I've been slammed with school this week but wanted to give an update. I was nervous as hell but I decided to go to the DMV and take the test for my permit. And I passed thank god. I was sweating it. Also, got my helmet but was pissed b/c it was loose and the one in the store I tried on was perfect. I dunno what happened there. So I ended up driving to Competition Accessories in Rock Hill, SC today. Ended up exchanging for a "manly" Shoei Merciless RF1100. It's pretty sick. At least no one will know I'm a chick when I ride. But I was disappointed about my jacket. Hubs and my jacket were on backorder so I had to hunt them down online. Finally found them from a site based outta San Bernadino, CA. So I now have my permit. Just waiting for the rest of my gear to arrive this week and then starting the MSF course on Friday!