I don't know how I feel about this. I guess if parallel parking is something you're not very good at but have to do often, it makes some sense. Parallel parking isn't a problem for me so I think I'd have a hard time surrendering that control. Watching that steering wheel spin on its own reminds me of "Christine" from the Steven King novel of the same name. And imagine the cost of fixing Park Assist when it stops working.
I'm feeling awfully proud of myself this week. My car stereo system has not been working correctly the last month or so. I'm a skipper over songs I don't feel like hearing, and the button used for skipping was broken, or more like stuck. It was making everything fast forward all the time. I have no business getting a new car stereo, but I also don't think I can drive without music playing. Plus with the stuck button, it's making the other controls not work so I haven't been able to turn the volume down in about 2 weeks. Anyhow, yesterday I spent some time looking it over. I'm mechanically challenged, my fix-its would horrify someone who knew what they were doing. BUT I took the front panel off the stereo, unscrewed the backing, and put the stuck button back into place. I had no idea if I'd be able to figure out how to put it back together, but I did, got it attached to the base, turned it on, and tah-dah! It worked. I'll have to use the remote control that came with it for the skipping or the button will stick again I'm afraid, but at least I'm not stuck listening to songs on fast forward with a volume I can't turn down.
The last few books I have read, or at least started, have left much to be desired. Even a couple of my goto authors have let me down in the grabbing-my-attention-for-any-length-of-time department. I'm kind of in a reading funk right now. After some research, I've made a summer list of books I want to read while I'm off.
I Am Having So Much Fun Without You by Courtney Mum
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters
When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
And I just started The Fault In Our Stars by John Green as my next book club book. It's a YA book, but the reviews have been outstanding. It's a fast and easy read as it's written for junior/senior high schoolers, but so far I'm enjoying it. Have you read anything good?
My new camera is here! I've spent a few days here and there gazing at it, admiring its beauty and newness. There is going to be some learning curve as I figure out where everything is and how to use it. I'm going to have to find some place interesting to go out and practice with it. My neighborhood isn't inspiring me right now with the brown hills and drying grass, so my practice has been limited thus far. Once this school year gets over I'll have a bit more energy to get out of dodge and take some pictures!
FOUR MORE DAYS until summer break...