Two things I will really miss

June 11, 2010 § 2 Comments

And those two things are not things at all, but rather my sister’s kids, Ben and Jillian. How cute are those two? I never thought I’d be the type of person to just want to take a million photos of a couple of young kids, but now these two are my favourite models. I’m glad I’m here with them while I’m starting my photography course as they are naturals in front of the camera.

I plan on coming back to visit lots after I get my greencard so they never forget their Aunt Geegah.

It’s here!

June 9, 2010 § 6 Comments

It’s here! My visa is finally here and it’s accompanied by a big, fat envelope full of information about me that I’m not allowed to open! America is going to know all of my secrets and there’s not a damn thing I can do about it.

See you Monday, New York!

Shark!

June 9, 2010 § 3 Comments

After seeing this shark sleeping bag, I’m wishing I could transform the giant stuffed shark Nick got from Ikea a couple years ago (top) into something more functional, like a sleeping bag! Do you think our guests would take us seriously if, when they came to stay over, we just brought them a big, hollow, stuffed shark and then turned off the lights?

In other news, my visa is supposedly on a Canada Post truck somewhere in Oshawa on its way to me. Come on, Canada post man!

Hurry up and wait (again)

June 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

One of the hardest things of the past nearly 8 months of dealing with this immigration bullshit is what I’m dealing with now – sitting around in the suburbs, waiting for my visa and my passport to physically arrive in the mail!

When Nick and I were approved for the visa in Montreal, the man who interviewed us said I should have it the middle of the last week of May, but there’s still no sign of it! I am trying to enjoy my last bit of time here with friends and family, but it’s hard when I’m so eager to get back to New York and finally start planning the rest of my life, after having it on hold for a year (or three). I’ve already missed out on seeing Conan O’Brien’s show at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday and I’m about to miss out on Brooklyn Blogfest next week!

In the meantime, I’m researching how to get married at city hall in Manhattan and reading about the recent renovations to the marriage bureau. I can’t wait to get married there and after considering a few other options, Nick and I know it’s the way to go for us. The photo above is taken inside the newly renovated offices, complete with backdrop of the city hall building. I’ve seen photos taken in front of it and didn’t know it was a fake until now! I still want our photo in front of it, right after we’ve been married :)

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