Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dear Idaho,

In a misguided attempt to avoid bureaucracy, I waited to renew my expired driver’s license until I could change my name. But as it turns out, you can’t get a marriage license with an expired driver’s license, an expired passport, your birth certificate, your social security card, or (shocker) your student identification card. Discovering that requirement the day before the wedding would have been a bit of a show stopper, given your four-to-six week processing period for a renewed license. So a few weeks ago I went to the DMV on Fell Street to get “current, government-issued, photo ID.” I signed some documents, paid the fee, and had my picture taken. That new ID came in the mail today. I know that the state that issues your ID card isn’t necessarily home, but today, dear Idaho, I gave up a little bit of my heart. Today I am a Californian.

- Official local

10 comments:

  1. So sad. (Though so exciting that you're getting married so soon!!)

    I recently switched my voter registration to Washington, D.C. Not only did I have to wistfully bid farewell to my Idahoan residency (though I still technically have an Idaho driver's license...), I don't even get representation in Congress. Taxation without representation. Life's not fair.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I am SO glad you figured that out soon enough! And you survived the DMV! And I know what you mean. I died a little inside when I had to give up my Utah license for a California one. We're just too loyal.

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  3. I am officially a Utah resident. I cried when I got my license in the mail so you did MUCH better than i did :]

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  4. I'll miss your cute ID driver's license. but welcome to CA gorgeous.

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  5. I wanna hang out with you. You're so awesome.

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  6. tear... but at least it's a license for someplace cool. i refuse to get a utah license. {until we settle permanently} i have had two real teaching jobs in utah and i've been pulled over several times, but i will not give up my idaho license for a utah one. no way.
    miss you!

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  7. You make it sound like a bad thing. Being a Californian is wonderful. Welcome to the club of sunshine members.

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  8. look at you little californian.

    dolume exclaimed.
    (what's with the new uber difficult words? half the time i get them wrong.)

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  9. Our bishop left our wedding before he signed the paperwork. Had he not come back we would have had a pretty awkward wedding night. Also, my brother-in-law and his wife didn't make their marriage official until after tax season. I much appreciate the comedy of the situation.

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