floydius it's almost like you've got nothing better to do

5Mar/07Off

happy festivus… now for the feats of strength!

ah, only Seinfeld.

Anyway, I’m back safe and sound from Guatemala. not that I wanted to leave. yet, all last week I found myself sitting at my desk, working away. That’s not depressing.

This visit was more productive, and less adventurous than the first. Wednesday I roamed around Guatemala City and discovered that my Spanish is at least passable. I successfully ordered lunch, took two taxis, and hung out in an internet café. No one tried to kidnap or kill me, so far as I know. Also, I interviewed and dropped resumes at a couple of English teaching schools. I really would like to move there, but I’m praying about it. Please pray that God will make the path obvious, and if I’m not to go, that He’ll shut the doors.

Whether I am to return or not, I had a great time with Mafer and also with the Purcells. As previously noted, Brenda makes me laugh a lot. This time around I also met the infamous Nate. I’m pretty sure we would be good friends, given the time. He’s got a good (read: similar to my) sense of humor. I had a great time visiting Mafer too. I made her watch The Muppets Take Manhattan with me in Spanish. (Props go out to my good friend Dr. Melanie Harkabus for hooking me up with that for Christmas.) Also, we went out to a really sweet restaurant in Antigua at Hotel Casa Santo Domingo. You can look at the link, but the food is excellent, and the grounds are impressive. A lot of people have weddings in their outdoor chapel. There is a museum underneath the hotel which connects it to the parking. If you ever want to go somewhere fancy in Guatemala, I highly recommend it. Here’s the obligatory picture:

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Last night I went to Fort Walton Beach Church of Christ with some of the Youth Group for Ignite. It went pretty well. Afterwards, we went to get ice cream at Baskin Robbins. Those of you who know me also know that I almost never eat dessert and rarely crave it. It was a nice exception. Mint Chocolate Chip and Cookie Dough make a great combination, no matter what anyone says. This is how I look sometimes when I am trying to decide if the teens are actually as insane as I think (they’re more insane).

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At least my beard is coming back again. Wooo!

Thursday after work, I’m flying up to visit my brother and sister-in-law in North Carolina. I’ll be there until Sunday afternoon. It will be good to see him again. We’re going to have fun.

This blog isn’t over until you pin me!!! FESTIVUS!

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  1. i keep having the fear that you’re going to randomly shave and it will never grow back.

  2. it’s good to see you and mafer in a recent pic together. missed you both at the wedding, but glad to hear things went well in guatemala. i’m sendng a prayer that God will open the door for you to go to Guatemala to teach.
    blessings!

  3. hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
    im so happy you came to Guatemala :)

  4. Thanks, Mafer. So am I. Thanks for some great times!

  5. Hey Lloyd, Its Josh Chadwick from Ganderbrook. You were my councilor years ago. I just went on a bicycle journey through Mexico and Guatemala. I rode through Ixcan, Chichicastinango, Lake Atitlan and Antigua. I didn’t spend much time in Guatemala City but I heard lots of not so positive stories about it. I am glad you are safe and had a good time. Guatemala is a wonderful country and I encountered so many wonderful and very friendly people who helped me in more ways than I ever imagined.


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