oh yeah, and the best part was having to visit the embassy to get something notarised only to be old my passport looks like it's been mishandled by terrorists and being basically forced to get a new passport. Not too much of a problem except my work permit is in that passport as well as my non-expiring Ausralian visa (which was valid as long as the passport was valid) and my visa to Brazil (2 years left on it). Sigh. Cancel those plans to Sydney and Rio. And that US$12 security enhancement fee I had to pay still pisses me off. they charge ever person this amount who does anything more than come to the embassy and says hi. I asked what the fee does. The Swedish lady at the embassy said "stops terrorist attacks." Who knew that America's efforts to combat terrorism only required $12 per visitor to a US Embassy.
Blah I say. Or O'rly. Or damn it all to hell. I need drink.