Right now I should be sitting next to Heather on our long plane ride, but instead I am printing off my new travel itinerary. Yes, you read that right - NEW travel itinerary. Turns out that the recommendation to ensure your passport is valid for 6 months is not a recommendation at all. No, in Thailand it is government regulation - go figure.
That being said, two Canadian girls had hugged their parents goodbye, gone through the self-check in and were waiting to check baggage when the lovely Air Canada attendant explained that one of them could not board a plane past Vancouver (since her passport expires in December 2009). I am still in shock that Heather is on the plane alone, while I spent a very stressful day getting an emergency passport and new flight worked out.
I would like to thank the passport people - "I love you passport people." I would also like to thank the wife of my dad's girlfriend's brother (complicated?) for working out a last minute flight. To my dear Heather - go get'em girl. I hope you have a safe 24 hours without me and I will see you on Wednesday! And I would also like to thank the academy.....for putting me in a real life comedy-drama! J
p.s. Chris - please don't hold this against me for life