Monday, September 27, 2010

Always tempting to change templates

But I like this one. Going to the dermatologist today. I don't think she'll slice my face open today. Her name is Dr. Hu, and I have to make myself promise NOT to mention U know WHO.

Gosh, other than that, there ain't no more. But it's a good time to drop a Legolas in the juke box and see what plays.

Ah that come hither glare.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Should I bother?

I sent a nasty email to the Dept of State, LA. I think the last two letters are important. The gist of the call was, I needed to amend my AZ ID. At the DMV, more drama. My social security card didn't have my middle name. Sturm und drang. I was given the app with a sigh.

The state of AZ HAD my birth middle name, bless them. Sent it to the id feds in la. Hopefully, my passport comes forthwith.

Also, my beloved Department of Education excused over $100,000.00 in student loans because, well, I'm not long for this world.

One bad (department) apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl! Back in da day!

I've even startled Legolas!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Idiot Feds

I have heard people go on and on and on about the stupidity of the Federal government. The only contact I've had is with the Dept of Education, a kinder gentler branch.

The State Department, most notably the Passport Agency in LA, ranks now as the stupidest bunch of people ever. I sent in my app, with $ to expedite it, extra $ to mail it immediately when it's done. See the previous post. I thought the recall meant to not send the info.

Just to be on the safe side, I called. The ass I spoke with, "Dylan", said that I needed to sign an affidavit stating that "Mae" is my birth middle name. (I took my mother's maiden name in honor of her, and because I hated Mae.)

I said, "Mae is on the expired passport I sent with the application."

Dylan: "You have to send an affidavit."

Me: "Die."

So I have prepared the affidavit, made a truly marvelous true photo print of my raggedty birth cert., with "Mae" as my birth name.


For good measure: Dirty Boy

Monday, September 20, 2010

Your tax money at work

Applied for passport ✔
Paid to be expedited ✔
Called dermatologist ✔
Called dentist ✔
Weird email from LA passport office ✔
Weird email recalled by LA passport office ✔

Should I call? Should I stay? Should I go?

Should I just admire?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Oops! Appears I forgot to mention

I'm going to Paris in December. Staying for three months. Very very very excited! Not that I don't love Tucson, but I've always wanted to see Paris!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

NaNoWriMo for 2010

May have a problem, since I'm going to the Hillerman contest, hoping I am the winner. Hoping that Deb does NaNo this year. She was the one who reminded me that it's upcoming.

I will be working on The Book of Dia, book 2 of the chronicles of Natty Bee. I've done some plotting but haven't really worked on it, so it's legit.

Leaving for Paris on the 30th, so I'll have to start Nov 1st, as I won't have time to sprint to the finish like last year.