Tuesday, October 30, 2007

a reminder of why I love my job

I do have updates to post on Macedonia and Albania, but I arrived in Athens today and just have to share. I met an old boss from Sarajevo and she insisted we head upstairs to the bar in my hotel for one drink before dinner. The reason? We had a stunning view of the Acropolis lit up at night looking so close I felt we could reach out and touch it. This isn't my picure (because I'm on a dummy terminal in a hotel business center that won't let me upload), but it could be:

I'm tired of being on planes, but that kind of view is the reason I love my job. It is a happy reminder of why given the latest and greatest about directed assignments to Iraq. I'm not bidding this year, but my heart goes out to those who are bidding. We're all just watching to see how this plays out and how the Department chooses the people on the shortlist...


Tracey Robinson said...

Okay, see, you cannot send a mother of 3 who is back at school as a lowly graduate student (AGAIN) and then post about traveling all over the world.

I might have to hate you.


Alana in Canada said...

So, when you say you're not "bidding" does that mean you're not short-listed to go to Iraq? Your wording and the WP article and my ignorance has left me a little confused.

Beautiful view though. I hadn't realised the Acropolis was on a great hill like that. Amazing.