NEARLY HIT HIM!

Okay, i pretty much JUST posted something today, but I figured that I’d better mentio this before my freak-out feeling goes away.

I’m taking a driving course, and have already done the inclass portion, but am now doing the in-car lessons… well, I was GOING to go on a walk with Lexy, you know, bring Gwynn (aussie-shepherd poodle mix that is my profile pic thingy) on a good hourish long walk for a cople of blocks, but because of the scheduled time of my lesson, I couldn’t. Well, we (the driving instructr and I) drove around the neighborhood, doing turns, pulling up to curbs, generally screwing up with the hand-over-hand method for a little more than half the time, when up ahead I noticed a very familiar pooch bouncing/playing and wrestling with a not-as-fluffy black dog, along with my almost-twin (+6 years) sister {Lexy}, and  my other older sister, Emma.

On a side note, I went upstairs to ask her what she wanted her code name to be, since it seemed kind of rediculous (and kinda mean) to call her my ‘other sister’ all the time, when I call Lexy Lexy. So I asked her, and she responded with Smith002, HER ffn.net penname, but I convinced her out of it… Sounded a bit too Star Wars…. “These are not the droids you’re looking for… Come along Lexy, Smith002, we have some super bit of machinery to blow up, mwahahaha”… So i talked to her for a bit, and we decided through debate to call her Emma, or Emmy for code.

Ayway, I saw them on the side of the road, Gwynn bouncing around and acting all playful, and generally making me more and more parainoid that he’d jump in front of the car ANY MINUTE NOW as I got closer, and seriously! I nearly hit him!

I mean, what kind of a situation is that??? Lexy would never have forgiven me if I had REALLY run him over, and I’m oretty sure that even if I didn’t end up killing the poor boy, it would be little reconciliation to say “well, he’s not dead… have fun with the vet bills!”

Also, what a way to put someone off even getting NEAR a car! second in-car official driving lesson, and I HIT MY DOG. I mean, FUDGE! Freaked me out!!!

Lexy has told me taht I am freaking out too much, and I realise it’s a bit rediculous, but what if I HAD hit him?

She is now reminding me that, by ‘almost hit the dog’ I actually mean ‘drove on the same street’, I must point out that there was a parked car on the one side, so I was like, a whole car door away from hitting them!

Of course, now that I actually think about it, I probably would have stopped it, and it wasn’t likely that the driving instructor would have opened her door to hit anyone (what a way to lose your job, eh?), and I’m mainly freaking out about the possibility more than the reality…

But yeah, driving instructions were pretty fun, even if I have found a new hatred for people walking their pets–or even walking on their own or even worse, in GROUPS–when I am on the road. I can understand the people walking their pets, but I have to encourage anyone who is reading this to keep your animal OFF the road. Drivers are not always able to avoid hitting animals when they dart in front of the car, as shown by any number of roadkill that you can see on highways, freeways, as well as regular streets.

J-walkers are stupid, the people who walk on the road next to the sidewalk are dumbbums (how much swearing is allowed on here?), the people who walk on the road in the middle of a lane are suicidal (very much like squirrels), the people who walk when the red hand is up are spiteful, rebellious morons without a cause, people with strollers, ON THE ROAD (IT’S A BABY YOU MORON! DO YOU WANT ME TO BE A POTENTIAL BABY-KILLER??), and, especially now that there is no longer snow on the ground for longer than a few minutes (what’s up with that fellow canadians? I’m getting snow in April! What’s with that?), bikers who ride on the WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD!

I didn’t notice them before I started driving, but when you’re trying to turn a corner and a cyclist swerves around your car, it’s really freaking scary! I wasn’t even the one who was driving the last three times.

So yeah, anyone else have freakouts on pedestrians? any other pet-peeves?

Oh, and I realize that I sound like a bit of a spaz right now, but driving in my neighborhood is a bit of a minefield for a new driver in any car, let alone a borrowed one. There are death hedges that block your sight, stupid telephone poles, more gigantic hedges, trees, parked cars, more than just a dozen of stray cats (P.S Cult of Otis people, i’m trying to help but they’re quick!), and morons on the road.

Fun times, huh?

Doodled93 aka Tall Sister

Hey all!

This is Tall Sister (known from Lexy0387’s Gone for a Walk), but  more commonly known as Doodled93 at fanfiction.net, wattpad.com, and fictionpress.com, and probably other, future writing venues. Yes, for those of you who know, I am indeed the one who helped savagely prepare a duck last February during our family’s Hogswatch, (you can also look it up in the Terry Pratchett Wiki) I am the one who takes a good portion of the rather, if I do say so myself, glorious/gorgeous pictures for the blog (though, yes, a lot of them are found online as well)…

If you know me from any of the other writing venues (more likely in fanfiction I believe), you will know (or not, depending) that I have major issues holding personal work and proffessional work hand in hand, in equality, and more often than not end up freaking out about updating a story because I was finishing an assignment/essay, or freaking out about how I should have been working on that assignment/essay instead of that new chapter that I just posted.

Yes, my life really IS just THAT fun.

Hmm, I only really decided to try for one of these blog things because I’ll be going to some university next year (I have two that are my main goals, with one that I’ve already been accepted to), and it’ll be an interesting way to remember everything, and possibly keep my family updated when I’m shoulders deep in various paints and mediums and don’t have clean enough hands to contact thet ‘rents. I’m sure Lexy can at least be the go-between, unless she goes all Lex Luthor due to creepy men at work 😀 Love you Lex *mwah*

Hmm, I just had a thought about what if any of my friends found this… I may actually send them a link, but while I’m at the same school?… perhaps not…

Sad thing is that a good number of my buds know what my username is, if only because they’ve seen me signing review responses with ~Doodled93~ , so now I’m kind of contemplating changing the username… great way to start a blog eh?

Sadly, unlike my lucky sisters, my name doesn’t shorten to anything really great (and no, I have a rather unique name, so whatever you’re thinking my name is it’s probably wrong), or anything that can be written with people looking at it, squinting, and trying to sound it out while giving it weird accents (I know this for a FACT from experimentation) and getting a result like a body part of an underwater creature.

When I was in middle school though, the secretary had a bit of a funny sort-of English accent, and it mangled my name just that little bit  any time that she called me down to the office (and no, it didn’t hapen THAT often). It sounded a lot, up till 8th grade (when she finally got her mouth around it), like she was calling for Danny _(insert my last name)_, and it confused most of the permanent teachers at the best of times.

At the worst of times, substitute teachers would inform the secretary (over my protests that no, she was talking about ME) that there was no Danny _(insert my last name here)_ in this class.

So perhaps I can go by Danny, or Dani, or some other clever letter change of the name Danny… I don’t know. Thoughts on this?

Oh, also, the link to this will probabl change later, once I figure out something a bit more appropriate than “Drawn in and Quartered” with it’s lousy artistic (and slightly violent) pun.

Ciao~

~Doodled93~