A great part about living in the States, but not actually working for a living? I get to rationalize this sort of thought process:
Well… My passport needs to be renewed, and I’ve got to renew my O1 work visa. Why not turn this into a five day jaunt north of the border in Vancouver? By the time I’m back, football will be days away and I’ll be able to drink a few beers that don’t taste like an alcoholics urine sample. Great idea, self.