January 03, 2008


Paperwork... mein gott, I hate doing it. And I've been filling the crap out for the past two weeks that I've been here.

My benefits have finally kicked in, so just before Christmas, I was filling out all of the insurance forms, and researching new doctors and dentists. Given the relief that I feel for finally being covered, I tolerated the inconvenience.

Got all of that done and turned in, and was told that I needed to fill out paperwork that should have be done when I got hired. WTF? I had already filled out two packets, some of the forms being duplicated. I was sure that I would be doing the same crap again. Packet came in today, and it was nothing that I'd seen before. Grrrr... at least it only took me an hour to fill out.

Meantime, I've gotten my car insurance switched to California, and tomorrow I get the car smogged. By end of next week, I should be a legal California resident, with car registered and new driver's license. (Yeah, yeah, yeah... condolences accepted.) Funny... I became a registered voter three weeks ago.

So that was my fun for the evening... aside from sneaking peeks at the blogosphere instead of reading forms. Gotta go in early, so I'm done for the night.

Peace be unto you...

T1G out

Posted by That 1 Guy at January 3, 2008 09:06 PM | TrackBack

if you need any MORE recommendations, you know where to look :-)

Glad you made it back safely.

Posted by: caltechgirl at January 4, 2008 02:43 AM

Registered California voter, eh?

How was the lobotomy?

Posted by: Jerry at January 4, 2008 02:58 AM

Whoa. Kinda rushing things aren't you?!?!

For cryin' out loud....CA insurance? Already?! And tags! Man.....you know...some things just shouldn't be rushed.

Posted by: tammi at January 4, 2008 04:16 AM

You know, when I tried to register my truck on base in California it would have cost me $60 for the smog test.

And here this punk little MP at the JRC covertly offers to let me have my stickers, sans smog test, for only $20 bucks.

I should have ratted the guy out to his superiors but... Let's just say I ended up saving $40 that day and the little MP was $20 up.

Posted by: Barmy Mama at January 4, 2008 11:42 AM

Happy New Year... just a little late! glad to see you are adjusting to CA.

Posted by: vw bug at January 4, 2008 05:41 PM

"By end of next week, I should be a legal California resident"

Welcome to California, T1G.

We California Natives will make an exception in your case and not tell you to go home!

And Jerry? You Midwestern people have to have a lobotomy to move here or the excitement overload would frazzle your brain.


Posted by: Mark at January 5, 2008 09:17 AM

you left-coast sellout

you know they hate Marines out there... except in pornos.

Posted by: RSM at January 5, 2008 12:57 PM

Your Governor is Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Nothing uncool about that.

Posted by: Harvey at January 6, 2008 05:18 PM