Ho boy...its been a while hasn't it? I'm sorry I haven't checked back in a while, but you know how it is. Work and time and all that jazz.
So, what have I been upto? welp...here's the quick and dirty.
Went to Libya. What, you don't believe me? then here
Shit you not, this is day 1! But that's as much stereotype as you'll see get to see from this post.
So yeah, what have I been doing there? Well, lots of rest
And hanging out with friends and family :::bet you can't find my Doppelgänger in this picture:::
Oh, and one more thing, probably gonna get a lot of confused looks around here about this, but I also got married!!!!!
Well...sort of. This is probably as close as you can get to being married as you're gonna get without the actual wedding...but in essence its like a betrothal.
This comes sort of an interesting time in my life. Its weird how after a toxic relationship you would swear off all affiliation with the opposite sex, until someone comes in and knocks out that big ol' iron wall you put up with just a tug of a loose thread.
So, overall, I've had a pretty eventful trip. Work without vacation has made me pretty irritable and this vacation was exactly what I needed. I took a ton of pictures, most of which I can't put here, but I'll post some here and link you all to the rest.
So, "how's Libya?" I hear you asking. To be honest...its not something an outsider would like to visit anytime soon. I have to say, its pretty bad.
Libya is by no means any good at producing anything other than what gets pumped out of the ground, and even that's been mucked up. I can look at this from the outside and I can honestly paint a pretty abysmal picture for you, but in all honesty I've never been more relaxed and felt in place as I have while there. In almost every picture I took, there was always a beauty to the ugly.
This one is not by me, but I think is just as good at conveying the idea
Here's a sample of one of multiple 360 shots I took from there, you can find more at the link below this.
I even visited the dear old corridor where we got shot at feb 20th 2011
Its hard to tell, but there are still some bullet holes left there from that day. I walked down it and it brought some surreal feelings of sadness and awe at all that happened that day.
I can't really say I did much other than just go around and meet with friends and even some old co-workers. It's all pretty personal really, but you can see the rest of the album here
Oh, and I also went to Tunisia. Now I didn't do much there, but if you feel like having a trip to some exotic Arab place, then I would say Tunisia is a pretty decent place to go
Now, for the other question some of you might have out there, "Did the ban affect you?"
Well, no, for two reasons. One: I came on the 10th, so that was before admiral tiny-hands came into power. And two: I am US born. So I'm of the lucky ones.
However, now I'm sort of a in a pickle. Being that I just got hitched and all, it is understandable that I would very much like to have my fiance here with me....however, Oompa Loompa put a bit of a hold on that plan when he issued the ban.
I wasn't the only one affected either. My brother was offered to come back to the US by his company. We haven't all been together in one country for over 17 years, and this would have been a great chance for the family to finally at least be in the same city together for once.
Problem is though that he and his two daughters are find, except for his wife who is Libyan and, well, you know the deal. So now the company is looking to move him somewhere else for a while because even they know they can't trust the Loofa faced shit gibbon to stay sane too long.
My sister can't bring her husband here either. Sis has to work, take care of her son and daughter, and has been working forever to work on his visa...no luck. Though his case has been going on since way before weave head came in to power, This is a system issue, I wont lie about it.
So I'm obviously worried. Hence, I did whatever a so called "Liberal SJW cowboy" would do...I protested
This picture isn't from me, but I love it anyways.
You all probably haven't caught up to the very subtle and carefully hidden disdain I have for ol'd Donald Duck--I know! I know! Shocking! Yes. It is true, I am of little opinion of tiny.
Jokes aside, this fool is out of it. Not just because of this ban--which is kinda blowing up on his face--but just the shear audacity of this fool to be playing a misguided role of Sheriff is frightening...and we're not past month 1 yet either.
In all honesty, I'm just wearing thin of fighting. Even on social media and elsewhere...its just too tiring, and I honestly believe that this is his plan. To just throw one BS after another after another after another and wear everyone down. It takes much more work to fight him than him to cause a ruccus. But I can't...I just can't sit quiet. I foresaw this monster from a million miles away, and I'm very sure that there are some out there who are still willing to defend him and come up with some cockamamie excuse for his actions; and if you are one of those who are willing to defend him, then don't bother defending him with me. There's zero chance either you or I will change our minds. What you see in front of you should be enough, but if that's not enough then there's nothing I can do to convince you otherwise.
I still love coming here to RT. I still love seeing you guys talking about what you're doing and what's going on here and there. I love checking up and leaving a comment here once in a while, but I wont be very active myself. Just know that most of my time will be mainly focusing on fighting against this TAH-mah-duh hwun-DAN. :::oh yeah...i've been watching firefly::::
So, forgive me all if I'm not very active here. I do stop by and say hi and check up, but that's just about as much time as I have lately to do and can't do more unfortunately. I hope you all are doing well and having a good time. I'm still going to try and make RTX 2017 if I have the chance. Y'all take care and stay safe and thanks to everyone who did ask and check up. I honestly do appreciate it. Xie xie.