So much happens in my day to day life that I find it hard to capture it all in my blog. The fact that I have to go into town to do any major internet-ing also does not help. Suffice to say, the only way to resolve this problem is to make a list. (God, I love lists). Here is a list of short stories that I have written (in my head) but have not had the time to blog about:
- That One Time I Had To Give A Speech on Pornography In America In Front Of Some Really Important Ugandan Administrators
- The Mystery of the Maggots: A tale of how I went away for a weekend and came home to find a maggot in my bed and 10 more under my bed…and absolutely no rotten food or animal carcasses in the house.
- Tears: The story of a girl who spent a whole week on the verge of happy/sad tears but refuses to admit that it may have been because she was going through the most severe case of PMS EVER.
- Mission: Seemingly Impossible – A Typical Library in an Ugandan School
5. Blurred Lines: Child Labor Edition (Or – That One Time I Chaperoned a Trip To The Swamp Where The Pupils Collected Papyrus To Weave Into Baskets and Mats to Raise Money for the School)
6. Rat Attack: The story of how I came home to find a dead rat on my kitchen table that had fallen from the hole in my ceiling (It has a happy ending – my ceiling was quickly repaired)
7. How Uganda Made Me More Patriotic – A story of the ever present red, white and blue USAID sign in the villages and towns of Uganda that makes my heart flutter each time I see it
8. Appliances I: Dishwasher – Two Buckets and a Banana Leaf
9. Appliances II: Dryer – A Clothesline In My Backyard
10. Appliances III: My Mop Is A Wet Rag and My Broom is Made out of Grass
11. I Hate My American Accent: The story of a girl struggling to communicate in a language she just learned
12. True Life: I’m Dating Myself
Also, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here is a list of things I love:
- My home in Uganda.
- All of you.
- The line of chimps that I see casually chillin’ on the side of the road when I’m coming back from town.
- Milk and the boy who brings me milk every M-W.
- The sound of the banana trees in my backyard.
- The smell of tea plantations.
- Hot Cheetos (which I’m quickly running out of)
- Every single person that wished me a happy birthday last week!