Monday, February 22, 2010

You Don't Need to See My Identification...

These aren't the droids you're looking for...move along!

Well, it looks like I won't be needing ol' Obi-Wan's help this time around. I can get past security after all! My passport came in the mail! Woo hoo!
I applied for this little booklet about one month ago, and let me tell you, it was a hassle! The passport window was only open certain times of the day, and only at certain post offices. Being a first-time applicant, I had to go in person. I brought my identification and the form I had filled out on my computer. All set, I turned in my paperwork, only to be told I was missing information!

What?!

Turns out I had left my parent's dates and places of birth out of the original form, along with info about my employer. I didn't fill them out online since it said optional! But apparently it wasn't optional for first-timers. Luckily, a frantic phone call to Penga-Dad yielded the missing information.

Also, I did not bring a check with me, and they only allowed check or money order. It's a good thing the post office could make a money order for me, otherwise I would have been out of luck.

All the stress certainly didn't do me any good either - my mug shot turned out horrible. I have a sleepy eye and a super sour face. Definitely not flattering, but like Sak says, "If you ever get questioned by authorities, you're not going to be smiling anyway". True that.

So now, armed with a passport and a sparkly beautiful plane ticket to both Hawaii and the honeymoon destination, I'm ready to goooo!

(source) I'd love to ride in a Pokemon plane! Kawaii!

Have you applied for a passport? Or do you count on those Jedi mind tricks to get you where you need to go?

3 comments:

  1. Ughhh, I'm applying for mine this weekend and I'm not very excited about it! Hopefully everything goes smoothly!

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  2. hehehe. love the nerdisms. :] wow... a pokemon plane!!

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  3. @laura - good luck! I hope yours is a headachless process!

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