Monday, January 29, 2007

A Public Service Announcement Thingy

If you are an American citizen, and you should go across a border into another country, say Canada, because you thought it was high time to go visit EchoMouse, and you left Toronto thinking you could get back into the United States using your driver's license, you are in for a surprise. You're not getting back in without your passport now. it's the law. Take a cruise to Southern Carribean, go ashore in Mexico and Aruba, etc. you aren't coming home without your passport. Take a cruise to Southern Carribean, go ashore in Mexico and Aruba, etc. you aren't coming home without your passport. Claudia goes swimming in Santa Barbara to get closer pictures of the baby seals, and gets washed away. Matt rushes to her rescue, naturally, and they both end up ashore in Mexico. Fortunately, Connie Chavez works for Matt, and quite simply can accomplish things that your ordinary Ambassador cannot, so an international incident was narrowly avoided.

The moral of the story, get your passport now, and don't be sorry later. Not everyone can be as lucky as Claudia to have a friend like Matt as a friend.

20 comments:

198392cjh said...
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Matt said...

You don't want to f*ck with Connie. Um just sayin'. There's enough space in my trunk to fit 2.5 bodies (and the seats fold down). Um just sayin'.

Matt said...

And yes, CEO, I HAVE worked here as a financial writer. Not sure if you'd recognize the outfit I was with but it is a small world.... 123Val is a financial writer here....

Matt said...

Emoticons are a beautiful thing.

:)

The CEO said...

I don't know where here is, but I know it's a good thing that Connir works for you. I wish she worked for me too. There's days I ger too stressed/

The CEO said...

The deleted comment was one of those new browsers spammers. I am avoiding word verification as long as I can. It's the little mouse making the obscene gesture to the eagle just before it eats him.

Claudia said...

You and Matt are my heroes!! I will definitely get my passport updated now...funny you mention Mexico...planning a spring break trip down there!! :)

Pickled Olives said...

We could all use good friends like that!! I just read yesterday that even babies are required to have passports.

The CEO said...

Olives, do you think we should have a flag made?

WanderingGirl said...

My passport is my official badge of grownupdom. I hope I get to use it again.

The CEO said...

I hate to tell you WG, but now even the kids need passports to get back into the country. You can either check with Matt, or the State Department.

spoon said...

The plus side - everyone likes stamps in their passport!!!!

Pickled Olives said...

How about a white flag with a big orange circle that says USS Friends on it?

MJ said...

I found one.. cut out the picture and inserted mine.. that is ok right ??

The CEO said...

Spoon, we don't get to keep ours, you turn in your passport after so many years and all those stamps go away

Olives, a great idea.

MJ, I think that would work just fine.

Odat said...

Thanks for the reminder...one more thing to add to my list....
Peace

Alison said...

Maybe now Americans might travel a little farther. Open their minds a bit more.

Or maybe I'm just a dreamer.

WanderingGirl said...

Yes, yes, I know kids have to have one. My friends' baby had one when he was 12 days old. But I never had the need to USE one until grownupdom. I'll now refer to it as my redstripe of courage (since it took me to Jamaica-mon!)

Crankster said...

Not to mention, of course, that passports are tremendously cool. You feel like James Bond, and you end up with your own little family album of immigration stamps.

Plus, of course, they give you the option of jetting off to Libya just like that.

Echomouse said...

I'm really late to this. All I can say is that my entire life, all we needed was a birth certificate to skip over to the USA. Also to travel to any country which is part of the British Commonwealth. So this passport thing...well, it put me off. The problem is, I have dear friends in the USA. So at some point I'll likely get one. But it irks me no end that I have to and only because of that idiot Shrub! Gawd!!! Somebody get that &%$#@!! out of office already.

Thank you. A message from a concerned Canadian. Partially delivered because we know have a Shrub-lite to deal with and if you guys lose Shrub, we have hope of losing our mini-version of him ;)