Off to take care of some fieldwork in a bit, but thought I'd hammer out a few lines whilst I have my morning coffee and cigarettes.
Yesteray's annual office cookout went very well. Lots of good food, conversation, and overall a lot of fun. Only one employee got a bit trashed and had to be driven home. I was jealous. As it simply wouldn't do to see their manager passed out in the yard surrounded by empty beer bottles, I was mindful of my alcoholic consumption. Ah well...the burden of leadership.
I've been giving some thought as to my forthcoming vacations and am having difficulty deciding whether I want to visit Honduras or go back to Thailand over the Xmas holiday. I have open invitations for both over the holiday season and the real trick, schedule-wise, is going to be squeezing them both in. Of course there's absolutely no way to get them both in over the three week Xmas holiday, so it's going to require some creative scheduling. Option A is to visit Honduras for two weeks in November and then spend the three weeks in Thailand in December. Option B is two weeks in Honduras over the Xmas holiday and visit Thailand for three to five weeks in January or February. I'm tempted to go with Option B as the longer stay in Southeast Asia may allow for a bief visit to Vietnam or Cambodia.
And then there's also the possbility of a week in Hawaii in October.
Of course these trips are still a long way off, but it's time to start getting the flights organized.