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that why [30 Apr 2006|12:14pm]
So why have I not updated, well the PC wants us to run by all our blog entries by them so if you want to get updates, i am doing them by email, so yea, thats whats going on now
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blow up smiley face......check [23 Feb 2006|04:16pm]
So now as I repack for for the 4th time (4 more to go) to make sure i have everything. I want to make sure eveyone else has everything too. Her is my address in Ukraine or at least where they told me to send things.

U.S. Peace Corps/Ukraine
PCV Ross Nolan
48 A Bohdana Khmelnytskoho St.
Kyiv, Ukraine

don't mistake it with 48 A Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Ave. or 48 B Bohdana Khmelnytskoho St. there on the side of town
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I'm am Pocc [01 Feb 2006|12:52am]
So why haven’t I written anything lately, no good reason. I have been at home not doing much figuring out how to get ready for Ukraine. Its funny to me that people in Arcata still think i’m up there but it nice getting invites to this and that anyway.

I have been paying close attention to my fellow Group 30’s going to Ukraine talking to them through yahoo groups. I have been getting to know people in the group and talking about them like they are old friends but that I have never met. I found out that are exciting staging is going to be in the Doubletree between the Pentagon and the old Washington National Airport. Exciting place being near a large highway and being an airport hotel, but I know there’s a metro station near by which is nice. I am trying to learn the some Russian/ Ukrainian, well I’m learning the Cyrillic alphabet that why you can read this post in that alphabet too (see below).

Some thing that I found just really cool (now that I am new owner of an ipod, which is cool in a surreal way) is that I have some Strong Bad emails on it. Ok, so my geek was showing on that one.

For those of you that made it this far or just skipped ahead here is some Hasselhoff for your enjoyment

different alphabet same messageCollapse )
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My invitation [08 Dec 2005|10:24am]
Last night I got the word that I will be going to the Ukraine on Feb. 28 for the Peace Corps. I will be working in youth development project to bridge the gap between disadvantage youth in more rural areas with the better off urban areas. That is a better idea of what I will be doing but there is still a lot of wiggle room. I will be working formally and informally in school or youth centers on environmental issues, IT, health education, or business issues this could also include after school programs or not. Oh and by the way it’s a warm day in Kiev at 0º C.
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hurry up and wait [04 Dec 2005|11:08am]
So I know I am a Peace Corps Invitee now but what I am invited too is still in the mail. Now I’m in the last part of the waiting game of where I will be going. Later this week I should know but I gotten to the point of I want to know now.

After discussing with someone, I found out the perfect job for people to quit smoking. Long international flight attendants, they will be the ones in coach being that way first class on more perk. They would have the flight attendants that wouldn’t be strung out not having a cigarette in 12 hours.
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The Oculas [27 Nov 2005|11:01pm]
The Oculas

When did it come too hard to be around other people. This is way past being an intovert. I think we need to try collin's real reality. Plus some people have too much money, thse people just make me sad.
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Watch out for Tuesday Mornings [22 Nov 2005|12:06am]
First off let my wipe off the dust from my LJ so that you might be able to see this post.

So what I have been up to, I am working but I am not doing much as the Humboldt Loyalty Campaign Supervisor. I feel like I’m not doing much and getting use to that life style. If you have many things going on time management kicks in and you can get it all done. I like doing the opposite feel like I am some what busy but not really much to show for it. I do like my job of calling Alumni, well the student that actually call are the fun part of the job, very odd crew that I hired. All interesting and funny in there own way.

So there a store called Tuesday Mornings, which I saw today and it basically is a salvation army that makes profit. It’s a mix of things that are packet into the small store. I think most things actually have not been use but a lot it seems like you can’t tell.
At first I though this must be the only store oh but no there 9 in the bay area.

As I’m at home this week, I’m watching on demand cable and seeing all the movies I want to watch. It seems that I want to see more and more movies as time goes on. Ranting away while watching Bill Nye talking about cosmology
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Mission Creep [10 Oct 2005|12:13pm]
This is an article that was in the New York Times and is about how the Peace Corps is being messed with by the military trying to increase recuitment

Mission CreepCollapse )
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Stupid always gets your attention [07 Sep 2005|11:23am]
So for those who don't know, I have a shirt the simply states "Africa is not a country." So in Andy's comm class there is some one that has not seen this shirt. He said in front of the class that his favoite country is Africa. This guy said he went to Niger, so he has been to the continent and still doesn't get it. I hope he learns a lot while at humboldt.
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Daaaaaaaaa...Boldt [24 Aug 2005|03:28pm]
So I’m in Humboldt, which I think everyone that might read this knows. Kept going back and fourth on what jobs I might get here, everything that sounds certain hasn’t and the thing that was a long shot (working HOP) I did. So after not working to working to nor working^2, I did work the august session. It was a lot of fun and working with the newbies was a great experience. Now I pretty sure that was my last session which was a good one to be as such , being Sharon’s and Shelly’s last as well. (and yes Shelley made me cry which made Rachel cry which is funny) I just hope I can stay in contact with as many of those HOPiers as possible. So classes at HSU have started which really doesn’t mean much to me. I am just trying to find a job here and wondering what I am actually doing. Made I should go into meditation and find Nirvana while everyone is doing stuff like being students.
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Blogs of War [11 Aug 2005|12:11am]
Want some primary sources of whats going in Iraq (http://www.frontlineblogs.com/)
or if you want to read a good writing CPT Danjel Bout does quite a job. For more info in blogs in Iraq check out Wired new article the blogs of war. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.08/milblogs.html

This has been my public service announcement to meet my community services hours.
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omni cam [09 Aug 2005|11:57pm]
for all you scientologist fans out there here some daily show

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doing too many of these things [09 Aug 2005|12:13am]
So I did this type "(your name) is" with the quotes, into a Google search, so here is my friend ed and my responces, if you know Ed, the 13 year girl is a lot better

Ed is:

1. Ed is done in two distinct modes
2. Ed is rarely used interactively
3. Ed is actually a 13 year old girl
5. Ed is over, and I have to say it’s been a great experience

Ross is:

1. Ross is one of LA’s most sought after
2. Ross is located at 37°57'46" North, 122°33'29" West
3. Ross is a tragic tale of a young man who came from a farm life he loved
4. Ross is one of the easiest people
5. Ross is sprawled in a chair at a coffee shop near Stanford University, his long legs, clad in baggy Tommy Hilfiger jeans
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turn you head and cough [05 Aug 2005|08:49pm]
I think I know why I couldn’t be a doctor. The reason, and of course the only reason, is that I don’t think I can make small talk while checking for hemorrhoids. That’s where they lift and look on either side of your balls (well being that mostly women reading this, not yours). It is odd enough to have it done to you but I bet it is even more weirdness to be doing such an exam, especially as you add on small talk. *dealer hands* I’m out

P.S. I had a physical, so it’s not that random
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flo's fish [01 Aug 2005|11:49pm]
because i'm really not getting anything done siting around the house and its the rules

1. Reply with your name and I’ll respond with something random about you.
2. I’ll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I’ll pick a flavor of jello to wrestle with you in.
4. I’ll say something that only makes sense to you and me.
5. I’ll tell you my first memory of you.
6. I’ll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I’ll ask you something that I’ve always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal. You MUST. It is written.
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laptop keyboards are too small [01 Aug 2005|07:58pm]
I defiantly think I could just talk about food in my live journal. I already do it quite a bit but that’s me. When thinking about the weekend in Sac visiting Andy food is up there but Andy’s mother did remark of how much we were in the kitchen. On Sunday being that I spent more than 10 min outside, at lake Folsom Natomas branch, I got sun burned on my legs which hasn’t happen since getting that odd leg tan from reefing soccer. Last night on the history channel there was something on snack foods/ sweets. Needless to say I had to get some chocolate during the show after watching the whole process of goodness making. And just so we can get the record straight, milky way was the first candy bar, Dreyer's invented rocky road and was the reason there is a Dreyer’s company, Pennsylvania grows most of the potato for chips, Chicago seems like the capital of candy, glad were on the same page now.
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Twinkle Toes [27 Jul 2005|02:38pm]
So being that I am not really doing anything I should really be able to update more often, wow I even a slacker on nothingness.

Last week I went behind the redwood current to work HOP. So this should be my last session really, spring was just a test run. It was a lot fun and a good one to be my last. Got to see quite a few people, which was great, decadence, Toni’s run included, and lots of news (aka daily show). The 250’s were fun to get to know and also bittersweet because I probably won’t get to know them anymore than that session. So sad feeling of leaving Humboldt again and all the great people up there. Courtney (C Lo) and I going to start a support group down here about missing Humboldt. The two of us ate dinner last night and one of the few places I know in Lafayette. Had a great going over new and old. Including starting up the bay area section of the HOP alums. Most of that meeting was on a swing set in a park near my house. Funny since I was a senior of High school ho many long conversation I have had on swings. If I ever come a psychologist I will have a swing set.

Random thing to add on Fox family channel I saw an ad for a tremendously horrible made for TV movie. Its call Pizza of my Heart, and is a Romeo and Juliet stories of two pizza shop owning families. Where did we go wrong?
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a kid in big peoples clothes [11 Jul 2005|04:52pm]
Yesterday I played dress up when going to my interview with the Peace Corps. Took bart into the City a little early so I could find the building and it was right next to the stairs I took. So after walking the 10ft to the door and finding my way around the building I found government floor. It had the air force, army core of engineers, and Peace Corps on the floor plus now I know where and have the door code to a free bathroom on market st. So you know who to call in that situation. The interview went well and my recruiter is nominating me to Washington DC but there not a lot of positions open so it looks like I not going anywhere right away. Other than that I have been sitting at home doing projects around the house. I feel like I am on PST but still get tired really early, just don't know whats going on.
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Russian Dolls [06 Jul 2005|11:24am]
A little wrap up on the trip

All the sights in Italy are better seen at night, they look cooler then.

Travel back was about 30 hours long from waking up at 4 am in Rome till getting home at 12 am the same day basically. Fly in the right direction and time zones are fun. We waited in the train station in the morning were I have gotten my brother into the idea that pesto and bread is a great breakfast. Already by this time we were delirious.

Alitalia = worst airline ever
They don’t know how to keep things on time, they have bags open up and people stuff go all over the place, and in general are not helpful

So we played the hurry get to the plane game all day so we could sit in the plane for long delays. Three out of four plans had delays and two of them had 1 and half hour delays. So we didn’t have time in any airport as expected which was no fun.

So back at home and already back into pst. Mainly been unpacking and staring off at the noting ness that is TV and some nothingness of the computer as well.

Last night I watch Roman Holiday and keep going I was there, I know where that is…etc…etc… etc… (<<< his birthday today)

This just in from Europe
Flash L'Auberge espagnole part II is out in France STOP
called "Russian Dolls" and is suppost to be them ten years after the apartment STOP
its in Moscow hence the title STOP
will make its way over to the states but probably not until Nov.STOP
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bats around the unknown solider [04 Jul 2005|06:10pm]
So as some have said my entries have been short but that’s because I have been only on the internet as long as Rob has been on the phone to katelin. (aka the girlfriend) I will try more now. Its been nice spending time with my brother and we been knocking heads. Were both read to be at the aeropuerto in about 12 hours. Then be in California 28 hours after that. Now going back in time, *duada duada*, Venice was crazy expensive. Most plates cost around 10 euros. The place we got to stay was an apt. in the middle of Venice about 5 min from Rialto the famous bridge. The first night it was just my brother and I the next two Stacie (a fellow geog grad, and introducer of the giraffe book) and her boyfriend was there. The place was spacious with two living rooms , two bed room, two bathrooms, a terrace, and a kitchen. It was also running down but we had fun exploring it. There was a broken TV on top of an old broken CB radio, the kind that had world cities on it to tune to. (We tried to get San Fran on the like but it did not work.) There was a iron from the soviet union, a drawer full of 50 keys, and the topper a peddle sewing machine. We walk all around that town in all its narrow alleyways, went over bridge over bridge. The guy in charge of the place we stayed at which we were suppose to be in regular dorm rooms was on of the shadiest people I have ever know. At the train station on our way back to Rome I had the best spinach and mozzarella sandwich ever inn focaccia bread. Something else I have learned on this trip all the sites of Italy are best seen lat at night. There will be more, later. I have much reading to catch up on with everyone else journal. One last thing, Happy 4th everyone, the American embassy is all done up in bunting (realizing that this is my second in a row in another country)

more people should be on aim at 8:00am, by the way
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