Not adapting well…

The last few days have been tumultuous to say the least. I have not been adapting very well to life here in the US. I’m struggling with common courtesy as Erin says, I have had the same lifestyle for more years than I care to remember and the whole going out for dinner thing really isn’t in my personality. I feel very uncomfortable dining out, always have done and things are even worse here as I feel like I am a fish out of water. What makes things even worse is that I can’t pay for anything as I can’t really earn any money until I am issued with my work permit and social security number which could take months. The complete lack of independence is really starting to get to me big time, I have to rely on Erin for everything and for someone that is highly independent that is really hard to swallow. Erin is very anal about tiny little things that are non-issues in my eyes and instead of confronting the issue I just clam up and say nothing. I don’t say anything because I fear that I will lose Erin at any moment by saying what is really on my mind, I literally have nightmares about that happening. The thought does keep creeping in my head that I should have gone home after three months for six months to build up a couple of thousand pounds to bring over with me and get married later in the year. I believe that we let our hearts rule over our heads but now we are married I don’t want to give up on our dream. I wanted to marry Erin one way or another so the end result is the same but the lack of independence is driving me crazy. Erin wants to go shopping today to buy me new clothes which I feel incredibly uncomfortable about her doing. I appreciate what she is doing for me but it makes me feel like worthless. I just hope that our love is enough to endure these rough times.

Plymouth Argyle lost again today away at rock bottom club Charlton Athletic. Even with this win The Addicks are still three points adrift at the bottom of the Championship. Again the shining light for Argyle was keeper Romain Larrieu who saved the Pilgrims the embarrassment of a second 3 – 0 thumping in a week saving Nicky Bailey’s spot kick. Paul Gallagher missed the chance of an equaliser hitting the crossbar with his long range effort before Larrieu’s heroic save. Plymouth drop a further place down the league to 18th still five points off the relegation zone but Plymouth have played two more games that two of the teams below them. Argyle manager Paul Sturrock said after the match “I’m frustrated, annoyed and angry with myself and others. But never will Paul Sturrock walk away from a challenge.” – My feeling right now is that he may not have the opportunity to take on that challenge with the mounting pressure on Paul Stapleton to make changes. Questions have to be asked; Sturrock’s Argyle have dropped from strong play-off contenders to bargain basement stugglers in the space of a few months.

In F1 as the pre-season testing is in full swing, Max Mosley has dropped a huge bombshell on drivers. There is currently a huge row between Mosley’s FIA and the GPDA (Grand Prix Drivers Association) concerning the nearly £9,000 price hike from last year in the cost of a super licence. Mosley has said that if drivers are unable or unwilling to pay for an F1 super licence then they should look elsewhere. With the FIA promoting salary caps on drivers in F1 it’s unfair to increase the cost of the super licence in my opinion. And also I think that Mosley could well be biting the hand that feeds because if high profile drivers like Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Robert Kubica leave the sport then revenues will drop massively. But in reality Mosley is on safe ground as Ferrari, McLaren and the other teams will foot the cost of the super licence to keep their star drivers in F1. It’s time for a change at the top of F1, Mosley and Ecclestone need to go!

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