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03.20.2002 - 5:27 p.m.

It started snowing this afternoon. It's awesome, these big thick fluffy white tufts flying around. I walked home from the bus stop earlier, and I was wearing a black coat, and I felt adorned, ornamented by snow. The flakes are so huge and soft and wet that when they fall on your face it's almost like being kissed. Except, well, they're freezing cold and really soak you and it definitely shits the bed when you get one in your eye and I guess it's really not like being kissed at all.

Life is never as romantic as it should be.

Anyway, this morning I had to head on out to the DMV and take the dreaded driving test, my comeuppance for letting my license expire. I was nervous as hell during the whole thing. It didn't help that the clerk that conducted the test was about as warm and friendly as a drill sergeant. She issued little short barking commands and sat with her mouth pursed, beady little eyes watching my every move.

I did pass, which I suppose after all I did expect, but the one thing I did wrong was backing my car around a corner. You have to park, then creep backwards, keeping less than 12 inches from the edge of the street. I promptly ground my tires into the curb - MONNCCH. "Heh," I said weakly, and tried it again. SQUONNCH. I slid a glance over to Brunhilda and saw her checking something off on her little 'why Sundry should fail' sheet. "Forget your so-called test!" I yelled, ripping her paper to shreds. "When the hell would I need to back up like this anyway? Like if a fucking rhino was charging my car?"

No, what I really said was something desperate like "Third time's a charm, ho ho," and finally got the stupid car around the stupid corner.

When I got my photo taken, the guy swung his computer around to show me what it looked like. "BAH!" I said. "Holy shit, I can't live with that for 5 whole years. Please, for the love of god, take another picture!" I don't know how to describe it, other than I looked like a drooling retard attempting to appear coy. He was nice enough to take another shot, in which I have a goony grin plastered on my face, but at least I don't look like a Jerry's kid.

Random - on the back of my 'driving test score sheet' it says, in part: "A good citizen complies with the rules and laws because it is the right thing to do. Be a good citizen." Freaky DMV uber-lords.

go back ::: forward

03.19.2002 - The only way I could have injured a potential attacker is if they got hernias from laughing at me.
03.18.2002 - The yard, the creek! The pretty stained pine on the inside!
03.14.2002 - Someone's gotta be bikini-waxing the hell out of those chicks, too.

ARTIFACT: Bad driver's license photos (posting these takes COJONES, dammit).


Uptight Steno Pool look, complete with thousand yard stare.

and Now.

This lopsided goofball expression seems to imply several AM gin-and-tonics. Although I swear it was only one.

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