Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!

I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a great holiday season. God bless!

(and a special Christmas greeting from East Tennessee....)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Hello again...

I'm well aware I haven't updated in the last month, and there's no really good excuse for that (except I've been busy, which is true, but people don't like that one.) My Africa trip was so long ago, I don't really know if I wanna write more about it... if you want to see more pictures, please visit

Anyway, I found this cool thing where you can create a map of the world that highlights in red all of the countries you've been to. So here's mine.

create your own visited country map

I didn't think I was doing too bad (I've been to 22 countries) until it told me that even with my 22 countries, that's only 9% of the world. Nine percent!! Do you know how little that is?? I've got to get busy. Of course, then I was thinking, well, I'm 22 years old and I've been to 22 countries - maybe by the time I'm 60 I'll have been to 60 countries. But then I realized that's only 26%. And then at the age of 60, I'll have only seen a quarter of the world. So how do I solve this problem? Is seeing more than half of the world a realistic goal? To do that, I'd have to visit approximately 113 countries.

Wow. The world's really big.