Category: Peace Corps


On why I’m thankful I grew up in America.

Late last week, Bertrand, my boyfriend was in an accident. He was riding behind a friend on a moto (small motorcycle), approaching a traffic circle. A large truck was slowing down, and appeared to be ceding the right of way. Cyril (who was driving), decided to go ahead and enter the round-point. All of a sudden, the truck accelerated and swerved into the path of my friends’ bike. They t-boned...


On Silverman.

Today I described my friendship with someone back home as “a continual exchange of very clever meanness.” Whatever the hell that means.раскрутка и продвижение сайтов


Update for real.

Burkina was fantastic, as were Tanagou, Nati, Péhunko, and Sinendé. Parakou was somewhat less so, but that may be more a function of the fact that I was working than any inherent not-fantastic-ness on the part of the town. I went to Ouaga (that’s Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, for those of you not used to the “I’m so old-hat I refer to African capitals by their nicknames” jargon)...


Home sweet home

Cotonou, that is. Back in town and catching up on the massive amount of work that wasn’t done in my absence. Fantastic. Over 250 emails in my inbox, about 50 need immediate attention. So I’ll get back to everyone as soon as I can.оптимизация сайта под поисковые


Big things happening in my life right now

Work is busy and driving me crazy, but I’ve finally got a shot at a real, sustainable, interesting project. This is incredible. What will be even more incredible is if work continues on it in my absence. We shall see. My boyfriend is sucking up insane amounts of my spare time. Clearly, I’m enjoying the hell out of it, although the fact that I haven’t finished a book in two...


In which theresa gets down to business.

NaNoWriMo is just around the corner! I’d completely forgotten! Yes, I should be spending evenings studying for my LSATs, writing lesson plans, and generally being productive. But who wants to do that when I could be writing a novel?! Yes, I’m going to try again this year. I don’t remember how far I got last year, but I think I was around 30 000 before life, Thanksgiving, and everything else...


I really could do this forever.

I complain an awful lot here, I mean, a LOT. And occasionally I’m arrogant (okay, more often than not). And I don’t always give an accurate picture of what life is really like here because I’m so damn negative. The reality is that I fucking love this shit. Yeah, my primary project sucks big fat monkey balls sometimes. But other times it’s absolutely amazing, especially when I’m making progress on...


In which PC Washington makes theresa :(

Remind me to export my Google calendar so that the next time we lose our connection for three days, I’m not screwed as far as appointments go. ARGH. In other news, please stop donating to Etoile Apprentissage. (background). It’s been funded for a long time, and they just haven’t gotten around to taking it off the site yet. In fact, if you did donate, you should write to the Peace...


In which theresa briefly talks about GAD

It’s been kind of a busy week. Two weeks. Month. Year. But mostly a busy couple of days. I went North for the quarterly GAD meeting. Got there early, stayed with Lyle, did some great brainstorming with a couple of different people, got some work done, gossiped (a lot), and had a pretty good time. So what’s GAD? GAD stands for Gender and Development, and is the Peace Corps program...