Sometime back you may recall that I was daydreaming about being given tickets to a SC International Trade Show luncheon because Stephen Colbert was to be the Keynote speaker for said affair. Well luck did favor me today as I was offered tickets to this event through Container Maintenance. Along with a wonderful coworker, I was able to bring Papa Bear. Our table was in the center, near the front, and by the Colbert table. In case you don't know, he has lots of friends and family in Charleston. What fun!
You say you want evidence that he and I were in close quarters? I am here to tell you that we were even color coordinated....and as for the evidence - Well! Will this do?
C'est moi, Stephen Colbert et Sharon (photo taken by Papa Bear)
My daughter is miffed as to why I didn't think to get her out of school early so she could attend.
Where I Probably Will Not be Posted
On May 15th the 89th OMS class began their training. I turned down an invitation to join this class. Recently, a member of this class posted their bid list. The bid list is a list of locations where the OMS specialists will be sent at the end of their training. Personal preferences, individual circumstances and the needs of State determine where you get posted.
Without further ado, here is the bid list:
- Abuja, Nigeria
- Beijing, PRC
- Bogota, Colombia
- Bratislava, Slovakia
- Istanbul, Turkey
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Kuwait City, Kuwait
- La Paz, Bolivia
- Moscow, Russia
- Nicosia, Cyprus
- Paris, France
- Rabat, Morocco
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Tbilisi, Georgia
- Tokyo, Japan
- Warsaw, Poland
Nigeria and Malaysia are the only two locations that do not include language training. I'm beginning to thing that it may be better to not know the bid list of a previous class. The likelihood of getting so many dream choices again on the first go round seems rather slim at the moment.