The 4th of July.
You heard me. I HATE IT!
Okay, so you guys all look forward to your upcoming long weekend, cookouts and beer followed by fireworks, right?? Know what I look forward to?? The Embassy's National Day Celebration that totally ruins the 4th of July weekend and a bunch of terrorists making threats so that even if we DID want to have a beer-fest cookout; we couldn't.
So now I'm debating what I'm going to wear to this stupid National Day. The event is outdoors and amazingly enough it is calling for sunny and hot in Sudan that day. So I need to find something that goes with sweat rings. I'm also in the market for some sort of mask to put over my face because any makeup I would put on just falls right off my face like some sort of sad, scary clown.
No wonder foreigners hate us: I'm f'n scaring them!
Anyway, I just thought you should all know - when you are eating your fluffy jello salad made with Sudan no-having whipped cream and fresh berries (also not found in F'n Sudan) that I will be standing in the 120 degree heat, chatting with foreigners, pretending to listen to what they say in return -- probably nodding when they tell me that America Sucks (um-hmm...) and here is why (indeed. Absolutely...what??) and then excusing myself to go get another non-alcoholic drink searching the crowd for any semblance of a non-foreigner, probably settling for a Brit and quickly realizing that they are also not American but at least they get my jokes - or are also in misery and are only pretending to get them - but that's just good enough at these kinds of functions!! You take what you can get!
So, enjoy your holiday weekend. I will be out there sweating in my dress, making aimless chit chat in order to make the world safe for democracy.
And then I'll go home and probably think about finishing my unpacking, but will likely just call Josh up to bitch at him because WHY THE HELL DID WE NEED CAMPING GEAR IN SUDAN!?
Sometimes? I'm Judgmental. Also, Seattle!
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