Friday, May 30, 2008

The Belizean Way and Rain...

I was told when I first arrived in Belize that folks don't show up to work or anywhere else for that matter when it rains. At first this didn't seem really sensible. After the first big downpour it started to make sense. After the second and third, it became a really good idea. I have taken to this Belizean tradition.

I was supposed to meet a friend earlier. I had to do a few things then it started raining... He just texted me. It has stopped raining. My jeans just got washed today. This may not seem like a big deal but I assure you it is... Oh well, looks like I am heading out anyway, despite the puddles. (Puddles count to me when I am wearing clean jeans)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Scavenger Hunt

Wow. This looks like fun! I wish I could be in town for it. Maybe they will post the clues so others can do this at a later time...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


YEA! RAIN! finally rain! power has been off a ton in the last few days. signing off for tonight so i don't mess up the computer.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gee Thanks!

Ok folks... I wasn't asking for a decision on whether or not I should stay or should I go. I was asking for things I may not be considering. You know, things I might not have on my mind while sitting in another country.

  • Price of gas- it is already over $5 a gallon here, not a factor. Would have to buy a new bike as mine was stolen.
  • Health care- I am going to have to pay it Belize vs USA
  • Spendin' Money- tickets home aren't cheap and ice cream adds up
  • Local night life
  • Distance/Time away from friends and family
  • Retirement- it would be nice one day
  • The view
  • all the other stuff...
I think my mind is made up. Anything else I should consider?

House Plant Help

Ethel sent this link to me. I think it is a great idea. Anyone with a brown thumb should check it out...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Should I stay or should I go now...

We all know the song... well, it is true. I am trying to figure out whether I should stay or I should go. It is all in the air and the possibilities seem endless.

I am looking for a list of pros and cons. Can you help me?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Seven Things You Must Do in an Interview - BusinessWeek

Seven Things You Must Do in an Interview - BusinessWeek

Ok, now to figure out where to interview...

Just Hello...

Just a little note to say Hello.

Haven't had much of a chance to catch up with you for a while. I have been on the mainland a lot and have just started the 4th Apprenticeship Program. This should be an interesting one...

Promise to do better in the coming weeks!


Friday, May 16, 2008

I know! I can be a Literature Professor!!!

In 14 steps I could become a lit professor. Does this interest you? You can too! Just click HERE!!! Doesn't it look EASY?

Another Apprenticeship Program starting

I really should be much more excited about this. But I am not. I am tired. Want some sleep. Want to not be worrying and scurrying to make sure that the kids (and adults) that show for class on Saturday and Sunday will be placed with a company they will follow through with. Want to not be worrying if the company is going to uphold their end of the bargain.

I think three classes a year is just too much.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ooooh down in Mexico...

Note to All: Vacationing with 7 friends is NOT relaxing...

Just got back this morning from Corozal. Stayed the night at the Maya Hotel with Chanda- we didn't make the last transportation options back to our respective homes. That had nothing to do with the movie we watched in Chetumal. Made of Honor was really cute, thankfully in English, and completely worth the $3.85 we spent. We had talked barely 10 seconds about going to a movie earlier in the bus trip. Actually calling to friends on board as we got up "later- going for a movie", then jumping off the bus without really discussing it, just a bit impulsive. YEA!!!

Mexico was fine. Didn't really do what I had gone there to do. Relax and think. Visited Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Both great destinations for different reasons. The food we had was amazing. There is absolutely NO reason folks in Belize couldn't do some of the same. Anyone looking for business opportunities, there is a niche in good- reasonably priced food that needs to be filled!!!

No decision has been made. It actually looks now like I will have an opportunity to do the PCVL position. Not sure yet as Jerry has to make up his mind on whether or not he takes the job in Korea. Also not sure if I want it since I wasn't really chosen or if they would want me since I wasn't a first choice.