So I picked up my new car

on Saturday. It's a 5-speed, and aside from driving my cousin Randy's car around for a day when I was 17, I haven't ever driven standard.

So after I picked it up, I drove 200 miles to Stamford, CT. I was terrified on I-84 when traffic slowed to a crawl; stalling on the Interstate would not have been a good thing.

Slater taught me some key things on the ride back from Stamford to New Haven on Sunday.

Like:
Press the clutch when slowing down / stopping, or you'll stall

Believe it or not, that little nugget helped out a lot.

So I almost had my first stall-free ride today on the way home from watching MNF, but I got greedy. Stopped in a parking lot to practice, and stalled three times.

I just love being the jackass in the sports car who doesn't know how to drive.

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Hi, I'm Kareem Mayan. I co-founded eduFire, an online video tutoring company.

I've done time at ESPN and FIM.

I advise WorldBlu, helping them build democratic companies.

I moderated a council for Creative Good.

And, I helped bring Barcamp, a technology un-conference, to LA, which is where I live. I am now living and working in cool cities around the world.

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