Despite the fact that I've yet to get my license tab renewal paperwork in the mail, I've successfully renewed by tabs before the state government shut down.
I consider this especially noteworthy for two reasons: 1) I always use my 10-day grace period to get my tabs (they expire on the last day of the month, but you get 10 days before you get a ticket); and 2) Despite the fact that my tabs expire in July, I've yet to get my renewal notice in the mail.
So I renewed online tonight and my tabs (and new plates!) should arrive in the mail within a week, also before our state government shuts down. That is the only thing that I know for sure will have any major impact on my life, should this government shutdown happen.
Sure, The Boy I Currently Like had been talking about going camping at a Minnesota state park and that won't happen if the government is shut down, but he's not really done much to make that happen. Possibly/probably because of the impending shut down.
It is too late and my brain is too fried to get into the specifics of the shutdown, but I'm glad I go my ass in gear and made sure I won't get a ticket for expired tabs.