Driving to 100 With the DO

If you’re an astute observer with a well-trained eye on the development of this blog, I’m sorry; I’m sure things will pick up for you soon.

In the meantime, however, you may have noticed that this post marks the 100th in the history of the dining room office, the vast majority of which have, in fact, been written in other locations. Unsettling, sure, but these are the cold, hard truths of life in show business.

You know what else? Not everybody loved Raymond. Some people thought he was just OK. Changes your opinion of the entire series, doesn’t it?

In all seriousness, though, I do want to say thank you to all of you who have supported me through this blog, whether you’ve been reading since day one or just discovered it recently. (Shockingly, I now have a few readers I’ve never met and who are thus immune to any guilt trips I might try to lay on them.) I hope I keep you laughing through the next 100 posts and beyond.

Now, if this hadn’t ended any claim I have to a dignified retrospective, I would here cue the dramatically scored video highlighting all the fun we’ve had over the last 11 months. Since that’s not an option, I had to come up with another way to commemorate this special occasion (i.e., a post that doesn’t look like I wrote it in five minutes.)

So, I present to you, the dining room office’s “Driver Test Supplement,” which started as a pitch to Esquire and ended up here. Yes, it’s sad about that, too.

One viewing note: It will be easier to read if you click on the images themselves.

Viva la DMV!


  1. Anonymous

    The last time I was at the DMV, I came across this same Driver Test Supplement. The guy sitting next to me was taking the Driver's test and laughing like a hyena…scary who's applying for (and getting) a driver's license these days.

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