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Reentering Society

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

First and foremost, I have to apologize to ya’ll for my absence here on the Wallnut.  Although I still have many photos and videos to share from the trip, I’ve been burdened with a couple problems since returning.  The first is that I’ve not had internet access since leaving my brother and sister-in-law’s house in North Carolina. 

The second problem is that returning to your own society after a prolonged absence is akin to a space shuttle reentering the Earth’s atmposphere.  Okay, alright, so that’s a little melodramatic, but for Shibble’s sake, I’m still overwhealmed just by the sight of cheese.

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Have You Seen Maddy?

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Please take a close look at the photo and read the story about Madeleine McCann, a toddler who went missing in Portugal on May 3rd.


And if ya would, then please pass on the info by any means you have.  Thanks in advance!

The U.S. Tour

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

While at the end of my stay in Vietnam, I was getting pretty excited about returning home.  I’ve now been on U.S. soil for a few weeks, and I’m still excited about returning home, as I’ve been on the move since coming back.

I started my home tour at my dad’s house on Mud Lake,

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Numbers Game

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Number of times I’ve drank Ranch dressing: 1
When I saw the glittering silver packet of Ranch dressing on my dinner tray on the flight home, my eyes grew wide as I contemplated just slurping it from the packet. Throwing all social etiquette to the curb (like I have any in the first place), I cared not one iota what my neighbors thought as I savored most of the Shibblicious condiment sans salad.

Number of friends I’ve seen since returning home: 1
One of my best friends from High School, Andy Scheer, was in town but heading out for California Friday afternoon. I hadn’t seen Andy in nearly twenty years, and so I had to get my jet-lagged beacon outta bed to meet him for lunch before he left.


And the breakfast I ordered at the diner was nothing short of amazing; two eggs over easy covered in home fries, a bucket of sausage gravy and cheddar cheese–huzzah!!
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