Vicki (hermorrine) wrote,

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Some startling things I found out today

First of all, I have discovered the answer to one of the great mysteries of our modern era: the reason the lines at the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles, for those of you who don't reside in the US of A) are so damned long - the clerks there type with only ONE hand.
You have NO idea how much I wish I was kidding. But I saw it for myself. Thankfully I did manage to get my new license in about 2 hours, so I am fully legal again. But one-handed typing... yes. O_o

In other news, it appears that I can no longer listen to the song Closer by Nine Inch Nails with anything remotely resembling seriousness. You see, at some point someone - and I honestly don't recall who - told me that they thought the line in the chorus sounded like My whole existence is FLAN, rather than FLAWED. So now whenever I listen to the song, I am hearing that and thinking of Mexican custard. And frankly, if it weren't so incongrous to the song it wouldn't be so bad. After all, I think I'd rather my existence was flan than flawed. But then, I am weird and I like custard.

Since I had a legit license I was able to go to the bank and open my checking account, so that's done. After that, I went over to Narns and Noble (no, I didn't misspell it - it's a very old B5/JMS parody, but I digress) and bought the new issue of Vanity Fair. For anyone who's looking for it, it's the October issue with Madonna on the cover. It's nice to see the pics in person, but frankly, I still don't think they're as good as last year's were, and there aren't enough of them, either. Ah well.

While at the DMV I managed to finish plotting out my First Kiss challenge fic, which I have to say is a definite departure from anything else I've ever done before. I honestly am not certain WHERE this fic is coming from, but I hope it isn't bad. I'm rather baffled by it, really. *winks at kissaki* I will be needing someone to beta it, and as my usual beta is up to her eyebrows in work and teaching a night class to boot, if someone would like to volunteer I would appreciate it. It won't be very long - I'm thinking 1500 words max. It has to be turned in to the challenge by the 14th, and I am hopefully to finish it today. *crosses fingers* Leave me a comment if you'd be willing. *mwah!*

In closing, I am amused at making my own icons, but the damn text doesn't show up very well. I really want my computer to work so I can download Photoshop. Bugger.

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