Uhh…I maybe want to pull my hair out right now. Because one false move of a foot under the table, a wire is knocked loose, and and a masterpiece is lost in cyberspace. I mean, all I’m saying is its not going to be as good the second time around.
Here is a synopsis of some of the things I said:
I am sick (I think my exact words were “my lymph nodes are as swollen as the Nile is long”). Homestays with Egyptian families started today, but my family couldn’t come tonight (welcome to Egypt no one is bound by something as silly as a schedule) so I get to rest tonight and start my week with them tomorrow. I am thankful for that. There were also some things about “On the Run” and how I’m relatively certain it is the Eyptian version of Handy Andy (there were some hateful comments about Cirlce K included as well).
Thursday I spent the night with my cousin, Amir; his wife Yasmin (okay, so she goes by Jesse, but isn’t Yasmin so wonderful and Egyptian?); and their kids Amin (3) and Lena (1 1/2). First, I should say that I had a marvelous time with them, my bed was warm, the company was wonderful, and the day relaxing. I love those kids. I’ll just say they are much smarter than me, Amin speaks Arabic then German and then English. So it was hilarious when I tried to communicate with this linguist of a child. I attempted to practice Arabic, but who knows if he was teaching me Arabic or German. All I could do was look at him and say ich libe dich (“I love you” in German), because that’s what Bonnie sometimes said to me before we crawled into our beds at night. This is what I know for sure: the child aspires to hunt penguins. I say shoot for the stars kid–if anyone will find penguins in Egypt it will be Amin. And then Lena is this charming little girl that you just want to squeeze and never let go. So yeah we ate a lot and I had a fabulous time. Amir and Jesse are great.
Friday night I attended a Better Life Service; it is singing ministry that my Aunt Nancy is involved in. The music was great, and although it was very different it made me miss Chorale. It was a powerful service and basically my aunt is a rockstar.
Life is moving quickly, homework is piling up. We aren’t in camp MESP anymore, but I love my classes and everything we do feels relevant. I have learned more this past month than ever before.
I was planning on saying something of consequence today, but after losing my work I just don’t have the time…I guess you’ll have to keep checking in hope of hearing my profound thoughts.
P.S. Everyone should know that there is an Egyptian sitting next to me rapping along with Eminen, except I don’t think he knows English so he’s just mimicking the sounds and the mumbo jumbo result is really funny–I need to go before I do something socially unacceptable like lose it and start laughing out loud at him.
P.P.S. Really can the falling out of ’04 please be reconciled? I mean we made it through the crash of ’03 together I think we can survive this too…