Thursday, April 21, 2005

Something Different - The Ibizan Sunset

In 2001, I made my first trips overseas. That summer, I went to Ibiza, a small island off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean which is world renown for clubbing, partying and getting baked in the Summer sun. This was my first exposure to Europe and I fell in love with the sunsets and the mix of several different European cultures.

These photos were taken two years later in 2003. I decided to make a return trip to Ibiza and see if I still could hack partying all night and sleeping in the sun all day. Truth be told, I couldn't. I loved the nightlife, but as a 31 year old, its best left for the young kids. I do love the sunsets there and people all over the island make the trip to the San Antonio side of the island to see the sun come down. These were take on one of those evenings. You kind of have to hike a bit to find a spot that doesn't have too many other vacationers since there are bars that are built on the beach just for the sunset. One of the most famous is Cafe Del Mar.

It was kind of a sad realization that I probably would never go back to Ibiza as there were other places on the earth to see and the sun sets there also. Anyway, enjoy...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Whoo Hoo

Tuesday April 19th, 2005 Chicago, IL

Well, its in the 70's. I haven't seen warm weather like this in 49 days. I couldn't be happier.

Work stinks, I hate my job.

I'm on the verge of a complete breakdown, so I need to work my ass off on our little project, so I can get out. Pro-forma income statements tonight. Should be a blast.

The dream of gettting a job in Thailand is dead. I wil now work for myself and take vacation when I please then. Done. Finished.

The next three weeks will be hectic, so maybe no updates for a while.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

So what's new?

Thursday April 7th, 2005 Chicago, IL

No too much to report travelwise. I'm making a domestic trip next month to D.C. for the Cubs and Nationals at RFK Stadium. I need to get my airline ticket for the trip and will probably buy next week. I fully expect due to the price of oil and in turn jet fuel prices to be paying upwards of $200 for the flight.

Job opportunities in Thailand:

On the job front in Thailand, I had a response from our affiliate company in Thailand and they are not hiring. I received contacts that headhunt in insurance in Thailand and haven't heard anything yet. I'll start to bother them next week when I have time.

My return trip to Thailand

Tentatively scheduled to start on the 16th of November during my jobs "slower" season, I'm going to have to take time off unpaid (rpobably 10 days or so). I don't think that it will be much of a factor since I want to be able to go to Vietnam and Laos, and I'm saving like crazy to make of for the lost income during those two weeks. Well, at least Vietnam. I think that I'll have the time to look for permanent employment there, but I have a couple other irons in the fire that may make this a lot easier for me. is a new internet venture that two partners and I have started. It has evolved from the site and will be offering a lot of cool stuff for Cub fans as we get into the season.

Currently, we are offering a ticket give away for the month of April. If you submit a comment on the blog and include your e-mail address with the comment, you'll be entered into a drawing for two tickets for the 7/3 Cubs vs Nationals game at beautiful Wrigley Field.

We've got a lot of work ahead, but we have a good feeling that this site will take off. Now we just have to get all of the behind the scenes work done before the site goes live (hopefully at the end of this month).

Check out the site if your a fan and put down a post. If you're not, check out the site and tell your friends that are Cub fans about it.

That's all for today. I probably will have a few photos from the weekend at the Friendly Confines and hopefully, will be able to post video from the ballpark. I've got an early day tomorrow as I have to wait in the cold for tickets. Its never Opening Day unless you're freezing your ass off.

Friday, April 01, 2005

I just quit my job...

Friday April 1st, 2005

No not really. It's April Fool's Day. Stupid day, but that felt really good to write. I guess that something is good about that, I'll have to see where that thought goes as the year progresses.

Nothing to report. Just bored with everything; I guess I should do my taxes this weekend. Opening Day is next week Friday. I can't wait.