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You'd think I'd pay attention...

Ok, here's the setup.  I bought a scratch off ticket over the weekend, and it's worth $1000.  Now, I need to get to the Lottery Office here in town, located on the other side of the city entirely.  No problem, I manage to figure out how to get there by bus, and go this morning...

...only to find out that my ID card has expired.  This is the same card that I just flew out of Hobby Airport to visit mshollie earlier in the month, and back from New Orleans.  But nope, the ID card had expired back in July!!  So much for paying attention, I thought the thing expired in 2012.

So I get back home, gather up all the paperwork I need, and go down to the DMZ to apply for a new ID card.  And I wait... and wait... and wait... and finally, an hour and 15 minutes after I get there, I finally go through the motions, pay the cumshaw and get a new state ID.  And now, I'll have to make the trip again to get the ticket cashed in.

Maybe it's a good thing that I don't need the cash immediately, this is going into the "Get Tal a Car Fund".

As for all my travels, that's a good 16 miles today on bicycle.12 of that was getting to the DMZ and back.  *wince*  My legs are going to kill me.

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mshollie
Sep. 20th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
It seems the TSA wasn't paying attention, either, as they let you through to board the plane to MSY to see me.

I had TSA trouble going to Dallas this summer. The agent thought my ID had expired until I pointed out the renewal sticker on the back. Go figure.

Speaking of flying, I have some pretty aerial shots to show you. Looking for my own Grand Canyon aerials as well.
zrath
Sep. 20th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)


(GASP-CHOKE) You don't have a car?!?!?!?!?


tal_greywolf
Sep. 21st, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
Many many years ago, back in the dust of time, I had a car. But since 1996, I've lived in areas that had good transit service as well as being able to bicycle to and from places. Living in Houston, however... as much as I can get around this region, a car is essential for some things. Especially if I'm going to visit the wolf refuge north of the area...
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