Your New Drivers License Picture Is Terrible? Well, Dammit!
Situation: A few weeks back, you got a notice in the mail telling you that it's time to renewed your drivers license, which isn't actually as bad as it sounds because — finally — it means you can get rid of that dumb ID you've had since you were 18. So you took off early from work, made sure you had a great shirt on, smiled for the camera, and then, today, you opened up your mail to find your new drivers license. And the picture? It turned out terribly. It's the absolute worst. You look like a zombie. Like, for real.
Feelings: sad, depressed, insecure, annoyed.
Goal: You want to get your mind off of what is going to be the new “face” of every drink you order from every cute bartender you'll meet for the next 4 years.
In this time of digital photography, it's very, very rare to find yourself in a situation where you don't get to see a picture before it gets developed. But the dreaded drivers license photo process remains stuck in the stone age. And, yes, it sucks that this shitty image of you is what you have to flash at people in order to get in anywhere or buy anything that needs proof of age.
I'm pretty sure chocolate is the only cure for this situation. A two-minute microwave brownie sundae is exactly what you need here.
Ingredients: two tablespooons of vegetable oil, two tablespoons of water, a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract, two tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, two tablespoons of flour, some ice cream and maybe some sprinkles.
1. In a 12 oz. coffee mug, add your water, oil and vanilla extract, and stir them together.
2. Add in your cocoa powder, and stir well. Add in your sugar, and stir well. Add in your flour, and stir well. Notice a pattern? Still, be sure to do each of these separately and in order.
3. Microwave your mug for 75 seconds. The center should stay slightly molten. Don't overcook it!
4. Top your mug off with a little dolop of ice cream and some sprinkles for fun.
Once you've downed this little delight, try to gain a little perspective on the situation.
Maybe, after all, having a bad drivers license photo is a good thing. Maybe you'll be showered with compliments about how much better you look in person!