who am i kidding?
whom am i kidding?
well. not i.
here’s the truth old bean.
my exact same hair.
my exact same color eyes. with a little make up of course.
my fair skin.
my neck even quite a bit firmer. but then i’m a bit younger.
but same chinline. a little irish scottish round chin.
i like this lady.
and in my wildest fantasy i like to think i resemble her.
dame judi dench. one heck of a fine actress.
my favorite alltime . . . “as time goes by” . . . the bbc sitcom.
still showing in this country at 11pm on sunday nights.
so. why put her on here today you ask?
because of yesterday.
yesterday morning i had to go and have my drivers license renewed.
we have to do that every four years.
for the last four years i have been carrying one that looked like
someone else entirely.
oddly enough i had let my hair grow to almost shoulder length
you guessed it . . . RIGHT BEFORE i got my license picture taken.
such an odd thing to do. i NEVER let my hair grow out!!!
so . . . june rolled around. time to get my drivers license picture taken.
and IMMEDIATELY afterward i went back to mine and judi’s pixie cut.
so for four years i had to watch as people did a double take to make sure
it was really me in the mug shot. really i? really me.
unfortunately it was. FOR FOUR MORE YEARS.
even though i have the hidden fantasy of being dopplegangers with judi dench . . .
i do accept reality. and i have NO illusions of how i look.
the days of being a “looker” are way way over.
the most i could hope for now would be “a quaint cute little old lady.”
i tackled ‘vanity’ head on a number of years ago and won.
all i want now is to be ultra comfortable and clean and non scary to people and
little children! LOLOL. i hate to make children cry.
non non ma cherie . . .
it is not all bad!
no more high heels. mandantory for my job at one point.
dressing comfortably exactly as i like. that’s such a big plus.
i’m a happy little clam. in my shell.
until time to get that damn. darn. license.
first. i arrived too early.
30 minutes too early. fine. i’ll just read. which i did.
it was a cool morning and the wind only 20 knots. not bad for this state.
also not bad . . . apparently after 65 you don’t have to pay! YAYYYY!
who said there’s not benefits to this rich silver hair! LOLOL.
i had to tell them my address had changed.
and yes. i’m still an organ donor. though i must confess . . .
i don’t honestly know how my organs could help anybody.
if they were in their 30’s . . . maybe. but they’ve been well used.
used organs for free. well. maybe in a pinch they could help.
i confess i lied about one thing. and i don’t even know why i did it.
most people lie about their weight. or age i guess.
i’ve never cared about the age thing. it is what it is. everybody’s gonna get there
someday. unless they die before of course. so what’s the hang up?
i used to be 5 foot 2 eyes of blue. as the song goes.
and somewhere along the way in the last ten years or so . . .
i’ve lost a whole inch.
i’m now 5 foot 1.
I REFUSE TO GET SHORTER.
so there drivers license bureau. if that’s going to make or break my driving
record or ability . . . well. i’ll simply sit on a cushion.
because as far as you people are concerned i’m staying at 5 foot 2.
and now . . .
here is my MUG SHOT.
a round red apple face.
still smiling though.
as if that’s gonna make a difference.
they called my name to come and get my picture.
my mug shot.
“what??? why is my face all red? i look like i have 3rd degree burns!!!”
the clerk smiled rather cooly and replied . . .
“sorry. it’s our camera. everybody’s turns out that way.
just think of it as it looks like you’ve been skiing in colorado and got a snowburn!”
a SNOW BURN? in JUNE? in OKLAHOMA?
is she a blithering idiot?
why don’t they fix the stupid camera?
i walked out with my tail between my legs.
well. at least my hair matches my hair.
but four more years of a freakishly red face.
and there i was. walking in innocently thinking i looked just like
if she ever skis in colorado and gets a FREAKY SNOW BURN!!!!
i sat in my car. yes. nothing like a four year drivers license to squelch your vanity.
i guess it could be worse.
i could look like this . . .
come to think of it . . .
i bet this lady doesn’t have to accept a bad DL picture . . .
at least I DIDN”T CLOSE MY EYES!
well old bean.
wishing you a wonderful day. of perfect mug shots and happy driving!!!
signing off now . . .
til soon old bean.