Monday, April 14, 2008

A Taste of Brazil

More to follow but I wanted to give you something to chew on. I'm chewing a firefly larvae. It was a little sweet, a little creamy, and a little nutty. It's been feeding on a palm tree nut after all.

And drinking from a water vine chopped down by a machete. The clearest, purest, yummiest water ever.

I love the jungle!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Last Day On The Job

Today is my last day at Blackboard. It has been quite a year (or rather almost 15 months). As I started the job, I wasn't that enthusiastic about what was ahead. During my time here, the job wasn't exactly something that allowed me to use my passions, but I was successful at it and I enjoyed the people I was working with which made the days fun. Now I'm headed off on a new adventure. I have no idea what awaits me at the church as I've never been full-time ministry before, but I think I'll learn alot and grow a lot. I already know I like most of the people there. And those I don't know yet, I'm looking forward to meeting and building a friendship with.

Yesterday some of my fellow Blackboarders took me out to lunch which was a nice way to celebrate the end of my time here. We had Italian which was so yummy.

Then Christy wanted a work picture of the two of us so here we are standing in front of the company logo.

I started off my last day at Blackboard with a trip to the dentist which is always super exciting and I will end it by packing for my trip to Brazil that leaves tomorrow. I will be incommunicado for the next 10 days, but when I get back, I'll be sure to have some pictures and stories to share with you.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

My New Bike

Click here for all the specs!

As I mentioned in my previous post, the tri season is here and so if I'm really serious about doing some big time races, I needed to get on the ball and get a new bike. Last night, my friend Christy and I went to a bike store just to look. And I walked out an hour later with this beauty :) The price was fantastic - big time sale, so I couldn't pass it up.

This is my first road bike as I have only had a mountain bike for the past seven years and have been using that in the few tris I've done so far. My dad bought me the mountain bike in 2000 for Christmas and when I told him I had bought a new bike, he asked me if I was still going to ride the bike he bought me. Of course I said yes. I'll keep that bike as long as I can not just for sentimental reasons, but also because it's a great bike. Maybe I'll do some offroading triathlon sometime or adventure racing with it!

Here's to a fun and healthy summer.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

New Month, New Job

So as I like to keep things interesting, I have decided to change jobs. So this Thursday is my last day at my current position. Then I leave for Brazil and South Beach Miami for 10 days. On my return I will start in my new position as office manager (or Director of Operations as I like to call it) at my church. This is a very different and crazy kind of move and I'm both looking forward to it and a little nervous about the switch.

I'm sure I'll post more on it as time permits.