Desierto norte de Chile

Friday, September 22, 2006

My mailing address in Graz

Hi. Should you want to send me anything in Graz (candies, a warm scarf, some socks, a photo of you, a postcard from your travels, or whatever), please use this address:

Mr. Brad Barrett
176 / 9 Theodor-K├Ârner-Strasse
A-8010 Graz
AUSTRIA

I still dont have a phone, but I'm working on that. Check back periodically. (You could always use skype: bsbarret).

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Classic humor

I found this on a friend's friend's blog. Hilarious indeed. Do you agree?

In Graz

Hello, I have moved to Graz, Austria, where I will spend the next four months teaching and researching at the University of Graz / Wegener Center. Because I am no longer enjoying the tranquil Bajan mornings, it was time to rename this blog.

Please visit my new site, http://bradbarrett.blogspot.com, for future updates. The old site, http://goodmorningbarbados.blogspot.com, will automatically redirect you here. Thanks for your patronage and visiting. See you in Austria!

Monday, September 11, 2006

All my bags are packed . . .

. . . and I'm ready to go?!

In 5 hours I will leave the US for Austria. Wow! This summer has been a whirlwind of events, people, emotions, research, teaching, sport, cultures, cities, and homes. I cannot fathom that only 3 months and 10 days ago I arrived back from Barbados. It is all surreal, and I have been so busy lately that I haven't begun to process it all. One thing that is overwhelmingly evident is that I have been richly blessed. Here are a few things that I praise God for:
- warm nights
- Wildwood church
- ultimate frisbee
- the Bluesteins and Mrs. Dennis (& their hospitality)
- summer tuesday night bible study
- Colorado and mountains to be climbed
- long phone talks with Bethany
- my students
- the Angolans
- Mee and Por
- tennis
- chats with Zach and future plans to visit!
- Scott Goodspeed and FOCUS ministry
- back to school excitement
- map distribution in Couch tower
- the word of the day (pope on a rope!!? haha)
- parties at lake thunderbird
- sunday night volleyball
- fun times with chris, cameron, and liz
- technical meteo discussions with Dan Dawson
- passing my General Exam!
- my parents (and their love, support, and willingness to be my mailbox!)
- daydreams of Barbados and my friends there
- Florian and his hospitality
- long walks at night
- singing praises to the almighty
- plans to visit Bethany!
- accents
- ceiling fans
- my advisor's flexibility and strong support of my education
- many new friends at OU (not a complete list!): nathan, matt, rakesh, nisha, arpee, hani, danielle, ben, the volleyball guys, barnabas, ashley, ryan, bob, nishan
- my many old friends at OU (meteo & church)
- prayer
- celebrations
- Thai food
- working out at the gym with Matthew
- college football
- world cup 2006
- probably a thousand other things that i forgot

Next post will come to you from Austria, enshaallah. Stay tuned for the transition from "good morning barbados". Peace and love.

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