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Posted by Tim on Jun 15, 2006
Back in Civilization Again

So, as many of you are aware, it's been a little while since last we posted. (In fact, it's been more than five weeks!)

As we hinted at before, in the first comment made to our last post, there is a very good reason for this lapse in communication. We'll get to all that shortly, after a brief note about the art of the "fast-forward."

When we last left you, we had just entered Cambodia for our second time. We spent another two amazing weeks there (for a total of six weeks in Cambodia), and had all sorts of adventures. We reunited with our good friends Sam and the monk, and had a hair-raising experience in the rarely-visited northeastern portion of the country. And we couldn't wait to write all about it.

But the thing is, having just had this other experience – the one that's kept us away from civilzation off and on for the past seven weeks – we're now just bursting to write about those experiences. And so we think we're going to once again do a little bit of a fast-forward, and come back to Cambodia when we have the chance. The fact is that Sam and the monk are far too special to us to breeze through when we're thinking about other things. The time we spent with them was special, and we want to do it justice. So you all will just have to wait a little bit for that one.

For the next several posts or so, we'll be telling you about the most special and amazing experience we've had on our entire trip. We're talking about something downright life-changing here. We'll tell you about all the friends we made out in the jungle. We'll tell you about the special package Tim had to prepare for a Thai princess. We'll tell you about the most touching friendship we've ever witnessed. We'll tell you about a young lady named Tong Jan, the luckiest of her kind in the world by far. And we'll tell you about the friend who will one day soon be coming to the states to live with us.

Stay tuned.

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June 15, 2006 at 7:13am
wow! I never got to be first at anything…
June 15, 2006 at 7:21am
HI, Glad you guys are back and i cant wait to hear about it! #1 i rock!
June 15, 2006 at 7:33am
Well at least your ALIVE! And still planning on returning. Phew.

I was truly beginning to worry!

Take care, you guys…

June 15, 2006 at 7:53am
Where have you been? I started to panic ( just a tiny bit.) Well, this "stay tuned" better be good..and for those of you outthere keeping track of who replies first.. I think I got it this time.*success*
June 15, 2006 at 7:53am
June 15, 2006 at 8:08am
June 15, 2006 at 8:10am
Oh Tim, how you tease us with all the little hints but no real info…you know we are all sitting here on pins and needles waiting to hear what you two have been up to!
June 15, 2006 at 8:13am
Ooooh. I'll just be over here, on the edge of my chair, waiting with bated breath…
June 15, 2006 at 9:13am
Can't wait to hear more!
June 15, 2006 at 9:40am
Oh Maaaaannn! That's just… just… MEAN!



June 15, 2006 at 10:07am
I'm number one! Yee-haw!
June 15, 2006 at 10:13am
OK, maybe I'm not number one but it was a happy thought while it lasted. Now on to business…

I'm so happy that you're getting to have all these awesome experinces that will enrich your lives for years to come. After all the hell you've expericed in the early years of your lives you two deserve to have some real happiness. I cannot wait for the teasers to end and the actual stories to begin! In the meantime take care of yourselves and know that I love/miss you two oh so very much…

:) :D ;)

June 15, 2006 at 11:27am
i've read your blog from cover to cover -– thank you for sharing your experiences! they were amazing!
June 15, 2006 at 12:11pm
Teaser, indeed. Wonderful to hear that you two are doing so well and experiencing so much – even if I have no idea yet as to the specifics…
June 15, 2006 at 1:20pm
i JUST said to Derick that i was a little concerned that we hadn't heard from you two in a while! phew! can't wait to read about your life changing event!
June 15, 2006 at 1:22pm
tim: derick says to use "graphic text verification" the box with curvy letters and symbols that can't be read by a spam-bot. (unless you have human hecklers, this should help!)
other jess
June 15, 2006 at 3:15pm
you've always been little teases. glad to read you guys again. now give us some sweet sweet posts.


June 15, 2006 at 8:45pm


June 15, 2006 at 8:47pm
dang, i was hoping to be number one. I'm just a link in the spam chain.


the angry one
June 16, 2006 at 8:41am
too much suspense. the suspense is killing me!
amie aka Koreens' sister
June 16, 2006 at 9:57am
We wait all that time…excited to see a new post, and bam its a teaser. Well atleast Im number one!
amie aka Koreens' sister
June 16, 2006 at 9:58am
Great, due to spam I may not be number one, I could just be held in post limbo.
June 16, 2006 at 10:44am
Best summer blockbuster I've heard about in a long time.
June 16, 2006 at 1:21pm
Happy birthday, Tim!
June 16, 2006 at 3:35pm
My first thought was… They got MARRIED! Am I right?
Jessica the hedgehog
June 16, 2006 at 9:13pm
Hehe, nope, we didn't get married (and we haven't adopoted a child either). :) More details soon, we promise. :)

In the meantime, I just wanted to drop a quick comment to say Happy Birthday to my Timothy! :):) I love you very, very much. :)

June 18, 2006 at 9:16pm
Happy birthday Timmy!
Tim the hedgehog
June 19, 2006 at 4:36am
Hey everyone! :)

The ongoing battle with spam continues. We're getting about 200 spam comments a day now, ugh. We've temporarily enabled "comment screening", meaning that we have to approve any comment before it appears. This at least keeps the spam from bothering anyone but us.

On the advice of a friend (thanks, Derick!), we're using graphic text verification from this point on. When you write a comment, make sure you also enter that little code in the box below. Assuming this solves our problems (and it should), we'll turn the comment screening off again and everything will be back to normal.

Thanks! :)

June 20, 2006 at 11:55am
I think I know what it is
other jess
June 21, 2006 at 3:18pm
I'm not sure I really want to know about Tim's "Special Package". I've already heard rumours…


Mama Wise
June 24, 2006 at 3:27pm
Tim, Happy belated Birthday. Looking forward to seeing you both again, but I almost wish your adventure could last forever. You and Jessica will always find a way to remain happy.

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