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25 August 2009 @ 12:12 am
Accidental crosspost from Dreamwidth there.

Yesterday, thinking that I was going to get to the Vancouver SPN Con after all, I went out running and found I had another mile in me! Five miles-- whoo!

Today, after discovering that I CAN'T go after all (thanks, Homeland Security Passport Policies), I got into the leftover birthday cake and my bike ride was dismal and frustrating, and I wound up cutting it a little short. So human, so unhelpful. This won't make fitting into a dress for my niece's wedding any easier!

To spread some "Voom" instead of Doom and Gloom, here's a link to the Supernatural Season 4 Gag Reel, assuming you haven't already seen it. Though I've got to say, if I were in Jensen's shoes, I'd be dousing all of Jared's food and beverages with Beano. :0

And yes, YouTube (and fanfiction.net), I know I need to upgrade my browser! Think I'm going to go "off-book" and try Firefox, because my company doesn't want XP users to go beyond I.E. 6, and I.E. 7 is targeted for "Vista" users only (like I'm ever going to let THAT happen to my PC). Apparently, others have done the end-run around company policy and gone for Firefox and other browsers as well. I figure I.E. 8 might get approved in about 2 fiscal years, so that's a no-go.

Speaking of Dreamwidth above... I have 3 ONE invite codes. Comment below with your email address if you're interested!

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 25th, 2009 07:54 am (UTC)
Try the PM, and I'll save one of the codes for you. I need to get to bed (it's almost 1am here!)

The passport thing with Canada-- gah! How did I let that slip by me? The change went into effect in January, that's probably why. And it still seems ridiculous.

I'd be getting off a plane (from the U.S.!) in Vancouver, and getting back on a plane 4 days later. With a driver's license (holographic and everything now) and I even have a copy of my birth certificate (and expired passport). But nooooooo... Gotta watch out for those middle-aged female terrorists. *eye roll*
Deadbeat Nymph: sammy chugdeadbeat_nymph on August 25th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
I know that here you can get an emergency rush on a passport if your travel plans are already booked. You do have to fork over some extra cash, but they can do it super fast if necessary. (I once got a new passport in one day, and recently my cousin got a passport in one hour, but she's a pushy lawyer.) Any chance of that in CA?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 25th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
I looked into it, and the cost would have been in the neighborhood of $400-$500 dollars.

For a QUICK renewal, unless you fork over big to an agency that will act as your representative, you have to show up IN PERSON here at one of the approved sites. For the West Coast, that would be San Francisco, LA, Seattle, or Denver. That's it. Even San Francisco would take an entire day, and I can't spend the time on it.

It's ridiculous. :(