Did you know that in order to travel into Europe into the area known as the SCHENGEN TERRITORY and you are not a United States citizen - but hold a Permanent Resident status in the U.S. - you need a visa called (apropos) 'SCHENGEN VISA'?
Did you also know that the REQUIREMENTS and pre-requisites in order to obtain such a visa, depending on which country within the Schengen Territory is your point of entry, is very (let me emphasize VERY) specific, tedious and absolute?
Did you also, also know that on average (stipulating that everything with the visa application is accepted, approved and barring any sort of problems due to oversight from either the applicant or the issuer) the turn-around time for such a visa lingers around 15 business days?
And finally, did you know that an average plaster covered bedroom wall has the tolerance of about twenty or thirty good hits from my bare forehead being rammed against it before it shows any kind of distress that will soon need repair and a fresh coat of paint?
That said, let's take a small quiz.
1) Eric Canete is NOT vacationing in Paris, Berlin and/or Rome because:
A. He's a moron and didn't know about this thing called a 'Schengen Visa' and was embarrassingly turned away at the airport counter.
B. He's busy at home, working on ASM #611 and grumbling about said visa and not being able to go on vacation.
C. He's busy at home, working on commissions like the ones you see above and grumbling about said visa and not being able to go on vacation.
D. All of the above.
Mmm-boy! It's shaping up to be a GREAT week! Sometimes I just wish Jeff Goldblum got that teleportation machine right the third time around - you know... minus the merging with the house fly so's I can be someplace else already.
Anyway, Elektra and zombies. Enjoy.