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Forum: USA
Jul 4th 2009, 8:07 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,043
Posted By bethel

Re: Moving to Portland, OR

I've lived in SE Portland for 10 years or so and I love it. But you must have been here to visit, Hood River isn't far away. What do you want to know? It's a great city, in fact the only city I've...
May 18th 2009, 11:29 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By bethel

Re: expired greencard:apply for citizenship!

yay, got an I551 stamp in my passport and an invitation to a fingerprinting party!
Also good news is that I thought I shouldn't leave the country at all during the application process ( which is...
May 10th 2009, 6:03 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By bethel

Re: expired greencard:apply for citizenship!

thanks ian and meauxna. I've got an infopass appointment for next week. They seem pretty friendly there.
May 10th 2009, 6:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By bethel

expired greencard:apply for citizenship!

Hello, I've been looking around for other threads that answer my question, but I haven't found exactly what I'm looking for.
I found that my gc expired in January. Ooops. I thought since it costs a...
Sep 20th 2008, 7:13 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By bethel

Re: kids! and how they embarass us...

Okay, here's one;
years ago I went to pick up my boyfriend's 3yr old daughter from playschool. She came running up to me with a picture she'd just painted that was an intense swirly mess of black...
Forum: The Lounge
Sep 5th 2008, 3:09 am
Replies: 181
Views: 74,959
Posted By bethel

Re: Favourite British Sayings

My grandmother used to say "By the cringe" too.
She also said " dash it all", to avoid saying " Damn" which was a swearword to us welsh catholics. I don't think I was even allowed to say "dash" when...
Aug 2nd 2008, 3:00 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 3,556
Posted By bethel

Re: Tea.. its not a difficult concept.. surely.!!

Did anyone watch this yet? It's a must for tea lovers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eELH0ivexKA
Aug 2nd 2008, 4:07 am
Replies: 100
Views: 3,556
Posted By bethel

Re: Tea.. its not a difficult concept.. surely.!!

We're having a tea renaissance, at least here in Portland.(I like to go to Peets because actually they have really good tea, the assam golden tip is particularly nice.)
But what goes along with it...
Aug 2nd 2008, 3:24 am
Replies: 100
Views: 3,556
Posted By bethel

Re: Tea.. its not a difficult concept.. surely.!!

Here you all go, this is absolutely not to be missed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eELH0ivexKA
Jul 25th 2008, 11:55 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By bethel

Re: Are proxy servers dangerous?

Nope, it doesn't work with a mac/safari. I just tried it....:(
Jan 5th 2008, 10:14 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 2,706
Posted By bethel

Re: The girlfriend angle

This was 12 years ago, I had a return ticket for 6 months which was a red flag I guess, I was brain dead from the long flight. I had no intention of trying to stay here so I felt innocent.This is...
Jan 5th 2008, 6:28 am
Replies: 54
Views: 2,706
Posted By bethel

Re: The girlfriend angle

I would definitely avoid saying "girlfriend". I mentioned "boyfriend" and got sent back to a waiting room to be questioned, I then had four hours to gather my brain cells and think of a different...
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 9th 2007, 5:34 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,692
Posted By bethel

Re: Stupid signs ?

Theres a suburb of Portland called Wankers Corner! I keep asking people here if they know what that means, they say they do:unsure:

On the side of the freeway in Washington state there are signs...
Forum: USA
May 6th 2007, 6:03 am
Replies: 115
Views: 4,309
Posted By bethel

Re: Enjoyances...

c'mon, more enjoyances ! The 'annoyances' thread is winning by two pages. I've even gotten sucked in.
Forum: USA
May 6th 2007, 5:59 am
Replies: 134
Views: 5,287
Posted By bethel

Re: Annoyances

Well I was rooting for the 'enjoyances' thread, in the interests of being positive, you know..... but this is so much more COMPELLING. Oh yes.I'm a convert.:D
Forum: USA
May 5th 2007, 3:30 am
Replies: 115
Views: 4,309
Posted By bethel

Re: Enjoyances...

I've forgotten most of the British foods I used to miss ......except BACON!!!! :wub: It saved me and many others from vegetarianism.(maybe saved is the wrong word:unsure: )

beautiful trees in...
Forum: USA
Mar 12th 2007, 6:27 am
Replies: 340
Views: 12,458
Posted By bethel

Re: How homesick are you?

Hmm, I dunno, I think JulianB's scenario of the gooey cycle fits more for me. I've been here 12 years, and the first three years were VERY difficult. I have memories of actually doubling over with...
Mar 11th 2007, 8:02 am
Replies: 3,075
Views: 377,449
Posted By bethel

Re: Cheesy Jokes anyone?

A little old lady decides to join the local Hell's Angels chapter, so she rides her bike over and knocks on their door. The big burly biker says, "We do a lot of drinking here, do you drink?" "Oh, I...
Forum: USA
Mar 11th 2007, 7:11 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,619
Posted By bethel

Re: So what's the location spread?

I just ended up here in Portland by accident/fate. Quite lucky really cos I seem to have found the only place in the world with no scary spiders, (only little ones, nothing like those british long...
Forum: USA
Mar 6th 2007, 10:47 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By bethel

Re: medical for interview.

Ray, on the other hand, had something else entirely going on........
Forum: USA
Mar 6th 2007, 10:46 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By bethel

Re: medical for interview.

It's the 'sexual deviance' test you have to watch out for :)

My medical ( which was 12 years ago) was almost nothing at all. Blood test, blood pressure, listened to my chest, asked me to walk in...
Mar 4th 2007, 6:39 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,005
Posted By bethel

Re: Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus! Happy St David's Day!

my recipe for cawl, all quantities are approximate, its very easy but takes a long time to cook the lamb so start early........

1 or 2 lamb shanks, depending on size. ( these are definitely the...
Forum: USA
Feb 13th 2007, 9:27 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,342
Posted By bethel

Re: citizenship price raising!

well, me for one. I'm a little over minimum wage but not much. Just finding the $330 is a big stretch for me. If it was a lot more than that......:(
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2007, 6:54 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,052
Posted By bethel

Re: I left the weather of York for....

I came here as a visitor and , oops, got married while I was here. Just had to fill in a lot of forms and wait in a lot of waiting rooms for a long time, but otherwise I had no problems at all. In...
Feb 10th 2007, 3:29 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By bethel

Re: Offensive?!?!

I worked in a restaurant as a soup cook when I first came over here. The day I made cockaleekie soup was interesting. None of the customers would order it, the wait staff wouldn't call it by name....
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