Friday, April 20, 2012

i hate titling my posts

Today, I parallel parked for the first time since moving to Philadelphia. I have successfully avoided it for nine months, which I think is rather impressive itself, but finally I sucked it up and parked, parallelly, on the left side of a road, on a very narrow street. (okay, the parking spot was pretty big, but still!)

(Oh, and the fact that I am driving means our car is all fixed up and back to us, all clean and shiny with a new window and paint and no more Diet Coke residue in the cup holders! Two weeks ahead of schedule!)

Another thing: science friends, have you seen these articles published recently in Angewandte?

Blood typing inspired by Tom Riddle's diary in Harry Potter

Using NIR imaging spectroscopy to look at paint binders in illuminated manuscripts

I mean, cool! Harry Potter and illuminated manuscripts. It doesn't get much better than that...unless you can also parallel park.

Hope your weekend is lovely and that you conquer some major fear so you can feel invincible, too!


Kristen said...

Congrats on parallel parking!! I always kind of feel like I've conquered the world when I parallel park. How did you manage to avoid it for 9 months?

Emily said...

I drive to Philly ONE time and have to parallel park. In your neighborhood. How in the world have you avoided it, especially without you own space?? Congrats though :)

amanda said...

K how did you avoid it for that long? Second day apartment hunting and I had to do that exact thing!!! One ways!!!! Wahoo. K loved reading about the ink/Harry potter science. Woot! Also, yay for having your car fixed!!!!

Katya said...

I avoid parallel parking by only driving between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM, when people on my block are at work. It's worked marvelously!