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Feb. 8th, 2007

09:52 am - I-551!

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I now have greencard (I-551) status! :-) Back-dated to yesterday. Temporary stamp indicating GC status valid for 1 year, but will only be necessary until I get the physical card in the mail, which should be a fraction of that time! :) Yay! This means I can now work in GC status, rather than H1-B status, and I can travel (and return) at will. Woot!

Of course, since we haven't been married 2 years yet, it will be a "conditional" 2 year card, but shortly before the 2 year mark, we'll submit an application to have the two year limitation removed. :)

I had to get up obscenely early in order to get there ahead of opening time so I could be in and out of there with the stamp in my passport with the minimum of delay, so I'm exhausted and will now proceed to sleep for a while so I can be awake enough to start my work day late.

Current Location: 806
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted and elated

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From:brianwilliams
Date:February 8th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
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Damn foreigners! :-)
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From:mavjop
Date:February 8th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
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I'M IN UR COUNTRY STEALIN' UR JOBZ
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From:mavjop
Date:February 9th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
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My wife of course points out that I ought to have said I'M IN UR COUNTRY STEALIN' UR WOMEN.

Really, only one of them.
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From:wizzu
Date:February 9th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
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Congrats. :)
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From:mavjop
Date:February 9th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
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Thanks! :)
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From:secretbutterfly
Date:February 9th, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
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Where are you from originally?
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From:mavjop
Date:February 9th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
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Ireland.
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From:secretbutterfly
Date:February 9th, 2007 07:40 am (UTC)
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Hmm. I really need an Ireland-themed icon. I've got this one and a Scottish one...
Anyways, I never really noticed an accent. Maybe it was cause the main time I saw you was when random flamboyant browncoats were deciding to feel me up. lmao.
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From:mavjop
Date:February 9th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
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I've never had a strong accent, so even years ago you might not have noticed anything, or might have misidentified the accent. Now it's even milder and, I finally have to admit, has started to include a bit of Californian accent.

Um, random flamboyant browncoats ... uh .... ur ... well, hopefully with your permission!

I must confess, my LJ username to real person mapping is failing me and I am not totally sure who you are. I assume I would have met you at B3 or some SoCal gathering? ... or do you make it to SiliconGulch/SF meet-ups (noticing the Fremont, CA in your profile)?
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From:brianwilliams
Date:February 9th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
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What does a California accent sound like?
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From:mavjop
Date:February 9th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
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American. Not Southern or East Coast. I don't know how you expect me to describe an accent with words. :)
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From:mavjop
Date:February 9th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
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BTW, what's your usericon from? :)
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From:secretbutterfly
Date:February 9th, 2007 07:38 am (UTC)
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Hehe it's from Stargate: SG-1. (Which Morena is on, woo!)
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From:mavjop
Date:February 9th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
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Ahh. :) I have to confess, I haven't been able to get into SG-1, even with Morena in it.
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