So tonight I'm going to a Christmas Party. Yes, you heard me, a CHRISTMAS party. So I'm all excited, right? Because SHIT! I totally heart Christmas parties. There are cookies, and booze and all kinds of snacky-snacks...
Then I remembered....I'm in Khartoum.
Now I'm all nervous to go, and will likely entitle my next post, "12 December, 9:14 pm....The date/time Christmas was OFFICIALLY RUINED." Seriously, if you stop and think about it for just a minute, you'll totally understand my angst:
Khartoum is not known for it's cookies, cakes and pies. They're known for having FOREIGN cookies, cakes and pies, AND, I'm not really sure they know what "cake" means...I've seen some shit they had put out a tag that said "cake" in front of, and....well....I'm not sure what it was...but what I am sure of, is that it was NOT cake. (trust me, I fall for it Every Time.); and
Khartoum is dry. Granted, some people can get alcohol...it's like back in the day when i was a teen in Montana (which was technically a "dry" country when you're under 21), I totally managed to find and acquire booze.
(WHAT!? No mom...that was just joking. I did NOT. That would be wrong. Where do you come up with these things?!)
SOO, you can see why I am having a dilemma here. PLUS, the invitation said "Formal Attire Required."
WTF does that mean in Sudan?? Do they mean a formal wrap-around blanket-thing with sparkles attached?? Or do they mean formal attire, like we mean formal attire... I NEED MORE CLARIFICATION!!!
And, I need formal attire.
I didn't actually pack any formal dresses. I didn't think I would need them. The best I can do is a dress...and lame, half-assed dress more suited for summer and the office.
So now, not only am I likely going to be pissed that they are serving stupid fruit juice and those arab "sweets" that pretty much amount to some kinda mini-wheat type of material soaked in honey and sprinkled with pistachios....I'm going to look like a monster and might get kicked out for not wearing a sparkley blanket with matching scarf.
Nevermind. I don't need a next post: 12 December 2009, 10:13 am. The date/time Christmas was officially RUINED in Khartoum.
Sometimes? I'm Judgmental. Also, Seattle!
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