Yes that’s what the United States Government called me from April 1985- September 2005. An alien.
My green card is gone and I am now officially American. Well, technically American and Canadian since Canada does not make you renounce your citizenship.
The ceremony itself was actually quite entertaining with about sixty countries represented. The best part of the ceremony was when they called out each country and the people from the given country would stand up and wave. My favorite moment was when this guy from Sudan stood up all alone and waved proudly. When I met him later on and shook his hand, he asked me where I was from. When I told him I was from Canada, his face lite up and he said, “Oh! Do you speak Arabic?”
I am still really confused by that question.
So in light of my new citizenship status I decided to pay homage to the 30th state in the union and also one of the most underrated: WISCONSIN. I am huge fan. Bergie and Emily can back me up here.
To honor the great state, here are some pictures from the land of cheese during my visit last December.
Ardy on his way out to go ice fishing. Unfortunately, his caretaker ate shit on the ice trying to snap the picture and had to go across the street to the muffin shop to ice her head. (No pun intended.)
But what really make this state AWESOME are the Quality Individuals that the it produces.
Chris Farely from Madison. I have never asked any of my Madison friends this but is this a big claim to fame for Madison like Katie Holmes and Toledo, Ohio? (Please do not think I am putting them both on the same pedestal…it’s just a question, K?)
I highly recommend a little Wisconsin getaway. The cheese is good…real good.