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Not Until My 50th

This one arrived super late (though I’ve had it for a while) from Postal Salute’s International Man of Leisure, Anto. Props for the penguin and the discussion of a place I’d love to check out someday. Chile too! I want to go everywhere. Accepting donations.

Is Antartica vs. Antarctica just a language thing?

Infested With Storks

Ahh Anto, my Scorpio Wing, and Postal Salute’s International Man of Leisure. Yes, that is a newly dubbed title.

I was wondering whether Kampala is really infested with storks, or if he meant pelicans like the Kenyan ones pictured here (really, human sized storks?). I asked the internets about it and discovered the Greater Adjutant – Whoa! Sorry I doubted you, Anto!

Further investigation found the videos below, of the Marabou, Greater Adjutant, and Lesser Adjutant, respectively. Apparently they’re all related, but the African Marabou is the one that Anto would have seen in Uganda. I actually find the sound of them clapping their mouths shut on their victims to be really soothing. Is that strange?

I should make trip up to the Bronx Zoo to see the Lesser Adjutant… their eyes and beaks are so mesmerizing.

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My friend Anto has most likely been to more countries than you have. I’ve been to more than many people I’ve met, and I can’t hold a candle to Anto. When I consider this, I feel a mixture of awe, jealousy, and a need to reevaluate my life. Why can’t I take off for months at a time every year to travel multiple continents? There’s obviously a bug in the way that my life is configured.

Last I heard from Anto he was in Istanbul and had just booked a flight from Cape Town to Rio by way of Dubai. It’s a beautiful thing. Respect!

I’m really loving this UAE stamp, but I’m a little annoyed that Hallmark has infiltrated over there. Arabian heritage my ass! Psyched he picked up a camera though, I guess his got stolen in Barcelona, which doesn’t make for very good pictures later.