About Me

Hi. My name is Dennie Hoopingarner. Call me Den. Or not. Whatever makes you happy.

This blog describes my little adventures as I go through life. As my tag line indicates, I don’t do things the easy way. That makes life interesting, but also sometimes stressful and uncertain.

In 2012, I started the process of applying to the US Foreign Service. Of all the jobs searches that I have engaged in, this is the most time-consuming and complicated. Follow my adventures of applying, trying to get in, and what happened to me after I got in.

Now that I am in the Foreign Service, I have many more stories to tell. The funny and absurd things that happen to me and that I observe will be posted here. The serious parts about my work will not be posted here or anywhere.

By the way, it should be laughably clear that the opinions stated on this blog are my own, and in no way reflect the official policy of the US Government or the Department of State. They probably don’t even reflect reality.