Archives for April 2012

Pippa Middleton plays with guns and Angelina Jolie gets engaged..I care because??

I am truly wondering why this stuff made the headlines on Good Morning America this morning.

The Pippa Middleton story about her and her French entourage of  handsome rich guys pointing guns at the paparazzi was the top focus.  Evidently pointing a gun, real or fake is a big no no in France.  The best thing from this story could have been the suggestion that perhaps that would be a good law here in the U.S.

That point was never mentioned.  It was more about how Pippa was embarrassing the royal family.

The second story of the day were all the tornadoes in the mid-west.  Peoples lives were devastated.  Five people lost their lives, three of them being children.

And still Pippa made the top story.

She outranked Angelina  and Brad’s engagement.  This got 3rd billing in the news ranking.  Really?  I can’t even express the magnitude of how much I DO NOT CARE about her and Brad.

Not one mention of the fifth anniversary of the VA Tech Tragedy.

I wonder if  GMA got confused and thought it was the E! Channel.

Pretty sad when a so called news show thinks two so called celebrities are more important than five people losing their lives or having a moment of silence or a nod of acknowledgement to the 31 lives lost at Virginia Tech.

I primarily watch the morning news for the weather and of course for any breaking news.  I think I can get this info elsewhere and get a better start to my day.

It’s past time for me to NOT be watching this garbage. Anybody else with me?

This is what I care about today!VT_BANNER

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Never had a mug shot before but I do now !

This past January I had to renew my driver’s license.  Last time was easy.  I did it all through the mail.  This time I had to actually go to the DMV, sit forever, pay my money, have my photo taken and finally get my new driver’s license .

Well I sort of got my new drivers license.  They gave me this 81/2 by 11 piece of paper to carry with my expired license until the new one arrived ..drum roll…in the mail!  WHAT??   Took me exactly 5 minutes to misplace that piece of paper.

One good thing though, I drove the speed limit until my new license arrived since I had no proof I really had a valid license.

I could just picture it.  The cop stops me and asks for my license.  I give it to him and try to explain the new one is in the mail.  Yeah, right.   I have never been stopped for speeding but I felt like my car had a big old red target on it screaming”Stop her, stop her”

I hate my new driver’s license.  I hate the photo in particular which makes me want to hide my license from everyone.

Virginia unfortunately issued driver’s license to many of the terrorists involved in 911, so there are new security measures in place before you can get a license.

You have to jump through many many hoops.  This is not bad, just annoying.  I only had to jump through a few because I had a valid license.  BUT if I had waited and let it expire it would have been horrendous which is why I found myself enduring the endless wait the day BEFORE my license expired.

Yes I have a little problem with procrastination plus I was mad that I couldn’t do it through the mail like last time.

So one of the new measures taken for security purposes is to take the photo in black and white, no hats, scarves or anything on your head and NO SMILING.

I didn’t have a previous mug shot but I sure have one now.

I have heard this makes you easier to recognize.  Really?  I think it makes me look dead with my eyes open.  I showed it to a few people and they said it doesn’t even look like me.

My point exactly.

I now use my military id if someone needs to see one.  The photo is also in black and white and not much better but its smaller and fuzzier and less embarrassing.

So if you ever wondered what your mug shot would look like, feel free to come get a license here in Virginia.

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