3.09.2010

The Passport Picture!



I have completed my masters degree! That's right people...I am one smart cookie. I now have my masters in education for curriculum and instruction:reading. (Now if I can only get a job). This is a big deal! HUGE! GINORMOUS! I knew I wanted to do something big to celebrate! We debated back and forth between having a huge party or taking a cruise. The cruise won (only slightly!). Just call me Caribbean Queen!

Cruise is booked....airfare is booked....now I needed to tackle my passport. My hubby and I had decided that we would go to Tahiti for our honeymoon (which was a complete LET DOWN...I'll have to blog that story one day). So we both have passports....except mine is in my maiden name. I went online to get the forms to switch it. Had someone told me to change it within the first year of getting married, I wouldn't have had to pay....but because I waited...I had to pay...FULL PRICE! Que Sera Sera!

So I got all my stuff together...wrote the check...and headed to my local post office for the dreaded passport picture. I got all dolled up ...stood in line....only to find out they didn't have those services that day (What a waste of a good hair day!). I had full intentions of going the next morning and I awoke with a third eye on my forehead. I COULD not have a third eye in my passport picture. Call me vain or whatever you need...but that picture stays with you for a long time! Pimple was gone by the weekend...figured I would go the following week! Wrong again! This time I got sick and my nose was all cut up, red and runny. As appealing as boogers might be in photos, I didn't want to chance it. I figured I would go the following week.

So yesterday morning, I woke up with determination to get my passport taken today (couldn't go yesterday, no service). Oh but what before my wondering eyes should appear...a HUGE ZIT right on my cheek. This zit put the third eye on my forehead to shame! I obsessively applies astringent to the massive sucker (was the growth on my ovary NOT enough?!?!?). I ran to the bathroom this morning and it was still there. OK so I had to decide....do I take the picture with the HUGE ZIT or do I risk not going on my cruise that I worked so hard for! I had to go take the picture....

Thank god for makeup! I piled it on that sucker. I think I did a decent job of covering it! I am SURE you will be able to see it in the picture. After the guy snapped the picture and showed it to me, I gasped. I couldn't focus on the pimple...I focused on the pumpkin that looked like my head. I told him no matter how many more pictures he snapped of me, I was never gonna like it. At least the person completely my passport application will get a good laugh!

So if the chance ever comes that you and I are travelling abroad together..the answer is NO! You can not see my passport picture!

14 comments:

Patrish said...

LOL! Nobody gets to see my passport either! I hate my picture!

The best official photo I've ever taken was for my Washington State license, I would flash that baby any where! But now sadly I live in Ohio and I have yet to replace my license because I know it will be a bad photo.

jenicini said...

Ha! The passport picture you have to live with for ten years. After living abroad for several years, I made sure for my next passport picture that I looked really cute! Congrats on your masters! I'm so happy that mine is done and, I don't have to worry about it. Enjoy you smart cookie!

Pregnant Yuppy said...

My mom needed a new passport for an upcoming trip and asked me to take it to the passport office for her (they don't have a passport office where she lives). I decided to renew mine at the same time. I was under a deadline due to her upcoming trip and wouldn't you know it - bad hair, zit, no time, etc - until finally I had run out of time and had to get my photo done.

Long story short: Worst photo of my life! I'm sure that customs will stop my in every country we visit!

The Quest For Baby Hang said...

CONGRATS!! I gotta get my passport! We are going on a cruise also, but we haven't chosen "when" Have fun on ya'lls!! :D Congrats again sweetie!

Busted Kate said...

The pictures are so small, I bet you won't even notice! Alas, I hate my picture too. But I think that's just the nature of passport photos.

How fun, a cruise! Where are you going? I did a cruise after I got my masters degree too! You've definitely earned some fun :-)

Kelly said...

Sounds like a fabulous plan! Where are you going?

Don't feel badly...those passport photos are the worst!

Congratulations on your masters! That's what I wish I would have gotten mine in, instead of secondary social studies.

Amaprincess said...

Thanks ladies. I am glad to hear I am not the only one with an awful picture! We are going to cruise the Carribean! Very excited!!!!

Courtney said...

Congrats!!! I hope you enjoy your well-deserved trip!

Ashley said...

Awww haha. I HATE my passport picture too. My driver's license picture however didn't turn out that bad. Which is good I guess. That is seen much more often than a passport picture.

Honey B. said...

Congratulations on the masters, I'm SO impressed! Well done!!

And passport photos are just the worst...mine looks like my neck starts just below my mouth....horrible!

Just One Week said...

Oh no - I didn't change my passport within a year of getting married :( On my to-do list for next week. Congrats on finishing your degree!

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Tonya said...

That is too funny! I take horrible pictures...hate going in to get my license picture done! Welcoming you to SITS!

Shell said...

So something that would happen to me! Congrats on your degree!

I'm a former teacher, though I just have my b.s.

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Robyn said...

Congratulations on getting your Masters! That's a huge deal.

And, your right, passport pictures are worse than driver's license pictures. No see!!

Stopping by from SITS to welcome you!