Cheese steaks and flapjacks……oh my god, this is gonna be awesome.


Dear Ministers,

My vacation has finally come to an end (fuck!) and I am back in California getting ready to hit the killer 7-5 job that I have waiting for me in SF.  Brazil was incredible and I considered extending my stay for three more weeks, (literally came down to the flip of a coin in the airport) but luckily this didnt happen as I would have missed out on the Exodus.

Again Brazil was very sweet, I dont think I can emphasize this enough, so much that in the future there NEEDS to be an IFS: BRAZIL.  There is a wealth of trouble and fun to be had in Brazil and as I think rousing put it earlier when I spoke with him, we would all be in hog heaven.  My recent trip to brazil included an unexpected itinerary including but not limited to: admiring great hinies, enjoying great food and drinks, Imgp0474being shot at, surfing, getting scammed in the amount of 1,500 dollars after temporarily blacking out at a strip club, extortion, getting harassed by homosexuals and hookers, befriending hookers, partying to the early morning with great people and with quality help, and taking in all Brazil has to offer for a very meager price.  There are a couple of things that I could have done without but in retrospect it added to the quality and reality of a trip in Brazil.  Nonetheless the trip was great and I think we should all think about Brazil for a future meeting location as it is cheap (once you get there) and hella-fun.

I guess more important than the trip is that since being back, the trip has helped me to realize some things about us and our organization.  For example the irreplaceable perks that we are fortunate to have access to like ‘Snakes on a Plane’, Phili aka City of Brotherly Love (very coincidental), Adolphus, and watching eco-crusader Al Gore’s movie ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ and later driving less than two blocks to go to the local pool.  Since I got off the plane in LAX I’ve been smelling Roscoes and IHOP, and imagining great feasts of Adolphi with butter smothered flapjacks drenched in syrup.  At the heart of all this is our organization; IFS maintaining flapjack traditions through our activities, meetings, and posts on the website (I know that I too need to post more often).  I thought I would point this out becuase IFS is not just a way to stay in contact but also a way to be who we are as Americans.  This is just another way I have begun to see our society and what we stand for since being away.  On a much lighter note, here’s my flight info.  Time was allready short so I had to get a flight out of san diego to avoid paying $200 more.  Whammy!

Arrive Thursday morning 5:18am

Leave MONDAY morning 7:30am

Anybody else get shafted on monday morning?  Its great to be back and I look forward to seeing you guys in Phili.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mike T.
    Aug 22, 2006 @ 13:59:51

    Finance, good to have you back and way to step and find your way out to PA. Schnitzel, you should be fine at the airport, just tell them that you recently lost your wallet and they “should” just give you a little extra pat-down by a fat, balding, TSA uniform wearing man named Bob or Joe or some other rural, poor, generic sounding American name. It happened to my friend once.

  2. Trade
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 20:25:46

    Scratch that last comment,
    Finance’s dumbass meant to write Monday morning.. Diego, we will figure out a way for you to the airport on Tuesday.. I may still have to work, but my dad is retired so he may have to take you.. hope thats cool with you.. otherwise, whem jem, you’re stranded living with me for awhile

  3. Trade
    Aug 21, 2006 @ 20:17:45

    It now looks as if we have guys leaving on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday from my house. I was hoping that we could come back to my house Saturday and Sunday…. Philly is about an hour and 15 away from my house and all of us will be reeeally drunk on Saturday night. I’ll look into ways on getting people to the airport on Sunday and Tuesday, but at this point, it might be a tough one. Anyway you guys might be able to come till Monday?? I have work on Tuesday, but will look at alternative options for getting you guys where you need to be