User Topic: Dreading this.
Member # 39193
Frustrated  Posted: 4:09 PM, February 19th (Wednesday)

Ugh. Just ugh.

I'm headed to the DMV to get my license renewed. My birthday is Friday and it's expiring that day, so I have no choice. I really, really wish there had been another year left on it, because I'm going to have to renew it with my married name.

I didn't want to do that, but I have business and personal tax stuff in progress so its not feasible to change it until all that is done. I'm still not sure what I want to change it to anyway.

Looking at my old license. It's a good picture. I couldn't wait to get it, with my "new" name. In the photo I'm all newlywed glowy, smiling and tan from a 10 day honeymoon in Maui.

Me now. Blech. My skin is paler, my hair is longer. I'm 50 pounds lighter and 6 years older. Do I even try to smile for this photo today??

I've been doing sort of okay in general, but Valentines sucked, I'm not looking forward to my birthday, and the DMV is never fun, even under the best of circumstances.

I guess I just needed to whine a little bit.
Thanks for listening.

Me: Enjoying life
Him: Someone else's problem

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ~ Anais Nin

Posts: 915 | Registered: May 2013 | From: Oregon
Member # 39169
Default  Posted: 4:14 PM, February 19th (Wednesday)

Sometimes it's things like this that just get under your skin. Sorry the timing wasn't better for you. Can you eat a Hershey bar while you wait, and read a gossipy magazine? Childish and unproductive but comforting

I had to spell my last name on the phone today. I realized I was clenching my teeth and thinking how much I hate it.

40 somethings - me BW after 20 years
D Day April 2013
Divorced November 2013

Be happy with what you have while you work for what you want - Hellen Keller

Posts: 638 | Registered: May 2013
Member # 32554
Default  Posted: 4:23 PM, February 19th (Wednesday)

They wouldn't let me smile. They have new rules for taking the pictures. No smiling. And they made me take my glasses off, so I actually couldn't see anything when the pic was snapped - and it shows. That blank look in my eyes. It's the first horrible picture I've taken for my DL.

Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011

Posts: 9827 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: USA
Member # 42092
Default  Posted: 6:08 PM, February 19th (Wednesday)

Why oh why do they set drivers licenses to expire on your birthday? Needlessly cruel. Surely it is unnecessary and it adds a real extra annoyance to the renewal process! I am sending bad thoughts to the DMV on your behalf!

Sit. Feast on your life.

Posts: 4196 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: NYC
Member # 39193
Default  Posted: 6:09 PM, February 19th (Wednesday)


Yeah... I saw the sign under the camera "Glasses OFF for all photographs!" The gal did tell me I could smile if I wanted though, and to look at the little stuffed orange bear.

Gah. Whatever. The photo is horrible beyond horrible. Worst DL pic ever. The good news is the whole ordeal only took about 20 minutes.

Me: Enjoying life
Him: Someone else's problem

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ~ Anais Nin

Posts: 915 | Registered: May 2013 | From: Oregon
Member # 40306
Default  Posted: 6:12 PM, February 19th (Wednesday)

I was allowed to smile but didn't want to. I kind of half heatedly lifted the edges of my lips. Lol

Oh well, it hides in my wallet the majority of the time anyway.

Me: BS 44; Him: WH 47 aka CAT- colossal asshat; Married 22 years
D-day: July 17, 2013, with TT to follow
D filed July 16, 2014, 363 days later than I should have
Psalms 27:14
Wait for The Lord; be strong and take heart. Wait for the Lord.

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