Hello, Beautiful

This evening my father took my family out to dinner to celebrate my birthday and citizenship, and to say goodbye. We haven’t really seen each other since last Christmas. By the end of the dinner, he hadn’t spoken to me at all. I leave in two days, and he has yet to ask my move, studies, or naturalization. I guess I’m skipping my birthday this year.

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I’m so excited to be going back to university this fall.

I’m so excited to be going back to university this fall.

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I’m finally a dual-national!

I’m finally a dual-national!

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Today a group of old men asked if they could sing me acapella love songs in Bob Evans. It was awesome.

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Some of my immigration photos over the past twenty years. As of this Thursday, I will be an American citizen and never need a green card again!

Some of my immigration photos over the past twenty years. As of this Thursday, I will be an American citizen and never need a green card again!

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I passed my Nationalization Interview today and due to a screw up, they put me in for the oath this Thursday! So by the end of the week I’ll be a Dutch-American dual national.

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I hate fashion blogs lately. I used to obsessed with them, but it seems like every interesting blogger stopped, went off the rails, or became a sponsored piece of cardboard.

"This flirty fit and flare dress is a modern twist on a classic silhouette. The pop of color on the hem takes this dress from day to night and makes packing it on your next vacation a no-brainer."

(This post was sponsored by Kotex. All opinions are my own.)

Excuse me while I vomit. Do you have any fashion/lifestyle bloggers you still like?

posted 1 week ago

Track Title: Birthday

Artist: Selena Gomez

Album: Stars Dance

Happy 20th birthday to me!


Facebook for Dummies
  • Mom: What is this? Why is your stuff on my facebook?
  • Me: That's your feed, not your facebook.
  • Mom: I DON'T WANT YOUR FOOD IN MY MOUTH. GET IT OFF MY PAGE!
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"Can I like my own picture? I’m going to like your picture since I took it. Can I also not like something? This is very complicated."
— mom, after getting a facebook today
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icelandicphoto:

Volcanic activity is a rather common thing in Iceland and usually it´s far away from where people live. But in 1973 a eruption started in Westman Island´s biggest island, Heimaey. The volcanic fissure on dry land was originally 1½ km (1 mile) long and situated about 300 m (1,000 feet) to the east of the houses in town of the island. The only pre-warnings of a pending eruption were two waves of earthquakes and no one connected them with what was to come. The inhabitants of Heimaey were woken by the police and firebrigade as they drove around, raising the alarm with their sirens. People streamed down to the docks. Fortunately the weather had been stormy the day before and most of the island´s fleet of 60-70 fishing boats had stayed in harbour. The boats ferried the town´s people to safety at the mainland. 360 houses were buried under ash and lava and many other damaged.
Here I´m standing on the edge of the lava from 1973 where it fell into the ocean and moss and few other plants have started to grow there
This only reminds us that when you live on a volcanic island you have to be prepared for everything

icelandicphoto:

Volcanic activity is a rather common thing in Iceland and usually it´s far away from where people live. But in 1973 a eruption started in Westman Island´s biggest island, Heimaey. The volcanic fissure on dry land was originally 1½ km (1 mile) long and situated about 300 m (1,000 feet) to the east of the houses in town of the island. The only pre-warnings of a pending eruption were two waves of earthquakes and no one connected them with what was to come. The inhabitants of Heimaey were woken by the police and firebrigade as they drove around, raising the alarm with their sirens. People streamed down to the docks. Fortunately the weather had been stormy the day before and most of the island´s fleet of 60-70 fishing boats had stayed in harbour. The boats ferried the town´s people to safety at the mainland. 360 houses were buried under ash and lava and many other damaged.

Here I´m standing on the edge of the lava from 1973 where it fell into the ocean and moss and few other plants have started to grow there

This only reminds us that when you live on a volcanic island you have to be prepared for everything


Belgium vs Tim Howard

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posted 4 weeks ago

This is it. One-way.

This is it. One-way.

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I did it. I bought a one-way ticket. It’s really happening. I’m moving abroad.

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I made her laugh and she spoke with me for like two-three minutes. 😀

I made her laugh and she spoke with me for like two-three minutes. 😀

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