Yep, that's me

Sometimes, when things don't go your way, you can't do anything but laugh.

Let me explain. You know how you have to renew your driver's license every 10 years? Well, lucky me, it's been 10 years. Which means I had to go to the DMV in person to get a new one. Yep, I had to place myself in a room full of people and all their germs (even though I've been avoiding crowed places since February) just to re-take the vision test and get a NEW photo. Uh huh, a new photo.

You aren't allowed to wear anything on your head in a photo (unless it's for religious reasons), so I couldn't wear a scarf. I really didn't want to go the bald chick route, so that meant I had to wear my wig. I'll be honest, my wig isn't fancy, or that high of quality, but it's not like I ordered it off Groupon or anything. When I left the house that morning, I didn't think I looked that bad. Could I tell I was wearing a wig, yes, but I didn't think it looked ridiculous.

After arriving at the DMV and seeing my appointment time pass by, the time ticked by. The lengthy time waiting at the DMV must have taken it's toll on me, because, well, you'll see. When I got to the window, I took a quick vision test (thankfully my chemo blurry eyes didn't fail me) and then it was time for my photo.

They have you sit on this bench with the camera in front of you...but, here's the thing, the camera isn't at face level! It's at like, stomach level and slightly tilted upward - which everyone knows is a HORRIBLE ANGLE. So, I already knew I would have two (or three) chins in the photo, but I was unprepared for just how bad it would be. Somehow I managed to have 2 chins AND a puffy face.

But that wasn't even the worst part. Once the license was made, they have this watermark/coloring situation which makes my wig look particularly horrific, like it's one of those hairstyles with blonde bangs and brunette hair. I don't even know, it is just, quite honestly, the worst drivers license picture of all time. If it wasn't so damn hilarious, I would be embarrassed to show y'all, but this is SO BAD that I feel I have share it.

So, for comparison sake, here is what I look like in the wig when I'm not at the DMV

And now, here is what I look like in the same wig, at the DMV, from the worst possible camera angle in history...

Yep, there you go folks. Now you can show your own license with pride, knowing it could be much, much worse. It could be mine.

Aside from the DMV fiasco, I've had a banner week in the world of chemo brain. I started making note of stupid shit I did, and it really added up to quite a comical week...
  • I made food in the microwave, then poured my son a drink. In the time it took to walk the drink over to him, I forgot I cooked the food. I knew I had made food, I did not, however, remember that I had put it in the microwave. I looked around for that plate of food for WAY too long. 
  • I washed my body with conditioner. I mean, come on, I'm not even using conditioner these days, so WTF?
  • I got some waffles out of the freezer in our garage. Then, I must have gotten distracted between the freezer and the door, because for some reason I put the waffles on a shelf in the garage and left them there. It took 2 days for me to notice them. 
  • I opened the refrigerator today to see a box of Kraft Mac and Cheese - yeah, unmade, still in the box, which obviously did not belong in the fridge.
To top the week off, I woke up with a nasty cold yesterday. My first illness since starting chemo. Thank you Department of Motor Vehicles. 

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