Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bleary-eyed and two sheets just before midnight

Hi.  What a wonderful day.  Traffic was brutal getting to the airport to fly from Bucuresti to Timisoara.  I found out why when I arrived.  An American flag was flying over the airport and a United States of America plane was parked in front of my exit gate along side a US cargo plane.  It seems that Joe Biden, the Vice-President has been in Bucuresti for meetings and the cargo plane was to carry his specially armored vehicles to travel locally.

My plane to Timisoara was a huge Airbus.  It was full.  Near me were a group of very large men, very tattooed.  American Wrestlers here for an exhibition.  It was cool to talk with them on the plane.  Great guys.

I got to the hotel about ten minutes before dinner at 8pm.  We have people from Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Poland, Montenegro, Ukraine, Russia and possibly other countries that I'll find out tomorrow.  I LOVE the Bulgarians.  Dinner was an excellent buffet and we were there from 8pm until almost midnight.  I confess to drinking 3 glasses of Tzuica and several glasses of red wine.  I started out talking with Moldovans and tables kept changing.  The Bulgarians were hilarious.  I had such a pleasant evening of laughter and discussion.

The conference starts tomorrow morning and I present my workshop at the end of the day for one hour.  It will be a fabulous day.  Our hotel is along the river so walking outside will be a treat.  I'll try to take pictures of my new friends to post on this blog tomorrow and Saturday.

This is such a treat for me.  I love meeting people from other countries and cultures and beliefs, gay and straight.

Talk to you tomorrow.


  1. Joe Biden and wrestlers... Life is indeed good!

  2. Wow, sounds like that is the place to be. Best of luck on your workshop!

  3. Two sheets to the wind -

    I'm so excited for you, it is so great to meet different people from all walks of life. I have a feeling that I would like Bulgarians too... Looking forward to the pictures.

  4. I want to know who the wrestlers were? Bet that was an interesting plane trip! Enjoy Timisoara. Do they have stuffed cabbage rolls there? Hope so! Love....