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Yesterday I emptied out the mailbox after my trip and what do I find there but an approval notice for my application to adjust to permanent status in the United States. Translation: at last I have my green card. Afte 12 years of living here and 4.5 years of the application process, it’s a welcome sight. Now is the time to plan the big party.

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  1. andrei
    Derick
    08/03/2004 at 11:02 am Permalink

    Congrats!

  2. andrei
    Zak
    08/03/2004 at 12:59 pm Permalink

    Congratulations Andrei!

  3. andrei
    James Cox
    08/03/2004 at 4:28 pm Permalink

    Congratulations as well! I hope you have a huge party!

  4. andrei
    Jake Ortman
    08/03/2004 at 5:13 pm Permalink

    Damn! My scheme to kick you out didn’t work. Damnit! 😉

    Congrats, buddy!

  5. andrei
    Patrick D
    09/03/2004 at 7:06 am Permalink

    *Monty Burns voice* Excellent.

    Congrats Andrei!

  6. andrei
    Andrei
    09/03/2004 at 8:23 am Permalink

    Patrick, what’s your current email address? The zend.com and unl.edu ones don’t seem to work.

  7. andrei
    gabriel
    09/03/2004 at 8:47 am Permalink

    congratulations.

    where did you live previously?

  8. andrei
    Andrei
    09/03/2004 at 9:51 am Permalink

    Uzbekistan, before I moved here.

  9. andrei
    justin
    12/03/2004 at 12:00 pm Permalink

    Uzbekistan?! Isn’t that some tinpot dictatorship now with a cult of personality weirdo in charge.Congrats on escaping that andrei – all the best for your new life in the USA.

  10. andrei
    Ryan
    14/03/2004 at 5:24 am Permalink

    Nah, it’s where Dr. Evil gets his nuke-ular warheads.

  11. andrei
    Andrei
    14/03/2004 at 8:25 am Permalink

    That was Kreplachistan. :) Uzbekistan is where Uncle Sam is establishing a permanent military base, it seems.

  12. andrei
    *Stan
    14/03/2004 at 8:38 pm Permalink

    So, were you an illegal alien? How’d you get into the US?

  13. andrei
    Andrei
    14/03/2004 at 10:41 pm Permalink

    Thanks for the unwarranted assumption, but I have never been an illegal alien.

  14. andrei
    Ucantpronouncemyname
    15/03/2004 at 12:21 am Permalink

    What’s up with all the stans over there?

    Afghanistan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Pakistan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Whattheheckstan Wereallterroristsistan Wackomuslimsistan Jihadistan …

  15. andrei
    Colin
    15/03/2004 at 7:34 am Permalink

    Putting your racism and ignorance aside, Ucantpronouncemyname, “-stan” means “-land”, basically.

    I could just as easily ask what’s up with all the lands over here? Netherlands, Greenland, Ireland, England, Scotland, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Poland, Swaziland, Switzerland, Thailand.

    Anyway … congrats Andrei!

  16. andrei
    Ucantpronouncemyname
    15/03/2004 at 11:25 am Permalink

    LOL, yeah racism. Where did I refer to race? Typical liberal knee-jerk reaction. Most of those countries are FULL of radical fundamentalist muslim extremist terrorists hell-bent on blowing up all the “*lands”.

  17. andrei
    Andrei
    15/03/2004 at 12:20 pm Permalink

    Ucantpronouncemyname, care to cite your sources?

  18. andrei
    Ucantpronouncemyname
    15/03/2004 at 12:27 pm Permalink

    There’s a plethora of news stories about suspected terrorist activities, camps, etc. in Afghanistan and western Pakistan. I wouldn’t trust the last three countries I listed either. Or probably the rest, for that matter.

  19. andrei
    Andrei
    15/03/2004 at 7:05 pm Permalink

    Ucantpronouncemyname, you are a troll. Go back to /dev/null.

  20. andrei
    Ferg
    15/03/2004 at 7:05 pm Permalink

    I guess someone’s mommy didn’t love him enough. I wonder what idiot trolls did before the internet came along.

  21. andrei
    Ucantpronouncemyname
    15/03/2004 at 9:26 pm Permalink

    Name their kids “Ferg”.

  22. andrei
    Ryan
    16/03/2004 at 8:16 am Permalink

    Oh c’mon Andrei – trolls are what make threads this long. Think of what this mindless crap will do for your search relevance. :)

  23. andrei
    Ucantpronouncemyname
    16/03/2004 at 10:59 am Permalink

    http://www.ryannorris.com/

    You’re right! That truly is a bunch of mindless crap.

  24. andrei
    Ucantpronouncemyname
    16/03/2004 at 11:37 am Permalink

    So, smart guys, if stan means “land”, what does “Uzbeki” mean? Kazakh? Kyrgyz? Paki? Tajiki?

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