Today I tried to obtain a Washington State driver's license in exchange for my New York State one -- and failed. I went downtown to the Department of Motor Vehicles and had no trouble proving identity (passport). However, I could not prove residence to the DMV's satisfaction. I offered them an apartment lease bearing my name, a renters' insurance policy, a royalty statement from my agent with my new address, and a work order from the local cable company for an Internet connection. Nothing worked. The lease and insurance policy were "not acceptable documents;" the royalty statement was "not a standard W-2 form;" the Comcast work order was only for an upgrade, and only an original work order would do. Or a utility bill in my name, which I did not have. This was all due to "security regulations." Apparently any old terrorist can rent and insure an apartment or publish fiction, but only someone safe has utilities.
Or something like that.
So I will get a utility bill in my name and try again. meanwhile, my lovely sister Kate, an actress in New York, appeared last night on the Bravo reality show "9 By Design." A couple (real) is interviewing nannies (real) and Kate poses as an airhead New Age candidate (scripted). Catch a clip of her performance at http://www.bravotv.com/9-by-design/videos/well-be-in-touch. She's the nanny candidate in the purple shirt.
Someone should do a reality show about the DMV.