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In which I celebrate a WIN by posting silly photos of myself. [20110211|17:31]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Stuuupid beaver HURRR


The bloke got me this mug for Christmas. It has superseded my Jolly Roger mug and my dragon mug as my favourite one to drink from in the morning. I love the beaver's dopey cross-eyed expression.

But what's really important today is that I PASSED MY DRIVING THEORY TEST! Yay! 50/50 on the multiple choice portion and 66/75 on the hazard perception portion. Now, I know some people may not think this is a big deal, especially if you think it was/is easy. However, I get pretty bad test anxiety, and that means every exam is a struggle for me, no matter how simple it is. So I shall be celebrating this evening, possibly by drinking whisky and soda out of my stupid beaver mug. KTHX.
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[User Picture]From: ursarctous
2011-02-11 17:52 (UTC)
WELL DONE!

And that really is an excellent mug.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-02-11 18:05 (UTC)
WHEEE!

It's a beautiful thing. It's impossible to look at it and not be cheered up, even when it's 6 AM and you have to stumble to the station and get on a train.
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[User Picture]From: doccy
2011-02-11 18:41 (UTC)
I passed my driving test only 3 years ago, and I too was pretty damn panicked over the theory thing. So, YAAAY! Nicely done :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-02-11 20:18 (UTC)
*fistbump of sympathy & congratulations*

Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: becala
2011-02-11 18:58 (UTC)
Everything about this post is making me happy.

If I had that mug, it'd be my favorite, too.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-02-11 20:19 (UTC)
:D :D :D

Yes. I'm kind of fickle about favourite mugs but I predict this one will last quite a while.
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2011-02-11 20:07 (UTC)

Well done,

Just remember the following and you will be fine and better than most of the drivers out there;
1) We drive on the left.
2) Indicators are not an optional extra.
3) Drink, drugs, sexual activity, cats, annoying relatives, children, mobiles (handsfree or otherwise)and drinking from cute beaver mugs are not compatable with safe driving.
4) If you want to look at the pretty countryside get someone else to drive.

:)

How long till the practical test?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-02-11 20:23 (UTC)
I think the bloke is going to be very pleased that he gets to do a bit of 4) every now and then now that I have a provisional licence! Provided we don't have to go on motorways, of course.

I'm hoping the (first attempt at the) practical test will be in the next 2-3 months. It depends on how the lessons go.

Edited at 2011-02-11 08:24 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nadriel
2011-02-11 21:48 (UTC)
Congrats!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-02-12 20:42 (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: flexagain
2011-02-11 21:52 (UTC)
Yay for passing those test!

Luckily the hazard perception test didn't exist when I passed my license, and I wasn't too worried about the theory test, since any exam which has "Reverse up the hard shoulder" as a possible answer to the example question "What should you do if you miss your turning on the Motorway?" can't be too challenging!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-02-12 20:52 (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2011-02-11 22:44 (UTC)
That beaver is tanked!
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2011-02-11 22:45 (UTC)
Also, well done on your driving tests! Do you also have to take a road test?
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2011-02-12 01:43 (UTC)
Congrats on passing your tests, although I would have been surprised if you hadn't...!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-02-12 20:45 (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2011-02-12 06:03 (UTC)
YAY! Congrats on the test and mug. Aaron just procured his NZ license, without needing a test since his US license is still valid. We're going to rent a car and go pick up a folding table I bought on TradeMe.co.nz out in the suburbs! Eventually I'll replace mine too, but I'm still scared of that whole driving on the left thing.

Also, I really need to take more silly photos of myself. I'm still too stuck in the frozen/artful/perfection mode of self-photography. I need to get over it!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-02-12 20:48 (UTC)
My US licence is still valid. The problem is, the US and the UK don't have reciprocal driving licence arrangements. A US licence is not considered the equivalent of a UK licence. Which, to be honest, is fair enough. You don't have to know how to drive a manual transmission to get a US licence, nor is the practical test nearly as difficult as the UK. The roads are a lot narrower and there are a lot more hazards to be aware of, like cyclists & pedestrian sharing the roads.
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[User Picture]From: trendyprof
2011-02-13 04:17 (UTC)
HAHAHA Best.face.ever!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-02-13 16:38 (UTC)
HURRRR Stupid beaver face. I love making it.
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From: pbristow
2011-02-14 00:09 (UTC)
Ummm... [NERVOUSLY RAISES HAND] Is the first guy to use the phrase "nice beaver" gonna get automatically banninated?

Yay theoretical driving ability! All you need now is to aquire a hypothetical car, and get out on those virtual roads! (Remember: Round here we drive with the left hemisphere.) =;o}

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-02-14 10:53 (UTC)
Thank you for bravely volunteering to lower the tone. I was beginning to wonder if anyone was going to take the bait.

I need a notional driving instructor as well.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2011-02-17 13:02 (UTC)
Nice one! It's all got a lot more complicated and comprehensive since I did it 12 years ago. (12 years!!! When did I get old!?)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-02-18 13:34 (UTC)
Yes, I don't think hazard perception test used to exist. Also, I think they're much stricter on the practical test - not very many people pass the first time.
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