Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Long overdue update

Yeah, yeah, I know... I never update the blog. Well, here you go, I'm throwing you all a bone.

It's been a really crazy month so far. The Ag project review is over now, and the 45th anniversary crap will be done in a week. Then all I have to worry about is installation of new volunteers and I can go on vacation. I'm not sure where I'll go. I might go with some of our wadabi friends to their annual festival. They might even let me paint my face and dance with them, that would be something! I also thought about going back to Benin, it would be a good time, and I already know how it's all done. We'll see what happens.

Things are going good in general. Kevin and I had our birthdays a week and a half ago. We went to Byblo's. It's a Lebonese restaurant. We had all the Babaganoush, Homos, Toubouli, etc we could eat. It was good times. Everyone is also coming in for Swear in, so there will be much good food made and lots of games played and hanging out done...

I also have started reading a bit again. (It's so hard to do in Niamey, there's so much going on) I've started the Golden Compass, part if the "His Dark Materials" series, which is being made into a movie that will come out around Christmas. I want to read it before the movie comes out, or I know I'll never make it through the book. So far it's incredible. In the book, every person has what's called a daemon. It's like a familiar, or an animal entity that is part of you. On the website, you can take a quiz and be told what form your daemon would take. It also allows friends and family to agree or disagree and alters the daemon based upon that as well. I'm not big on quizzes, but this one intrigues me. Please take time to answer the questions and I promise I won't put more stupid quizes up here.