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Sep. 17th, 2012

So guys, I did it! I got my scooter fixed and today I rode around the neihborhood a bit. Then I rode to the gas station (~2.5 miles) and back again. I'm planning to ride it to and from work on Wednesday.

I'm still nervous on it. I wonder if I'll ever stop being scared? I said to Chris today that it's so completely out of character for me to even have the thing. I mean when do I do things that are inherently unsafe? Pretty much never. I pretty much am the biggest wuss to ever wuss. I sit up straight and keep my hands at 10 and 2 (although we are not supposed to do that anymore, because of air bags, did you know that?) and purchase cars with side curtain air bags. I cut away from my body when I use knives (learned that one the hard way, actually) and stand behind guide rails when someone that isn't me is changing a tire and wear earplugs to loud concerts. I'm trying to think of more safety nerd stuff that I do and I can't come up with anything but I'm sure there are plenty. Anyway. It's crazy that I'm riding around on this thing. But I'm going to do it. Because it gets great gas mileage and it's actually responsible for me to ride a scooter to work. So take that.


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Sep. 18th, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)

I've been thinking about this lately, about how much of the things I like to do now would have been unthinkable to me and out-of-character 10 years ago. I guess this is how you change your character.
Sep. 21st, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
>> I wonder if I'll ever stop being scared?

Yes. But if you're lucky (or smart), you'll never completely stop.
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