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I, personally, am doing a lot of nothing. Let me tell you, it feels wonderful. It all started yesterday with excellent schedule that does not include classes. I slept in, then walked around in search of fried dough balls. Specifically, the ones on the way to the university that contain coconut shavings and have a sugar coating. I just happened to find a manageably-sized piece of a car rapide lying next to the road, so naturally I collected it. Photos to come.
I spent the rest of the morning drinking tea at the Baobab Center, finishing the Brea Bag (Once again, photos to come. I do miss Emily the Yarn Duck.) and listening to my friend as she discovered that the new kid across the table was actually the kid who unstacked her blocks in kindergarden, and who collected frog eggs from the pond in third grade. How strange, to find your block unstacker ten years later and 4,000 miles from home. I thought it was strange to find a Rotary scholar from the U of M…
We also went to the beach yesterday. Think about it for a minute, and bask in the glory that is January. (Go look at http://elizilla.com and scroll down a bit to see the new years blizzard that describes my home right now. Incidentally, that’s my sister’s new blog.) It’s a little bit difficult to stomach, until you just stop thinking about the date and the season. I wouldn’t object to some mail-ordered snow.
As for today?? I slept late, ate a lot of snacks, and read books. I’ve started Catch 22, which is good so far. (Aside to The Master Of The Universe, it reminds me of you.) I was planning to read for a while in the afternoon before going out on a walk, but unfortunately I was smothered by the cuff of the first Africa Sock, and passed out cold for three hours. Erm…so that’s my day. Week-end. Yes.
The photo was taken just outside of Oussouye; a small village in the Basse-Casamance region.
I shall leave you with a list of the funniest search terms on my stats page:
> how are vitamins suppose to be packed in luggage
> sheep mouse
> genius losing my mind
> how many mice do you get in a nest
> mice nest size needed
> chieck amadou bamba*
> mouse mouse mouse mouse mouse mouse mouse mouse mouse mouse mouse mouse mouse mouse mouse mouse mouse
*Cheick Amadou Bamba is basically the Jesus of SÃ©nÃ©gal. He is the central figure of the Mouride brotherhood, and of the Baye Fall. I’m sure that he’s on Wikipedia, if you’re curious.
People keep telling me that it’s going toÂ get cold here.Â And I believe them.Â I really really do.Â I’ve even been cold once or twice, although only at night.
The problem is that my nose and scalp do not believe this whole “cold” scandal.Â They’re still feeling all that sun.Â My nose is a rather obnoxious shade of pink, making me resemble The Sneak.Â Â ( ;D )
My head doesn’t believe it either.Â I’m feeling just as tired and lazy as ever.Â Walking five blocks makes me exhausted because it’s “too hot”.Â I almost fell asleep in class about seven times today, although if I’m honest that probably has as much to do with our professor as it does with the environment.
We do have methods of counteracting the heat and exhaustion.Â We either go to the pool, or to the ocean where we tread water.Â We usually go with the former, particularly as my friend stepped on a sea urchin yesterday.Â Not fun.
Still, I’m ready for the temperature to drop…down to 75.Â Ish.Â Have I mentioned that I miss snow??
In other news, I still knit.Â Really-really.Â I still don’t have pictures, but I do knit.Â Â In faceÂ last week I started aÂ shawl made from gift yarn.Â Thanks to Anne!!Â I’m not sure I managed to post about it before I left the states.Â The yarn is a fuschia laceweight, and I am using the Azalea pattern from The Second Book of Modern Lace Knitting.
I’m pretty sure it’s a lot easier to transfer pictures than I think it is, but on the other hand I don’t have incentive to sit in cybercafÃ©s with creepy men all day.Â Just imagine it for now.
I’m going to bed early tonight, and tomorrow I’m making a trip to the tailor for..uh…my new fabr-I mean-what’s that?? What are you talking about!!Â I would never buy “fabric”.Â Get your head on straight…