Well, it was the 17th of May, Constitution Day, for Norway. I call it the Norwegian Forth of July. As far as I can tell there are parties, barbecues, parades and heavy drinking. Yep, sounds like American Independence day. I also heard people in Norway.... smile and talk to each other on Constitution Day. *GASP* … Continue reading Constitution Day
Story of my Struggle I have been working out for 6 years with no results. I did fad diets and joined an expensive-all-the-works gym. I was misdiagnosed as a type 1 diabetic and got re-diagnosed as type 2 while in Norway. After going to Norway I noticed I the scale moved. I had actually begun … Continue reading Losing Weight 2
I am an British-Irish-Italian-Sicilian American (mostly Italian-Sicilian).... moving to Norway. Coming back to the States makes me realize I miss my own culture. I miss being around people that understand me and make me feel at home. I am not saying that my family didn't try to make me feel at home, but I still felt … Continue reading What I Miss
I looked up some big sociological words that all apply to me: Immigrant subcultures, biculturalism, cultural assimilation..... these words all have to do with "blending in" with your culture or choosing to live with multiple identities. What I will do with myself in Norway is unclear to me in terms of assimilation, or becoming a … Continue reading Biculturalsim Poll
Oh myyy. We started getting everything together the day after I landed in the US for my visa. You need color copies of this and that. You need to basically turn in your life to the government for them to see. I'm surprised they didn't want medical documents too. Even what I had with me … Continue reading Getting My Visa Pt. 1
I am in the United States now. If you're just tuning in, I am trying to immigrate to Norway from the US. My visa is stupid and now I have to be here away from my husband at my parents' house along with my cat, Stoner. He's a pretty, black cat. My parents were babysitting … Continue reading Social Science Rules.
Thank you, Stoner the Cat, for giving goodnight kisses since hubby is not here (US).