Sunday, December 16, 2007

Bon Voyage Party/Happy Hour

...if you haven't received my emails...if you haven't received the Evite...if you received it but won't open emails from people you don't know....if you've been living in a cave and even if you don't know me and happened upon this blog serendipitously, you are invited to a Bon Voyage Party/Happy Hour on Friday, January 11, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. at C.B.R. Bar, 503 South Front Street, Columbus. Come enjoy some food, drink, music and most importantly, fellowship...

Happy safe.
Go Bucks! (I want to wear an '07 National Championship shirt to Thailand)
Go Browns!? (Yikes...I didn't think I would say that in public again)
Plumock rocks! (If you know what this means, I am very sorry)

Sawadee khrup...for now.

Shadowbox 12/1/07

Thanks to Jim Durham (left) for organizing a night at Bar Louie & Shadowbox with 40 of my closest baseball buddies on December 1. was great fun. Food, drink, great music, great friends and more great memories. Jim, I'm going to miss you...and thanks to everyone who was there...and everyone who wanted to be there.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sawadee khrup and Welcome!

I am as new to creating a blog as I am to Peace Corps service. With luck, I'll be able to create something here that will serve as an effective vehicle to inform those of you who are interested what is going on 8000 +/- miles away, give me a way to post pictures and generally keep in touch with you, my friends and family, back home.

I am about 50 days away from being "wheels up"... on the plane heading toward a 2-day orientation here in the States, followed by 3 months of training in-country and then 2 years of service, all in Thailand. At this point. I am not certain where specifically in Thailand I will be assigned or exactly what my responsibilities will be. I will get this information periodically as my training progresses and I will post it here as circumstances and opportunities permit.

I am being told that while in Thailand I will have internet and email access. It may be at my fingertips on a daily basis...or I may have to ride a bicycle 10 miles to get to it. So, as of now, I have no idea how regular my postings here will be.

Between now and January 20, my tentative departure date, I will post and disseminate other pertinent information here as it comes available to me. Please check back here ocassionally. There is a party being planned in January. I will post information about that here as the details are worked out.

That's it for now. Thanks for visiting. I hope to hear from everyone...often...with word of the Indians' World Series Championship(s), the Browns' Super Bowl triumph(s), the Buckeyes' National Championships and even some non-fiction like how life is in Central Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Lorain, New York and anywhere and everywhere else my friends may be.

Khop khun mahk khrup (Thank you very much) and Pom khit theung khun mahk. (I miss you all very much).

Peace Corps Thailand Group 120