Monthly Archives: May 2008

Pictures…

Me and the Optomistic OrchestraThis is me and the Optomistoic Orchestra, a piece of public art in the streets of Malmo.

My hostMy Host, Malin. This morning we worked on designing a magic trick involving an appearing goldfish. Then there’s me, on the highest ferris wheel in Scandinavia. Continue reading

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Day one… in brief

So… My plane took off on time at 11:30am and thankfully I was on board. Not that there was any danger, really, but nonetheless, I was safely ensconced in my seat as we left Vegas for the wilds of Minnesota (not the Wild of Minnesota, which would have also been cool). Minneapolis, from the air, is beautiful! It’s green and lush and full of interesting architecture Continue reading

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Touchdown…

I have arrived safely in Malmo Sweden.  There will be a complete update later tonight.

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And awaaaaaay I go!

I’m at the airport, about an hour to go until wheels up. see you on the other side of the world!

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Cell Phone Blues…

Well… Sprint sucks. In order to forward my phone it would cost me .20¢ a minute and I just ain’t gonna pay. Therefore, if you want to get hold of me for the next three months, please call 702 HALF ASS (702-425-3277).

If I don’t respond, I promise I’ll call you back as soon as I can (but remember, there is a time difference.

By the way, I leave for the airport in 6 hours.

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The weary traveler…

So here I am, with my backpack on and my two traveling companions, Strike and Katrina. Strike is an armadillo from Texas and Katrina is a crocheted squid. Continue reading

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Packing…

Last night I took everything I’ve purchased, assembled and gathered into the backpack and wore the blasted thing around for an hour or so. Not too bad! I think I’ve got everything I need and the moment of truth is fast approaching

Hopefully the next post will have a picture test.

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New Number?

Well…

So I’m on Skype (skidspoppe for those interested) and since I’m gonna be teaching a class while I’m over there in Europe I figured I should have a number where my students can get hold of me (and friends, too) so I got a Skype number so you can all call me and leave messages or talk to me if I happen to be on the computer. Continue reading

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Secrets…

Been having an interesting experience lately. A couple of girls I’m involved with, emotionally if not romantically, have needed me recently. And each time I’ve been there. And each time I’ve been a secret. Each of these girls has a boy friend and it’s not me. And each of them I’d date but instead I’m just the good friend.

Now, I’m okay with that…to a point. Where I’m having a hard time is that even though I’m there, no one knows what I’m doing. I’m the secret friend. I’m the one who gets denied and asked to leave as soon as the crisis is over. Continue reading

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Getting closer…

Okay, so i went and visited my friend Ronn yesterday and he said I had done well with my purchases. My backpack is great and the various items I have are all appropriate. He did give me a few items I was shy on and a bit of advice so I feel much better. Of course, I still need to get an adapter/converter. Continue reading

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Two Weeks and counting…

Two weeks from Thursday the adventure begins. Of course, it begins a little earlier than I’d like since I have to stop at the clinic on my way to the airport to get the second of my three hepatitis B&C vaccinations.

As it stands now, I think I have everything I’ll need (except a power adapter/converter) but I’m meeting with a friend who does a lot of backpacking who said he’d lend me anything I was shy on. Continue reading

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This is why we go to foreign countries…

Take a look at these toilets in Amsterdam, a city I will be visiting.

This is a definite difference in culture.

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