An Award and a Turkey

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

I received some good news today. This blog that I send these postings out on, TravelPod, selected my posting as one of the best for the month of September giving me a "TravelPod Award." They put an excerpt of one of my postings on the company blog. The Community Manager said this, “…I highlight some of the best blogs on the site, and I chose yours in September.”  And I received some sort of badge, that I have instructions on how to post on my blog page, Facebook and similar sites. Interestingly enough the excerpt really isn't one of my better ones in my opinion. Different strokes for different folks, I say.

Here is the link to go see: And to a borrow a friend’s comment, “…you were the only male selected as well and you did not even have to wear your bikini!”  Whew, thank god for that.

On a different note, I have received numerous requests to see “The Leg” now that it’s healed…I guess there are some doubters out there. Here it is for you lovers of blood and gore…sorry to disappoint you, it really is healed. (For those of you that came late to this blog you can refer to posting #37 'Hole in the Leg’ to get a better understanding of what “The Leg” is.)

In fact it was healed enough for me to go hashing this past Saturday and run, too. Thank goodness because I don’t think I could’ve taken another week of walking trail. Hats off to walking hashers, I found it to carry more mental stress in telling myself not to start running than I realized.

I guess its time to start thinking about getting back up on that horse, I mean bike, to ride again.

Today it’s Thanksgiving back home but here it’s just another day at the office. A few teachers found a local restaurant that is having a Thanksgiving dinner so a few of us will be heading over there tonight to indulge in a turkey dinner, Vietnamese style.

Facebook, I recently discovered is now blocked in Vietnam. I’m sure it was all the weird goings on in the Animal Farm app. Yes the Vn government saw you sneaking into the barn late at night with Mary’s little lamb, you sick puppies. There is some way to get around the block I just haven’t figured out what it is yet.

I just wanted to put up a short posting to let you know I’m alive and doing well.

By the way, hello to the Cors-Bassett people that are joining our program, already in progress.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, in the U.S.!
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cuztim on

So what does a vegetarian eat for Thanksgiving in VN?

By the way, "The leg" looks much better. Now you just need to do something about that tattoo. : )

kwai_chang on

Ladies and gentlemen, the stories you are about to read are all true. They come from the sordid adventures of an American traveler trying to stay alive in the streets, jungles, and dining places of Vietnam. My name is Carle, and I carry a badge. (Duhhnn, dun, dun, dun)

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