Monday, January 26, 2009

I'll Be Blogging

Current Location: Midland, Michigan, USA / 43°37′25.0″N 84°13′45.7″W

Strange thing about a blog: you write something and people actually read it. At least that's what I hope the people that come here do. Lately, I've been writing about past experiences, moments that made me say "Oh Sh!t," and times gone by that are forever fragmented in my heart. This blog has been a blessing to me; allowing me to meet amazing people and further expanding my horizons by writing on topics that I dare not share with even my own mother--yet I share them with you, my dear readers.

Growing up, I used to think journals were only for girls! I'd have the biggest frown on my face when the teacher yelled out, "alright boys and girls, it's journal time!" Man I hated her! I just wanted to give her my two cents, but I never did (lunch money). Gripping my standard orange H2 pencil, I started every entry with "Today...." It always started with the word "Today." Unknowingly, I followed that rule with everything I wrote, even in college. It wasn't until a prof one day asked me why I began my essay on World War II with the word "Today" that I realized I needed a change in style.

Today, I found out that the suits at work are shipping me abroad...again. I'm starting to think they get a chuckle from seeing me eat duck embryo's and fermented fish cubes. It's either that or they can't stand having me around the office. Every morning when I arrive I get this western stare, almost as if they're stripping me with their eyes, trying to break me to see if I'll confess to doing something dumb again. Hey, it wasn't me who stole the air freshener from the men's washroom!

Walking to my office, co-workers would clear a path for me--making sure I have enough room to navigate thru an empty hallway to get to my cave. Do I stink or something? Shutting the door, I realize I have the best job in the world because my office is decorated with Sponge Bob Squarepants action figures, a Babe Ruth baseball that I signed myself, and a plaque I stole off someones wall. Damn, I hope my boss doesn't read my blog...

Anyways, yes...I got a new foreign assignment today: Vancouver, Indonesia, Malaysia. Stay tuned...I'll be blogging.


Jay said...

Ah, journal time in 5th grade. My journal was made from a purple, three-prong folder. I LOVED it, but then again... I am a girl.

I'm looking forward to your posts to come, and of course your pictures. :)

A Beautiful Mind said...

You are funny :-) The trip sounds amazing, though. I mean, any excuse to get out of the frozen tundra that I imagine Michigan is this time of year. Safe travels to you!

Cheryl said...

Wait, you mean I'm supposed to come here and read your blog? I was not aware. I've clearly got a lot of catching up to do.

PS,Spongebob Squarepants?
You are FLAVA.

I'm not sure what that means, but that's my word verification, and it sort of sounds like flavor, which sounds like of hip and rappish, so I'm going to take it to mean 'cool'.

It could also mean 'retarded' for all I know.

Erin Alberty said...

I always tore up my journals in case I should die and someone would read it and think, "Wow. That is not a bright person."

Now I blog to pre-emptively exhibit my not-so-brightness.


Have an awesome trip! Stay healthy! Nothing ruins travel like a broken rib.

John said...

ALRIGHT!!! The trip's approved! Email me the details, Ron, so that I can plan my time and also, do let me know what you want to experience in my country :)

PS# I hope I'm not making any of your fans jealous :p

Indrayani aka, Indi! said...

WOW..more assignments! I seriously love your life! :)

Nice post..I agree about the readership part..amazing eh?

I look forward to your posts!:)

All the best!!!

sanrann said...

Sarorn can you take a picture of your office? I would love to see Spongebob.

Ron said...

Jay: Ever go back and look for that three pronged purple folder? Try it, you'll laugh so hard u can't stop.

Beautiful Mind: My assignment sounds like its gonna be tough, but youre right, anything is better than the MI cold.

Cheryl: You're FLAVA too! Hah, take that! Now what?

Erin: You're a great writer/reporter, it's funny you actually did that to your journals :)

John:I'll email you my itinerary once I get all my flights confirmed this week. Lookin' forward to meeting you.

Indi: Thank you so much for's readers like you that keep me writing!

Sanrann: I'll email ya soon my pic!

Random Hiccups said...

Fabulous! i can't wait to hear what happens to you! I think I live vicariously through your travels and stories... It's wonderful for 10 minutes to not think about weddings or work or family drama or finances. your blog is my virtual escape. I can't wait to 'go with'. :)

Regards: your creepy non stalker.

Cheryl said...

Touche, Ron. Touche.
I have clearly found my match.

SearchingSoul said...

Hi Ron,

I never thought I was absent from blogging for so long until I saw several posts I missed reading.

It's always a treat reading your blog. I liken it to eating ice cream in the middle of a summer day or drinking a real cold water after a long work out. Very satisfying. Very filling!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. If ever your boss would read your blog, he would surely be more proud of you.

I wish Lily would also read your journal so she will know that you love her until now. I pray your paths will meet again.

Good luck to your trip. I will be looking forward to your future posts. Honestly, I envy John.

Lastly, wow, your followers have truly grown!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

Because my youngest son absolutely would die if he didn't see at least ten episodes a day of SpongeBob, I know almost every episode. And because he has such a great love for the yellow square freaky dude, he has a large mural containing all the beloved characters that I painted myself on his wall.

Ahh, journaling is fun, specially if you do it in blog form so that the rest of us can read it!! :)

Cheryl said...

I am totally disagreeing with you on JLC's blog.
Maybe if you had actually watched Titanic, you would know that the door (NOT LOG) was too small for BOTH Rose and Jack.

Also, if Jack REALLY loved her, he would have floated.

I'm convinced he wanted to die to get away from her.

DUTA said...

Have a safe and exciting journey !

Ron said...

Hiccups: I hope I'm virtually invited to your wedding! And hey, if I'm included in your wedding speech, then that makes you officially a stalker!

Searching Soul: Thank you so much for your kind words and for following my blog. I'm truly grateful to have readers like you.

HillyBilly: Stay tuned for my future food posts, dedicated to you!

Cheryl: That door was HUGE! Jack was not suicidal, there's no way he wanted to die, he loved her too much. Kate was selfish!

Duta: Thank you for your wishes.

Dan Denardo said...

You can run, but you can't hide. I know where your cave is.

Safe travels, my friend.

The Demigoddess said...

Good luck and have fun on your foreign assignment! And we're all very grateful you're sharing stuff to us that you can't share with your mom.

Bon Don said...

I love that you have Spongebob and a stolen plaque in your office :)

*Bon Don*

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