Wednesday, January 07, 2009  

Baby A Fights The Man

On Monday, S and I bundled Baby A up and headed to the local mall. It was truly a desperation trip, since we both hate malls - but I desperately needed some nursing bras, and needed someone to measure me and help me pick out an appropriate size. We parked at a meter, and came back to the car to find a parking ticket... apparently, the genius parking enforcement officer pulled up our address, saw "Alexandria" as the city, and decided we were missing the "you paid your Alexandria City car tax" sticker. And we are missing such a sticker... because we don't live in Alexandria City. We live in Alexandria, an unincorporated section of Fairfax County. And Fairfax County doesn't issue those nice little stickers.

So we had 2 options - either pay the $40, or go IN PERSON to the courthouse and hope they would cancel the ticket without making us go IN PERSON again to court. S and I were so pissed that we decided it was worth all of the effort to head over to the courthouse on Tuesday. The reason they changed the law to require you to appear in person, twice, to challenge a ticket? To increase revenue. We call it extortion... pay the $40 bogus ticket, or take off 2 days from work to challenge it.

We got the ticket cancelled (DUH). Fight The Man, A... fight The Man.

Fresh off of her successful pre-revolutionary exercises, A and Abby shared a little snuggle.

Cricket, on the other hand, preferred to take advantage of the fact that I left the side of the crib lowered.

And lest this blog become completely about Baby A, I've turned the heel on S' second sock. Who knows, I might be able to actually finish the pair before A starts college!



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