Random Thoughts by Dave – 5 Jet-Setting Years with Jill, 5 Miserable Minutes with Mark
It’s been five years today (tomorrow if you’re in the States) since I made the best move of my life — marrying
a robot Jill Jozwiak. It seems somewhat fitting that we are spending our anniversary in Cambodia since long distances have been a big part of our relationship. We dated between Berkeley and Chicago for two years (fortunately I had a job where I could work remotely so I could see my nieces Jill regularly), then I insisted Jill graciously agreed to move to California. It’s been one adventure after another since then. As you can see from our year-long trip, Jill is up for pretty much anything and always brings her mad map skills a positive attitude to our escapades. I realize she puts up with a lot with me and I keep a lawyer on retainer just in case she gets fed up am grateful for that. I admit I can be a bit of a slob, but keep telling her it wouldn’t work if she was with someone who was anal retentive clean like she is. She tells me she’d like to find out not to worry about it, she likes me just the way I am. Jill, I am absolutely crazy about love you.
Isn’t it so
annoying cool that I figured out how to use the strike-out function in WordPress? I’ll make sure to use it all the time sparingly, I’m not the kind of person who runs a gimmick into the ground.
One thing you don’t see much of in Cambodia, probably because many people here are just getting by, are multi-vitamins. If you do find them, they’re re a whopping $30 for a bottle of One-a-Day. A woman I work with even has someone from France send them to her. On the other hand, birth control pills
(sorry Babs/Mona/new Pope) and erectile dysfunction pills are in abundant supply and sold over the counter without a prescription. You can even find generic Viagra and Cialis in mini marts at a fraction of what it would cost in the U.S. …so I’m told.
Quick shout out to my friends at Post Cereal for sending Raisin Bran to Cambodia and making sure I get up and go! A few too many raisins, but I’m not complaining.
As I’ve mentioned before, our experiences with Cambodian people have been nothing short of fantastic. The people we work with are extremely appreciative that we’re here and we have been treated well wherever we have gone in Cambodia. Which is why it is so disheartening to read comments about the Cambodian people from this
tool blogger about his bad experiences here. Normally I wouldn’t waste any effort responding to such drivel, but my Cambodian colleagues in my office caught wind of his venom and are extremely offended. Actually, these posts are what Mark brags his site is about, no-holds barred looks at the places he visits without any sugar-coating. But I don’t think he followed his own philosophy of getting to understand the cultures of the places he travels and instead wrote something based on a few observations. Superficial asshole. Have a good weekend!