Today was a local holiday - I can't recall which one - something like Coptic Easter or Orthodox Easter, one of those (whatever today is, tomorrow is the other). Sudan gets THREE Easters. God likes Sudan better -- OR, God thinks it needs more help so Jesus came back here three times. -- I'm not really sure. I skipped that part of the bible when I was "reading" it. (Let's be honest, I don't read, I am read to....)
Anyway, so today I just kinda tooled around town. Got some pics I will post here. Some of them look like it might even be green and lush - don't let the photos fool you - turn left and you're back in the dirt.
Views of the Nile - not sure which one - maps are hard.
This is what happens to my roof after a sandstorm (or two) if you don't sweep it off. However, in my defense, nobody told me!! Although, I have now made it my quest to see how big a sand dune I can make on my roof - perhaps we could go sand skiing by Mother's Day...
This was also on my roof - I'm not exactly sure WHY, but apparently, somebody blew someone else's house down and they just left it there. (In the gheeettoooooooo...poor little baby child was born in the ghettooooo....IN THE GHETTOOOOOOOO.)
The babies are growing up! (Riley and Snotty.) That plastic bag on the ground there, that's their TOY...apparently, it is the best toy ever! They love that thing....
Had an interesting conversation with the local guards over the puppies. They told me that they named the mother "Raquel" after me....I was like, what? They said, "we named her after you - Raquel." I said, "You mean, Michel, like Mikhail Gorbachev?" He looked offended, and said" NO! Like YOU."
I just love it when people tell me what my name is, and that I am wrong.... Yes, you would know better than I. Normally that doesn't bug me, I literally answer to anything - Michael, Michelle, Miquel, nicorette, bitch, you name it. However, it's about 123 degrees outside. PLUS, didn't THEY get all spun up about some teacher naming a teddy bear Muhammad?
INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT!! (What now, smarty?!)
And finally, because I am a small child, I had to take a picture of the cheese at the Grocery store because it made me giggle! NOT because I'm a racist (because God knows if I try speak in a foreign language, you know all they hear is: "Me thank you cake like now yes, we go")
Not sure if they are saying the cheese is Humgary or if it is from Humgary. Either way, that shit's funny.
I'm considering purchasing the pototo mayonnaise because I think if i put it up on the roof for a bit, it would make some home-botox. Rub a little bit on my forehead and I'm all set for the next round of National Days.