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Apr 26th 2018, 10:57 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By CitySimon

An update from an old BritEx member

Hello All, I joined this website back in 2003 when I first moved to the USA. The website helped me immensely while I adjusted to my new life over here, and - for several years - was an online home.
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Apr 24th 2015, 6:16 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 12,884
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Front loader or top loader washing machine?

Front loader. Done. Next question.
Nov 3rd 2014, 7:18 pm
Replies: 1,966
Views: 100,162
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Do you practice your faith?

I'm an apatheist, so the question of whether I practice my faith is completely irrelevant.
Forum: Meet-ups
Oct 14th 2014, 3:46 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,942
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Any Brits in Rochester New York?

Last winter was the freak... I've been here for eleven winters now, and last winter was the worst by a long way. As long as you can handle the occasional dumping of two foot of lake effect snow and...
Oct 10th 2014, 5:16 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 18,209
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Made it to Rochester: Experiences of a new immigrant

Hello! Already touched base on the "Brits in Rochester" meetup thread, but wanted to say Hi here as well.

I've been in the Rochester area since May 2003. Well, I say "the Rochester area", we're...
Forum: Meet-ups
Oct 10th 2014, 4:50 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,942
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Any Brits in Rochester New York?

Sure, that works. I work down on Jefferson Ave, about five minutes from Marketplace.



Welcome... February is a tough time to drop into the area. A few welcome beers sounds good!
Forum: Meet-ups
Oct 9th 2014, 3:30 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,942
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Any Brits in Rochester New York?

I live in Palmyra, over in Wayne County, and work in Henrietta.
Sep 24th 2014, 2:04 pm
Replies: 848
Views: 58,024
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Moving to America despite hating it

This is funny... I know exactly how the OP feels. When I was younger I can clearer recall saying how much I despised everything that America stood for, how I have no intention or desire to visit...
Forum: USA
Jun 14th 2013, 3:14 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Am I allowed to ship camping tents?

What the guys about said... I brought two backpacking tents with us when we moved over.
Forum: USA
May 16th 2013, 6:58 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,369
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Registering for Selective Service

I got my visa on April 25th, 2003, three days after my 26th birthday. The guys ahead of me in the line was a younger guy and he was asked to complete some forms on SS... I noted that they didn't ask...
Forum: USA
Nov 20th 2012, 4:11 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,970
Posted By CitySimon

Re: February Vacation

February? Well, the only place worth visiting at that time of year is Rochester, NY!

Last year it even got above 0F on a couple of days... Actually, no it didn't, I was thinking of March. Funny...
Nov 8th 2012, 2:46 pm
Replies: 227
Views: 21,174
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Circumcision

When my wife and I were pregnant with our girls, the question of male circumcision came up. Based on what the nurse said, whether boys get circumcised ebbs and flows. Currently, based on what I was...
Forum: USA
Oct 23rd 2012, 7:31 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,170
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Your Story: UK-US

Met my US born wife at University in 1996, when she was over in England on an exchange year. She returned to the US at the end of the academic year in 1997 and we did the whole long distance thing...
Oct 23rd 2012, 7:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,537
Posted By CitySimon

Re: BIG PROBLEM

Ian is a dinosaur... A remnant of an age past when it was thoroughly acceptable to tell complete strangers to piss off for asking the same dumb question that seven other people have asked in the...
May 2nd 2012, 1:11 pm
Replies: 577
Views: 31,235
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Crabby Board Members

The more things change the more they stay the same...

Person 'A' come on asking unrealistic questions, have those questions answered by forum members, Person 'A' gets upset about us trying to...
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2012, 4:39 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Emigration to Florida

I married my US Citizen wife back when I was 21, with only six weeks engagement, so that she could get her visa sorted out to live in the UK. We'd been together for 18 months at that time.

If he...
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2012, 4:33 pm
Replies: 995
Views: 87,132
Posted By CitySimon

Re: What's your favorite thing about the US?

Let's see now, my favorite things about the good ol' US of A:

- BBC America
- Laughing at how bad Yanks drive
- Finding new British food sections in local supermarkets
- Being a looong way from...
Forum: USA
Jan 6th 2012, 4:28 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,084
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Time to get this sorted out...

This is what I experienced in Buffalo, NY. The lady who interviewed me was like a robot, very serious, and the interview lasted about 25 minutes.

I was placed under oath upon entering the...
Jan 5th 2012, 9:10 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 5,782
Posted By CitySimon

Re: First trip back in 2 years - how it really was.....

Sorry to hear you experienced that... All I can say is "been there"... I get it from my parents every time they come to visit... It's all about how they come to visit and we don't spend enough time...
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2012, 4:10 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,084
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Time to get this sorted out...

Update...

I had my naturalization interview on January 3rd and have my oath ceremony next Thursday. That was relatively straight-forward.
Forum: USA
Nov 2nd 2011, 4:25 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,084
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Time to get this sorted out...

That seems very quick... Good luck.



This is actually an interesting point. I've got a good friend who is a New York State elected judge... I'd hoped that he'd be able to do the oath ceremony,...
Forum: USA
Nov 2nd 2011, 2:19 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,084
Posted By CitySimon

Time to get this sorted out...

Well, after being a resident of the USA for coming up on nine years and sitting on my hands for about four years now regarding citizenship, I've decided to take the plunge.

I had my biometrics...
Jun 2nd 2011, 7:04 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 6,911
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Struggling already with move from UK to SoCal

Funny you should mention that as I actually did that just last night for the first time in maybe five years. :blink:
Jun 2nd 2011, 6:30 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 6,911
Posted By CitySimon

Re: Struggling already with move from UK to SoCal

I was exactly the same when I first moved over (as was the case for most of us).

Moving here and having your entire world change over the duration of a flight is a tough thing and it is a lot...
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