Friday, March 26, 2010

So this is what a blog is?

So I don't think I'm going to be very good at this blog thing. But I'll give a try. I'm starting this because I'm moving to Suriname in a bit over a month, May 4th to be exact. I'm using this blog to keep my loved ones back in good ole Wisconsin current about my situation. I just drank a whole bunch of coffee (that would be one cup, I'm a light-weight), so I'm not exactly concentrating well. Anyway, I have 4 days left at work, which definitely feels pretty good.

So yeah, I received my Peace Corps invitation to Suriname about 2 weeks ago. I think I had every emotion you can think of after finding out. It was a pretty intense week, but I'm getting pretty used to the idea and excited. I'm very excited about the new adventure, but definitely really sad to leave the people I love.

So I should write a bit about Suriname, since it's a tiny country that most people (including me a few weeks ago) know next-to-nothing about. It's a tiny country north of Brazil. It's official language is Dutch (so much for my years of Spanish) and has many other Creole and local languages. Its population is less than a half a million. Yep, about the population of Milwaukee. It has lots of sloths and pit vipers and capybaras.

Anyway, I'm not going to write a whole lot right now, just wanted to get this blog thing rolling.


  1. So excited for your adventure! According to Wikipedia, Suriname is where the Netherlands scores all of its prized soccer players, so I'm imagining lots of hunky soccer players in your future!

  2. I am going to Suriname as well. There is already a group set up on Face Book and yahoo groups (

    Joshua Taylor or

  3. wow! thanks for the info Joshua! I'll be seeing you very soon!

  4. please don't get bitten by a pit viper.

    i don't know how i could go on living.