sistinas is ready for a new year
I learned to drive an old Isuzu Trooper with a stick shift in a college parking lot. Actually, I don’t know if “driving” would be the correct term; it was more like painstakingly moving the vehicle in a general forward motion. Through a lot of yelling and trial and error and the fact that it was broken (it wouldn’t go faster than 55 mph thanks to some pretty sketchy engine issues), I managed to drive the thing from Phoenix to LA. If you asked me now to drive a stick shift car I might be able to get it down the block, though I would be terrified to take it near any major street with stoplights. Can’t cross this one off yet.
Given that everyone I know with a stick shift these days has some kind of race clutch in their car, it might be a while before I get a chance to practice again.