09 July 2009

It's Baaacckk

A week or so ago, I was at work, and I got a call from my dad. This doesn't happen very often, so I was a little worried when I answered it...what if it was bad news?

Well, it wasn't. My dad was laughing, and said, "I just got the craziest call." Well, ok, do tell more. Then he asked me to think about what I had lost recently.

I will say, I didn't like where this was going. I lose a lot of things...keys, credit cards, my mind. And my dad likes to rub it in. Recently HE lost his credit card, so I was armed with that as a retort.

He continues to laugh, and hints around that maybe it was something I lost while I was out of the country. Well, in that case, there's only one thing. My passport.

Ding! Ding! Ding! That was it!

Someone (Dad wasn't sure who, and didn't think about asking) called him from Argentina (he thought) saying they had my passport. Was I missing it? He told the nice lady yes, and she apparently put it in the mail and sent it on its merry way!

I was pretty excited to get it back. Where had it been these past 4 years? Had it gone on any adventures? Any new stamps that weren't there when I lost it? Would I need to be jealous of my old passport?

Well, unfortunately, the passport is not revealing any secrets. If it did do any traveling, it collected no new stamps. It was kind of amazing opening up this document to see my 21 year old pudgy face staring back at me...wearing OVERALLS (yes, overalls...in my defense, they were in style, and they actually could have been the overall SHORTS I had. Gah. What were we thinking?!). I never think I look that different, then I see pics like this one, which...yikes. Perusing through, I find my return stamp from my first trip (but no entry stamp to DeGaulle, or any of the other countries I lived in/visited when they checked your passport every time you went anywhere), all my stamps from my England/Ireland trip, first trip to Sweden, Canada, Bahamas...and the last stamp was my entry to Argentina, on 4 July 2005.

So almost exactly 4 years later, this important piece of my history has been returned. Incredible.

1 comment:

Pernilla said...

It is amazing! And so cool!