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24 August 2009 @ 12:32 pm
Ack! Can't go, must sell!  
*sigh* Yeah, I missed the memo on the whole Passport Required For Canada travel thing, and my passport expired ten years ago (right before I had my first child. Yes, those things are related). The turnaround time is just too long (unless I want to pay $350-$400 dollars to expedite), so the upshot is that I just can't go overall.

I'm sure you're all as sick of the drama as I am!

So once again, I've got to sell my Silver Ticket.

Here's the ebay listing: Silver Ticket

It's priced starting at $100, with free shipping. What a bargain! The bidding time is just one day, because I need to get the ticket off via Express Mail to the winner in time for the event.

The Silver Ticket package includes personal autographs with all of the major cast members, which is worth the price of the ticket alone!


ETA: Now I have to figure out what to wear to that wedding after all. That will fit. And doesn't have 1980's padded-armor shoulders. :0


 
 
 
devon99 on August 24th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
http://community.livejournal.com/sn_vancouvercon/

Try putting a post up here with your starting bid price.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
I added the bidding start price-- thanks for the suggestion!
black_regalia on August 24th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
I'm a British/American citizen, so when I renew my passport, I have to renew my passports, which is twice the pain. The best story, though? Both of them expired around the same time, a couple years ago. I sent all the info/pictures for both out at the same time. One week later, my British passport arrived. Twelve weeks later my American passport arrived.

And I live in America. WTF, yanks.
Mara: Dudemara_snh on August 24th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
Population of Great Britain: 60,943,912. Population of United States: 304,059,724. Population of United States sophisticated enough to travel outside same, requiring passports: 10,000, give or take. So yeah, scandalous.
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on August 24th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on August 24th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
JJ: jared sadjolietjones on August 24th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
Wha?! *flomps*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
Gah- I'm the biggest goober ever. :(

But looking at my old passport, it expired the year Lauren was born. Which was precisely the last hope I ever had of traveling outside the U.S., or so I thought. :(

Don't expect to leave the country until she's at least 15 or so, minimum, IF we go before they graduate.
deathbymutationdeathbymutation on August 24th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
I might know someone who can buy the ticket. Her daughter couldn't get tickets on time and... yeah my mother is gonna try to get a hold of her.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: JSquaredLovehalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

You're still going, right? I hope you have a great time!

And in the way-back machine, if I'd gotten the passport renewed (if I'd realized), I totally should have used the power of sn_vancouvercon to try to arrange a group drive-up to Vancouver from Seattle, because the air transportation (at least from Sacramento) never really got any better. Still expensive, still a hassle.

Why not hold the conn in Seattle, Creation folks? Whyyyyyyy?
(no subject) - deathbymutation on August 24th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - deathbymutation on August 24th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
deathbymutationdeathbymutation on August 24th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
I just bid. But be aware is not for me. Its for another girl, if I get the tickets, I'll PM you the name.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 24th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
If you win the bid, then send a message (you can even use ebay) of where the tickets should be mailed (name and address). That's where I'll send them.

Thanks! *hugs*
brigid_tanner: Dean- oh crap anibrigid_tanner on August 24th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
See icon. I was looking forward to meeting you. My roomate for the con and I have been harrassing each other since the con was announced to be sure we got our passports updated in time.

What are you going to wear to the wedding? Do we get pics of the re-enactment?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 25th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
I was looking forward to meeting everyone! So many fun people are going, plus I could use the "escape."

My roomate for the con and I have been harrassing each other since the con was announced to be sure we got our passports updated in time.
I've been so preoccupied this entire freaking year that the whole passport issue totally flew by me. I had time, back when I originally bought the ticket, but I didn't realize I needed to do it! Basically, there was Disneyland in April, then flailing around over what was happening with HSH's leg, then the extended limbo of not being able to plan summer at all, followed by the cancer diagnosis and then every weekend tied up out through Labor Day. I feel like I'm drowning, and meanwhile all kinds of things are slipping by unnoticed.

Which, as it turns out, was actually TRUE. :0
(no subject) - brigid_tanner on August 25th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
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BEWARE OF JENMAR.clex_monkie89 on August 24th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Totally just pimped your auction on my LJ, though IDK if it will help much.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: JSquaredLovehalfshellvenus on August 25th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Charlee! Are you going? I know you just had surgery, and I'll bet the recovery from that isn't speedy.
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deathbymutation: Dean // busy readingdeathbymutation on August 25th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Ok at my maximum bid. I give up. I was trying to be nice to the daughter of my mother's coworker but I'm fairly broke. Least I gave it a shot.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 25th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
You did, and someone at least will go.

Thanks for thinking both of me AND your mom's coworker's daughter. Sounds like things have been rough for their family lately.

Hope you have a wonderful trip!
Deadbeat Nymph: sam dean bleeding angstdeadbeat_nymph on August 25th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
Ack! I'm just catching up now.

Man, that is a crazy fee for expediting your passport. Here it's about $70-$80. That seemed high to me until I read this post. :(

Ooh, I clicked on your eBay link, and there are bids! Yays! I really hope you get a decent sale price.

Man, Fortune has been sticking it to you like mad lately. *more hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 25th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
Man, that is a crazy fee for expediting your passport. Here it's about $70-$80. That seemed high to me until I read this post. :(

Do you have more authorized locations than we do, also? For the West, we have about 5-6. That's IT- and you have to show up in person. Gah!

Man, Fortune has been sticking it to you like mad lately. *more hugs*
When is the tide going to turn? I've been trying to sell that ticket for weeks, and really wanted it taken care of about 3 weeks ago- when I might have gotten full price for it and everything!

At least the birthday cake is done with (no more birthdays until mine, in October!) and it will be out of the house when I get home today. I seriously need to get off the sugar again and lose the ten lost pounds that I regained since HSH's whole cancer diagnosis came through. Back to needing to lose 20 lbs. instead of 10, though it started at 34. :0
(no subject) - deadbeat_nymph on August 25th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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