"Every planet has its own weird customs. About a year before we met, I spent six weeks on a moon where the principal form of recreation was juggling geese. My hand to God. Baby geese - goslings! They were juggled."

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Vlog #3 - A tour of my house in the U.S. (or rather, trying to get the dog to walk around it)

The online comments on the article published today are amazing:

"Way to go Christina! And thank you Northwest Herald for this inspirational story!"

"This will be a great experience for her. No matter where she goes afterward, the life lessons will only add to her success."

"The true legacy of JFK lives on. Maybe there is hope for all of us after all."

Maybe there is hope for all of us after all. WOW. I quoted this to my mom, and her reaction was the same - "Wow! Where did that come from??" I thought, maybe people are sick of bad news, of wars and murders, shameless mudslinging, humanity failing humanity over and over again. Sure, that's life, but maybe people want optimistic news, stories that encourage and empower us to see that the world's not an entirely bad place to live.

This afternoon, I took a (long) walk around the house to film what that's like...while walking the dog. Or attempting to walk the dog. He had other plans apparently. I'll caution you though, it's awfully boring unless you enjoy laughing at my feeble attempts to coax Gizmo on.

Other than that, I have no idea what happened to today. It's just gone. I don't recall doing anything interesting or important. I didn't make progress towards my departure (the Ecuador Training Manager did email a hello though), I didn't shop or study, I didn't really read. How does time do that?


  1. You need to post a permanent link to that article on your blog, methinks. That way when you're feeling down you can just click on it and get a refreshing reframing of your life in Ecuador.

  2. Yes... it's quite an encouraging response eh?