It’s beginning to feel like there is something out there trying to keep us from going to Paris. First off was the problem with buying tickets on Expedia, and my spending limit Wells Fargo supposedly can’t raise high enough for us to buy two international plane tickets. Nevermind that I should be able to spend my money …
Tickets were purchased with Bob’s money instead, and then yesterday we hied to the post office to turn in our passport applications. And it was packed full of other applicants, which meant they had actually “closed” the passport office early in order to service all those people already waiting. And of course, they don’t process passports on the weekend. And the hours during the week, depending on the location, are insane. For instance, the place nearest my work only processes passports from 11 to 1 and then from 1:30 to 2:45. Um… OK. We’re going to try on Monday morning, but I’m not feeling too optimistic. And none too happy about having to use some of my time off so early in the year.
Also: If we leave Austin, it almost seems like the reason will be something to do with really large bugs. In the past month we’ve had three roaches in our apartment. This might not seem like a big deal, but we only had one in the entire year we lived at the old place, and I never even saw one the entire time I lived in Minnesota (although there was one really gross wiggly thing that inhabited my NordEast apartment). I know the bugs don’t actually do much to people, but it’s still too freaky to have one on your bedside lamp while you’re in bed reading.
And: Good news for a lot of my friends – according to the latest issue of Cooking Light, “Research has shown that people with multifaceted interests actually feel less stress than people whose lives are more narrowly focused.” Now, where is that book I started two years ago?