Manifesting my reality, or counting my chickens before they hatch?

  • ShawnTX

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    May 30, 2008 3:24 PM GMT
    So as most of you know, I have a job waiting for me in Houston, Texas, and I'm crossing the border tomorrow. I'm prepared, I have all of my documents in order, so I'm good to go. However, because I'm applying for a TN visa, technically, if I get a jerk at the border he can refuse me entry. If that happens, I have no job and no home. I would have to turn around and hop a bus to...gasp...Thunder Bay and move back into my parents place until I figure out my next move.

    I'm pretty confident that won't happen, it's a good job offer, and I definately have the qualifications and education, but you never know.

    For the past year and a half I've wanted to move to Texas, then last summer my VP mentioned the possibility of moving up in the company and mentioned Texas as a possibility. So I've been focused on this possibility, imagining that it will actually happen, imagining myself living there and having a great life. Now it's happening, it seems to be fate, or at least I'd like to think of it as fate, that I'm meant to make this move, that it'll happen and I'll live happily ever after.

    So...today will be my last day posting to Realjock until I get all settled and whatnot, however long that will take. Before I log off for the evening, do I continue to manifest my reality and change my location to Houston, or will I jinx it? Should I wait until I actually get there?

    Yeah, I'm a bit superstitious.
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    May 30, 2008 3:46 PM GMT
    I have my fingers crossed for you. Your luck is holding out, the Gardiner expressway is closed Sunday not tomorrow (whew!).
  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 30, 2008 5:24 PM GMT
    Wait till you get there. You know, just in case icon_smile.gif

    Anyway, best of luck with the new job. Hope everything goes well for you.

    Hope you get settled in fast, and get back on here. We will miss ya icon_wink.gif

    Mike
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    May 30, 2008 5:28 PM GMT
    I have an armada of junk ships waiting in the Niagara river to shell the border crossing in case they give you crap. icon_twisted.gif

    Get to Houston in a hurry. RJ's ad revenue will plummet if you aren't here to obsessively check threads.
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    May 30, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    Wait to change your location till you get there. It can be the first thing you do as a new resident.

    Good luck; I have a feeling that everything will go fine for you.

    Also, be prepared for the times "OH MY GOD WHAT I HAVE I DONE?!?!" set in. They are generally fleeting, but it's happened to me from time to time during my first year in New York. It often occurs around something small, like not being able to find Diet Mt. Dew anywhere or going to four stores looking for almond paste and not finding any.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 30, 2008 5:45 PM GMT
    Well Shawn, first of all, my congrats and best of luck in this new endevour, I'm sure you deserve it and hope it all goes very well for you.

    I'm sure you have focused on the process of getting into the US time and time again. I would suggest that you consider all possible outcomes as you go through the immigration process. Make sure you have all facts in order... even think about how you may choose to dress when you start out!

    You might get a jerk. I remember my visits to TO and all that happened.. it was interesting. How you handle yourself in a pressure situation might make the difference. I'm sure you are up to the challenge Shawn, I have confidence you can stare in the face of
    pressure and react very well.

    Don't do the "this is it" thing. What if you do get a jerk and get turned back. Evaluate NOW your next move and not that you are going down defeatist road to your parents house. If something bad happens, KNOW what you are going to do next.

    I'm willing to bet you will be successful. We're all behind you!

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    May 30, 2008 6:23 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidI have an armada of junk ships waiting in the Niagara river to shell the border crossing in case they give you crap. icon_twisted.gif

    Get to Houston in a hurry. RJ's ad revenue will plummet if you aren't here to obsessively check threads.


    Okay MZ how did you get the Canadian Navy to free up some of their warships? icon_lol.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 30, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    even think about how you may choose to dress when you start out!


    I agree. Shawn, I would pull down my shirt if I were you before you try crossing the border icon_lol.gif

    But, if you detect that the guy at the border is gay, get those nipples out as fast as you can icon_smile.gif
  • ShawnTX

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    May 30, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
    Funny you should say that MikePhil, my father suggested I use my gaydar and zero in on a border gueard whose 'light in the loafers' as he puts it.

    I basically have to dress like I would as if I were going to a job interview. I know it'll be a success!
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    May 30, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    If the border guard gives you any trouble just tell him: "Dont make me call Caslon"

    You wont have any trouble.

    We will miss you. We missed you while you were just visiting down there....

    I never knew Shawn-y
    Without you, Shawn-y
    RJ was awfully flat
    And more than that
    Was awfully wrong
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    May 30, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    You go girl! We're all behind you... time for you to FLY... PAPA, WATCH ME FLYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! xx
  • kaccioto

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    May 30, 2008 8:18 PM GMT
    You saw an opportunity and focused on obtaining your goal. Way to be man, and good luck.
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    May 30, 2008 11:14 PM GMT
    Shawn - Congrats on the promotion! Just keep thinking positive and bring all of your documents - and you will get through.

    Good Luck!!! icon_cool.gif
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    May 31, 2008 6:57 AM GMT
    Make it ShawnT-!

    Who knows, adding the last letter prematurely could cause a massive rift in the time-space continuum and erase the whole history of mankind, leaving only Shawn, some dinosaurs, and a few scattered butterfly wings?

    I think you shouldn't risk it. icon_eek.gif

  • ShawnTX

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    May 31, 2008 11:15 AM GMT
    Thanks for all your support guys. I'll see you all soon!
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    May 31, 2008 10:15 PM GMT
    I just got off the phone with Shawn. He made it across the border without a problem. He is sitting in the Buffalo bus depot talking to strangers right now. Three miles away I am stuck at work. Next time Shawn, next time!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 31, 2008 10:42 PM GMT
    Wow - how exciting! Congrats! This will be a wonderful avenue of new experiences and friendships, and this is what the adventure called life is all about. Good luck, and have a safe trip.

    Todd

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    May 31, 2008 11:45 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidI just got off the phone with Shawn. He made it across the border without a problem. He is sitting in the Buffalo bus depot talking to strangers right now. Three miles away I am stuck at work. Next time Shawn, next time!


    Yes he was pretty elated to get it over with. He was a good travelling companion and the traffic was fine. It only took 40 minutes to get through customs.

    You have my sympathies MZ living in Buffalo, or maybe I just got a bad part of town. icon_eek.gif
  • art_smass

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    Jun 01, 2008 5:19 AM GMT
    If things don't work out, I've got a spare bedroom in Edmonton. It's like Houston, only with less humidity and fewer big hairdos.
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    Jun 04, 2008 2:31 PM GMT
    So what happened?