I just got back from my Passport Application Appointment, scheduled at the Oxford Post Office. I turned in my check, application, original birth certificate, and 2 inch photos. In 10 weeks, I should be expecting my passport in the mail. How exciting! I have no trip planned currently, but it’s still exciting. On my list of things to do by the time I’m 30, I have to travel abroad, so I’m just getting my affairs in order to begin the planning.
Let me tell you about the passport photo. Having worked at a photo lab for an extended period of time, I’ve taken my share of passport photos. Let me tell you, there are some interesting people who came in to get theirs. Babies were always the hardest b/c they were crying and you have to get their head to fill a certain portion of the 2 inch square. And some babies can’t really hold their head up, so it looks read weird. Anyway, I went to the Walgreen’s in Stow, OH to get my photo. The girl working had no personality whatsoever. I pay and look at my photo. It was bad. I mean BAD. I get in the car and I look at it again. I look like my mother. I weigh at least 250 pounds and have at least 4 chins. It was BAD. I decided to pay to get another one. I mean, I’m going to have this damn passport for 10 years, right? So, I go to the print center on campus. The guy gave me time to put on my fake smile and guess what! I like the picture. It’s surprisingly better than the other one. When you compare the two, it’s disgusting. In a two week period, it appears as though I’ve lost 25 pounds, when in reality…I weigh the same (also disgusting).
What a long boring post to say that I enjoy my new photo and am excited about getting my passport. Now I can start my life (well, in 10 weeks I can)!