Thursday, February 19, 2009

I've lost that lovin' feelin'

I finally learned that my passport was mailed on Tuesday, from New Orleans. Then yesterday it was in Memphis, TN. For some reason today it was in Arkansas. My passport is taking its own vacation apparently.

Yesterday when I learned where it was, I figured my passport was flying Northwest Airlines (those of you who travel often will understand this reference) because that seems to be the right route. I thought it it would actually be here, say... TODAY. I found the tracking number and followed it online via USPS. When I got home from school on my lunch hour, which I purposely left for so I could get the passport, it wasn't there. After sending Sam a text message using every swear word I know and cursing the following: (and I quote) "I hate the USPS, the passport office, the State Department, Northwest Airlines, and Hillary," I decided to track it down. So, based on what I learned, I guess it should be here tomorrow. I'm thinking "yeah, right. I'll believe it when I see it."

I missed meeting Sam in Amsterdam on Saturday with this delay. And his business trip to Amsterdam was extended to Brussels, Belgium, Luxembourg and France. I'm missing ALL of those because my passport didn't arrive yesterday or today. I would say "not happy" describes me. As of now, it looks like I'll be in Dublin and visit some of the countryside and I'm taking an overnight into Scotland via the ferry. Unless any of you rich readers want to send me large amounts of cash so I can go into London!

He's reserved my ticket for Thursday March 5, 2009 with a 24 hour hold so if I get my passport tomorrow he'll book me immediately. Here's hoping, so please cross your fingers, do a happy dance, pray to whatever god or goddess that ails ya, chant, swear in Hebrew, whatever- that I will please get my passport on Friday!!!

And when I started thinking about it, between Tuesday when it was posted and tomorrow, I could've driven to New Orleans, picked up the passport in person, had a hurricane or 2 or 7 at Paddy O's, performed at the Cat's Meow, earned some beads, and have been back by the time my mail runs tomorrow!!!!

Singin' the passport blues,


Ty-Anna said...

As I was thinking of a prayer to help your passport arrive in your mail tomorrow (what bothers me is the passport 800# boneheads should have set that for EXPRESS and you would have had it via USPS the NEXT day once it was finished...but trust me no one there seems to want to ACTUALLY do there job...jeesh! ..)

ok I found this "Different Serenity Prayer" ~ Author Unknown but it's cute!

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I cannot accept,
and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people
I had to kill today because they pissed me off

And also help me to be careful of the toes I step on
today as they may be connected to the ass I may
have to kiss tomorrow

Help me to always give
100% at work …
12% on Monday
23% on Tuesday
40% on Wednesday
20% on Thursday
5% on Friday

And help me to remember …
when I am having a really bad day,
and it seems like people are trying to piss me off,
that it takes 42 muscles to frown,
and only 4 to extend my middle finger,
and tell them to bite me!

The W.O.W. factor said...

Hey! If I were rich and had $$$, I'd join ya in Dublin and traverse the countryside, the pubs etc!! I'm sooooooo jealous! Would LOVE to see Ireland!!
Maybe I'll sneak in your luggage and I'll pay the extra weight charges, Ok?
I'd even leave you and Sam alone once you connect up...maybe I could just wander and get 'lost' there...for good!
(that's a dream of mine...mmmm)

Maggie said...

Ty-Anna: I have no idea if the prayers worked or not, but thanks for them since it arrived!!!

And your prayers cracked me UP! I actually sat here and giggled out loud- thanks for the much needed laugh. I was certainly queen of the bitches yesterday and I needed it! You rock!

WOW- I would love to travel with you but I've told all- no one goes in my suitcase on this trip... But the second one for sure! I was thinking I should go back to the Wild West and see my kids graduate and then come to visit you for a day or two- if you and Cowboy could stand my craziness! (and shoes...) *kisses*

The W.O.W. factor said...

That would be awesome!!