Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Seattleite ET Parisienne

About 3 weeks ago I opened my mailbox to find one of the best birthday gifts I have ever received. When I saw the return address, I got a bit nervous because the envelope was so thin and I assumed it was probably bad news.

Then I opened the letter and read:

That's right folks, as of last month, I am officially a froggette (froggette-yank, or Framerican according to the Brit, to be more accurate).

Of course, this being France, I still have to wait up to 6 months to receive the official documents I need to get a French passport and ID card. But now I can whinge about French bureaucracy as a foreigner and a citizen....


Keith Eckstein said...

Congratulations Frogette.

We may have to do a Frogette award thingy over at Garlic!

All the best


Anonymous said...

so, this means the next time i wing over to paris you will be in town?

Ksam said...

Congratulations! And welcome to the club. :)

PS. I remember finding it quite funny to realize that I had been French for a few weeks without even knowing it!!

Andi said...

Congrats! I still have one more year to wait!

A Seattleite in Paris said...

Hi Keith - A frogette award would be appreciated :)

Deborah - that depends on when you plan on coming over. One advantage to getting an EU passport is that it makes it easier to leave for extended periods of time.

KSam - Yeah, it is very odd, especially since I wasn't expecting an answer for another few months.

Andi - good luck. If my case is any indication you should get a response earlier than expected.