So it's 10:30am and I have already been to the Post Office and the DMV this morning. I know, I'm as shocked as you are.
When we flew to Dallas a while back to visit some friends, the nice man at security informed me that my drivers' license was expired, almost a year prior. Whoops.
So this morning, with much trepidation and a long novel in hand, I headed to the DMV. Because I seem to remember waiting in line in the cold to take my driver's license test. And I also vaguely remember making my mom drive me out to East Bumble to take the test because I was convinced it was easier there. My logical remains impeccable.
This morning at the DMV, however, I waited a grand total of 34 minutes. Which is actually quite perfect because it turns out that you get your license fo' free if you have to wait more than 30 minutes to renew it.
And the good news is that you don't have to re-take the driving test unless your license has been expired for two whole years and not just one year like mine. I'm not going to lie, I was a little worried about the parallel parking.
Anyhow, long-story short (ha yeah right) I ended up with a shiny new license and another bad picture. Perfect.
Although nothing can be worse than my passport picture, because the guy kept telling me I absolutely could NOT smile (apparently the rules are really strict for Canadian passports regarding shadows and smiling. Now that I write that though it sounds like the passport picture guy may have been pulling my leg and is probably still laughing about it) So I basically look like a murderer of some sort. Or at least like I'm very angry about my bad hair day and slight double chin.