Frankly, I'm adither! (I have no idea whether or not that's a real word, but you all know what I mean by it and it should be a real word and regardless, it's not worth getting all adither over.)
A couple of things have got me in this condition. First of all, as I mentioned the other day, I had to go get a new drivers license (which was ostensibly why I shaved my beard and that's my story and I'm sticking to it). Well, it turns out that I could have left the beard and worn sunglasses and a headband reading "Al Queda Trainee" and it wouldn't have made any difference because they'll apparently be using the picture they already have in their database (in which I'm clean shaven and still look like a fucking terrorist).
The problem is that it apparently takes up to two weeks to receive my new license. In the meantime, I've got this crappy paper "Interim License" with no picture on it at all. There's something that may be a barcode but I'm not sure. Well, I'm supposed to be on a plane in a week. And I have no photo ID now. (In truth, I've got a few photo IDs, but I doubt TSA will accept an expired Westchester County Parks ID that allowed me to masquerade as a Westchester resident so I could save 50% when I played on their lovely golf courses.)
So, I contacted DMV and paid them $25 to expedite getting the new license. It apparently takes 3-5 days for some outside firm to manufacture the license and then they send it to DMV and now DMV will overnight it to me once they get it...but there are no guarantees.
I've also sent an email to the proper folks on the "Contact Us" button on TSA's website, so hopefully, I'll figure out how to get on an airplane whether or not my new license shows up.
P.S. None of this guarantees that even if I do manage to get my ass to Seattle, that I'll be able to get Avis to hand over a car. I'll keep you all updated on how this is going.
The other thing that's got me all adither is that there's a MAJOR WINTER STORM headed my way...or there isn't. See, this one has all the prognosticators stumped. The news is basically reporting that beginning tomorrow night I should either RUN FOR MY LIFE BECAUSE THERE'S A BLIZZARD STARTING, or relax since the storm may actually hit people south of me or blow out to sea, but if it changes course I should have some lovely lamb chops on hand for the lovely grilling weather.
And one more thing has me somewhat adither. Capital One has some really funny commercials and I just realized that a lot of you live in places where there aren't any Capital One banks so you don't get to see the commercials. That, I can rectify. Here are a few of my favorites. (BTW, don't ask me what marauding vikings trying to get along in modern society has to do with anything, but I think there was a point when they started the commercials...I just forget. But the commercials are funny.)
I couldn't find one of my favorites...the one where one of the guys jams a bunch of coins into his CD drive and starts pounding on the "Enter" button while the voice-over talks about online bill payment.