bathtub gin

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with his silly grin
he carries a martini
made of bathtub gin

Wendy's on the windowsill
Waiting to be let in
And were all in the bathtub now
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The Joker
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the joker
31, Pisces
Denver, CO

Windowsill Wendy
is enjoying:

Banquet Beer.

Wilco: Sky Blue Sky

Cassis Rose = Yum

windowsill wendy
29, Capricorn
Denver, CO

"Music is a spiritual expression of what's in your heart. Music as a way of getting rich is a pretty new thing, and I often wonder if the mega-bucks glitzy atmosphere is making the quality of music suffer. You have to work really hard to get around that and remember why you're in it in the first place: because you have to be. It's like an addiction. You can't go a day without picking up your guitar. To me, the only commercial goals that are really valid are, 'Boy, I wish I didn't have to go to work. I wish I could do this all the time."
-Trey Anastasio

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-Jon Fishman

Monday, July 02, 2007

Fear and Loathing at the DMV

posted 9:10 PM by Windowsill Wendy

After seven-and-a-half hours, nearly $500 and three separate government agencies, I am now officially a Colorado resident. Yes, I procrastinated for nearly 11 months, but as of last Friday I have shiny new Colorado license plates, and a shiny new Colorado driver's license will arrive in my mailbox approximately three weeks from today.

The red tape is pretty formidable, but I actually encountered some pretty friendly government employees at the various agencies (Denver Motor Vehicles, Emissions Testing Center and Colorado Department of Revenue). I will say, however, that the Denver Motor Vehicles office smells and feels just like the inside of a laundromat in July. Stifling.

Also, why anyone in their right mind would sign on for a three or four hour wait in a small, cramped government facility AND bring their four small children along, I have no idea. Trust me, people, it's worth a sitter. I felt awfully sorry for some of the moms and dads who were trying to keep their cranky kiddos entertained throughout that ordeal.

I did hear tons of complaining while I was sitting around trying not to die of boredom. I kind of wanted to ask those people what they thought was going to happen, exactly? It is quite a process, after all, and I couldn't imagine that it would be a quick, easy in and out trip. I planned on spending the whole day with my butt in those uncomfortable plastic chairs.

My car looks a little strange without my Texas tags, and it hurt my heart a little to watch the lady punch a hole through the center of my Texas driver's license. I must say I miss my Texas identity a little bit, for whatever reason. The truth is, though, that this change feels right. I'm trying it on, and I think it fits pretty damn well.


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