Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Yup, that's me. We are SO close to being done, and yet still so far away. Instead of focusing on one thing at a time my head is ALL over the place. Result: I'm getting nothing done.
So here goes a brain dump. Hopefully a little word therapy will help me settle my thoughts. And if doesn't, expect to see another post today.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
|Tweeting in 2009
Um, yeah. This was 2008 and there weren't many mobile-optimized sites back then. But there was this really cool really awesome way to keep in touch with people and make new friends in my new home and I could do it totally via text message. Voila, it's Twitter!
What? Twitter has SMS commands? Why yes, it does ☺Here's a handy dandy list. You're welcome.
So, follow me on twitter. When I get Suva it's probably the only social media I'll be engaging with until I get settled in. It'll probably be light on the photos but high on entries, because I tweet. A lot. Follow @amerikag
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
This is Cilantro
|Flat Leaf Parsley
I knew it was going to be an interesting place to live when I walked into the Ingles grocery store,
We eventually did find our places to get Indian groceries and cilantro and make-your-belly-happy menudo (the soup, not the boy band) but along the way we discovered some yummy foods and sometimes interesting foods like Bojangles bo-berry biscuits and Dr. Enuf. I'm wondering what foods will be a challenge to find after this move and what gastronomic adventures lie ahead.
Oh, and I'm looking for a good recipe for dalo aka taro. I figure any dish that's a food staple in African, Oceanic and South Indian cultures and is believed to have been one of the earliest cultivated plants has got to be delicious in some form. I just haven't found it yet.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Australian Clearance Divers clean up unexploded ordnance in the Solomon Islands
I'm gobsmacked. Here's one quote that I just can't get over:
“Many of the UXOs had to be destroyed in situ as they were too dangerous to move. In one case a village had to be evacuated while a naval shell was rendered safe with a carefully placed shaped charge. The fuse of the shell in question was in such an unstable state that the slightest nudge could still have set it off."
72 years later and this is still live ordnance. Wow.
It looks like this move and this job isn't going to be anything like the others.
Monday, July 21, 2014
In Tennessee I stepped in a bucket of blue paint. Superman blue to be exact. Turns out paint cans are not good substitutes for step stools.
Today I balanced a cup of coffee on top of a stack of boxes. That didn't work out so well :/
But it makes for a funny story. And blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
After every move one of my guys will ask me where an item is. I can see ever so clearly where it is.... In the old place. Occasionally I'll need an item at the store and I'll remember which aisle it's in, but that store is in a different state. Lately I've been seeing my dog out of the corner of my eye or I'll go into rooms wondering where he is even though he made his last visit to the vet weeks ago.
As we pack up everything we own in preparation for this move I keep wondering what ghosts will follow me on this next trip. New York is so different from Suva.