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06 February 2010 @ 06:15 pm
"I would really... like to hear you say the word ...  
... passport."

Mine arrived yesterday. I feel so accomplished, finally getting one.

The picture is dreadful, of course. I knew it was; nowadays, it's done by a bored CVS clerk with a digital camera, trying again and again until you aren't blinking and get sick of saying, "No, I don't like that one enough." So I knew full well it was bad; but there's only so "good" a photograph is going to come out without a full studio session. Besides, you can't really make it out anyway, thanks to the anti-fraud markings obscuring it, which seems like a pretty poor design but what do I know. Even so, wow, I never knew my nose was that much of my face. The comparison "as plain as ..." has new meaning for me.

The passport's smaller than I expected, somehow. It's the electronic kind, so I should track down one of those lined sleeves I've heard about. Eventually.

But now ... now I can go back into Canada one of these days! Or even another country! ... whoa, headrush from the crazy talk.

Icon is unrelated except that I'm tired and wanted to show off violetcheetah's lucky catch of Suzie yawning. I don't know if I'll reserve it for yawns, or maybe laughs, or maybe evil ... I think it reads as any of those if you look at it right.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Sophia: Darren: sophia_sol on February 7th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
Being able to come to Canada is clearly worth all the hassle. *nodnod* Because Canada's just that awesome.
michelel72: SGA-Rodney-BlantantlyObviousmichelel72 on February 7th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Oh, it totally is!

I've been to Montreal a couple of times, getting lost each time because all the maps have east at the top instead of north (and it took me far too long to figure that out!) and getting searched by US Customs on the way back once because I spent too much at a clothing store (which was just weird); and to Toronto a couple of times, when my brother worked there (the black squirrels in the snow were adorable). That was all back in the good old a-driver's-license-is-enough days.

I really, really want to see Vancouver, and I did even before I had plans to set a story there and so need to see it for research. (Totally valid reason, right? ::looks around shiftily::) My mother and I have vaguely planned to try to go there together sometime in the next few years, but my catsitter says can only stay for a week at most, so we'll see ....
Sophia: Yeah!!!sophia_sol on February 7th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
Oh, excellent icon for the situation!

Yeah, I love Canada; it's got some really awesome stuff. And going to see Vancouver? Totally worth it. Though it's been years since I've been there, and at the time I don't think I appreciated it properly. Which obviously means I need to go back there sometime? *grin*

Though really what I need to do is go see the bits of Canada I HAVEN'T seen yet, like Newfoundland or any of the Territories.

Also? I love how you mention the black squirrels. I was so surprised the first time I found out that they aren't present in much of the US!
E.T. Davidoffvettecat on February 8th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
Electronic kind?
michelel72: General-Pets-PetrescuePawsmichelel72 on February 8th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
E.T. Davidoffvettecat on February 9th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
Ah! I just have a plain old paper one. (I should check when it expires, but it's in the safety deposit box. Hm.)