Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Hump day happenings

I picked up my new passport. I was admonished for having my passport stolen and told that as a US citizen, I had the right to replace a stolen passport once. After that, the state department deems you irresponsible and you can only get a passport for one year at a time. Then when I gave the nice lady my old passports and new picture, she said, "Wow, you've sure aged. " Then quickly, she added, "Sorry, I couldn't help it," but I just smiled and said, "Yes, no one is immune."

We put nude dancer's things out for the trash pickup. It was hauled away yesterday. We kept a few boxes of papers in case he ever shows up, but the rest is gone. It's nice to have a garage again. Then the girl who is in nude dancer's apartment came down to tell us she had lost her job and can she break her lease if she finds a job in another city. We are reasonable people, so we said to keep us informed and give us at least 30 days notice. (The law requires 90 days notice.) I felt bad for the girl. Losing one's job is the pits. And there's some bad energy lurking in that apartment.

Finally, after 8 hours, the doors were installed. Here are two of them. The tenants squealed with delight upon coming home to them. This was Serge's project (I didn't see the necessity) and he is satisfied too.

27 comments:

Ed said...

Maybe you should consider becoming a Canadian Citizen. Then as a foreigner upon visiting the US you could apply for SS benefits just like the Mexicans do and get free health care too.
The doors look nice. Maybe the tennant in ND's apartment will get one of those 20 dollar an hour jobs they were striking over not long ago.
I would have told the lady that said you're getting old looking that she was getting fat.

Cincy Diva said...

I think you look great in the 3rd photo!
If the girl ends up having to move, try burning some sage incense to clean out the ND neative energy in the apt.

Lemuel said...

I like the doors! I can understand how these doors will help tenant/landlord relations. Were I a tenant, I would understand that you had a interest in maintaining and improving the property and not just interested in taking my money and running.

You had not referred explicitly (or I did not catch it) to the fact that the stolen passport was a US one. Somewhere along the line I had understood that you had already become a Canadian citizen and I assumed that the stolen passport was a Canadian one.

We got new passports about a year ago (in hopes of a trip to Canada this year - dashed by the purchase of a new home). I find it ironic that we now need passports as Americans to re-enter the US - not to enter Canada. Our own government does not trust us.

Topher said...

I think you look fine in your most recent picture. When was that second passport issued? I don't even look like mine anymore since I got mine when I was 16, and I'm almost 24 now. The inspector had to give me a second look before letting me through, telling me how I should probably want to get a new one.

Wow, you guys are awesome landlords. I'm sure I'd squeal too if the doors were changed to a nice one when I got home.

David said...

Time is a thief in the night.

You certainly look different. You head has a more rectangular feel to it. More to do with hairstyle than anything. And the baby fat is gone.

bardelf said...

I agree with Lemuel that it is a bit ass backwards that Americans have to have passports now to re-enter America, not other countries. I'm sure in George Bush's tiny brain, this makes sense.

The doors look really nice. I do, however, sugguest that you and Serge perform some sorta smudging or cleansing ritual to ND's former apartment! Sounds as if the funky energy is continuing now with the new tenant.

Polt said...

I don't believe I've ever squealed in delight of any door. Maybe what was behind it, sure, but the door itself?

If I lived in Canada, I'd be well on my way to Canadian citizenship. I love the Great WHite North!

HUGS...

Richbitch said...

Sounds likes The Grudge in ND's apartment!

Damn you're gorgeous in the middle passport pic!

Chunks said...

Aging beats the alternative! Sounds like passport lady was "special". You're so polite sometimes, you really are a Canadian no matter what your passport says!

Those doors are the shit! Do you have a spare one lying around?

kev said...

I also feel some spaces/places in this world just have "bad energy". I don't have a well-thought out philosphy on other wordly phenomena, but feng shui might be in order for that apt.

Patricia said...

you get better looking as you get older. kind of irritating, actually.

St. Dickeybird said...

If I'm ever forced to Montreal, I'm moving in with you.
I mean - i'll try to rent an apartment from you!

Jason said...

I don't know that I've aged as well as you have.

And yes, you guys are very accommodating landlords.

GayProf said...

Ed -- If you are imagining that the life of an immigrant is one of leisure, relaxation, and milking the system, I would suggest that you watch too many hours of Lou Dobbs.

Despite urban legends and political scare tactics, illegal immigrants are much less likely to ask for social services than anybody else (out of fear of being exposed). The total number of undocumented people ranges from three to five million, representing less than 2 percent of the nation’s population. The proportion of the foreign-born population in the United States is lower today that it was ninety years ago (8 percent compared to 15 percent). Immigrants generate an annual net surplus (the amount of taxes they pay (sales, gasoline, etc) to the services they collect) in the range of 25 to 30 billion dollars (This information has been available as far back as 1994 in a Congressional report, and has since been printed in newspapers as diverse as The Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Arizona Republic).

And "Welfare Queens" aren't driving Cadillac cars, either. Who knew that Reagan-era hysteria would return?

Torn -- Personally, I think that you became progressively better looking in your passport photos.

Petie said...

You sure age a lot better than most people...

And you has not a lot of hair either through out the years :pp

Craig said...

I notice that when we first get a new passport/ID photo, we hate it cause we look so much older than the previous ones, but as the years pass, that photo starts to look better & better. You're still a handsome devil.

Kevin said...

I noticed a change in my Driver's license photo (we renew every 6 years with the new digital one) and I wanted to cry....

Ever think of calling a priest and having that apartment blessed? LOL!!

BTW - I LOVE those doors, Serge has great taste! Then again, he is with you!

TJ said...

I agree with a few of the other posts, in that I'd become a Canadian citizen if I lived there.

Scottsdale Girl said...

I showed a coworker my Grad Pic and he kept looking at the pic and then me and saying "THAT IS NOT YOU!". I said uh huh because I would have a *mumble year* Old picture here that wasn't OF ME.

Idiot.

David said...

Oh, I think ND's old places needs some hoodoo voodoo to get rid of what ever is haunting it.

Hire a cute clergy guy to pull an exorcist on the place.

Lewis said...

I think I wouldn't have been as nice to the passport wench. Besides, the pictures only prove that you get better looking with age.

dawn said...

I think the doors look lovely.

Passport photos exist only to mark the passage of time - and so those of us who haven't been arrested have something that resembles a mug shot.

Ed said...

I saw on NBC Nightly News were a Texas landowner said He needed the Mexican Illegals because even if he paid $20 an hour he couldn't find Americans to do the work. Are you Fucking kidding me? There are thousands of people here who would kill for an $8 an hour job. I'll bet he doesn't pay over $6 an hour for that back breaking work and no health care benefits.

Rebekah said...

It's so funny to me that people are commenting on which one is the best looking.

I'm guessing at the expressions.


You look a bit pissed off in the second one,and either scared or recently goosed in the third.

Just my opinion. :)

This Boy Elroy said...

Yeah that passport lady needs to be silenced. You should have invoked the patriot act or something and banished her to guantanomo for her insolence.

dirk.mancuso said...

Forget the passport lady -- we've seen pics of you and you look great. As do the doors.

Jess said...

Nice doors.

Oh, and I think the years have been kind to you. You remain very handsome!