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08 June 2014 @ 11:11 pm
On vacation...  
Yargh, what a week. Too much stuff for work (vacation often creates extra work before, and I'll only be gone a week!). Too much to do at home, and I struggled so with this week's Idol topic that once I finally got an idea, I couldn't finish it in time. It's due tomorrow, but I'm in a hotel where the Wifi is only available in the lobby (implied throughout, but not explicitly stated, apparently), and the kids will of course want to be doing fun things tomorrow! Plus, my sense of time is all whacked-out, so I'm taking a bye for Idol and it's clear that I'll be almost entirely absentee this coming week. :(

Oh, I also lost my driver's license at the Sacramento airport, thanks to having it OUT for the TSA security check and then probably setting it down on a slotted bench while putting my stupid shoes back on. You can see what might have happened there. Geez, what a way to start a vacation!

Be good and stay safe while I'm gone...

Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on June 9th, 2014 06:15 am (UTC)
I've lost two driver's licenses by putting them in my back pocket with my boarding pass after going through security and then pulling it out and dropping it without noticing when I pull out my boarding pass. Such a drag. Happily I look am old enough that no one cards me anymore so there is nothing to keep me from drinking my sorrows away once I realize what has happened.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 10th, 2014 06:27 am (UTC)
so there is nothing to keep me from drinking my sorrows away once I realize what has happened.
Which I think is probably the proper response to the situation!

I realized that my license was missing about 5 minutes after the plane took off, so I had 5 hours to ransack my pockets and computer bag (and contents) repeatedly and still not have the darn thing show up!
Kizzyxo_kizzy_xo on June 9th, 2014 11:11 am (UTC)
We'll miss you, but OTOH...VACATION!!!!

I'm probably going to take a bye too because, after all this time, I ain't got nothin' :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 10th, 2014 06:29 am (UTC)
It's sad to finally have an idea, and have started it (as in, at least 500 words in) and realize that now that you're interested in the idea and could write it, there just isn't time. Urgh.

But I escaped having to use a bye the week we were up in Oregon, so this is my first one and it's a good time to use it. :)
Maz (or foxxy!): Michael Rubs Headtuesdaeschild on June 9th, 2014 02:17 pm (UTC)
That's a bloody nuisance! I know airport security is vital but still...very inconvenient sometimes. Hope it's not too much of a chore to get it replaced.

In the meantime I do hope you enjoy your holiday. ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 10th, 2014 06:32 am (UTC)
The replacing of the license isn't so bad, but (as I discovered in October, when going to Wincon) getting through airport security without a CURRENT photo ID is really a pain. I'd renewed my driver's license just days before, and the clerk hole-punched the expiration year on the old license even though it was still valid for another 10 days. And then told me it would be no problem for TSA. She was very, very wrong. :(

Yesterday was rough day, made moreso by that and the fact that the airline booking I'd made implied there would be lunch on the 5-hour plane flight, by which they meant snacks and limited food for purchase. One teenager bought food and burned through it, the other held off even though she hadn't eaten breakfast. They were b oth weird, at the end of their rope, and exhausted by the time the plane landed!
bleodsweanbleodswean on June 9th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
Give yourself permission to take a bye and enjoy your time off!

That is so not good about your license. That's how these things tend to go, though, true?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 10th, 2014 06:36 am (UTC)
I must mantra more over the bye. I like to hoard them, in case an emergency happens or I just can't work with the prompt, but vacation is also exactly what they're for.

The license thing... knowing that I have to come BACK through TSA security without photo ID is daunting, though the Maui airline clerk insisted that multiple named IDs is pretty much good enough for that airport. I went through this when I flew to Vegas and back for Wincon (I'd renewed my DL, and the DMV clerk punched a hole through the old one even though the new one wouldn't be mailed for over a week, and she told me TSA would be okay with that. They were not. Though expired or not, it's still my name and photo and constitutes photo ID, so what gives?)
firefly_124firefly124 on June 15th, 2014 03:45 am (UTC)
Ugh, that does sound like a rough start to a vacation! I hope it got better!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 15th, 2014 06:53 am (UTC)
It did get better, though nobody seems to have found my Driver's License (well, nobody helpful, anyway). I sure hope that airline agent proves to be right about TSA flexibility with ID, since we're flying back tomorrow. :O