Saturday, February 19, 2011

One of those question-y things?

I know. I know. I've been bad.

I wish I'd posted more...but, alas. I haven't. Oops. And now I'm totally copping out by just answering this question email I got sent by Heather...

But, anyways, I hope you find it interesting! And I'll try to post more in the future. I promise.

Okay, here goes:

1. What color are your socks right now?
Socks?? I live in Africa...I don't remember what that word means.

2. What are you listening to right now?
The conversation of a bunch of other Volunteers - I'm in the transit house in a big room full of at least 10 people.

3. What was the last thing you ate?
Snowcone! Crazy! (At an ex-pat school softball tournament)

4. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
Not sure. But probably my best friend from village, Zalle. He's in his 30, has a wife and 3 adorable children, and is my best work partner.

5. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
Umm, duh.

6. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
Since being here, soccer. Preferably on a wobbly bench under a thatch roof next to many sweaty, yelling Burkinabe...

7. What is your favorite drink?
No alcohol? Bissap (hibiscus flower juice). Beer that I can get here? Beaufort. Beer that I can't get here? Just about anything. Shots? Tequila. Mixed drink? Gin and Tonic. I'm not an alcoholic, really.

8. Favorite food?
That I can get in village? Grilled chicken. That I can get in Ouagadougou? Man, too many options. Snickers Ice Cream Bar? Is that a food? In life? I love artichokes...but I'm not picky. I'll take what I can get at this point!

What is the last movie you watched?
Princess Bride! Yes!

10. Favorite day of the year?
Hmm. New Year's usually rocks. I'm partial to my birthday - but not while in Burkina (it falls in the middle of hot season!)

How do you vent?
Text or call friends. Cry. Journal.

12. What is your favorite seasoning?
Falafel seasoning. Taco seasoning. Curry. Oregano. Any. Spices. Ever. (+ tons of salt, of course)

13. Cherries or Blueberries? exist here. This question just makes me sad.

14. Living situation?
Living alone. Utterly alone. Haha, just kidding! I do live in the same compound as a family with a father, two wives, and nine or so kids...and I get lots of other volunteer visitors, since I have such a good market!

15. When was the last time you cried?

A few days front of my best friend from village. It freaked him out. They can't deal with crying in public here. He couldn't sleep that night. He's gotta learn to deal though, as many more tears will come as I get closer to leaving village.

What is on the floor of your closet right now?
Closet? Again, I don't understand these words. I live in a luxurious concrete box.

17. What did you do last night?
Ate at an Indian restaurant! It was DIVINE!!

18. What are you most afraid of?
Not being able to be successful in both a career and in building a family. Ah, being a woman..

19. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
All of the above. On top of one another. In my mouth. Right now.

20. Favorite dog?
Of course, my childhood dog, Jessie. But I'm a little partial to the dog in my courtyard that I've trained to be nice to me. Her name is Puppy. I'm trying not to get too attached. Dogs are often, well, food here. Plus, it's really cute to hear Burkinabe say Puppy. :)

21. Favorite day of the week?

Sunday! Definitely! Sunday! (You'll find a special Sunday playlist on my iPod)

Diamonds or pearls?
Couldn't matter less.