Well, Jane, It Just Goes to Show You, It’s Always Something

19 Responses

  1. Jenn @ Juggling Life says:

    It so must happen. I think this is just a little speedbump on the road to your Italian adventure.

    We are having an exchange student for the coming school year and I do know the school district is quite picky about him being on an H-1 student visa. It took a while to find a company that would do a direct placement (he knew of us through friends and wants to stay with us).

  2. secret agent woman says:

    Rosanne Rosannadanna knew. I hope this all gets sorted out. (I was able to type that without interference from my nipples.)

  3. Vic says:

    Oh, the Great God of Bureaucracy. I'm sorry about the whole theater of the absurd thing that's happening!

    I do remember Rosanne Rosannadanna, and I'm pretty sure I could type this with my nipples from a much greater distance than ten years ago, provided some kind of scaffolding was involved.

  4. Jeni says:

    Who knew that planning a visit to Italy and a corresponding visit of people from Italy to the good old US of A could possibly get so darned convoluted? I sure as hell didn't! But then, I've only ever been to Niagara Falls, Ontario so what the heck do I know about such things.

    Hope that burger -with all those "goodies" ground in there helps to settle all these issues in short order for you though. My money is on that it will all work out -eventually -and for the best for all concerned.

  5. monica says:

    eew – rat hairs, cow nostrils. Hope your Italians to-be don't read that, then they will refuse to enter the magic kingdom of hamburgers, and stay in their spaghetti field…:o) Oh such obstacles, but I think like you; things'll work out, you'll see. And who knows, maybe I'll hop on a bus and come by for a cup of water from the village pump..

  6. geewits says:

    I hate sounding like an Italian official here, but it was Emily Litella (a different Gilda Radner character) that always said "Nevermind" after doing an editiorial on something like "Violins in Schools." Sorry to be yet another buzzkill full of Ass Hattery. On the other hand, since I have already imagined your blog posts from Italy, I know they will happen, so don't worry. It will obviously take some time and lots of wading and wrangling, but it will happen. Slow and steady wins the race.

  7. Deborah says:

    Jocelyn,
    Saw you sitting in Julieanne's sidebar this morning and thought 'with a blog name like that why haven't I been there before now?'

    It really doesn't matter what you blog about – although I do hope your visa turns up and the Italians get into school even if it is by the back door – because you're one of the funniest writers I've come across.
    What a great start to my day!

  8. Becky Cazares says:

    Good thing they make 'em tough as nails up there in Minnesoooota! As you are well aware, the very BEST things in life often come as a result of immense struggle (or else we'd just burp babies!), and said 'thing' becomes ever more precious due to the very struggle that produced it. It's just karma testing your nettle a bit. All will work out eventually (thanks Jocelyn's mom). I know it.

  9. furiousBall says:

    not but a minute ago, i posted a comment on Gary Vaynerchuk's blog about this…

    "GV, I couldn't agree more. I lost my job last April, one month after getting full custody of my two children, a year after losing my father, and I decided to not go back to working in a cube and being completely non-self-actualized (not a word, but screw it) – I started my own web design business. After watching my own father's heart deteriorate after working too hard, I knew there was a better way. I'm not working with assholes or anyone that doesn't respect my time, skills, and who I am ultimately working for – my children. I've let projects go when I really could use those dollars, but ultimately, I'm going to win and in the process, my kids are going to see their father win THE RIGHT WAY. I have patience and I will be successful."

    patience, slow and steady with your heart in the right place – they win

  10. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    Who knew that it would get so messy? I never knew ANY of those things about coming to America and staying here temporarily. Gosh we're bureaucratic assholes.

  11. Jazz says:

    Come to Canadia! You like winter and all that stuff.

    Nevermind.

  12. jess says:

    Oh man, Pumpkin,how will I ever meet a handsome Eye-talian man if I have no reason to visit Sicily!?! We've got to get working on this. I'll get the Big Guy upstairs involved.

    I used my hands. My nipples don't reach the keyboard unless my face is pressed flat against the desk and that makes it hard to see the monitor.

  13. Voyager says:

    I'd like to say I typed this with my nipples. But that would be a lie. I have on a shirt, hoody, and down vest and I couldn't be bothered to peel them all off. Not to mention the keyboard is COLD.
    V.

  14. Patois says:

    This is the problem with people trying to do things legally. If they were of the kind to not give a rat's butt about their status and being upfront and all that, they could just register the kids, no questions asked, and just pop into emergency rooms under aliases until the year is up.

    Nevermind.

  15. Midlife Jobhunter says:

    If that is the worst of your vocabulary, you still have much patience to see if this will work out for both families. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

  16. chelle says:

    am glad that through out it all you still believe.

    hmmm illegal to homeschool. interesting.

  17. christopher says:

    Just found your site…your energy level shines through…hope it all works out…great writing, great post!

  18. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    I think I can shed light on your problems with Groom's truncated visa, Gilda — Cinemacitta wants you for the lady love of Marcello Mastroianni's successor and il marito Americano would be in the way. E Molto semplici.

    I hope this helps to clarify things for you. Prego!

  19. lime says:

    i gotta say, embassy workers were the second nastiest people i encountered when abroad….eclipsed only by the guys who tied us up and robbed us.

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