Cliff Gardner

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The perfect Peace Corps analogy

Diane, a fellow Ukraine Peace Corps Volunteer, found my blog and pointed me in the direction of a Yahoo mail group for other Ukraine Volunteers. Thanks, Diane! For the past few hours I've been reading about how awesome all the other Peace Corps folks are. We all seem to have the same concerns (the cold, learning the language, etc) and we all seem to be about the same blend of excited and nervous.

Basically, we're just like the crew from Ocean's Eleven, except instead of eleven people there are over a hundred of us, and instead of planning to rob three casinos in Vegas, we're planning to teach English in Ukraine.


  • What do you think your role will be among the teachers? Will you be the card shark? The pickpocket? The explosives expert?

    By Blogger magic, and with love from Sam,, at 8:10 PM  

  • Are there any others from this area?

    By Blogger truax, at 8:27 PM  

  • Haha, enjoy the cold. Just wait until your eye balls freeze.... PC said I was going to Ukraine, but we shall see...

    By Blogger Laura, at 10:36 PM  

  • So great to talk to you today, my friend! I look forward to, God willing, seeing you to catch up in person soon!

    By Anonymous sharl, at 12:49 AM  

  • Oh and in response to Sam's comment above, I think your role is perfectly clear: you're the cute little guy that does acrobatics across the laser room and fits neatly in the stow-away luggage ;)

    By Anonymous sharl, at 12:51 AM  

  • I'm behind on my blogging so I'll say a belated congrats on your upcoming crazy adventure. Have a blast! On the metric thing, I oddly enough used my nalgene for conversion often. Just a thought :-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:55 AM  

  • No problem Thomas! I was excited to see that you had a link to my page from your page. :-) How'd you do that? Oh, and do you go by Thomas, Tom, T-Mac, or something else??

    By Blogger Diane, at 10:19 AM  

  • Hey! :-) No prob, I'm glad to help. I'm so happy to find people in our group ahead of time and get to know everyone. I was excited to see you had a link from your site to mine :-) How'd you do that? Oh, and do you go by Thomas, Tom, T-Mac, or something else??

    By Blogger Diane, at 10:22 AM  

  • Hey Cliff. It's Ashley. We're going to the Ukraine together. Crazy, yes? And I am from Florida so I am betting if there has to be a weather related fatality, it'll be me.

    If you have time to kill, here's mine:

    By Blogger Ashley, at 4:20 PM  

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