Back from the dead
Trip Start Dec 28, 2004
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i have been a busy little beaver over here with the diving and such. i don't get much time off of the boat and have logged a little over 400 dives for this season which isn't bad but i think I'm growing webbing between my toes....is this a bad thing? for those of you who didn't hear, i got viscously ill from a case of ecoli poisoning. it wasn't an overwhelming sickness but lingered on and on for a month which was just depressing. eating was out of the question and if i drank water i would feel sick so needless to say it was pretty bad
i was getting street food a month ago late one night when i ran into an older fellow American who had just retired from the military. we got to talking and when he found out that i live in Thailand full time he became visibly agitated. The man actually started giving me the speech that "you know better then this, you are just pissing in the face of all those boys who died for your freedom" and the old stand by "you are just giving up on America after she has given you so much". my response after the shock wore off was "if she can give me tropical paradise, cheap living, a dream job and a 19 year old hot girlfriend then I'll go back. Until then i think i like it where I'm at" this did not sit well with him but oh well, fuck him.
the diving has been great and i have had a lot of fun though physically it does get a bit tiring. I have seen so much great stuff underwater here i really wish i could share this with my friends and family
I am back with IM (Thai girlfriend) once again. it was odd because we had stopped talking for over a month and i didn't even have her phone number anymore but the morning after i checked into the hospital she called me and was like "are you OK? i have dream you no OK. what is wrong with you?" I found this kinda weird since i had just entered the hospital so of course we got to talking and things progress from there. she is a little bit crazy and very mood but lets face it, all women are and if you find one who isn't, check for a pulse. we'll see how it all goes and where we end up...again one of life's mysteries.
my 35th birthday is in a few weeks (please send cash in lieu of flowers) and I'm starting to feel pretty fucking old truth be told. of course IM saying "oh you old man....you so old...why you no have hair?" does not help matters but I'm closing in on 40 for the love of god