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!)
THERE IS NOTHING I CAN'T DO NOW, WORLD!
(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!