I can't wait for these book reviews.
The green-card thing is very accurate (and, it goes without saying, humorous). I live in Colorado but come from New Zealand, and when I renewed my conditional visa two years ago and paid $500 (consequent to the $1,000 I paid in 2007), I kind of thought that Barack Obama himself should have signed it in smudgeable ink.
Yay you guys! And thank God this is over. Now you can relax (until you change your address, which you have to report to Homeland Security within ten days of the move. Yeah.) So ... happy relaxing!
Nick now has license to be the horrible American tourist when visiting Europe or, fun overload, his native realm (e.g. stand in the middle of the rabble at Kings Cross, look up at the schedule boards, and yell, 'HOW DO I GET TO WORCESTERSHIRE!', but pronounce it war-chester-shire.
Chris McKenzie has that same American flag hooodie.
That IS McKenzie's hoodie... click on the picture.
Congrats to Nick on finally getting his Green Card. Unfortunately for me, I've seen that film, and I must strongly recommend you avoid it at all costs, it is utter shit. Hope that helps!
Congratulations! Super news. True dat about the music thing. I decided the difference between Cassie's taste and mine is that she likes songs, while I like sounds.
At least you sound excited about Nick getting the card. My own recent similar post managed to make it sound tedious. http://petty.me.uk/?p=2307
Thanks for working hard to improve this country. It's been a pretty disappointing decade, but this is good news :D
As an immigration officer, thanks for doing everything the legal and correct way. And yes, we do know that the immigration laws are totally screwed up and cumbersome. But that's what Congress gave us to work with. Glad you are impressed with the new cards! But you didn't say, did he get grape or rootbeer?
As an FYI, if and when Nick is ready to apply for citizenship, we won't pass him on his history and government test just because he is wearing that sweater.
Thanks, MissusB! I wish I knew about you three months ago when we had all kinds of green card questions!
In my defense, your posting has been, well...a little light for the last year. But let me know if you have any questions and I will do what I can to answer them.
You guys are awesome. Congrats again on the green card!!
Hi, read your blog since you started, but never commented before... Anyway, I am married to a Brit as well. We hit the 2 year mark and are in the process of having the green card conditions lifted. Yeah, so, not so much like the horrible movie "Green Card" AT ALL!!!! Lots of stress before, then wondering what was so stressful after. We married April of 2009, got the green card Dec. of 2009, and did the filing again in Sept. of this year. Learns: ice lolly, prawn and cocktail sauce crips, lucazaid, how to make the perfect Yorkshire Pudding, and introducing him to WalMart. Anyway, from someone who has been there, done that - Congrats and Best Wishes.
Oh, and PS: yeah, totally not excited about Mindy Kaling's book or Tina Fey's - they were kind of.... trite? Haven't tried the Abe Lincoln book yet.
Congrats on the green card. :) And I'm glad you're writing here again. ♥
YAY for Nick. And YAY for us that you're posting again!
Dear Sarah B.,
I'd read anything you write for us on the interwebs. You're one of my faves! Keep posting!