In chronological order, or maybe not::
-DJing in the club on friday night. the crowd was about 10 people but 8 of them were my friends and they were gettin it like no tomorrow. played FINE by jackie O/yingyang at one point so that should tell you something about how much fun it was
-Rolling handmade tortillas by candle light and deep house grooves, during a power outage. sippin on gin and juice. layyybackkk.
-teaching some french guys how to play Uno.
-teaching CPR to 40 Ethiopian health professionals to the beat of Rihanna-‘Diamonds Dave Aude remix’. 100 BPM.
-basically doing squats in front of an auditorium full of said health professionals. (I was trying to teach about proper body mechanics of lifting)
-receiving a care package from my mom with pepperoncini’s in a ziplock bag. genius! mom knows me best.
-subsequently running 5 miles on a stomach full of pepperoncini’s
-being in a subtle state of stress, agitation, irritation all week due to cultural factors that i don’t have the ability to explain to anyone who doesn’t already get it.
-waking up at 5:50 am to run with Adrienne, on 5 hours of sleep. Then running again in the evening at 6 PM. Then drinking red bull. ultimate hyper state.
-reading “The Alchemist” by Paulo coelho
-sweating my brains out in the sauna/steam room with a very vivd dramatic literary recitation by Antarin
-My first attempt at playing the accordion
-Fully dressed in my karate ji (gi?), doing punches, feeling diaphoretic and clammy….still punching. counting. Emptying the mind.
-burritos with Franks Red hot. Falafel with Franks Red Hot. cous cous with Franks Red hot. Cheese sammich with Franks Red hot. Pepperoncini’s with Franks Red Hot. We see a common thread in my diet here.
-realizing that every single pair of socks and underwear is dirty….chigger alle.
-running in the rain to Debri
-running around the Wind turbine site at dusk. this was awesome and surreal. (mekelle has a wind farm which is the first wind farm in Africa) see here for some pics: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/08/business/earth-wind-water-ethiopia/
-waking up at 6, immediately taking tums and pepto bismol, and then leaving for a run. This is normal.
-Competing in a competetive Sudoku race, hyped on Red bull and listening to Kendrick lamar.
-The struggle of finding bread when the power has been out for the last 4 days, and you have a blister on your toe from the cheap plastic jelly shoes, and its 9:30 PM and all you ate today was half an injera
-pickles. i ate a pickle this week, for the first time in 18 months….. if you know me you should know why this is a big deal.
-trying Creme de Marrons for the first time. This is some chestnut spread, a totally new and unique taste to my palette
- i got an official Amharic teacher. sweet! finally!
OK. thats all i got. I hope anyone who reads this noticed as much awesomeness in the last week as I did!
that was an awkward sentence.
back to doing laundry.