The Fun That Was Peace Corps Guyana - Mark's Blog

Postings from just north of the equator. Let's see if training in CPR and First Aid prepares me to teach Health Education in a small, remote village in Guyana. I'm thinking... no. Read all about this ill advised decision! In addition, here is the required Peace Corps disclaimer: "The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the US government or the Peace Corps." So, please, don't confuse me with the White House Press Secretary.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Hold Your Horses!

Peace Corps called me today to inform me that my planned departure in six days is no more. Because of current and future rain and flooding in Guyana, they are delaying my group's departure for one month. So now I leave on February 28th for Miami; then March 3rd from Miami to Guyana. I can't say that I am mad, angry, or frustrated. I am more just slightly shocked. But most of all, I need to figure out what I am going to do with myself for the next month. I had been in San Francisco for two weeks, twiddling my thumbs and watching the paint peel. That worked when I only had two weeks before I left. But now, I don't think I can continue that for another four or five weeks.

So what is Mark to do with his new-found vacation? First of all, I think I might go snowboarding. I briefly thought about the Swiss Alps, but then I remembered that Peace Corps has my passport. (And by the way, I like to imagine that money is no object, so bear with me.) So not only can I not board the Alps, but I can't even get to Whistler (stupid America-Canada borders with their stupid passport requirements). So now I'm stuck in America, which is B-O-R-I-N-G. I mean, come on. It's only one of the larger countries in the world with lots of geographical, environmental, and climate diversity, not to mention where almost all my friend are. Who cares?

My best guess is that I will be in Tahoe snowboarding (or maybe Colorado or Utah - I've never been either of those places), the Northwest again for Farewell Tour 2006 Part II, and maybe down south to LA. Though I should note that I make no promises to be anywhere and see anyone. I'm just speculating as I try to comprehend my new situation. On the other hand, if people want to promise me gifts, sleeping places (I like couches and futons), or fun adventures, that will surely increase the odds you get to see Mark before he leaves (again).

In closing, I now have much more time to fret over my clothes decisions. Yipee!


At 11:58 PM, Blogger TheAlmightyPeter said...

i will personally kick tippy to the floor if you come back up here.


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