Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Easy World at the DMV


A True Story About Getting Back to Easy World!

When it became clear that my best friend and most intense love was going to die from illness, we began planning and making arrangements for the handling of his affairs. One of the items was the signing over to me of the car title.

We got out the title and my sweet friend signed his name in all the right places, but omitting the date due to our not really knowing any, well, specific date for anything. I would fill in the date later.

Well, my friend passed back into the spirit world and several months later, the opportunity to transfer the title came available. I researched the state’s DMV web site so I would be prepared for whatever documents I would need to present and a few I added on for good measure, such as the death certificate. Additionally, a VIN verification would be required, which is no problem, but requires an official to handle the title and look in the car at the VIN number. I was also transferring my residence from one state to another and so would be getting a new driver’s license and be registering to vote. And then there was the matter of the date………… I was nervous.

I purchased my car insurance and not having had insurance for several years due to not having had a car (a good thing, right?), it seemed a bit complicated at the agent’s office, and resulted in my receiving a higher rate – no accidents and no tickets and good credit, mind you, but of course, purchased the insurance because it’s the law.

So, armed with insurance and all the documents necessary, I headed over to the DMV in the nearby bigger town (our small town not having one) and enjoyed the drive through the high, mountainous desert.

Throughout this entire process, even from the day of the signing over of the title, in the recesses, an apprehension began to grow. The date would be invalid so submitting a false date would be a crime, and could be proven. I had a registration (current) from one state and a title from another. I found myself
creating a worse case scenario, up to and including, being arrested for committing fraud (geez) knowing that writing this story in my mind could manifest it in my physical world. So, every time I created the complicated scenario, I changed it into the smooth, no problems scenario – I did this many, many times – ha! Even
as I was driving through the beautiful desert on my way to the DMV, I was nervous and found my mind going to the undesirable story, but as many times as that happened, and more, I created the smooth, no problems scenario.

I imagined myself going into the DMV and spilling my guts, the entire story of my
friend’s death and why it took me so long to change the ownership, bla bla bla,
before the clerk even said one word. I have a bit of a problem with talking too
much in these sorts of circumstances, especially when I am nervous which makes
me appear nervous, so I just decided to tell the people what I needed and nothing
more.

I encountered the desk that screens and sorts the clients according to what they
need to do and stood in a small line. I must have had a bit of a smile on my face
because a man came up to me and asked me why was I so happy? I said because I
love the DMV!!!!!!! with enthusiasm, and he laughed while others waiting in the
chairs looked over and chuckled. Even the stern woman handing out the sorting
numbers got a hint of a smile on her face. He asked me if I was married and I said
no, and he said well, that must be why I am so happy. We laughed and he
proceeded to tease other customers that he obviously knew, acting like a person
who was well known and well liked around town.

I was given a number and told to go get my driver’s license picture taken. There was no one in front of me waiting, good! The last state that issued me a driver’s license required that glasses be removed and smiles be prohibited. I was prepared for this in my new state and asked, do you need me to remove my
glasses? The pleasant young woman informed me that it was up to me but was not required. Whatever you want, she said. Okay to smile? I enquired? Yep, whatever you want, she assured me. I left my glasses on and gave a big smile and went over to the other waiting area as instructed to transfer the title and get my
new plates and registration.

There weren’t many people waiting so I spent my time imaging the good scenario, pleading with my friend in the spirit world to be with me on this one, and observing the various clerks – which one would I hope to get? The skinny guy who looked compassionate? The chubby Latina woman who smiled a lot? Definitely not the middle aged person who never smiled and looked angry. After a few minutes, I began to pay attention to the computer lady calling the numbers. Numbers were being called before mine and after mine, and just as I got up to tell someone that I think the computer lady made a mistake and forgot to call my number, my number was called. It told me to go to a clerk that I had not noticed while I was scrutinizing everyone. Hmmm –

The clerk I was assigned to was a lovely young woman named Carmelita. Carmelita was smiling as I sat down, waited until I put down my purse and folder filled with documents and arranged myself on the seat and asked how could she help me? She was so lovely that for a moment, I was a little caught off guard. How could I not have noticed this woman, I thought? I remembered to just say what I needed and nothing more and so told Carmelita that I needed to transfer a title and register a car. Also, I was getting a new driver’s license and already had my picture taken. Okay, she said. May I please have your old driver’s license and another form of I.D.? I gave her the license and my passport. She copied some numbers on a form and typed on the computer, punched a hole in my driver’s license and gave it back to me along with my passport. Do you have the title you wish to transfer? I opened my folder and took out the title. I had added a transfer date on the title so tried to quell my nervousness as I handed over the title. This was when I figured the VIN verification would be performed by a DMV employee, according to the web site, but the subject never came up. Never.

Carmelita again typed some numbers into the computer and 30 seconds later, my new title printed out right there at her desk and she handed it to me. Here’s your new title, she said. I was stunned. On to the car registration. Old registration and plates would have to be turned over, according to the web site, but neither were asked for. Information about the vehicle was taken from the title and entered into the computer. Would you like to register your vehicle for one, two or five years, she asked me? What? You can register your car for more than one year? No emissions test is required in this large, rural county. I chose the two year option, thinking how cool it would be to have a 2014 expiration date on my license plate.

Having visited the DMV web site and having noticed the several options for style of plate, I decided I wanted to purchase the cool looking save the environment plates and put my small contribution toward protecting the environment in my new state. And I’d like to get the environment plates too, I added to my request for a two year registration. Okay, said Carmelita. I have to go get your plates and she got up to go get the plates. I sat there and watched her walk off, unbelieving of how utterly uncomplicated and smooth the whole process had been.

Carmelita returned with the plates. That was so easy! I said, and just as I said it, we noticed the number of the plate – it was EZ 3031. We looked at each other and each gave a little laugh, but Carmelita’s look was one that said, I know you know what is going on here. I sat in disbelief. Seriously. She typed the plate number into the computer and printed out my current registration form to keep in the car. I see you have your insurance information with you, would you like me to take the information now? You have 30 days to turn it in but I can take it now since I see you have it in your folder there. Sure - I handed her the paper – she entered the information. Oh, and your driver’s license is ready, I’ll go get it for you, she said. She returned shortly with a driver’s license that had the best picture of me that has ever been taken. Could this be real? I mean, come on here…………

Do you need a screwdriver to change out your plates, she offered? I declined and she asked me if there was anything else she could help me with. She gave me a total, I paid her, put the receipt in my folder and thanked her. Wowza, but I didn’t say this out loud.

I walked out to my car thinking about what had just transpired, in less than an hour. Time and dimension warp, was what kept coming in. I wondered if Carmelita was even real, and actually started to return inside the DMV to see if she was still there, but stopped, not really wanting to know, but also, knowing……

p.s. Curious if the numbers 30 and 31 had any significance, I typed them into the search engine a few days later. According to ancient Hebrew texts, the number 30 corresponds to a human who has attained God like awareness while in human form. The number 31 corresponds to that which is beyond 30 - whoa

Thursday, February 7, 2013


We want to wish our fellow hipster friends..

HAPPY LOVE DAY 2013! 
Six Days AWAY!

As you give your lovers, family and friends the Valentine LOVE VIBE... feel our LOVE TO YOU!!!
Embrace this "Blast from the Past" ditty....

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!

UPdate!
 

As you know, this sight is all about individual experiences of  divine line-ups and all the synchronistic and serendipitous things that show up when we make it a priority "GET BACK" to doing the things we love, being in places that give us joy  and being with people that make us smile. When we surrender to WHAT IS and say "Yes" to life and allow a larger plan to unfold, so many beautiful things begin to happen. In the following weeks we will be sharing more stories and posting! Kathy's story about allowing "Easy World " at the DMV will be our next post so stay tuned!
 Peace, Love and Bliss... signed,
                    Two Old Hippie Chic's
K & C

  P.S.  If you have a magical story you want to share with us, questions, art, ideas or anything that gets dumped into your beautiful brain- do share!  Email us @ thegetbackexperiment@gmail.com




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The Get Back Experiment was formally the postings of only one old Hippie Chic, Cindy, me,,, and my adventures as I traveled to different places throughout the USA to find my JOY...."getting back" to doing things I love..Please keep this in mind if you read OLD postings....Kathy has now joined with me in this journey. I am off the road now and living in Vegas, but that does not mean the magical line-ups are not still happening! WE will be exploring and sharing with you our stories......

Groovy?


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Get Back To The Love Bus this Christmas!~~~~~~~!~~~~~!

Hello Fellow Hipsters!!!!!
Wow. Wow. Wow. Long time since this old hippie chic has written a post !!!!! Got a little side tracked! Oh well, back on it now! Want to share this little gem of a quote. Written by one of my favorite authors..Julia Rogers Hamrick! Hope you dig it and have a grahooven' Christmas and New Years~!


Love accepts. Fear rejects. Love embraces, Fear pushes away. Love allows. Fear resists. Love Includes. Fear excludes. Choose Love.--- Julia Rogers Hamrick


Want to turn you onto some of Julia's Gems of Wisdom!


or

Peace and Love!!!

Want to here some good Tunes?
Listen to the Kink!!!

Portlandia Kink Radio!!!! DIG THIS!


Love and Peace,

                          Signed, Old Hippie Chic





Thursday, July 14, 2011

Check Out My Creation-Station in Portlandia!!

WELCOME YOU 300 + Creative BLOGGERS THAT MAY BE CRUIZEN THROUGH TODAY!!


Hey There!!! Thanks for stoppin' by my Pad!!!!!
Thanks Karen Valentine for creating this "Where Blogger's Create" Party! This is the third one and I dig seeing your spaces too..So while I do that, you snoop around mine and .....
 Being the bright, beautiful, peace-lovin blogger that I assume YOU ARE, I encourage you to have some FUN today!!!!! 

YEAHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!

So take your shoes off, look up....
 and click on the music and dance your way through my blog
with the fabulous... E.L.O!!!!!

Click to listen!

Oh yes!!!.... and hop into the Magic Bus while you are at it!





In the back of the bus you will notice I have gathered a groovy collection of things from my "Blast From The Past" Store for you to wear while you "Journey into the Center of my Blogging Mind! "  Pick out what FREE's your bohemian butterfly spirit and let's rock and roll to see my latest RE-DO!...Hurry!!!! 



  Hat's Perhaps??
T-shirts ?
Flowing Skirts ?
Crazy Shoes ?
 Hippy boots?
 
or

an OLD Beatles album ?

Then again, how 'bout a bag to put it all in?

Peace and Love Man!!!!!

So now that you are dressed and ready, HOP ON!!!!! and let's watch, as the Magic Bus takes us to the place I hang my own crazy hat ... IN Portlandia!!!!!  
FIRST...
 I want to show you my Indiana loft where I have lived for the last year and a half and the MESS of ART STUFF that I had to pack! 
 


and more...


I decided to box it all in flat rate boxes and ship them to my new Creation-Station in  "The Port" .
 Right Cheer!


CHECK OUT THOSE flowers in the front A BIT CLOSER!!!





So that my far-out friends is where I am currently living! Groove? 
NOW let me show you my Creation-Station! 





Come
On
In



I will snip-snap away for you and show you how I changed the place up!


All those flat rate boxes arrived and I unpacked them and threw them in the closet! Dig That!
Ahhhhh..Not so much.

Then I decide to get organized for this PARTAY and came up with a tagging system for Meeee-self!


Click Here

 Then I got busy getting the "Art Closet" organized!

 
Purchased 7 fabric box's for $6 at Walmart
Total $42

Now....

Let's go where the Magic Happens!!!

The Before Look of the Art Studio.




 I decided to move the sofa on the other side of the room and put the desk on this side!


Here you go!!!

Bought the art above the desk and the plates and paint holders $33
Window Treatments $23
Leather Shrug Rug $16

All purchased at Good Will and Home Depo!






This is what the desk looked like before I moved it across the room.

As you can see, I moved the sofa where the desk used to be! Need to lower that guppy I can clearly see!

Fish Art  $24
Pillows (all) $20
Black Scarf $5
Lamp $24 
Sticks $8

All purchased at Consignment stores and Goodwill.




This side of the wall I just straightened and cleaned up the bookcases and also bought some used items carrying the 
" India Modern " Vibe that I was trying to go for!


$12

Total $45

$8 Box (The Top)

$8

So There It Is!!! 
Total $ Spent on my Creation-Station?

About $250

Now I invite you to come out in the back yard and have some


.... some Arty Food~!




and perhaps break some bread with me and John 



and if you still feel like snooping around my pad you can....



Arrow back to learn more about my new business~ RE-imagine That!

and if you don't want to do any of that then just take a jouney to the center of your mind!!!









P E A C E


and




LOVE



Signed, Old Hippy Chic

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Don't Stop Believin'...Divine Line-Up #1005

Hi, Fellow Love Children!!!!!
As promised, I wanted to show you a grahoovin' "GET BACK" experience I had when I went home to close up my place.  A good friend of mine picked me up one sunny day around noon, and told me that a surprise was in store!!!!! She is one of my dedicated blog followers of this "Get Back" adventure.  I love surprises so I happily jumped in her brand new shiny red car and she took me to a place I never even dreamed existed!!! Right there in my small little town that I grew up in....!  Well, what she turned me onto was EVERY hippie chic, tree huggin',  girls dream!!!!!!! A TREE HOUSE!  Ahhhhhhh...She had her bag full of fresh, healthy food and lunch was being served to me, in a most groovin' of groovin' tree houses !!! We climbed up into the tree house and opened the windows and made our magic mark on the wall..!! It was quite a moment for me to sit there in the town that I grew up in just blocks away from where I brought my only son home from the hospital... some 37 years ago, eating salad in a tree house with one of the most creative woman I know! Whew! Long sentence! Whoa! Now to top it off .......blow me away just a bit more...the man that owns the tree house threw a very long extension cord in the  bucket below and told Angie to heist it up so we could listen to some tunes, while we ate! Guess what song came on....So apropos for this journey of mine, to get back to freedom, peace, happiness, joy and a reinvention of myself and a true GET BACK song!!!...Here it is...and it is by Journey!!!!  
                                                         Holy flippin' Hippie!
                                                                         
I
It was definitely a magical drop down from "The Get Back Powers that Be!"  I never could have thought up something as Magical and Divine as thisll!  

So here you go - This is the Tree house!
What a Beauty!   See the Bucket!
















So there you go! What a day it was and "Thank You Girlfriend" for giving me this "Get Back" experience..!  What is amazing and wonderful to me ....is that we are really like that tree...we start out small and sparse, yet in time, if given love, water, sunshine and an environment that supports our growth, we can become a beautiful, powerful presence.! All those elements make us what we are and if we missed any of those along the way, well, it is up to us to give it back to ourselves.. Get into your own divine line-up (s)...by getting back to what you love my friends !  The magic bus will move in and take you away...OR BACK! Whatever the case may be!!! So for now, I leave my hometown and I " get back" to a place I loved and moved to with that NEW son, who was almost two in 1976, some 35 years ago.PORTLAND, OREGON..Yes, We lived in a commune for awhile..one with a spiritual bend...Truly an environment that nourished and fed my soul. ..full of trees, water, sunshine, mountains and well people that were genuine and furthered a calling, I feel. So now that I have all the art supplies boxed and ready to ship... I will get on that big jet-aira-liner and head my ass back to Oregon and begin to work on my new creation-station...and GET BACK to WHAT I LOVE- MAKING ART, WRITING and PHOT0GRAPHY!!!! See you on the flip side for the JULY 15th Blogging Party..

Lot's of work ahead of me.
Designing my Studio
Organizing My Art
and 
Listening to Steve Miller Band.
I just hate that!

AND........remember!!!!! 
DON'T EVER STOP BELIEVIN' IN YOUR DREAMS!!!

Peace, Love and Tree's!
                               Signed, Old Hippie Chic


P.S. Now if I meet a gent from Houston that will really put the flower in the gun.


We all remember this now don't we?


RIDE ON!










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