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1/31/12

Assimilation - I am almost completely 'da ho'

In April, my car's registration tags expired, and I died a little inside when I switch my license plates from California to Idaho.

It meant I was becoming more and more like them...

Now, I have transitioned a little more into becoming a full-fledged Idahoan:  I now have an Idaho driver's license.

Technically my California one didn't expire until 2015, but apparently you're supposed to get a new one when you become a resident of a different state.

...within the first 60 days... and I moved here in 2010...

Oops, my bad.

Well, I have it now, so if I get pulled over I'm safe.  Oddly enough, my timing was perfect.  They used to print the licenses at the actual DMV, and you'd have your new plastic in minutes.  In late 2011, Idaho went to a 'new, safer' form of ID and it ended up being mailed to me after 2 weeks.

The old ones looked like the fake ID I had back in High School.  It was pretty pitiful.

So, to be a good sport about the whole thing, I thought I'd post my DL picture here.  License pictures are never pretty, and this is no exception. The camera adds 10lb, and I think they had 4 or 5 pointed at me...

And this picture reminds me why I wear glasses instead of contacts...

With my car and my DL being Idaho now, the only think keeping me recognizable as a former Californian is my phone.  I'm still sporting a 909 area code, and I don't plan on changing that anytime soon...
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12 witty retorts:

Haven said...

Hah I did the same thing with getting my NY license. I think I had my former state license for about 2 years, until it expired and I had no choice but to get a NY license.

I still have my old phone number/area code as well!

Lynn | TOAR said...

HAHA! That's why you live in Idaho!

Raquel's World said...

The pic is hilarious, it looks like a mug shot.

Pickleope said...

HA! For my new DL picture, it was August, 100 degrees and their A/C was broken so I have a flop sweat, the lady says "smile" then two minutes (which is a long time to smile) I start to ask if there's a prob--FLASH--My mouth agape hair matted. I look like a rejected extra on Swamp People.
Your ID doesn't make you. Libertad! I don't know if that applies.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

At least you don't look like a cracked out zombie like I do in my D/L pic haha.

Alice X said...

Why do all passport and DL photo's end up looking like mug shots? It doesn't matter if your Mother Teresa, you're still going to come out looking like an ex con.

Random Girl said...

I'm still rocking out of state plates and a license with the address I haven't lived in in over 3 years. Umm, yeah. Denial is a powerful thing

Al Penwasser said...

Admit it. It's the potatoes. As far as anything else.....? I got nothin'.

Lady Estrogen said...

Sexxxxy. You look about 22 in that pic. Good times. lol

It's all good. I still pay a yearly fee to keep my AUS mobile number activated. With FB and gChat, there's no real need except sentiment.

Michael said...

I couldn't wait to get rid of my NY DL and plates. NJ FTW!

Thank, Q said...

Are you sure that's not a mugshot?

Anonymous said...

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