The DMV Declared me a Blonde

I needed to renew my license this month but with all the Jefferson County satellites closed, the thought of standing in line for more hours than the 2 hour limit on the parking meter did not appeal  to me.

Fortunately, there is an option – thank you Google.  Unlike car tags that have to be purchased in the county of residence, a driver’s license has no such county designation, so I went to Shelby County’s office in the Inverness Corners Shopping Center.  It’s on the corner of Hwy 280 and Valleydale Rd.   100_4064

My Mom and I arrived at 10:30 Monday morning and were both out by 11:00.  With only one smiling, polite and very efficient clerk, it was a piece of cake.  The line moved quickly and efficiently.

The lady at the desk asked me if everything was the same, then looked up and said “except your hair.  Think we need to change that to blonde?”

facebook perle 3  “Actually, I’m about 75 to 80 % white now, and I’ve been lightening it to blend with those shiny white roots.  I am so tired of dying it my natural jet black only to see roots in a week.”

Looking at me, she smiled, cocked her head and said, “looks blonde to me.” I nodded.   She typed it in, hit print, said sign here and it was official.  The Alabama DMV declared me a blonde.

Whew! Ever bite off more than you can chew?

I just realized I haven’t posted since May.  Appears I’ve bit off more than I can chew.  E-book, painting, queries challenge (Victoria still dragging out decision), blogging, etc.  And to be honest, I’m having too much fun being ‘retired’.  There’s lots to do in Birmingham and many are free (see below for my list)*, and I’m meeting a whole other group of friends.

The book is in final draft and may yet slide from the July 15 date to September pub date.

I have 8 small paintings in various stages of completion.

It is appears that Blogging was the first to go and I didn’t even notice.  After posting every day last year on a dare, I’ve lost my momentum.

Today, I had to stop and address my poor blog.and decide on posts for the next month or so.  All the advice out there says find a niche, but I’ve decided that I’m not a niche writer.  I go on sprees such as the crazy haiku binge last year and early this.  I’ll probably still add poems to my posts, as I met so many great poets out through for my simul-posts on my WordPress Blog.

It started as an experiment.  Blogger allows me to advertise on its free service.  WordPress does not.  However, I garnered far more followers on WordPress and don’t know why.  So, I cannot neglect either. I probably won’t post everyday, but try to settle into a schedule of sorts.  Suggestions welcome.



7/11  Gallery 1930

7/12  Edge of Chaos Art Show

7/13 PepperPlace Farmers Market

7/18 See Jane Write Magazine Launch

7/22 Green Feng Shui with Katie Rogers

and so much more, but gotta run.  Later.