15 June, 2010

This and That

Today, I had my second trip to the local DMV. If I didn't mention it last time, I seriously hate that place. I have never seen such a lack of organization and control in my life. Even in Oklahoma, when you get your license, it's a much more structured experience. Not in Hawaii, though! Walk in to a hot, crowded, poorly ventilated room, get in line and wait. For 2 hours. Yes. I waited in line to take a test and get my driver's license for 2. whole. hours. I even went early! I got there at 8:20 and left at about 10:30. I'm not even kidding.

So, I said goodbye to this one [sadly because it was my first one with my married name and I really loved living in NC]:

And I said hello to this very fruity, I mean ridiculous looking one:

Despite, the look of the card, I think I took a pretty darn good picture! Don't you?! Well, except for the part that I look like a brunette. Seriously, I even said that to the lady who handed it to me. =) Lol. She probably thought I was crazy. I think my hair looks darker because they took it in a dark corner of the room. Whatev. I look hot. Lol! ;-)


Now that I've informed you of the oh-so exciting highlight of my day, I think it's time I take care of those blog awards I received this weekend!

First up is this award from Jess Raquel at Mo Shíorghrá. Thanks girlie!!! =)

Since I've already received this award once, I'm going to let you - yes you - take some of this sunshine and spread it to other bloggers who you think could use a bit of sunshine in their life today!

Next up is this award from The Sawyer Bunch at Confessions of a Sailor's Wife. Big, huge thanks, girl!

This one actually has rules! *gasp* Oh no! Haha! =)

1. Thank the person who gave you the award -- check!
2. Share seven things about you
3. Nominate 15 newly discovered blogs that you think are fantastic {probably going to be breaking this one...}
4. Let your nominees know about the award

Alright, so 7 things about me...

1. I miss the psycho weather in Oklahoma. I would love a good thunderstorm right about now.
2. I'm dying to plant flowers in the flowerbed near the house.
3. I think I'm addicted to blogging. Me and my computer spend way too much time together.
4. I ♥ Glee. I'm not sure why, but maybe because I love to hear them sing! Which is weird, because I was never really one to watch musicals (unless it's performed on stage, then I'm game).
5. I love Chinese food! Actually, I think I've just been on a Chinese food kick lately. Just thinking about it is starting to make me hungry, lol!
6. I really hope the people who elected our "fine" president are kicking themselves. (More on that later...)
7. Ben & Jerry's Double Fudge Brownie is my best friend on a depressing day. =) Sooo yummy!

Holy cow, that was hard! Who knew saying 7 things about yourself could be so hard?! Unless, of course, I went with obvious things like my hair color, eye color and that sort of thing. But, how fun is that?

Now, for the lucky bloggers (totally not gonna be 15):

1. A @ ACU's and ABC's {p.s. she just started blogging so pop on over to her blog and say 'hello'!}
2. Cheryl @ Boots in the Doorway
3. Jessica @ {Mis}Adventures of an Army Wife
4. Ashleigh @ A Deployment Diary {in Hawaii}
5. Sarah @ Diary of a Navy Wife

There is no possible way could have nominated 15!!! It's just too hard!! So, congrats to the lucky winners!! =)


I have really tried not to criticize our president too much. Really. I have. But, I can't take it anymore. The man is just...ridiculous. I don't know if he's actually stupid - highly unlikely since he does have a law degree - or if he just listens to his poorly-selected cabinet too much. Or maybe - and this is more likely to be true - the man is simply a politician. He doesn't know the inner workings of our nation and how complex it really is. He was just nominated because he's a really good orator, knows how to spin things the "proper way," and he is the complete opposite of our last president.

I think he's taken things way too far with this oil spill. Since when does an accident warrant a Presidential Address? Maybe a natural disaster or monumental train accident I can understand. But an address about the oil spill. Give. Me. A. Break. It seems to me like our "lovely" president is more concerned with placing the blame and making them "pay" than actually finding out how it happened and how it can be avoided in the future. Accidents happen, people. Sure, it sucks. Yes, it harms the life around the area where the spill is located. Allow me to remind you that oil is found in nature. It's a natural - not man-made - product that we use and is also a non-renewable source. So, while this natural product may harm the life around it for a time, nature will take its course and all will be well. 

Meanwhile, let me remind you that BP isn't the sole company involved in the spill. They may have funded it, but they weren't the ones drilling. Like most energy companies, they hire actual drilling companies to drill for them. They hire geologists to inspect the area they want to drill in. Not to mention the enormous amounts of legal paperwork they have to do before they can even start the process.* Yet, accidents still happen. People are still people and as such are NOT perfect!

When will we stop believing that people aren't perfect? When will we realize that people will eventually let us down? And when will we stop relying on politicians and our government to solve ALL of our problems?

*To get more information on the oil spill and its related issues, check out JG's blog post. She did her research and can tell you a whole lot more about it than I can. You're welcome for the extra shout-outs, JG. ;-)*

Whew! That was a really long post!!! If you're still reading, thanks for sticking around for more of my randomness!!!

Happy Tuesday!


Jen said...

I absolutely hate DMV's. The ones in Nevada are ridiculous (we live in NC but still keep NV licenses), I have waited 5 hours before...ugh I feel your pain! Great picture, though! :)

JG said...

Okay, I am so jealous right now. I got my new DEERS ID this week and forgot to take a picture of my old one before I turned it in. It had the most aweseomly-bad photo on it and I wish I had taken a pic of it for the blog. (Not that your photo is bad, it's not, it just made me think of that.)

And thank you. :)

JessRaquel said...

Holy crap, I didn't know Jen had a blog.. I went to high school with her! Crazy! And I agree with her, the NV DMV's suck hard. I love your new drivers license, you look way better then I do in mine.

And I voted for Obama but we all have our own opinions and the only thing I do agree with is that he hasn't handled this oil spill very well at all. It's disappointing.

Whitney said...

I like your new picture of your license. I think you look great :)

The LT's Wifey said...

I still don't have a HI ID -- mostly because I sooo don't want to take a photo.

The LT's Wifey said...

I still don't have a HI ID -- mostly because I sooo don't want to take a photo.

Anonymous said...

I'm holding on to my NC driver's license as long as I can!! I'll be so sad when I have to part with it :( Glad you were finally able to get yours .... sounds like Hawaii DMVs are worse than NC DMVs!

Brianna Renee said...

LOL-looks like I'm a little behind the times but there's an award for you on my blog too http://adventuresofanewmilwife.blogspot.com/

btw, that is a good license pic! but I agree the rainbow is pretty special

Crazy Shenanigans said...

It sounds like dmv there is NOT fun at all! It's a good picture though!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

I am SO with you!