Horror’s Not Dead … In Panama!

Posted by Peter Hall - May 20th 2007 @ 11:43 am

Tomorrow morning I and HND regular comment leaver Chris/Ripp will be on a red eye bound for Panama via Miami.  When we’re not working over the next week or two we’ll be enjoying the thrills of being in a tropical country during its rainiest season.

In addition to Anti-Malarial pills that cause vivid dreams and thoughts of suicide, I’ll be bringing my laptop to keep in touch.  I’ve got Marvel Zombies and one or two books I desperately need to finish lined up, so expect those later this week.

Here is to hoping I don’t fall victim to any of the "express kidnappings" the State Department would have one believe happen with nervous regularity.  Please be wrong United States Government.  I’d like to keep my streak going of not ending up on the news when traveling to countries I’d of likely never gone to were it not on your dime.

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  1. shawn
    May 20th, 2007 | 8:30 pm | #1

    what is your job actually? is it the director of traveling to dangerous foreign countries?

  2. May 21st, 2007 | 4:40 pm | #2

    Haha, that is the best job title ever!

    My technical title is ‘Jr. Systems Integrator’ for a company called SAIC. Easiest way to explain it is to say I put together big computer systems that do all kinds of things, usually for the government. The contract we’re on right now just happens to require travel to US embassies all over the world.

    Not a bad gig considering I’ve worked there for some 6 months and had no prior experience. Well, not bad as long as I don’t die.

  3. May 21st, 2007 | 5:27 pm | #3

    Not a bad gig considering I’ve worked there for some 6 months and had no prior experience. Well, not bad as long as I don’t die.

    That’s a pretty good description of the military, too.

  4. Sean
    May 22nd, 2007 | 3:23 pm | #4

    You know, I wish I could be Director of Traveling to Dangerous Countries. :(

    Sounds like an awesome job to have. :P Sure beats working in a grocery store or something to be sure :(

  5. shawn
    May 23rd, 2007 | 8:40 pm | #5

    That’s a very cool job… if you survive. Must be nice still to see the world and visit embassies. I have my degree in computer science but am living in STL where the job market wellll sucks so I am a restaurant manager until I can find a job I want in my field. You should talk to your boss about changing your job title though.

  6. May 23rd, 2007 | 11:22 pm | #6

    Well I have a degree in Sociology, so it would be pretty hard for me to be doing something that utilizes my degree to an even lesser extent.

    Guessing since you live in St. Louis you’ve found the site out via GatewayRedBirds?

  7. May 24th, 2007 | 3:02 pm | #7

    I’ll see your Sociology and raise you a BFA in Psych. (If you can consider that a “raise”.)

  8. shawn
    May 25th, 2007 | 9:39 am | #8

    actually i found your site using stumbleupon in my firefox browser. I have been glued to this site ever since.

  9. May 25th, 2007 | 1:13 pm | #9

    Ah, stumbleupon, its been kind to me.

    I grew up in St. Louis and my brother plugs this site on his Cards forums, so I thought that may have been it.

  10. Ripp
    May 27th, 2007 | 10:47 am | #10

    We made it! Quick and easy install. Didn’t get to see much but I since we landed in Panama I was kicking myself in the ass for taking German instead of Spanish in high school. NO ONE spoke English. It was communication in it’s most primitive form most of the time. Point and make a grunt sound at the food item you want then smile and nod. But now that we’re back, we can return to hating those that come to our country and don’t speak English like a true American. LOL!

  11. Sean
    May 29th, 2007 | 7:05 pm | #11

    Stumbleon is where I discovered the site.

    And, good, you’re back. I came back on and saw no updates, and was thinking “Oh great, he jinxed himself…”

  12. Joey
    June 1st, 2007 | 11:21 am | #12

    We know you both just run cables and use ties to strap the cables.

    Thats it.

    lol =)

  13. June 1st, 2007 | 11:57 am | #13

    Sure, you could say that’s about it. So now that I’m done getting paid to travel business class to Jordan and first class to Panama to just run cables, I’ll see you in London in July, right? Then Doha? Nicosia? Key West? Bangkok? Pretoria? Seoul? Abidjan? New Delhi? Tel Aviv? Vienna?


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