford escort.
we don't drive it too much but it's nice to have a second car for when we are doing separate things.
but, one problem, i couldn't drive it! it was practically useless to me since i didn't even know how to turn it on.

not our actual car, but pretty much the same thing.

so last night Chin took me to a parking lot (bless his soul) to teach me how to drive stick.
it took me twenty minutes to take my foot off the clutch, and i did kill the car a few times (i was impressed it was actually only a few times), but when i got the hang of it, it was so fun!
i drove all around provo (slowly), and it is my new favorite thing to do.

i can check that off my to-do list now :) (FINALLY!)

how was your weekend? 
do anything exciting?

1 comment:

Tara said...

i miss my stick shift so much! you will love driving it, even more as you get better. as my mom says, "real women drive standards!"

ps, i added you to my list for the love week soundtrack that is coming out tomorrow. be on the lookout for an e-mail from me...