Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"#1 is my job, #2 is soccer, and #3 is my life"

June 15, 2010

Quote: Our personal driver Almas has his priorities straight

Last night we went into Arusha after Rachel finished with the night shift at 7. We had Almas come and get us since it was after dark. We were going to try and eat at the Blue Herron, per Ilse’s request, but like the 3 times before it was closed. I have no idea when this place is open but apparently we have really bad luck figuring it out. So we decided to go to the Greek Club instead, nothing resembling a club at all, it’s a sports bar. It would have been dead since it was a Monday night but considering there was a soccer game on (Italy vs. Paraguay) there were a lot of people there. We got some pita bread to start with some tzaziki. Loved every bite of it, and while they wanted some pizza I kept up the Greek tradition and got a chicken sizzler (like chicken schwarma). We stayed and watched about an hour of the game and Almas came early and watched about half an hour with us. I can honestly say that I have never actually watched a soccer match (is that what you call it? Game?) Anyways, I was more interested in talking about the looks of them than what was going on on the field, mostly because I didn’t have a clue what was going on on the field. I get that they just run back and forth and try to score, like most sports. It was very impressive but I would certainly rather watch a college football game. I enjoyed the eye candy though J. Maybe if where I grew up even had soccer I would care, but probably not. We didn’t get back until a little after 11, big no-no for the compound. But since Davona is gone and we had reliable transportation, we opted for a relaxed break away from the home.

Rachel is off for 3 days now, and I start my night shift tonight for the next 3 days. On Thursday we are going to Arusha to try and see the criminal trials for Rwanda at the United Nations. Seems like it will be interesting. Our internet is running a long stint of being out again so we are getting a lot of reading done. Other than that it is business as usual in the apt. I have decided to come and use the internet at ADRA, which is Max's business in Tanzania and on the other side of the compound from the home. Max is Davona's husband if that wasn't clear.


  1. Hahaha. Love me some soccer players too!! I wish I could go to those Rwanda trials. That'll be something that pretty much no one can say they've done except you two! Love you.

  2. Hi girls! I love reading about your adventures, though I'm jealous to be missing out! I'm so glad that you're having a good time and hope that you were able to see the Rwanda trials. It's an amazing experience.

    I'll be reading from now on (I have a blog myself, so be sure to follow along!) to hear of all your adventures. Tell kaka Almas hello from the states & give extra kisses to Lowasa, Vicki & Karen if you would. Xoxo