Saturday, August 11, 2007

5 Weeks To Ottawa

The Hubs and I are leaving for our annual Canada Vacation in 5 weeks! We're going to Ottawa this year. I'm really looking forward to it. I'm saving up as much money as I can to spend in the LUSH store. It really should be criminal that there's no LUSH stores in Minnesota. Seriously, those people should be punished.

The only thing I'm stressed about is my passport. I applied for one in the beginning of May. It's now roughly mid August and I still don't have the thing (even though they assured me it would arrive by Aug 3). This administration is retarded. It's absolutely ridiculous to have to show a passport to go to Canada or Mexico. And the other fucked up thing is that the government is saying that you can just show your receipt at the border that shows you actually applied for a passport and everything will be A-OK. Yeah, right! Like I'm going to trust the Homeland Security morons who get paid $7/hour at the checkpoints to let me back into the country after showing a flimsy receipt for $95. That's a good one!

Last year I was able to show my birth certificate to get in and out of Canada. I obviously can't do that this year because the government has my birth certificate with my passport application. Why don't I get another copy, you ask? I suggest you harken back to last year's fiasco where I had to shell out $57 and send it to NY State to get an "official copy" of my BC.

On the bright side, Canada is a place I wouldn't mind being stranded, you know? I love me some Canadians.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed that your passport shows up soon. That is so frustrating waiting for things like that. I have heard, though that the border patrol is sorta lax since they're so backed up with the passports. I agree that it is very nuts to have a passport to go to Canada or Mexico.