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I Have Been to America

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    Ummm...

    Does it count if you were born here? And raised here? And have stayed here your whole life except for vacations?  
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    Tucson

    Spent two weeks in a house miles from anywhere, in the Arizona desert, loved the peace and the desert museum was pretty good.
    WylThirsk WylThirsk 51-55, M Nov 30, 2007

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    I Don't Like Homeland Security

    I tried to cross at Deroit a few years ago on a greyhound. I was refused entry because I was unemployed therefore I must be tryin to move to the US illegally. I spent a few days at a salvation army shelter in Windsor then crossed the boarder in a car with a few freinds, the...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Mar 28, 2008

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    America?

    Yea.. sure, I've been there before.  I live there.  And I HAVE been living there my entire life.  I don't know if I plan on staying here, but as for right now, I do.
    oliveoil2007 oliveoil2007 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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    Citizen

    I am an American citizen. So, of course, I have been to America.
    ameeker ameeker 18-21, F Nov 21, 2007

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    I Have

    I wa born here so I know it's hard to believe, but I've been to america
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 36-40, M 1 Response May 24, 2008

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    America - The Land Of The Free

    I'm Canadian and happy to be one.  I also love America and I have been to America a few times.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2011

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    Working On Making the Expatriation Legal

    I was born in New York and raised between New York and Quebec...  Now I'm living in Ontario and working on Permanent Residency.  I loved the conveniences of my life in the States but it's good to forge a life away from my parents and places that are so familiar. ...
    hAnih hAnih 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2007

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    Great Place

    I have been to a couple of places in Florida and California and loved them all.  I've been on holiday over there about 5 times and think America is a fantastic place.  If I won the lotto I would love to visit all the states.  The people are so friendly (or at least...
    Whitecloud Whitecloud 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2009

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    Just a Few Family Trips

    First of all, I'll point out that I am from England, and have lived there all my life.   When I was young, we went on a few family trips to Florida.  We'd always spend a couple of weeks in Orlando and then a week in the Everglades were it was nice and quiet. ...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    It's Certainly a Big Place

    I have a lot of memories of America, even though they might only have been 2 weeks worth. A couple of memories i will always remeber was the week i spent in New York visiting all of the great sights. the statue of Liberty, The Empire State Building and now to my great...
    Nelroy Nelroy 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    Living In Usa

    I had a girl friend in Australia who was from America ,, we were boy friend and girl friend for 7 months and then she went home to America and i followed a after her a few weeks latter and lived with her family for months and i had a great time i even turned 18 years old there...
    howieday howieday 36-40, M Jun 12, 2013

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    I've Been To America

    I've  been to America... just a visit in Detroit  that's all
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Dec 20, 2011

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    I Kinda Live Here. ...

    I kinda live here. Never really left - except a few day trips over the border to Mexico.
    eyes eyes 31-35, F Dec 10, 2007

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    A Different Universe

    I am in Canada and I have relatives in the States that I visit every so often.  Once I drive over the bridge in Niagara Falls or step off the plane, it really is like I have traveled into an alternate reality.  Wonderful in so many ways, but totally alien in many others...
    HoneySuckler HoneySuckler 36-40, M Feb 24, 2012

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    Woo!

    I have been to America! In fact, I'm there right now! And, I was born here! Yay! Only not really, because America has a bad government and nobody likes us...
    WorldlySheep WorldlySheep 18-21, F Nov 16, 2007

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    I have been busy and don't ever what to experience that feel for long durations again. Busy-ness, importance, and productivity are not synonymous. I know a lot of people take pride...
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    I always wonder what would my life would have been like if I wasn't born in what seems to be my imagination. If people genuinely knew my existence and made a celebration out of it...
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    I have been seen naked numerous times. I suppose the first time I was seen naked by someone other than my immediate family was when I was sleeping over at a friends house. We...
    gatordude gatordude 31-35, M 1 Response May 5

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    can't remember someone who hasnt called me crazy ....... today ... several times I have been called that by someone i consider them a brother and best friend. ... even though...
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 1 Response May 10

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    goldenview goldenview 31-35 May 20

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    I don't do this but I am reaching out for support right now. I am currently walking out of a 6 yr abusive relationship. 2 of those years we have been married. I have been hurt...
    cpowers89 cpowers89 26-30, F 16 Responses 6 days ago

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    Dear N, I am beyond angry and sad at the hurt and devastation you have caused not only to me and the girls, but dozens of friends and family. I don’t fully understand why you...
    CapricornDad CapricornDad 41-45, M 1 Response May 1

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    I have been blocked all of a sudden by a good friend. we have been online friends for some time then all of a sudden blocked. sigh, Karenpoke40..what happened?
    lion1776 lion1776 41-45, M 4 Responses May 15

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    I have been reunited with my first love.... We met in Job Corps in the early 90. At the time I had a boyfriend. But he was always around making me laugh. Till one day he ask me to...
    alwayshisbaby73 alwayshisbaby73 41-45, F 2 Responses May 18

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    this is a long story and i need to get it out. It you don't have patience don't read it... Me and Jo had been friends forever. we met in 9th grade and became friends. He...
    Rose11231 Rose11231 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I have been in a relationship with my wife now for almost 4 years in Aug. and two of married the same month. We have a son who's also about to be 4 years old. We started talking...
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    theslyfox theslyfox 36-40, M Apr 29

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    I have been a member of the swinging lifestyle many clubs and sex parties where many have seen me disrobe..
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    What is the longest you have been naked in public for - not on a clothing optional beach or nudist resort, but out naked for whatever reason, be it for a dare, a walk in the...
    Bartimaues Bartimaues 18-21, M 9 Responses Apr 29

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    Fainted once, have been four times put to sleep for surgery.
    macmann macmann 56-60, M Apr 29

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    it changed me it happened in 2000.. i was 20 years old all my life i have been a laughing stock by my family. my parents wouldn't do anything about it only say i am just...
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 3 Responses May 3

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    Hi, my dream is to centralise one forum for all people who have been betrayed in this way. Due to the popularity of the "I am not the other woman" I'm suggesting this group. If...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 5 Responses May 6

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    I have been single for way to long. All my friends are happy with their significant others. I am plus sized and it hurts. We are studying Romeo and Juliet in school and I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 6

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    I have been married for 25 years. We have 2 kids together who are adults now. They were tweens when I found out about my wife's infidelity. I think I kept the marriage together for...
    Etdos Etdos 41-45, M 14 Responses May 6

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    I am really starting to fall out of love with my partner. I think my rose colored glasses are coming off. In actual fact I think they have been off for a while. But now it's...
    Skylalast Skylalast 36-40, F 1 Response May 6

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    juma422 juma422 51-55, M 4 Responses May 8

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