|From Left: Brian and Row (I'm staying with them) and Chris and Tabi (Will be house sitting for them)|
(Naw, he is a slacker really) I've made a lot of new friends, (He's lonely) and I've learned a lot already. (And stupid) I've been gone from home over a month now, and already I've spent 1/6th of my trip. (A math wizz, too) Let me tell you, time goes much faster here, it seems. Maybe because I am having a great time. Maybe because I'm at such low brain power that I don't realize it. *shrug* Who knows? (I vote lack of brain power)
|Johnathan's model shot|
At any rate, I've kept busy in the field. The other day I was working with Brian in town, doing the businesses. In one shop, there was a girl stripping the grasshoppers of their wings and heads, (Pop) I think it was. She was placing them in the tub she had, and the live ones were crawling around the chair that she sat in. For some reason they were not escaping. If I were a grasshopper in Uganda, I'd be out of there faster than...something...really fast. (Lame illustration) But hey, to each their own. Anyway, I went into another shop and talked to the owner's friend. He instantly started asking questions with the most sincere eyes you've ever seen. Like a puppy. A black puppy. With hands.
(Moving on) So we talked for a bit, and then Brian walked in. When the guy asked who goes to heaven, Brian stepped in and started a bible study. So not this Friday, but next Friday I go back to that shop and continue the study.
Today I was working with Chris in the field, and we passed a school.
"HOW ARE YOU?"
The kids desperately use what little English they know. Chris ran up and I took a picture with him and the kids, see it on Flickr soon. Its hilarious to see the kids so interested in us/ (Its the white skin) Well, actually to be honest, after about 42 "MUZUNGU"s its really irritating. Then, as Chris mentioned, they follow you. Do you have any idea how unnerving it is to be followed by 100 African kids? They blend in to the dirt and clay so well, you can hardly even see them! Black people are very hard to take pictures of in the dark without flash. (And flash makes everyone look pale and wasted) But anyway, we talked to 3 women for about 15 mins and that went really well. Many of the ideas that they had about the bible were adjusted instantly when they were shown a scripture. It was amazing to see them accept the truth so quickly. Its like they never even questioned it once they saw it in the bible. The people here are very smart and logical many times.
Chris is leaving next week for about a month, so he gave me 3 of his studies. Thankfully they are near each other, so I can just go from one to the other. I'll let you in on any progress they may make. :]
|Have you fed your goat today?|
By now you might be wondering what is up with the goat. Well, nothing really. I saw a goat and wanted to feed it. Wouldn't you?
...A fly just landed in my drink.
There are goats everywhere, and I've been resisting the urge to feed one for weeks. (And feed ON one) Finally I gave in...It was a good goat. :] I called him goatee. Get it? Goat...goatee, like the facial hair? Wooo, I crack me up sometimes.
Brian, Row, Chris, Tabi, and I all went up there. It was an amazing view. I say that, but I mean it was an AMAZING view. One of the best I think I've ever seen. A mix of the double crater lakes and mountains and hills made for one fantastic sight. I SO bad wanted to jump the railing into the pool, but I didn't bring any swim trunks. Otherwise, I cannot honestly say that I wouldn't have done it. If you'd have seen it, you'd understand! It was the perfect launching site for the most epic jump off a railing that Uganda has ever seen. I could imagine an explosion behind me and everything. Slowmo the whole way. Ok thats enough.
Comments? Questions? Requests? Come on people, give me something here. Do you want to know anything about Uganda? Do you want to hear my viewpoint of anything? *shrug*