Getting that last American hamburger (stacked with extra bacon) or drinking that last American dirty martini seems of utmost importance when you are faced with 27 months outside the US. Since starting Staging and Pre-Service Training, that's all most of us can think about.
A few days ago (at least a week by blog standards), I enjoyed a delicious dirty martini with a few Trainees. While sipping our scrumptious brews, we discussed politics, anxieties, and perceptions. Can't wait to spend 27 months with these awesome people!