Before I begin, I probably should report that the sun did come out today. The great lakes will probably dry up tomorrow, and I will likely return to my regularly scheduled bitching about how hot and dusty it is in Sudan by Saturday.
Ramadan will probably kill me. Forecasters predict about a 92% chance of death.
I keep getting invited to go to these dinners and social events for Ramadan (no, I'm not sure why either. I have been pretty open about my hatred of people in general. It's a mystery to me too) and they don't end until like 0300 in the morning! And before you start thinking, "oh cool! She partied all night" let me caveat my statement: there is no alcohol. Seriously. Someone kill me now. Not only did I have to stay up waaay past my bedtime, I STILL had to get up and go into the Embassy at the regular time.
It's totally not fair that the Sudanese simply get to turn their schedule around - like they went to DC - they're on your time now - but I am forced to fast because everyone closes their shops during the day (as they're all asleep and I'm too lazy to pack a lunch) and then have to stay up all night and eat dinner AFTER 9 pm (which we all know is a diet abomination) and then get up and pretend to work for 8 hours. It's a damn outrage! This cannot stand! We need to let the Sudanese fake-fasters know how we feel!
WHO'S WITH ME!?
Damnitt! It's really difficult to get an angry mob all fired up if you're sitting by yourself in your house while you guys are all at work!
Which reminds me. I'm really starting to think that we Americans might be culturally flawed. Seriously. When was the last time you tried to start up an angry mob?? You can never get anyone to join you without some busybody demanding an explanation WHY we would want them to riot in the streets or someone pointing out some sort of logistical issue (i.e, if we do that, the po po will bust a cap in our asses).
That's not how an angry mob works people!
In many ways similar to the beginnings of a Congo Line at a wedding after everyone has visited the open bar for a period of no less than 42 minutes and the band starts playing 80s music, an angry mob needs to be able to grow as it moves....with people hopping on board even though they don't know why or where the mob is going with this song..they just need to accept it is 80s music and, therefore, they need to be a part of it.
Is this too much to ask??
Other wise, things are good. For those of you who want to know how I did on Jane's contest (whom I suspect are just trying to lord it over me that they know the answers and I do not) I decided to be the better person. To let someone more deserving than I win. It's Ramadan you know. In the spirit of kindness and compassion, I took myself out of the running.
Plus, that shit was hard. I couldn't even find the quote that came from my own damn blog, let alone the others.
Sometimes? I'm Judgmental. Also, Seattle!
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