Thursday, December 13, 2007

Africa pictures!

I have posted four more albums online and hope to get another two up by the end of the week, wait, that's tomorrow! We'll see.

This will take you to one of the small albums and then you can see the rest from there.

Enjoy! Be sure to check out the other blog for more stories of my African adventures and don't forget to leave me comments!

I cannot stress enough how much I love the comments! yea!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


That's right, today is the anniversary of my birth 34 years ago on Dec. 5, 1973. Wow!

You know, that in Kenya I am still considered youth and that someone in the office thought that I was 28. I love this country!

Anyway, a country song came out several years ago, I mean, it was awhile back because I think I was maybe living in Tennessee at the time. Anyway, it finally truly does fit me.

She'll turn 34 this weekend,
Go out with her girlfriends
Drink some margheritas
cut up and carry on

There'll be guys and they'll be come-ons
She'll probably get hit on
But she thinks all the good ones are gone.

Her momma called this morning,
said, I'm worried about my baby,

I can't remember the rest except for the 'other words' that Rubes and I used to sing, which I'm not going to share since I think my mom might read this. (it's not really that bad, but now you really want to know, don't you.)

Well, Mom called this afternoon (early morning there) and sang happy birthday. Then she started singing this one.

I am 34 and unmarried but I am not alone. I am living in Africa and will eating Japanese for my birthday tonight with 7 friends, 1 Canadian, 2 Americans and 4 Kenyans. That's amazing to me and I absolutely LOVE it!

Not to mention that Texas Laura called me this morning to wish me birthday cheer and I skyped with Rubes and my mom. I have eaten chocolate chip cookies I made and shared tea with my office and guards at my apt. I have had tons of emails and singing and even got a beautiful necklace and earrings from a coworker. Not to mention the freakin' awesome birthday card and gift from Rubes (the first three seasons of Facts of Life, man I love that show!).

So as I go out tongiht and this weekend (there's a place across the street from me that has live music and I have friends in town so we're going out, we figure across the street should be fairly safe anyway.) I don't know if I'll be able to get a rita or if I'll get hit on or not but I don't care. I'm going to have a great time, beacause I'm 34, I'm sexy, and I'm glad to be alive! (trust me if you've never ridden a matatu, this is a big accomplishment here)

I want to add though that the other day I was walking to Amanda's and some guy drove by, leaned out his window and hollered, "Hey, Baby! Nice ass!" It made me smile. I probaby should've been offended, but I wasn't, I admit it.

As Pheobe says in a Season 2 Friends episode (it's all I've been watching for the last two weeks is season 2), "Officially I'm offended, but that's so sweet!"

"She'll turn 34 this weekend . . ."

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


My sister, Rubes, has started a little fun business on the side of her already packed life. She makes this amazing jewelry and has a website. I highly recommend her, regardless of my bias. I think that you should all support her by buying at least 4 items each. In a way you are supporting my work here in Africa, too. Each time she sells something it helps her pay to ship a little treasure to me. (It's expensive to mail stuff from the States to Africa!)

Anyway, here's the link and I'll put in on the sidebar as well. ENJOY and shop to your heart's content!



Christmas at the office

I'm in Kenya, as you know, and it's in the 70's and 80's and just glorious weather. However, it's very different from all Christmas's I've known so it's taking awhile to get into the spirit. Now, I'm listening to Christmas music never you worry. I'm looking for a poinsettia today to take home and it's going to be great. However, they put a tree in my office today and it's the saddest thing I've ever seen. It really is. I'm not sure if I try to fix it if it will hurt someone's feelings or not but seriously, this is SAD.

Quote of the week

"If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gass will be produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb."

The Standard Nov. 26, 2007