Friday, April 11, 2008

WANTED: Dir. of Alumni

Anyone looking for a job in rural Kansas?

My awesome Alma Mater is looking for a new Dir. of Alumni as Tarah is moving to China to teach English.

If you are interested or know of anyone, check out school. Job isn't posted yet but you could email the alumni office.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I'm famous!

I know, I'm already famous to you, but seriously I am famous now.

I'm in a movie.

A coworker called me up two nights ago and was asking me questions about Bloomington, MN and MOA - Mall of America. He brought the documentary about some pretty creative politial activism into the office yesterday and sure enough - there I am!

Shari and I are standing there clear as day at MOA. So fun!

While I'm only there briefly, I am clearly there.

I am not making comments on the film but to say it's worth it for my fame and the creativity of it all if nothing else. I am not sure agree with their tactics but it was interesting and they certainly had a good point. How's that for not commenting?

Anyway, here's the link so you, too, can enjoy my fame.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Let me hear a big Yee-Haw!

I'm so excited I could just spit!

27 days until I follow that yellow brick road that leads me home!

I have final confirmation on my flight home. I am still working on the other details but stay tuned and I will post my calendar. I can hardly wait to see as many of you as possible because as my dear friend, Dawn, just wrote in an email, "It's been a long time and there is lots to catch up on!"

I fly out of Nairobi at 11:50pm on May 6 arriving at London Heathrow at 6am on May 7.

I fly out of London at 1140am on May 7 and arrive at Chicago O'Hare at 1:55pm that afternoon.

I finally fly out of O'Hare at 4:40pm and land in Wichita that evening at 6:35 and can hardly wait!


Monday, April 07, 2008


This is from my friend, Kim. She was my RD in college back at SC and we went to Japan together when I was a student. Then later I traveled back to Japan where she was living (and remains) to help with some orientation of summer teams. It was awesome. I miss her, haven't seen her in years and thought I'd introduce you all to her here. THese are questions that she asked me.

1. You love holidays! Why? (Why not? isn't an

I love to celebrate. Life is sucky sometimes and why dwell on that when you can dwell on the joy of holidays? People come together and they can be so festive! So grab something and someone and party-on! The next holiday here in Kenya is Labor Day on May 1. Random Thursday off. Sounds like a good holiday to me. I will be in the US for Mother's Day, Memorial Day, FAther's Day and I think maybe Independence Day - hooray!

2. Why did you choose to go to Sterling College?

I wanted a small, Chirstian college. I naively thought that the 'bad' things that happen at big schools wouldn't happen there. However, if I recall the whole soccer team was suspended the year before I arrived for drinking. SC has it's faults like any other school but I loved the people, the faith, the challenges and opportunities that were provided to me through it. I wouldn't change having chosen SC for anything.

3. What do you cook besides pancakes?

I just had everyone over for cake and ice cream for a friend's birthday (see Q1) and last week I also had folks over for chili. I like soups and things that take few dishes. But I really like desserts. yummy!

4. How is your fair complexion and the sun in Africa making out?

I have a tan unlike anything I've ever had. I don't know if you can tell without me showing you the farmer tan lines though and it's really just on my face, arms and neckline. It's fun though. I've only had two serious burns since arriving in Africa - ouch!

5. How is your sweet nephew doing?????

He is too cute for words. I recently received the Easter pictures and he was enjoying dying eggs on his papa's lap. Too, too cute. I can hardly wait to see him. I called Ang the other day and tried to talk to him. All I got, repeatedly, was HI! It was great!

Now it's your turn. If you want to be interviewed, leave me a comment including the words "Interview me."
I will respond by emailing you five questions. I will pick the questions. If you don't have a valid email address on your blog, please provide one. You will update your blog with a post containing your answers to the questions. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Friday, April 04, 2008

family history

When I moved to MN I found that many of my freinds were very aware of thier heritage. I am not. I grew up knowing my Gran was German. We ate bierocks and lebkuken (which I spelled wrong), neither of which was a fave with me.
However, I have found out some news on my Dad's side I thought I would share with you, because I know how interested you all are.

This is from my Aunt Sue.


She almost always emails in all caps.

So, what's your history? Think we're related?