Friday, May 20, 2005

Brief Word About Comments & Requests

happy friday!

just a note to say that the only comments i delete are my own; other people have the ability to delete their own comments as well -- the expression "deleted by author" means "author" of that particular quote.

also, i have received some requests (and a meme, i think) to post about specific things not related to me or the blog, but just for my imaginary internet friends in general to read. i just wanted to say that i will get to them, i'm just really not on top of things.

i have yet to get a california driver's license, for example. i've been here four years.

just sayin'.

22 comments:

  1. I am glad you brought up the comments and requests thing because I have been meaning to make a request of my own. I mean that I see a lot of myself in your comments; isn't that what this is all about? Anyway, I was just thinking that if you could be a little more sensitive to what I need, we would probably both be a lot happier.
    PS: I am sure the Highway Patrol would understand.

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  2. Same thing with me on the drivers license. Can you believe the town I lived in would not sell me alcohol until I got a CA license.? Swear to Gosh, not kidding. So of course I had to run right to DMV to get one.

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  3. Well, if you are taking requests, could you write me a note to get out of work early today? I know if it came from you, they'd probably laugh and say, "Alright, see you Monday!"

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  4. badvicgoodintensions2:24 PM, May 20, 2005

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    We write about daily trauma of the early 20 lifestyle, but also tackle the hard hitting issues that appear on MSN gossip. Thought you might enjoy ;)

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  5. I was feeling sort of left out, left out of this whole blog thing. So...a few days ago I set out to find blog, something to get me through the long day at work, something better than Craigs List. I think I am hooked. Your Cutiecute reminds me of my Hottie McHotterson at the gym- who is by the way my future husband. Keep writing, your style is great!

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  6. I finally got a CA license! Now I don’t have to endure suspicious glares or cheesehead/bratwurst comments every time I need to buy smokes or get into a bar. And it only took 4 hours of my time, my sanity, and two trips back and forth from the DMV. I didn’t bring my check book because who doesn’t take credit cards (the DMV, that’s who), and then found out that my old WI license was in fact not sufficient ID. Why not?! Actually, I can see why you haven’t gotten around to it yet. Grrrr…stupid DMV.

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  7. Hear hear! I lasted 8 years before getting my CA license. People are damn suspicious of an out-of-state license, even if it *is* current and valid. Ended up finally "joining the herd" with a 3-part DMV "experience."

    I think after you put in x hours trying to get a CA license, you just earn one...

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  8. um, current? valid? hmm.

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  9. DMV secret: Call and make an appointment. I don't get why more people don't do this.

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  10. I made an appointment, but of course I missed it. Then I bought my first car and I needed an in state license ASAP. I’m much to disorganized to keep track of appointments like that. Serves me right I suppose, spending half a damn Saturday at the DMV.

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  11. Well, I drove without a valid license for 8 years when I first moved to CA. Didn't lose it due to tickets or DUI or anything, it had just expired in NJ and I never got around to getting a new one. Do you know how hard it is to get your car out of an impound lot without a valid DL??? I basically had to steal my own car back from the city of Berkeley!@!!

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  12. phuuu~ people have been making me feel bad about not having drivers license after a year and a half ...BUT the picture on one i have now is super cute, so i cant get a new one ...duh...

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  13. hahahaha.. this is hilarious.. I've had my Texas license in NYC for 5 years.. my SO gives me shit all the time about it. I can't wait to tell him I know at least 8 other people in the same position..
    Thanks again K!
    "the other K"

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  14. Hey Kristy dont worry about a California
    Drivers lic. they are way too overated I have had one for crap..... I'm not going to say.... a while.... you dont need one here anyway

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  15. I just wanted to tell you that I have been reading your blog for about three weeks now and it is one of the funniest things I have ever read. It helped me get through finals week and...well there was nothing really tough after finals week. But I love it, and I have been telling all of my friends. It will probably help me get through a boring summer at home, and work. :)

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  16. get a license, lazy ass!

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  17. man, and i thought i was bad for moving to texas and not changing my license for 3 months. apparently the texas cops are less than friendly when they realize that you live in the state and don't have texas plates or license. as soon as i got my tax refund, that was the first thing that i did!

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  18. i tried to get an app't at our DMV...they said they didn't have an available time for three months! (That was six months ago and I STILL haven't changed to my married name!!)

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  19. I don't want to be a downer, but what you guys are all doing is technically illegal.

    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm

    "If you take a job here or become a resident, you must get a California driver license within 10 days. Residency is established by voting in a California election, paying resident tuition, filing for a homeowner's property tax exemption, or any other privilege or benefit not ordinarily extended to nonresidents."


    Additionally, under the vehicle code, "Resident" means any person who manifests an intent to live or be located in this state on more than a temporary or transient basis. Presence in the state for six months or more in any 12-month period gives rise to a rebuttable presumption of residency.

    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d01/vc516.htm

    So Kris, for example, since its been 4 years, you're presumptively a resident and could be cited.

    (this ain't legal advice, just my friendly warning, I highly doubt anyone would ever enforce this, but still...)

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  20. hi jake,

    you're cute.

    that aside, i suppose it's possible i could be cited, but i really wonder who would do the citing and under what circumstances, you know? have you spent any time in sf? for the most part, cops are way too busy towing cars and doling out parking tickets to notice things like outdated licensure.

    the passport people weren't too thrilled about it, but they didn't give me anything but a glower...

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  21. Oh my, K!

    Jake is a cutie!! I'm a lesbian and I can STILL appreciate this. That's saying something. ;)

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  22. Jake, you're sweet.

    But I think she'd have to be driving in order to be cited for having an out of state license.

    They don't give you a ticket for using an out-of-state DL as a glorified ID card.

    ;)

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