Of Learner's Permits and Days Off

Wow, it's been a while since I posted to this blog.  Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about it.  It's just that there hasn't been anything eventful to discuss here.  So here's my stab at another life update.

As you all know, I've been having problems acquiring a learner's permit.  I just haven't had the time to either study for the test or go out to take it.  But now I am ready.  My dad is taking me to the DMV tomorrow so I can take the test.  After that, we wait for who knows how long until they mail us the certificate.  Then I have to complete sixty hours of in-car practice with my parents, including ten nighttime hours, before I can even take the provisional license test.  After that, it's smooth sailing until I'm 17 and 9 months; at that point, I can apply for my full, unrestricted license.

In other news, I have a four-day weekend starting today.  My school principal is basically the coolest educational administrator I've ever met.  So here's what happened.  We have a certain number of days on which the state mandates that we attend school.  However, we are also allotted a certain number of days for weather-related incidents, like snow days.  The problem is, what with global warming and all, we haven't had a single snow day this year.  So my principal decided to bring back an old tradition that a former student devised.  It's called an Andy Day, named after the student who came up with it, and it basically gives us a full day off from school.  And, since Monday is President's Day, my principal made today an Andy Day so we could have a four-day weekend.


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