I doubt people who know of this blog rush to it every time they log onto the Internet, but I wanted to at least inform whatever following I have as to why I’ve been neglecting this blog.
First, I still haven’t heard back from anyone in Luxembourg regarding my application, which means providing updates on this blog is near impossible. But that’s OK; it’s a bureaucratic process, and I understand it takes a while for these things to be processed. Perhaps I’ll receive a bit of good news around Christmas time, and then I can plan a European trip for the spring or summer — my first trip to Europe, by the way, meaning the first time I set foot on European soil, I will become a European citizen. I will stop being a wanna-be Luxembourger and finally become a dual-citizen of the Grand Duchy.
Second, life. Yes, life can, well, be preoccupying. Many great things have occurred recently.
Of these great things put in chronological order, the first was my girlfriend, Sarah, being hired as a media and advertising intern with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Also, she recently started a blog about urban gardening in the District of Columbia; you should check it out.
Second, we adopted two kittens, Maytag and Mimi. They spend their days meowing, clawing at our furniture and making a mess. They’re also really entertaining, and it’s nice to have their company when Sarah or I are away from each other for extended periods of time.
Third, I landed a new job at a political journalism organization in Arlington, Virginia. My first day is on Monday, and I cannot wait to start.
So, with these most recent developments, devoting time to covering Luxembourg events and my citizenship application will take a backseat to my newest adventures. However, I want to keep myself focused on learning more about my ancestral culture. I will post at least twice a week on news in the Grand Duchy, as well as suggest books, art, music and food that might entice the senses of any wanna-be or recently nationalized Luxembourg-Americans.
Also, please do not hesitate when in comes to sending me information, ideas for blog posts or your own stories. This blog isn’t just about me; it’s about us, the wanna-be Luxembourg community in the United States. We have a unique tie to one another, and we should aggregate our stories so we can learn from one another’s experiences.
And with that said, I’m going to visit an intersection in my neighborhood where a street is called Capitalsaurus Court because a dinosaur vertebra was found there.
Schéinen Dag nach! (Have a good day!)