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Deep Thought

16 April, 2009

I may live to regret giving 30 third graders my Skype contact info….


Deep Thought

24 November, 2008

I asked my baba if she wanted anything from America, and she said “a tattoo machine”.

My Bulgarian isn’t perfect, but I’m not that bad…

Quote of the Day

20 November, 2008

Me: “Can I keep my old Linchna Karta like a souvenir?”

Lady: “No. It’s not a souvenir.”

Deep Thought

20 November, 2008

Mai mum sez mai speeling luks funnie

Deep Thought

27 October, 2008

There’s nothing like ending the day with free tomatoes, onions, chocolate cake and rakia. My baba rocks!

Deep Thought

9 October, 2008

Should it be cause for concern that the entire fourth grade wants to dress up as a baby in a diaper for Halloween?

Deep Thought

8 October, 2008

I can see the end of Sarah Palin’s political career from my apartment!


14 September, 2008

Sometimes it hardly feels like I’ve been in the Peace Corps that long. But when you look at a calender, I’ve been living in Bulgaria for over a year and the one year anniversary of being sworn in is just around the corner. This fact hit home the other day when I was talking to some other volunteers. It came in the form of “Oh! Did you know so and so went home today?” They were talking about some of the B-20s, the YD/COD group before us. Yes, the group before us is reaching the end of their service and leaving the Peace Corps. This makes us, the B-22s, the old kids on the block (at least for YD/COD work). It’s just an odd feeling knowing that you know these people and were mentored by some of them but now, they’re reached the end of their road and are heading home.

For me, this means I’m getting a bit lonely. Not in the fact that I actually feel lonely. The Peace Corps hasn’t sent any replacement volunteers to my region. Right now, there are about seven of us within an hour or so. After October, there will only be three (myself included). I’m combating this by throwing myself into work and community more. I’ve got a year left and I need to make the most of it.

Time in the Peace Corps goes by much faster than you could ever imagine…

Deep Thought

25 July, 2008

Cause for concern?

  1. The weather has cooled down so much that I’m wearing jeans and a jacket
  2. People are preparing for winter (chopping up fire wood, etc)
  3. It’s July

Deep Thought

18 June, 2008

Teaching kids how to play American football isn’t as easy as it seems.

Also, Roma street kids have some crazy footwork skills.