I had to get my license renewed. Sure, I haven’t really driven a car in months, but there’s not a chance I’m letting my license expire. Something tells me parallel parking won’t be the only problem I have if I have to retest. I knew I wanted to renew at home–I’m just not ready to get rid of my PA license. I also wasn’t ready to get rid of my picture. I had a really awesome license picture. I know, that’s pretty shallow, but it was a really good picture! Plus, my passport picture…well…let’s just say that it’s a good thing I don’t leave the country very often. So Boo and I headed to the DMV to renew my license:
10:45–We wanted to leave the house 45 minutes ago. This is not starting out well. My hair is flipping weirdly and it’s starting to snow.
11:10–I forget where we are going and miss the turn. I was too focused on the mall trip afterward that I almost forgot about the DMV.
11:15–No one in the parking lot seems to have any idea what they are doing. I managed to navigate the Duncan Manor intersection and these fools can’t get their vehicles inside the lines.
11:16–Enter the DMV. Boo and I are both confused by the signage. Feel stupid.
11:17–Pull a number after figuring out that we needed to pull a number. Pull A50. Worry when we realize that we are only on A33.
11:19–#34 is absolutely ready to pop out a baby at any second.
11:21–Check paperwork. Ask DMV lady if I need to sign my paperwork on the signature line. She says “Uh, not really.” I’m barely even sure what that means–why put the line if I don’t actually have to sign anything?
11:24–There is a lot of beeping coming from somewhere in the room. Boo is confused.
11:25–Call a “Lauren.” I am hopeful even though I know there is no possible way they could mean me.
11:25:33–Am disappointed that I am not the “Lauren.” Am happier that we are on #42.
11:27–Boo just now realizes that I am trying to look identical to my old, awesome photo–even after my hair meltdown. He says I am ridiculous. I agree, but that didn’t stop me from totally trying to copy my picture.
11:31–McLovin* walks in. It’s awkward.
11:32–Someone calls DMV. No one answers. Someone else yells “DEAD NUMBER!!” Boo decides someone killed #47
11:34–#50. I scribble my signature on the electronic pad. DMV lady asks if it’s okay. I tell her it’s as good as it’s going to get.
11:34:47–I sit to take my picture. The lady asks if I like it and I ask to take it again. She tells me I can take a third. I decide not to be that kid and go with my first picture.
11:36–Boo and I talk about all the photos I should have taken. Decide I will do a photo montage of that for another blog post.
*In all fairness, it wasn’t the real McLovin–but he was a pretty close replica.