Finally. My US passport has expired! Why the yelp of joy you may ask? Take a look at the Cher wanabee to your right. Yep - that was me 10 years ago. Unlike the fabulously svelte chanteuse, I look like I ate the backing singers! It's amazing what a haircut and a diet will do for a girl. Needless to say, I am all but overjoyed that my new passport is in the offing and I won't be subjected to incredulous looks from airport officials each time I fly home. Cue: sigh of relief.