Thursday, October 15, 2009

Life in the meantime/E-2 Visa, please

Well. It has been awhile since I've been on blogger.

Not a whole lot has happened since my last post, but my daily routine has changed. Overall, there's less Sportscenter and re-reading of the literary classics I thumbed through in high school. Why you ask? Well I got a job at Empire Wine & Spirits in Kingston.
An impossibly small logo. The best Google images could do.

I applied on a whim when I grabbed myself a 6-pack of 250th anniversary stout in recognition of Arthur Guinness Day. It turned out that they needed someone temporarily as one of the managers just had a baby girl named Isabel Sophia. Yeah I know, awww.

In addition to the knowledge I'm picking up about wine & spirits, an increasing disdain for the thievery of the MA state lotto, and the character show that collectively, the regulars put on, I get a 10% discount. Boosh. Main downside, I don't have a car, so I have to bike the 3 miles through the treacherous traffic of 53 and 3A made more unpleasant by inclimate weather. It's gettin' cold out there...

A few weeks ago, I sent all my documents to Winnie and Wonnie to begin the visa process (including my original diploma - just a piece of paper, right? Yeesh). They responded soon after with a confirmation number. Last week, I had my visa appointment and interview and today I finally picked it up.
Giving a thumbs up or kinda rubbing my chin with a huge hand? You decide.

The other day, I got my flight details. Looks like I'll be shipping out the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and I'm grateful for that. I have the opportunity for one last hurrah with the folks and family. Gobble gobble.


  1. Good work, Keith! Let the adventure re-commence.

  2. I'm sort of jealous that you managed to leave the CR, get a job from America AND have a visa in your passport before me. People in the CR needs to get their asses into gear with this visa stuff, holyshit. It takes way too long to get one piece of paper signed!

    Congrats though!

  3. Hi Keith,
    Hope this gets read when you are in South Korea. I am sure you are exhausted from the trip but will soon be checking out the sights. Had fun with you and your friends the last week that you were home, especially Emma who is a lovely young lady.

    I will keep in touch through the blog and sending off little notes to you.

    Lots of Love,


  4. Hi Keith,
    Thanks for the update. Looks like you had a good day with the young guides. Glad you are getting to see the country.