It's always an enjoyable task … NOT ... because it always involves waiting in a very long line … getting a really bad photo taken … and then paying an extremely large amount of money for the pleasure. It doesn't seem to matter what time of the day you decide to go either … there is always a long line … personally I have a theory that the authorities hire a rent a crowd to make themselves appear popular.
Anyhoo, last week it was time to renew my licence … and I very nearly forgot all about it … which could have been catastrophic. I may have been involved in an accident, or been booked for speeding, or committed some other traffic infraction … and I most certainly would have needed a current driver's licence. Fortunately I didn't … I wasn't … I wasn't … and I didn't … but hey I could have!
As it turned out I managed to recall my impending expiry with 24 hours to spare and I made my way off to the relevant authorities at pace. It was there that I discovered a brand new, cutting edge modification has been made to the licence photo procedure … you are no longer allowed to smile. Best that we all look like criminals in mug shots … in order to keep the police on their toes.
So as I received my new licence it suddenly occurred to me that I could get a little blogging mileage out of this. I would get out all my old photo licences and scan them into the computer. Then I could create a clever collage to show my progression throughout the years … changing hairstyles … wrinkle development … etc, etc. I could then post them on here … and we could all have a jolly good laugh at my expense.
Of course what I didn't take into account was that I wouldn't be able to find my old photo licences and that I would turn the house upside down in a fruitless and increasingly anxious search. During which I would become entirely frustrated because I know … I just know ... I have kept them hoarded away somewhere … but I'll be blowed if I know where that somewhere is.
In the end I only managed to find the three most recent … which showed how I have boringly kept almost the exact same hairstyle for the last ten years … and defeated the entire purpose altogether.
But I'm forcing you to look at them anyway … cause I didn't go to all that bother for nothing!!
Drum roll please …
I give you Jo, circa 2004 …
Jo, circa 2009 …
And last … and entirely least … Jo, circa 2014…
|DO NOT SMILE!!!|
Now that was worth it … wasn't it.
In other equally unexciting news, Master 14 was given some homework by his English teacher to redesign the Australian Coat of Arms.
So I came up with … I mean HE came up with this one …
So much better than the original … I'm sure you'd agree ;0)
PS. I just noticed this is my 500th post … YAY ME!!!