May 13th, 2004


Things That Suck

I got a ticket. That sucks.

I totally forgot about the ticket until the "courtesy notice" showed up three and a half weeks later. Those Mountain View cops. So courteous. They suck too.

I found out that you can take traffic school online, which does not suck, but that it has a bizarre user interface, which does suck. You can jump back and forth within any of the 12 chapters to your heart's content, but once you have taken the quiz, you cannot do anything to adjust the window in which it appears, or the window disappears and you are logged out. Once you are logged out, you have to log back in again and start the test over again, with totally different questions. This woudln't be so stupid, except that by default the windows are not full-screen and when I tried to click the full screen button so that I could reach the scroll bar, it disappeared. Like an octopus. And that sucks.

Each chapter takes about 15 minutes, if you're paying attention. I could get through traffic school in 4 hours. But then you have to show up in person for a test somewhere. That sucks.

You still have to pay your fee, and you can do that by phone. It's more expensive to take traffic school than it is just to forfeit bail, and that sucks. The worst is that the pay by phone system is not at all intuitive, takes about 20 minutes from start to finish (all the while you're listening to a recording, not even interesting hold music) and it's easy to miss your selected option because the recordings are all courtesy of the Eeyore family. That sucks.

All this so that I can retain my privilege to drive my sorry ass back and forth to work. That really, really sucks.
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The Stick I Have Up My Ass

Slurped from hangedwoman

You are angelic and dreamy. You are the kind of
tree that likes to dream big and live your life
openly, no matter of the criticism. You love
things that are magnificent and quiet. The cold
is your favorite thing because you never change
when faced with a difficult situation or
inquiry. A quick thinker, and a philosopher,
you spend your afternoons trying to solve world
hunger. You love testing yourself to new limits
and being faced with new challenges to
overcome. You aren't much of a risk-taker, and
you always try to do what's right. You fear
being helpless and faced with a situation you
have no control over. You value endurance of
the body and the mind. When you leave this
world, you hope that you can inspire those
after you to do something better for the world,
and be remembered for something great.

What's Your Inner Tree?
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Inner tree. Heh.
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