09 October 2008

My computer, my driver's license, yknow, the essentials

First: I turned my computer on last night. It works. Mostly. I'm missing the use of some keys. What keys, might you ask? Oh, how 'bout c, b, g, d, h, m, t and y? It's been super. I THINK that if I CALL Apple (because there's no Apple Store in the area) I can actually get them to send me the keyboard and replace it myself. Wanna know why I know that? Because two Apple notebooks ago, I spilled a full shot of vodka on my keyboard, which left me without v, b, n, m, comma, period, and (oddly) 6. And because I expressed some hesitation regarding taking it into an authorized Apple repair place, they just sent me the keyboard and instructions and told me that if that didn't work I could mail it into them. Which is also why I have a little bit of faith in my ability to perform this operation. I've done it before you see.

Second: Sometime last week it occurred to me that when I moved here I got a new driver's license. The official reason was that I'd moved, and when my parents' house was potentially on fire, not having a local license turned out to be a giant pain in the ass, because I kept being stopped by the highway patrol as a potential looter, when really I was just going home. The real reason is that when I lost my wallet in January, I got a new license with a new picture, and since I wasn't prepared for that reality, I look like an angry prison dike with a mullet. To the point where bouncers make fun of me.
Well.
I never got that license, and I just realized it. So I called the DMV. "Oh we never sent it to you because your license has been suspended."
"Um. Huh. What?"
"You got in a car accident."
"Um. Yes?"
"Call this number."
....
"Hi-I'm-calling-because-I-just-called-the-DMV-and-they-said-my-license-has-been-suspended-but-I-filled-out-all-the-forms-so-I'm-really-confused-could-you-please-clarify?"
"Your license isn't suspended."
"Um. What?"
So that went on for awhile, but the upshot is I have a fax from SOMEWHERE that I have to take into the DMV and clear my name, as it were. That should be fun.

8 comments:

  1. You wouldn't happen to have a copy of that driver's license picture, would you? Because that would help me more fully sympathize with you.

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  2. Well this answers my "black cloud" question. Nope, hasn't gone anywhere.

    If you were even as close as a state away from Alabama I would drive to you and bring the drinks. Mint Julep perhaps?

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  3. Why does everything to do with car tags, titles and drivers license take forever and is so confusing? Can we seriously not come up with a more efficient method??

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  4. Awesomeness.

    Sounds like you need a vacation.

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  5. I agree with Badass! At least your laptop turned on! May I suggest that in the future you refrain from spilling liquids on said piece of equiptment? ;)

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  6. Why did the song "Breakin' the Law" just pop into my head? Oh well now maybe it will get stuck in yours ;)

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  7. Yikes, sounds like one big old pain in the rear for you lately. BTW, I totally love your labels for your posts. I'm so jealous; I am hardly creative with mine.

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