That’s right, end of February marks my return to Kuwait and this time I am taking Sarah with me! (that sounds much more ominous than it is.) For the next 10 months (roughly) She and I will be working out of the Fintas region of Kuwait. (you know, should you want to stop by if you are in the neighborhood.)
So what does that mean for things around here? NOTHING! I’ll still have internet out there (as proven from the last trip) and it should be even better than before since I am looking at upgrading our apartment with a MADA Wi-Max connection. Pictures will still happen and fun will still be had.
Main Entry: awesome [aw-suhm]
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: alarming, astonishing, awe-inspiring, awful, beautiful, breathtaking, daunting, dreadful, exalted, fearful, fearsome, formidable, frantic, frightening, grand, hairy*, horrible, horrifying, imposing, impressive, intimidating, magnificent, majestic, mean, mind-blowing*, moving, nervous, overwhelming, real gone, shocking, something else, striking, stunning, stupefying, terrible, terrifying, wonderful, wondrous, zero cool
These Synonyms do not even begin to describe the cruise Sarah and I went on. We had heard of JCCC for the past few years and thought about attending, but either time or money didn’t match up and we just couldn’t do it. Then we would see all the pictures and video from the folks who went and instantly regretted not going. This time, we pulled the trigger and were not disappointed.
I am not even kidding that each and every Synonym in that list is represented. There were 700 other geeks and nerds to meet and a lot of times that process of reaching out and doing something that you don’t normally do is terrifying, but also wonderous! (see what I did there?) The group we were with was so embracing and understanding, it really was like an extended family.
Each night of the cruise we sat at a different table and talked with different folks. That alone was one of the best experiences. Each table we approached, if they had room, welcomed us in. I don’t want to drone about it too much (too late) but I will say that I would choose this cruise and the people on it over every DragonCon and every other convention, any day. Don’t believe me? Come on the next one and test that theory.
Anyways, expect more travels! Sarah and I are planning on visiting some remote locations over the year so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime enjoy some pictures!
The full JCCC3 Slideshow:
Get caught up on my Project 365:
Check out those wacky Trooper Adventures!