I'm at my college bud's house in AR sleeping in their kids room tonight, just before bed. we watched Madman episodes 1 and 2 tonight, it seems like a pretty cool show.
I'm up here (burning up in this house, dang turn on the air!) catching up with my married college buddies, tonight a girl I grew up with and her fam, and then tomorrow all day my best friend married bud who took the day off to see me. ahhh
then back to okc tomorrow night to get packed. I'm leaving thursday for Paris, will train up to London, then after 4 days, go to Senegal for 10 days, then back to London for 1 night, then to Barcelona for 4 nights, then Paris for my last 5 days of vacation . and my austin buddy is meeting me in paris , shweet!
then I'll be home for one day before leaving the 29th for Central america where I'll be staying the month of november returning the day before thanksgiving.
you had asked about my tax exemption, yes I'll get a full refund if I stay out of the country for a total of 330 days, thus the long trips. In central america I'm going to volunteer and help out around the missionary school where I taught for 3 years, and also meet up and hang some with my former students who are all now around 21,22 etc...
anyway, that's why I'll be packing very seriously the next 3 days while back in okc. I am taking a personal bag with this new 13" Toshiba laptop, and then one carry on luggage with clothes for the entire trip, including some cold london things and warm africa things, needless to say I have an exact science going of just what to bring. ha also I want to bring the minimal amount because I'll shop while travelling and indeed plan to check in an extra bag on the return home.
ANy suggestions for gay clubs in LONDON? PARIS? or shopping in London... I'm not going to overplan, really just ready to enjoy the time off and out of the war torn middle east, and free from the every day the same barracks way of life.
I had a date last week with this ex army latin guy I met online in okc while I was overseas last spring, we already had a mutual friend.
well we went out to eat, came back to my place and made out and barely kept our clothes on later. lots of fun,
then he brought some wine over the next night and we watched a movie on the couch, and i told him we were going to slow this way way way down. he had been talking of dating and needing a boyfriend, and how great we were for each other etc... and seriously I have to really really get to know a guy as a friend first before it would ever ever ever move to the bf word. anyway, when I get back from traveling I'm going to see if i can just keep it friends only for a bit.
ALso I'm wanting to see this ex- fun buddy in town next week before I leave, he knows i'm in town and is dying to get together, this ex army guy I met years ago, you may remember me mentioning him. there is another ex army guy who is a nurse, you may remmember a post from austin about him, well he's back in okc now and wants to go out sometime, but I've sort of lost interest because he's gained some weight since I met him a few years ago in okc. isn't that awful. i dunno.