I planned on holding my California license for a long time. The fact that I had Los Angeles on there made it even sweeter. But now... after a disappointing encounter with expensive passport renewal fees and the realization that I can just get a special Washington license that enables me to enter Canada (what's that abooot?), I have accepted the fact that I will no longer hold a California license (well a valid current one.. I still have all my old ones!)
Good-bye Cali. You won't even be in my wallet anymore.
UPDATE: Wahhhhh, I just realized.. I have had my driver's license number memorized since I was about 18 (got it at 16)... which means now I have to memorize a new license number or pull it out everytime like a tool. Ugh! Double wahhhhh!
UPDATE: Arrived at the licensing office at 4:30 PM (they close at 5 PM) with Jordan. Upon entering the lot, surveyed the pretty crowded parking lot, realizing it may have been a bad idea to come so late in the day. Took a step inside with Jordan in our cheap umbrella stroller and acknowledged self fulfilling prophesy was a reality. Joined the line with Jordan knowing this would not end well. After a long discussion with the licensing official, performed a quick cost-benefit analysis, taking opportunity cost into consideration, and realized - I am better off just renewing my passport (unless I don't plan on going anywhere international for the next five years ... but I do!).
So I am still a California license holder! Woo hooO!!!!!!!!