Your trip sounds like it's at least vaguely cool. I'm partially jealous. I think getting thrown in jail, doomed forever to peel Russian potatoes for cheap vodka, all for whistling inside their religious shell would be an excellent way to go. I vote keep being irreverent and see what happens! Then, write me online so I can live vicariously through you ;)
Things with my mom are wonderful. She's doing so well it's amazing. All her doctors and any that she's had to see subsequently have expressed their complete shock/disbelief that she's doing as well as she is. They can't believe she didn't die. I come from good stock, that's all I can think :D
Have fun on your trip. I'm more jealous of your good time than I let on (ssssshhhhh!)
Awesome!!!! That sounds like an uber cool experience. Well, my mom came home Thursday from the hospital. 46 days total. I'm pretty thankful that she's alive. I have encountered more petty attempts at converting my soul in the last 46 days than in my entire life. I love how the fundies act like God doesn't exist until a major life event, such as birth or death. Other than that, they generally keep their thoughts to themselves. But as soon as our guard is down, they start in on the Roman Road business. Aaarrgh.
I hope you're enjoying Prague. I ALMOST took a job teaching English there last year. I was all set and my sister found out she was pregnant...I'm a sucker for such emotional things... ;)
Hey, sorry, my mom had a ruptured aneurysm and almost died..she's been in Neuro ICU for 34 days...I've been a little out of touch since then. My apologies, buddy. (I'm sure you understand) How goes it?
eeew, yeah Cut-n-Shoot has nothin' on Alabama...I actually reread our last couple of threads and jeez, I was almost ashamed to be so blatantly sarcastic. To any outside eye, I'd seem like a die hard racist bigot. To be clear, I am just kidding. And in all actuality, the Klan around here is quite dormant these days.
Hi Roger. Thanks for the welcome. And thanks for the concern. The guy who murdered our Daughter was released last April, almost a year ago. We knew it was coming long before so we didn't let it put us back in a funk. The sentencing guide lines was such that he didn't come up for parole so we couldn't do anything to lengthen his time. He basically maxed out his sentence.
Hi Roger, in answer to your question although off topic (sorry).
Yes, life in Johannesburg, South Africa, is riddled with crime and violence at every turn no matter where you go. I know very few people who live in the most affluent suburbs to those in squatter camps who are all effected. Including myself and Andrew, (while mountain biking 5km from where I live, I was stabbed and we were mugged), most have been mugged, raped or hijacked near or at their homes. The Law is not very affective here as very few criminals are brought to book. The justice system is archaic so criminals know they can get away with murder literally. So we live in our homes that we have to make into prisons. We live behind electric fences, high walls, security gates and doors, CCTV cameras, guard dogs, 24 hour armed response patrol guards etc etc. There is very little freedom but we have to accept it. If you are driving in/out your driveway, at a traffic light, in a parking area, you always have to have your wits about you and eyes at the back of your head. This is a way of life you have to accept here or else you leave. There are thousand who have left but many who have returned looking for jobs due to the credit crisis or who miss the wonderful weather we have here. There are pros and cons. I love this country and have to adapt.
Yep, I will definitely need a GPS device of some sort, because I DO have the tendency to get very, very lost... it's too cold and rainy there to be getting lost... No thunderstorms? Blasphemy! How can a person live without thunderstorms? I LOVE them! my condolences...
Seems like people from Iowa are a rarity on this website, which does not surprise me in the slightest. I see, I'm guilty of that as well.... I have myspace and facebook for people I already no and do not know for that matter. Eh, whatever the case... good to have 'like-minded' acquaintance. :)