Remember that old Depression era tune. Some of it goes like this:
‘Once I built a railroad. Made it run, made it race against time. Now the railroad’s finished.
Brother, can you spare a dime?”
My father would sing that to my sister and I when we were small. I mean the poor guy made the railroad race against time! And now it is finished! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVE72Ae82Tw&feature=related – That is Tom Wait’s version.
Today I used the car co-op for the first time. I had an appointment in West Van – although it ended up being a bit of a bust and I could have skipped it. Nonetheless, I booked the car for a good amount of time and did some errands and North Shore librarying. My plan is not to use a car for more than 8 or so hours a week in total as that way I can use my credit for quite a long time. It was realy nice to drive a car – in this case a 2005 Toyota Corolla – that had such good working brakes! It took me a little while to get used to how different a well running car is to drive. I’d had some practice with the great little Nissan Sentra I drove when I was in Winnipeg in October. It’s an entirely more stable feeling really. Although when I pressed on the gas sometimes from a dead stop, the car skidded a bit on the wet roads but I think this was mainly because I probably had to press down so hard on the gas of my old car. And then I got back an hour early and so had to pay a bit less. I dropped off the car and walked the 10 minutes home. No fuss, no muss, no more responsibility. Very nice.
I think it was a good decision to scrap the car, particularly in light of my unemployment.
I think I would love to start my own business. Now, how I can get one off the ground that is viable, I’m not sure. But what a great thing that would be. As I say, it is draining sending out resume after resume and hearing nothing. De-humanizing in a way.
One of our writers’ group members took a lovely group photo of us last night. He then proceeded to take endless candid shots, something I wasn’t really a fan of. I’m not a fan of seeing photos of myself, especially ones that show I rather desperately need a new bra.
I was very sorry to hear that George Michael is very ill. My favourite song of his: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhlkEDY_O84