Morning blues (part one)

Those of us who have had them in the past know all too well that something utterly insignificant in the grand order of things can launch a low-level — sometimes not so low — panic attack.

For some reason, one of these hit me in the shower this morning, while I was reflecting on the contents of my wallet, such as they are. And while I was running down the list, inevitably I came to “driver’s license,” and, hmmm, when does it expire? “July ’07,” I said to myself.

Came back a voice from nowhere: “Are you sure?”

I wasn’t sure. I cut the ablutions short by about a minute, toweled off, and dashed into the bedroom to see when in fact the license expires.

Which is, of course, July ’07.

I spent the next few minutes alternating between getting dressed and berating myself for being such a [fill in suitable pejorative noun].


  1. gail »

    20 March 2007 · 9:59 am

    I do that about once every six months. Mine expires February 08

  2. ms7168 »

    20 March 2007 · 11:09 am

    Get ready to pony up a serious increase.
    Those younger than us think “eh . . $21. no big deal” but that much for a friggin’ drivers license? :(

  3. Heather »

    20 March 2007 · 9:47 pm

    It might surprise, or even freak a few people out to know that very often when I am in the shower I think about bloggers, and ponder the latest posts I’ve read. I also spend time thinking about what I want to post about.

  4. CGHill »

    20 March 2007 · 9:54 pm

    Oddly, this is what I do while washing dishes. Must be some sort of soap ingredient that stimulates production of the blog hormone Oxymoronotocin, or whatever it’s called.

  5. McGehee »

    21 March 2007 · 10:11 am

    I’m pretty sure mine expires this year, but since my birthday isn’t until December I’m also pretty sure I’ve got a couple of days before I need to worry about it.

    As for what I think about in the shower, it’s generally such things as, “Is the water less hot than it was a minute ago?” “Is the drain slowing down again? Dangit, I just Drano-d it last week!” “Is my mustache squeaky clean this time or should I soap-and-rinse it again?”

    Obviously I need to blog this one of these days.

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