June's challenge: renew (or file for) your passport
OK, this is prompted by my screw-up. I realized that my passport, issued 18 years ago, has expired.
Right now, I need it for getting a replacement driver's license.
But it's not valid, and so shouldn't be used by the DMV.
And renewing it now, in person, is going to cost $100; if I'd done it before the 15-year mark (from the date it was issued), it would cost me $75. Plus, I have to go in person.
The lesson: You don't know when you're going to need these things. A passport is phenomenally handy for proving identity, citizenship (for employability), etc. I foresee this as something you're more and more likely to need.
If you don't have one, you need one. Even if you don't plan to go to Paris soon--you should have one.
If you have one, you should check to see if it has expired, and if it has, renew it. If it's before 15 years, you can just renew by mail, which is relatively fuss-free.
So--your mission, should you choose to accept it, is this:
*Locate your passport--check its date.
*Check online to see what you need to do in order to renew.
*Post back here to tell us which day you're going to deal w/ your passport.
*Go that day, and come back here to tell us of your success.
(My plan is Tuesday, June 24)