Archive for February, 2009

What’s In A Name?

So I finally hauled myself down to a Social Security office earlier today and submitted my paperwork to get my name legally changed. It’s going to take a lot getting used to. The process I dare say was relatively painless. In fact, it took the administrator about 5 minutes to type things up on the computer. Too bad it took 45 minutes of waiting. Advice for all, you can call and make an appointment. That will speed things up immensely.
While I’m glad that it didn’t take a long time, it’s kinda scary how it just seems arbitrary and easy that someone could break into the office or something and start messing with people’s SSNs.

Next is the DMV to change my driver’s license. The administrator said I shouldn’t go today, which I was going to, because the new name wouldn’t be in the system.

http://dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm#two504

For the DMV, I believe I have to fill out a form (DL 44), pay $22, give a thumb print, and take a new photo. Oh, I better make an appointment so I don’t have to wait.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Hooray For Rain

Glad to see that we are getting some much needed rain. Let’s hope that it isn’t causing too many car accidents. Why is it that people drive weird when it rains?
Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Selling My Wedding Gown

Well, finally after talking about doing it, I did it. Well, sorta. I listed my wedding gown on Craigslist. Chances are, it won’t get snagged up since many brides want a “new dress.” But really, I wore it at my wedding and after I got it cleaned, it’s been hanging in my closet ever since.

Though with the economy being so bad and people tightening their belts, I’m sure wedding budgets are shrinking as well. People are probably being a bit more practical and budget-concious. I suppose that could be good for me.

Anyway, buying a second-hand dress has a lot of perks. It’s normally good as new, you don’t have to get it altered from the 5′10″ supermodel body that the dress was made for (which can cost you quite a bit), and chances are it is more likely to fit you than something you buy from David’s Bridal. Additionally, there’s no tax and the bustle has probably been added. If you’re lucky, the bride will have their petticoat, veil and maybe even shoes. Think of it as a one stop shop. Save time AND money. What more could a bride ask for?

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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