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Ahhh, the feeling of accomplishment. I have been waiting at least 10 years for this day. i got my first drivers license when i was 15 or just 16. It was a horrible picture, i was making a funny face the yellow shirt I was wearing made my skin look sallow and well I was 15! Luckily my wallet got stolen when i was a Senior in high school and i had to get a new license and they retook the picture. This new picture was great. there was something wring with the contrast so my hair and eyes came out really dark while my skin was transparent. I looked like some Goth dream. Being the little goth boy i had become I was so happy my wallet had been stolen.

Sadly my wallet was stolen again less than a year latter...by my brother, who got arrested that night. Once again luck was on my side and he had put my wallet in the trunk of his car before he decided that he could outrun the police while drunk and stoned. Luckily he didn't have it in his pocket and give it to the police when he was arrested. He and I look enough alike that it would have worked.

Sadly my brother never got his car out of impound so i never got my license back. Back to the DMV I went. this time they said I didn't need to retake the photo, they had it on file and would send me a new one with the picture they had on file. when i got my new License and i saw that old horrible sallow picture I was pissed. i kept hoping for a reason to get a new one. i refused to torture myself with the DMV just for vanity's sake.

As i draw closer and closer to 30, having this license for nearly half my life i finally had a reason. my license was expiring on my 30th birthday and I had yet to receive a renewal or anything. I guess during one of my moves I forgot to inform the DMV. So this morning I got up early and headed down to the Daily city DMV and renewed my driver's license and took a nice new photo. It was surprisingly painless. I was able to sit most of the time and everyone was really nice. I even made a donation to march of dimes with the change i would have gotten from the license fee. Today is just a better day, I feel the rays of a new less sallow dawn.

Teenage Daughter - Fat Truckers - Softcore Jukebox



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Apr. 8th, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)
hi monkey!
i got you a gift when i was away

also..you must re-friendster me pweese :)

PS: congrats on the new liscense..i gotta get around to doin that soon too
Apr. 8th, 2004 06:31 pm (UTC)
the monkey's got a friendster account? woot! i'm going to have to check that out. that's of course if someone tells me the info i need to look it up *hint hint*...

(yes, i've got one too with actual real life pictures of myself. *gasp* you shouldn't have a hard time figuring out my first and last name if you look at my userinfo...)
Apr. 8th, 2004 07:46 pm (UTC)
Kaiser, I can't seem to find you!
you can add me using this email address... after you fix it.
macboysf (at) yahoo.com
Apr. 8th, 2004 08:33 pm (UTC)
ok bucko... you've officially been added...
Apr. 8th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
any ID photo i've ever taken has been absolutely horrible. either my hair looks like crap, i look jaundiced, i'm making a weird face, or some other thing is just wrong. to this day, i HATE ID photos.

the only official photo that i've ever taken that i actually liked was my 11th grade year book photo. i had been growing my hair long for over a year and a half (ala Michael Hutchence from INXS... hey, it was 1990 give me a break!). the pisser is that i only had my yearbook for a week and it was stolen from the backseat of my then girlfriend's car. WHO BREAKS INTO SOMEONE'S CAR TO STEAL A YEARBOOK FOR CHRIST'S SAKE! needless to say, i've been devastated ever since...
Apr. 8th, 2004 07:59 pm (UTC)
I have a collection of bad IDs I should really scan them and post them to frighten people. Platinum blond is NOT a good look for me.

Yay-INXS! I have so many good memories I associate with their music.

I still feel so bad for Michael Hutchence's little girl. to lose her dad that way then her mom from substance abuse and now having Bob Geldoff as her guardian. Poor girl.
Apr. 8th, 2004 07:54 pm (UTC)
ID photos are not meant to look flattering ... or at least that's what I keep telling myself.

Bad lighting ... no retakes ... the whole thing is just barbaric.

But I hear that if you smile in your photo ... its a trigger to cops that you are untrustworthy!!!
Apr. 9th, 2004 10:24 pm (UTC)
I can see how some smiles would seem untrustworthy, I have lots of coworkers who's smiles make Barbie's look real. I guess if a cop thinks my smile on my ID makes me untrustworthy that's fair. I don't trust people with guns and would prefer to be as far away from them as possible. Besides it seems the cops who don't trust people live longer, sad but true.
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