Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lame duck, right here

So one of the great and horrible things about procrastination is that you forget about doing what you needed to do in the first place.  Chris and I have been married since August of 2008.  I still haven't fixed my passport.  I guess I could always claim that out of principle I wanted to wait till it was out of date before paying for a new one but I will no the truth: lazy.  I keep thinking "Oh, yea. . . I should mail that in" but never seem to and I have finally come up with a great excuse, you ready?

In order for anyone to get a passport now, who has not already had one or whose last passport was issued before their 16th birthday, you have to sit down and have an interview at a local post office.  Chris' last passport was issued legitimately just a month before his 16th birthday so he has to go through this process.  

Another fact: the only times the post offices in NC have available for these interviews are M-F generally from 9:15-10:15am.  So if you have a job. . . well, I guess you have to take a vacation day. . . in order to get your passport for a vacation?

So I blame the postal service for my lack of passport ( ; P ) for what's the point in my having a passport if Chris does not?

I was so pleased when I made that realization. . . how lame am I?

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After:

Pulled up the light, highlights.  I warmed the color a bit, I pulled up the saturation a bit and then added a bit more highlight.

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16 comments:

  1. I didn't realize you had to go through an interview. I guess the last time I went through that process - I already had information in the system, so it was a matter of changing my name and taking a new picture. Great edit.

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    1. Yea, I didn't realize either till we went to get a new one for him right after we were married... and there was a waiting list for the interview

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  2. Nice edit. Hope you get your passport soon.

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  3. I just got my passport recently. I'm not even going anywhere, but I just figured I wanted to be ready if the occasion arose unexpectedly to do something spontaneous.

    Good job editing.

    =)

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    1. That is a much better prospective: spontaneity is the best!

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  4. beautiful photo and edit! Hmm i renewed my passport two years ago and didn't hvae to interview! Guess I just missed that rule! Oh but maybe my first passport was after I was 16...cant remember!

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    1. I don't know. Maybe it's a new rule but it is in place now... weirds me out.

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  5. What a crazy rule! Lovely photos that you have shared here!

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  6. I've been procrastinating on a new driver's license so I totally get this! I just hate the DMV...

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    1. It is the worst. I did the DMV and the Social Security office... I knit an entire scarf that day just waiting... not a fan

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  7. Wow that seems like such a hassel!
    Love your edit.

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    1. Crazy how things change. When I got my first Passport I just walked in and handed them the paperwork...

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