K1. K9. K Whatever.

Apr 29

First off, K1 update.
On Thursday, I applied for my passport (pick up is May 9) and I also applied for my police certificate, which I can pick up this week. On the downside, the Office of the Registrar General is closed, due to this idiotic strike. This means that I won’t be able to get the long version of my birth certificate unless the strike ends some time in the next 2 weeks. Fortunately, I discovered that I can submit a notarized letter from my mother that includes most of the info contained on the certificate. This may seem trivial to you, but I almost cried with joy when i found out. All that is left to do is get the support documents from John and have my medical exam done. Then I scheduele my interview and it’s visa time.
Why do Americans keep booing our national anthem? For all those that resent the Anti-American sentiment that some Canadians preach, let me tell you, this ain’t helping. Infact, it’s bringing that sentiment to the forefront, especially in wake of the friendly-fire deaths. Can you tell I’m reading the news today?
On to other things (as if there are any).
Matt better start talking to me again, cuz it’s gonna be pretty awkward when we go to get our nails done if he’s still giving me the htown cold shoulder.

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My Fall From Grace

Apr 25

I finally found some sort of informative info on the RCMP police certificate. (yay) And I’m packing my bag for the passport office. With luck, I will be able to get the police certificate on the same trip.
One of these days, I’ll post about something other than my visa.

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Your Role Model Has Failed You

Apr 24

I refuse to accept my fate. Look to the left to view my protest against this unfathomable wrong-doing.
Another wonderful day in the world of filling out forms.
Today I filled out several practice application forms and tracked down the location of various government offices. I’m still a little unsure about the RCMP certificate, but i’m sure I’ll figure it out. Based on what I’ve read at some of the K1 FAQs, it’s possible that I could have my visa within 6 weeks, if everything goes smoothly. I also prepped a resume for a part time job at Mailboxes Plus. I’m just one cover letter away from my date with destiny. My action plan for tomorrow includes dropping off my resume, hitting the passport office and then off to the registrar general’s office to beg for the long version of my birth certificate.

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These Days Seems Like

Apr 24

Freelance and K1. I haven’t been playing DAoC for a while, and maybe that’s how I found time to throw together a new template, and actually post something.
I watched Winning England while babysitting Kaine and Noami on Monday. Through out the whole film “countdown to legality” kept running through my head. The next day, I discovered the whole evil empire including a line of cosmetics, clothes and a magazine. Obviously, Matt’s just after their money.

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27 Things I Have to Do

Apr 23

1. My passport application is all ready, so I need to go to the passport office and get it in the works.
2. My part of the K1 application is sitting infront of me. It’s several pages, some in duplicate.
3. Obtain my RCMP police certificate. (note to self: bring bribery donuts)
4. I need to go to some stinkin’ US certified Dr. for a med exam.
5. Convince striking provincial employees to give me the long version of my birth certificate.
6. Prepare items 2-5 and send them to Montreal.
7. Get my dog’s vacincations up to date.
8. Take cat over to Deb’s for a test run.
9. Go to Kinko’s to use the G4. This wouldn’t be so bad except for the cost and the fact that each time I visit, they ask, “Are you sure you need the G4? Do you really need a mac?” Now that I know the employees don’t know anything about anything, I will refrain from asking any mind numbing questions.
10. Take a few minutes to enjoy the people and places that I will miss after I’m gone.
11. Inadvertantly turn this site into a weblog all about my upcoming move.
12. Continue skimming the surface.
13. Update the ring and add this site.

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Working Title: Sharing a Donut With My Dog

Apr 22

I got a really fat envelope from the US Consulate General in Montreal today. My pile grows bigger.
This morning on my way back from TPH and Helmuts, where I got catfood, I thought about leaving Toronto. Aside from the fear of (proscratinating) all the things I have to do to get my ass dawn there, I am really eager to go.

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27 Things I Didn’t Blog About

Apr 19

1. Getting terminated without cause. [gawd no! not back to freelance!]
2. The INS approving John’s petition for the K1 visa. [now it all comes to the US embassy in Montreal]
3. John is moving into our new appartment mid month in March. [it's part of the same residential complex, from swank town-style bachelor pad to one bedroom love nest with tropical poolside view]
4. I took my dog for a nice long walk today.
5. My computer has the PE_SPACES.1445 virus. [yay me!]
6. Believe it or not, surreal is “in the mail.” [for some reason i find that funny]
7. I am on my way to Kinko’s to do my freelance. [i'm that lame]

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Lookie what I found

Apr 19

I was looking at my resume website today, and clicked the link that used to be vitaminMe, my very first weblog. To my utter shock, the link actually delivered me to the site!
Here’s the site before I gave up on digitalrice and moved to surreal to start 27things. If you scroll down and look at the pages before blogger, you’ll find my very first weblog. Seems like 10 years ago, not one. Anyway, if you’re interested, before I discovered blogger, I used to manually update the page every time i added an entry.
So take a walk down my virtual memory lane and perhaps I’ll get back to using it again.

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