I got my license today. I can now drive around Oregon legally. As opposed to the slightly illegal way I've been doing it for the last year and a half.
I'm pretty impressed with myself. I passed the test with a 93%. The two people around me failed so, you know, at least I'm not them.
My photo looks like a mug shot, but I guess that's to be expected. The photographer had to take the picture three times to get one that was acceptable. Are you understanding that? If not, let me clarify: Before the final shot was decided upon, there were two photos of me that the DMV decided were too bad to be on a license. The photographer kept telling me to smile and stare at the teddy bear. There was a small teddy bear taped to the camera. It was scotch tape and it was pulled tightly around his poor teddy bear neck. Even Teddy didn't want to be at the DMV. In the end, I didn't smile.
I did register to vote while I was there though. I suppose Oregon doesn't need another Democrat, but whatever. They got one.
Anyway, I'm glad it's over. Now I can get on with my life.