Monday, January 23rd, 2012
10:09 pm - The_____ Things Make a Post Meme...  
The Brazil trip is postponed until at least March whilst we try to figure out the visa sitch*, and also because the tickets will be way cheaper. The visa thing is weird. My visa is one set of fees because I have a Jersey drivers license, while the vp's is another because his license is from Maine. The rules are more complicated than those of some of the old SPI wargames.

* Thank you ellenbs. Nobody here thought of it, nor did our travel agent mention it.

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Got the first substantial snowfall of the season over the weekend, but it's already melting pretty quick. It's been too cold to ride since the first week of January, so shoveling the fluffy stuff was good replacement exercise.

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I've been watching The Finder, mostly because it's on, rather than for any investment. I wonder how long it'll stay on the air without making some major changes, like ditching the annoying juvenile delinquent who looks too much like Zoe Carter. It's a bad sign when they're already bringing in Bones crossover guests in the second episode. OTOH, I never watched Miami Vice back in the day, but the send up was funny**.

** Remember when Mario Van Peebles was the next big thing? And what's worse... he's only four years younger than I am.

But that wasn't the best meta reference in the show. The best was when Michael Clarke Duncan told the death row inmate "If you're lying to me, I'm going to bring you back from the dead and electrocute you again." That was terrific.
 
 
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Ellen S.ellenbs on January 30th, 2012 - 01:45 am
I was wondering how your trip planning was going! I had to make two trips to the Brazilian Consulate on Wednesday before I had time to get coffee. Who even knew there was a wrong kind of money order? (Anything but a U.S. Postal Service Money Order is the wrong kind.) Now we just have to sit back and hope that the visa is ready when they say it will be, which I'm not feeling super-confident about it.
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