Friday, April 17, 2009

Citizen Stephen


Today is the day I salute the flag and become a citizen of the United States. I don't have to go to the moon to do it and I'll be wearing a different kind of suit but this was the most appropriate image I could find. It's been quite a week.

19 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Congratulation, Stephen! I have always thought that it must take much courage to move to another country, and even more to become a citizen. Enjoy the adventure!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Congratulations, Stephen, and welcome.

Bri Hermanson said...

Congrats, Steve!

Hope to have some celebratory pints with you soon. Something this big calls for heavy drinking. It's the American way.

Larry said...

Two days after tax day, Americans do have a sense of humor...Welcome.

Maggie Latham said...

Congrats, Stephen....I became a citizen about ten years ago and it was a proud day for me after a long process. Hope you have a really good day and have a pint to celebrate afterwards. Hey, this means you HAVE to vote now (lol)...
Maggie

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Congratulations, Steve!! What a great thing, and something to celebrate at McSorley's with Chad:)

I guess you could say "one small step for man one giant leap for Stephen Gardner!"

Sheila said...

*C*O*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*
Stephen... glad to have you as
a Yank!

Ira Robbins said...

congratulations Stephen!

Matthew Brehm said...

Congratulations, man! Welcome aboard! We can always use another artist with an affinity for bars and nudes ...

Stephen Gardner said...

I want to thank all of you for taking the time to comment, I can now report it's official, I've been sworn in but it so nearly didn't happen on account of a traffic ticket I got a month ago for talking on a cell phone when I didn't have a cell phone with me. It's way too long a story but I all's well that ends well. I will be telling the full story over pints at some point, coming to a bar near you.

Thanks again, I'm proud to be an American!

Chad Wallace said...

Congrads Steve! Have yourself a Sam Adams!

Carolyn Ann Pappas said...

Congratulations on your citizenship! I'm amazed at the time, effort and money people spend to become American citizens. I'm sure you feel proud (and relieved that all the paperwork is over with).

memi said...

Stephen!!!!
Congratulations!
I told you- now I am either going to nominate you for President or the next profile on Rushmore!
Can't wait to celebrate with you!

wagonized said...

Whoa Stephen, big congrats.

Jeff A. Menges said...

Stephen! CHEERS!
Congrats and Welcome!I have all kinds of politically incorrect remarks to make, but I will save them for the next time we meet...

By the way, I've spent my time at the Ear. It was great to see her again. You did the place proud. Inside was cool too....

Looking to catch up with you soon.

Jeff

dominique eichi said...

CONGRATULATION on being part of a paying taxes citizen.
I love the sentence of EPTAS "one small step for man one giant leap for Stephen Gardner"
This painting is fabulous, Bravo on all count. : )

Kate said...

Aaawwww...welcome and congrats!

Terry Banderas said...

Congratulations from California. Sounds like you are happy. Keep posting!

Stephen Gardner said...

WOW thanks again for all your comments, I'm so delighted to hear from you. it's a brave new world.