Monday, January 02, 2006

New Beginnings

So this is the medium from which I will be communicating with most of my friends for the next six months or so. True to form, I think I'll just go ahead and start off by telling everyone who doesn't know yet about this new program I've found recently online called Skype (www.skype.com). IT ROCKS! It is an online phone system that's totally free and really easy to use and is of incredible sound quality. It is pretty much the best sounding phone call I've ever had. You all should get it. It rocks. So...anyway.... I think I'll just go ahead and talk a little about what's coming up. So right now it's Monday evening. (I just want everyone to know how hard it was for me to say that just now, cause all day I've thought it was Tuesday, and yesterday I thought it was Monday, so it's been a rough few days) Tomorrow I've got to finish up on some preparations and whatnot and do all my packing and then, of course, watch Scrubs. Then on Wednesday the Quakers (my parents, for those of you who aren't familiar) and I will venture up to Chi-town and I'll hop on a plane and sit restlessly for roughly 9 or so hours until I land in Frankfurt Germany. Then I'll chill for about 2 hours and fly for about an hour to London. I'll get there around 8:05 (you like that? I say "around," implying an abstraction, but then I said 8:05, which is pretty precise. I'm witty like that). Hopefully, when I get through customs and get my baggage and whatnot Andy will be there to help me find my way through the crazy metropolis that is London. It'll be pretty exciting, I'm sure. I really am just looking forward to being over there and getting things moving. The past few days have been pretty freakin' stressful just constantly trying to make sure that I haven't forgotten anything and that I'm getting all my stuff together and all that good stuff. It'll be nice just to be able to take a breath. Anyway, I think that this post pretty effectively displays my inability to really function and think clearly. It's getting pretty long and pointless, so I'm gonna call it quits. Peace out, ya'll.

3 comments:

Kirk said...

Joe, you aren't even gone yet and I already miss you!!!

DerKD said...

Do you have any idea what I've had to go through to post this thing? I tell you, I had a dandy one written up, but I wasn't a member, so I tried to become one, but that didn't work, so I lost the blog. So this is try number two, and it isn't as good. Sorry. Anyway, the long and short of it is, keep the blogs long and rambling and check your e-mail. Or die. Figuratively. No, not even that. Um, get a canker sore. No, imagine you have one. Oh, never mind...

sisterang said...

Lately I've found so many reasons to love technology. Communicating with my little brother regularly while he is so many miles away is definitely number one, currently. (I can't imagine that ranking will change over the next 6 months). What a blessing to hear from you on email this morning! Get some rest before you start this crazy traveling stuff.

I have a list of random questions about things over there, but Brad says I should wait until you get settled in. :) He's probably right. Until then, love ya!

ps. this blog identity thing is defintely a time commitment, but it has some interesting potential...