Bad Charley! *whaps head with a lampshade, Dobby-style*
However, I do protest, I've had more on my plate than I expected. Mum's been working for a few days, so I've been running about sorting things; father's day cards, my meals and putting markers in my borrowed books on Romanticism so that I can use them as references for my Extended Project later this week.
Oh, and I'm going to see The Avengers on Tuesday. I'm still slightly traumatised from the ending of Thor (which I watched with my friend at school ... and yes, I cried. I have a huge soft spot for Loki, alright?) but from what I've heard it's a movie well worth seeing. I'm ridiculously excited about it.
And, biggest news of all...
Charley's learning to drive.
Driving is one of the weirdest things I've ever done - and that, my friends, is saying something. It's like a fish being asked to swim backwards ... only I'm hoping this won't kill me, however high the chance is. Hand-eye co-ordination was never a strong suit of mind and thus, coupled with multiple actions that I'm supposed to perform at once and a gearbox that walked straight out of the mouth of hell, means I occasionally make a mess and panic.
However, I like to think I'm improving - Mum's been taking me out every day and we've been pootling around the army camp (which, surprisingly, is not as suicidal as the proposition might sound from the outset) and I've been practicing Look-Signal-Manouvre, changing gears, manipulating the accelerator and brake, fiddling with the mirrors and attempting to work out how to use the clutch without looking. Some of these activities have met with more success than others.
Note: no fatalities have occured as of yet, unless you count a few squashed pinecones, an already thoroughly dead piece of roadkill, and a few suspected heart palpitations in my driving instructor.
Also, the clutch hates me. Just sayin'.
Other than that, I'm just popping by to let you know that I'm going to start drafting up my first few reviews of books in the next few days, as well as working out a few new Writerly Guides - which, by the way, if you have any ideas for, I would love to hear!
And now I shall leave you with heart-melting cuteness:
~ Charley R