Thursday, June 23, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Dance parties are universal. Been playing lots of card/board games and dancing with my fellow PC Trainees.
I’m adjusting to it now, but man was the cityscape a shock when I first arrived. Coming from
Technical Job Training
This is why I’m here! Its what gives me inspiration and has me jumping up and down- eager to get started. Tech training has been mostly an orientation to the health care system here in
Ethiopian food is legit. Super duper healthy. Injera (a flat, spongy, fermented bread that you eat with absolutely everything) is fully of amino acids and iron, its low cal and not processed. Fresh mango, papaya, pineapple and bananas. Wot, oh my goodness wot. So vegetarian diet out the window- I love wot! Wot is stew- beef or goat or lentil stew. Yummers. We’ll see how my diet changes when I move in with my host family.
Experiment: Try to YouTube the song Ishi Ishi Awo Awo. Let me know if you find it- its pretty representative of Ethiopian pop and is really fun to dance to.
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Monday, May 23, 2011
I'm too excited to sleep.
Lovin' and Nostalgia: Double Feature
There has been a movie reel of all my favorite people doing all my favorite things playing in my head since I got to Atlanta. Playing games in Beaumont, kicking dad's butt at Race for the Galaxy, Caleb licking Baxter, Anthony laughing, getting in one last delta, dance-off with Hayley Monster, dance-off with mom and Hayley Monster, relaxing on beautiful Texas nights with beautiful Texan friends.... Give me some of that soulfull lovin' and I will hold it close to me where ever I go.
My Niger stage-mates and friends have also been on my mind alot since I've arrived here. Staging is the exact same format as before and I keep expecting to turn around and see Dougie giving me a goofy smile or Shelly busting out the baby hands. I was blessed to have such an amazing set of fellow volunteers- its hard not to wish they were all here in Ethiopia with me. Now I have 68 new fellow stage-mates to get to know and already I've meet some great folks.
Next time I update the blog it will be from Ethiopia and this long awaited adventure will be underway. The anticipation is overwhelming. I feel prepared to meet whatever is thrown my way. BRING IT ON PEACE CORPS!