Monthly Archive: March 2011

I walked 5k!

I had a wonderful weekend! I went to the beach, got a pedicure, ate delicious food, and walked 5k! Of course, I chose to walk 5k downtown on a busy Sunday evening, in a see-through white T-Shirt, in sticky, sweaty, humid weather. It was like waving a sign, “Come harass Theresa!” Lucky for me,...

Good reads for March 24th

Le Bénin touché par le mal ivoirien | Slate Afrique – Excellent background article on what's going on RT @annagueye Bénin touché par le mal ivoirien – #benin2011 #civ2010 Jolome Bénin – RT @SenamBeheton: For those interested in information about #Benin2011 check out Nice news aggregation source. Ivorian crisis threatens region: Liberia’s Sirleaf –...

Good reads for March 21st

Expat Explorer – White House Issues Report on Women in America – NYTimes.com – But at all levels of education, women still earn only 75 percent of what men earn. The dogs who listen to children reading | Education | The Guardian – When children read to him, Danny does not criticise or correct...

Cancled A-100, green beer, and Cotonou

Last week, I got the sad (horrific, devastating, WORLD ENDING) news that there won’t be a May A-100 class. A-100 is also known as “orientation” or as I like to call it, “Diplomat School”. HR asked me to keep it under my hat for a few days, but it looks like the news is...

A love letter

Dear work gym, I love your treadmills (why would anyone call you a “dreadmill”? You’re wonderful!). I love your clean showers. I love your convenience. I love your DSTV subscription that allows me to watch MTV while I run … in BENIN! I love your comfortable mats for stretching. I do not love the...

Good reads for March 1st

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