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I get to try out my Passport Card soon... - Mark's Journal
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I get to try out my Passport Card soon...
The plan has been gradually moving from "would be nice" past "maybe" to "quite probable," so I'll mention here that I'm most likely heading north of the border in a couple of weekends for a friend's "unbirthday" party. (Whatever that is.) It'll be my first chance to try out the U.S. passport card I got this year along with my passport renewal. It's only good for land border crossings in North America, not for flights or sea crossings, but the occasional desire to pop into Canada is exactly why I paid a little extra for the thing. (It's easier to have the card on me at all times than bother dragging my passport around.)

I'd been thinking it was going to be my first visit to Ontario since the R13 Summit in Brampton seven (?!) years ago, but of course I at least passed through Ontario twice last March on the way to and from Grand Rapids. Does that count as visiting?
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marc_breaker From: marc_breaker Date: August 13th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Alice in Wonderland

An unbirthday party is what the the Mad Hatter and March Hare were having when Alice visited. You have one birthday in a year, but 364 "unbirthdays".

Marc
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: August 13th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Alice in Wonderland

Of course! That would do it. :-)
From: dblaser_ca Date: August 13th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Alice in Wonderland

In this particular case, an "unbirthday" party is a gathering for a person who doesn't really like their birthday and who would rather it be known as the day that they congealed from a puddle of goo.

It just so happens that this particular person thinks rather poorly of their birthday so they do everything that they can to acknowledge it differently than everyone else does their own... think (basically) of a Hobbit's birthday, only without everyone getting lavish presents.

It's a day to get together, have fun at the expense of unbirthday subject, have something to eat and get a good laugh out of things.

Does that help? :)
queenmabwords From: queenmabwords Date: August 13th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Alice in Wonderland

Thanks for clearing that up!
pixel39 From: pixel39 Date: August 13th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um, unless you got a different kind of passport card than I did, yours should say "Valid only for international land and sea travel between United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda." on the back.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: August 13th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

It does, in fact, say that. I recall that the FAQs warned that a passport card wasn't adequate for cruise ship travel. No idea why. Not important.
From: dblaser_ca Date: August 13th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
:)

Looking forward to it!
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