Friday, October 24, 2008

If this doesn't give you nightmares.....


...nothing will.

This is one of those "Be Brave" things. While I know everyone's drivers license picture is horrible, most people don't look hung over.

(No, I wasn't! :)

~*

22 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

My theory is that they recruit the department of motor vehicle photographers from the people who do mug shots. I don't think I've ever seen a good shot. (Although I don't think you look hungover. Just startled.)

Christy said...

That's not bad!

I have to get mine soon.....gulp.

FranIAm said...

Thani it is you!!!

The only good drivers license photo I ever had was the one I got when I lived in Cali!!

You do look startled - not hungover!

Talen said...

I've seen much worse...namely my passport photo. It looked like I was hung over and someone beat me with a baseball bat for a while.

Olivia said...

Chani, You have a deer-in-the-headlights look, but you look great to me!! Hope you got some good reading in. Relaxing times, O xxoo

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Not hung over, more like Little Orphan Annie. But young, and blond, so how bad could it be?

flutter said...

bah, that's not bad. Remember Lilith? Frasier's wife on Cheers? My driver's license looks JUST like her. Now that is scary

Carol said...

I've never seen a good driver's license photo. Yours is actually one of the better ones! I think that I look like I'm near death in my photo.

This is actually the first photo of you that I've seen. Nice to meet you! It's good to know who's on the other end of the line, er, computer.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I look catatonic in mine. Or on many, many make-you-happy drugs.

I think yours is fine. ;-) It's nice to put a face with the "Chani"!

ThomasLB said...

I have by driver's license turned backward in my wallet so I never have to look at it.

I had spent two hours standing in line at the DMV. There were no chairs, my back was killing me, and there was no air conditioning- Texas in July, and all they had was a ceiling fan turning far to slowly to do any good. The man behind me was bellowing into his cell phone, the woman in front of me was using white-out to paint her toenails with.

I'm afraid the photo accurately represents my state of mind at the time!

starrlife said...

I'll bet even Angelina Jolie's makes her look like a criminal.

womaninawindow said...

I laugh when I look at mine. It was only two or three years ago and even though I thought I looked so old and bad when it was taken, it already looks like the younger me now. What's up with the march of time?

And I'm wondering if as you move through the world down there if people you come into contact with know just how deep your reserves go?

jen said...

please....it's lovely.

DivaJood said...

Oh, hell, my passport photo looks like a mug shot.

Hung over would be a step up.

psychoknitter said...

What are ya talking about, you look great!

Leann said...

I concur with the masses. You look fine! It's nice to put a face with the insightfulness :-)

Border Explorer said...

I'm very happy to see your face, too--even if it is not you at your prettiest. (No one's at their prettiest on their license photo!)

citizen of the world said...

I have the first decent driver's license pohto I've ever had now and I'm going to be reluctant to replace it in 4 more years. My passprt photo, on the other hand, is beyond dreadful.

painted maypole said...

i had one where I was too tall for how they had the camera set up, so I had to slouch, and the result was this weird shadow that made me look like the bearded lady. fun. Oh, and I was pregnant, so I was all bloated. yippee.

oddly enough by best one was after I had played Queen Elizabeth in the morning (with full white face and hair up in a wig) and then got a flat tire on the Santa Monica freeway on the way to the DMV. But the picture was great. go figure.

JOLLY ROGER said...

HOW DO YOU DO... NIGHTMARES

So the best way in the 21st century to have nightmares is the thing you’re doing right bleeding now. Living is the number one cause of nightmares. So, to get the worst out of your brain’s sense of lurid greed, get a job in sales; some sort that involves lying to victims of say, domestic abuse. Don’t shy away, find out their awful details then make sure they’re left without heating in December because of some small print about differing payments not allowed, that you wrote in biro when they weren’t looking...

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niobe said...

My license photo is far, far scarier. Trust me on this one.

RKK said...

There is nothing wrong with that photo!