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Tri-Annual Solbeam Statistical Update

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 26 February 2002 | Views [1040]

-- As of 26, February 2002 --

# of Months on the Road = 11
# of Suspicious Skin Infections in 11 Mos. = 3
# of Digital Cameras Donated to the Guatemalan Black Market = 3
# of Persons reported in a Kidnapping for Ransom in the City Yesterday = 3
$$$ Amount of Ransom asked to Return the Abducted = 3000 Quetzales
3000 Quetzales Equivalent in US dollars = $375.00
How Much I'm Kidding About That Figure = Not At All
% of People I Know on First Name Basis at the Bar on any Given Night = 85
% of Those People Who Give me the "Tip-The-Bottle" More-Alcohol-Please-Because-I-Know-You Signal = 80%
How Annoying That Is = Extremely
How Much I Long to Be Salsa-ing Instead of Behind the Bar = Desperately
How Many Doubts I'd Rather Be Traveling than Working on Weekends = Without
How Many Reasons I Needed to Quit Working at the Bar = 3
Things I've Suddenly Realized That I've Forgotten in the Last 11 Months = What My Old *nice* Watch Looks Like, How Much a Beer Costs in San Diego, My Way Around PhotoShop
How Long It's Been Since I've Driven a Car = 11 Months
How I've Learned to Fall Asleep in a Chicken Bus = Standing Up
How Many Dance Floors I've Broken a Floor Board In = 1
How Many Times I've Been Electrocuted in Central America = 4 (Story Coming)
How Many Times I've Gotten on the Wrong Bus in Central America = 1
How Many Times I've Gotten on The Wrong Plane in Central America = 1 (Story Coming)
# of Avocados I Eat a Day = 1.5
$$ of 1 Avodcado = .75Q or 10 cents US
How Many Nightmares I've Had About Returning to the States = 3
How Many Times I've Cried in the Last 11 Months = 0
Next Time I Will Cry = March 26th, 2002
Date I Leave Guatemala = March 26th, 2002
How Many Cups of Coffee I've Drunken Whilst Writing This = 2
How Many Minutes I Spent Contemplating if "Drunken" is a Word = 2
Conclusion on the word "Drunken" = Suspicious
# of Apologies to My 16 Years of English Teachers = Many
Where I Was Last Weekend = Surfing Competition in Sipicate (Beach on the Pacific of Guatemala)
What Place I Took = 2nd
Degree of Truth in that Claim = None
What I Really Did Learn = How to Body Board
How Much Fun That Was = Wickedly Fun
How Many Pictures I Took Over the Weekend = 20+
When Today I Will Hopefully Post Them = Later
Recipe For My Daily "Piece of Heaven" Shake: 1 Frozen Banana, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tbls sugar, 3 tbls powdered vanilla flavoring, 1/2 cup dry mosh
How Often I Have to Fight with My Roommates for the Blender Now that I've Shared with Them How to Make This Shake = Daily
What I Drink Behind the Bar: Lemon Juice, Salt, Tomato juice, *stir*, Soda Water and Ice ("Suero con Tomate")
Facial Expressions of all Those Who Taste It: Scowls and Grimmaces
Recipe for a Very Nice Pina Colada: Ice, Pina Juice, Dark Rum, Kaluah, Milk *shake, drain*, Cinnamon on Top
How Many Limes I Have to Cut and/or Squeeze Each Night Before Work = Countless
How Many Calluses I Have on My Hands From the Knife I Use = 2
What the Term "Enron" Means to Me = Nothing
What the Term "Freedom" Means to Me = Everything
How Often I Question and Challenge the Ideals of American Society: Constantly
How Much I Desire a Picket Fence, Nice Car or White Wedding: Zill, Nilch and Nada
How Much Uncertainty Lies in My Future = A Great Deal
How OKAY I Am with That = A *Surprisingly* Great Deal
How Many Miles I Ran This Morning = 5
How Many Consecutive Turns I Can Make Salsa-ing = 5
How Many Fingers I Have On My Right Hand = 5
How Many of the Letters on this Keyboard are Written in with White-Out = 13
Stats I'm Starting To Write = Nonsense
Time For Me To Go = Now
Page # Where My Bookmark is in "The Lord of The Rings" trilogy = 81
What *wonderful* Quote From Which I Leave You With:

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the Door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

-- J.R.R Tolkien

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