March 31, 2006 - passports photos taken and application forms begun
February 2, 2007 - completed passport applications sent to Passport Canada
In my defence, I will point out that my application was actually ready to go in June of 06, but somebody in the family kept filling his out wrong and then having to get his guarantor to resign. And for some reason we couldn't get the online thingy to work so we had to do it by hand, which is really scary,especially because you have to use all BLOCK LETTERS.
Last summer, the lineups at the Passport offices weren't too bad, but now they are hours long, so we couriered ours to the government instead. Now the government has my driver's license for the next several months. I'd better drive nicely. Oh maybe I shouldn't have laid on the horn for a minute and a half when that guy cut me off today.
Hey, do you remember when I slammed the dishwasher door closed on my thumb two months ago? Well, that's another thing that is taking its own sweet time.
It's been hurting like a son of a biotch the whole time, although initially my whole hand hurts and now it's just a spot near the tip of my thumb. The pain finally subsided enough for me to be able to peak under the nail a bit this morning and guess what I found? Dishwasher schrapnel! A whole bunch of it!
I thought that black spot peaking out from under my nail was a bit of necrotic skin, but I managed to flick some of it off and it turned out to be black on one side and silver on the other. Just like the piece that's missing from the corner of the dishwasher. I'm pretty sure there's still a chunk imbedded in my thumb there, but that'll give me something to poke around at with a scalpel and I'm sure looking forward to that.
This reminds me of the time a few years ago that I stepped on some broken glass. I picked the glass out of my foot, but it always kinda bothered me and it grew a hard callus, which was quite sore. Then one day, a huge chunk of glass came busting out of my foot. It was the coolest thing, and firmly cemented my admiration for human physiology and the movie Alien.
And finally, I know I have always said that the Junos are lame, and they are. But I am still pretty excited that Chad VanGaalen has been nominated for alternative album of the year for Skelliconnection. Way to go, immensely talented Calgary guy!