Argh. The NYS DMV.

Well, it’s been too long since I wrote something so here I go.

I am out of Brooklyn.  Instead, I have let myself get sucked back into the good ol’ NJ.  It really is a black hole.  I am now in the actively seeking employment status.  Unfortunately, I have effectively clipped my own wings by letting procrastination get the better of me.  Apparently in New York state, it is a license revokable penalty to have a registered car that is uninsured.  Which, hey I get it, is a bad thing.  The thing is, my car wasn’t on the road.  Sandy ate it.  (See old post)  It is too bad that the bureaucracy (what a crappy word to spell) of the NYS DMV doesn’t just take your word on.  Well, to spare you the gruesome details, for as long as one doesn’t have insurance one has to wait that long before getting one’s license back.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the car.  It doesn’t matter that the car was not on the road.  It doesn’t matter that you were a good citizen.  It doesn’t matter if you can prove it.  What does matter is that you didn’t fill out the proper paperwork and now you are stuck in driving limbo.  I swear, paperwork will be the death of me.

TL;DR DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT LET YOUR INSURANCE LAPSE IN NEW YORK STATE.  JUST TURN IN YOUR PLATES!

Well, I’m here in NJ now.  I am beginning to remember what it was like to be a teenager again.  It is not a good memory.  This feeling of being trapped without a car is probably what causes most teenage angst in suburbia.  I am walking around now and I have no idea how anyone can think that Bergen County is a good place for anyone to bring up a child.  This “community” just does not believe in sidewalks.  It boggles the mind.  It is probably more conspicuous to me now that I have seen other places to live but this place is really hard on pedestrians.  To be fair there are other places that are this bad too.  Parts of Charleston, SC are completely inaccessible by foot.  So are parts of The Motor City, Detroit.  On the other hand, I feel like all of Las Vegas is a great place to walk around in.  Unsurprisingly, so was Portland, OR, Seattle, or Vancouver BC.  I was putting off getting a bike.  It looks like it’s the best way for me to go at the moment.  C’est la vie.  Stupid la vie.

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