Friday, January 11, 2008

Visitor locations

I just looked at my map that pinpoints my visitor locations and it's just exploded!
I remember when it only had two dots, and one of those was mine!

Drop a comment and tell me where your from!

Cheers from sunny beautiful Montevideo, Uruguay

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New Years Eve photos slideshow

Reading through the Bible

Did you know that if you read 3 chapters of the Bible a day you can read through entirely in a year? I have done it at least 5 times and read through the New Testament twice in the past 7 years.

So with New Years day I have started my quest to read through the Bible again, I am at Genesis 37 so as you can see I read a few more than just 3 chapters.

The neat thing is that I pick up more and more things each time I read it and gives me a better understanding overall of my faith.

I'll be posting more blogs in the future and tell everyone where I'm at.

Se habla

I had the toughest time in my Spanish class yesterday!  Part of me wants to learn as much as possible, the other part just gets confused and tired of it!
When I first got here Chris and I would always ask for someone to call a taxi for us, in fact almost everywhere you go someone will call a taxi, i.e. the host or cashier etc.  I learned how to ask someone to call a taxi for me in Spanish, but then it occurred to me, I can go one step further!  I can learn what to say when you call the taxi company!  Big difference though speaking to someone on the phone versus face to face, but guess what, it's pretty easy.  After I made my first call I realized how easy it is and I do it all the time :  )
So what do I say?  Un taxi para (And my home address) - "A taxi for ,,,) and that's it, that simple.  Of course a gracias and ciao afterwards, but no big deep confusing conversation!

Get to know "Doc" - Part 1

Just thought I would fill in the times and places for my new readers. Where do I begin?
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA, although pretty much after 1982 I have called everywhere else BUT Virginia Beach home. That would because of my time in the Marines.
After the Marines I've been a contractor, mostly overseas work and lots of travelling. Here is a list of places I've lived:
Twentynine Palms, CA
Jacksonville, NC
Okinawa, Japan
Beaufort, SC
Culpeper, VA
Manassas, VA
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
My suitcase
Baghdad, Iraq
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Montevideo, Uruguay
What place would I call my favorite? I liked Sarajevo, but Okinawa is also a nice place. But small towns are great, and you can't beat the southern hospitality and small town feel of Beaufort!
Here is a picture of me in Baghdad in front of the crossed sword, great photo opp place!