Monthly Archive: December 2005

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Maman and Papa Sarah: Your daughter is bomb. She brought me whole wheat flour from Ghana!!!! Maman and Papa Ben: Your son brought me software. He is bomb too. Mamans and Papas Katie and Carrie and Maman Amanda: Your daughters took me out to lunch yesterday. Again, BOMB. Everyone else in SED/ ICT 18...

Pasta Pasta

Dear Internet, My entire apartment is covered in slowly drying pasta right now. And flour. Flour is everywhere the pasta is not. I’m sure I made at least two pounds of pasta last night. Maybe three. Pasta making is a lot of fun, it turns out, but it’s also really fucking messy. All this...

There’s no snow in Grand Popo.

Damn straight. Christmas on the beach was incredible. Turns out, we’ve got a pretty amazing group of kids here. Everyone kept complimenting me on my excellent planning, but the truth is, I didn’t have to do a damn thing. I sent an email, figured out dinner, and everything else just fell into place. This...

I freaking love AskMe

Thinking about giving this Christmas? Check out this AskMe response. These are all great organizations. Anyway, think about it. :)продвижение

In which t talks about an interesting guy

I met someone absolutely fascinating last week. Our relationship was strictly professional, and we didn’t exchange contact information at the end. I will probably never see him again. That said, I learned a hell of a lot from him, and I’m really glad I didn’t turn down the opportunity to meet him just because...

In which t talks about clothes! Yay!

Yay! It’s lesson time! Traditional Beninese clothing! First, the fabric. There are lots of different kinds of fabric, but the stuff I can afford is the stuff you’re probably used to seeing. Large bright prints (waxes, actually) that are bought by the pagne (2 meters). There are three pagnes in a demi-piece, which is...

In which t chats about her ass

Turns out, content migration is a bitch. It’s data entry for the 21st century, and it fucking sucks. Luckily, I have hella experience in it (yay internships!), so I’m quicky getting a system down for the type of stuff I’m doiong here. More or less. The problem is that my system isn’t *quite* well...

The weekend in brief

Free drinks bought for Sarah and Theresa by Beninese men: 2 (each) Marriage proposals received: 3 (and one more this morning) Indecent propositions received: 1 (after marriage was refused) Drinks paid for after Beninese guest walks out on tab: 2 Men who just couldn’t stop touching Theresa: 2 Sketchy Lebanese showing up at Theresa’s...

I fund jeans in the dead yovo pile and they are fucking BOMB. Thank you, that is all.topod

Turns out, “t” is just as much for “trouble” as it is for “Theresa.” Heh. That said, I’m happier this morning than I was when I went home last night. A friend knew I’d be working late and brought dinner over, and we chatted for a while about the enormous disparity between men and...