03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
Where is everyone? Is nothing happening in your lives or is everyone just scared/bored with blogger?
For the Easter Holiday I went with the international girls to the Buccaneers backpacker on the coast. The place wasn't nearly as interesting as the name would suggest. We didn't sleep in hammocks, they didn't serve grog and there was no plunder to be had. The weather was crap so we mostly just hung out at our house didn't do much. I read Lawrence of Arabia, which was very interesting, but no as action-y as I expected. After reading L of A I really want to visit the desert ancient city of Petra in Jordan which is carved from the red mountains. Petra is where Indiana Jones goes in Last Crusade.
During our 6 days we shared the cottage with a revolving door of other guests. There were Germans, some lecherous Israeli guys, Aussies and and several South Africans. It was more of a laid-back, family friendly place than Coffee Shack had been so there wasn't a whole lot of partying and frivolity. The bar played shitty music (vanilla ice?!?!?) and the people were lame, including a spanish guy who was one of the grossest fraggles I have ever met. His poo-dreads were especially cusy when compared to the nice clean, well maintained dreads I have seen on black people here. GROSS!!
My host family has started playing one song in a constant loop. It is the worst form of schmaltzy cheesball R&B. The song actually opens with the lyrics "Ballerina giiirl, you are so loooovely" BLEGH. More than ever I want to disable the CD player when no one is around.
The lounge had a TV so I got to watch an episode of Fresh Prince. Gawd what a fantastic show, I was in stitches. In this particular episode, Philip dismisses a juror from a high profile case. Will and Hilary bring him on the show because they think he has some inside scoop on the case but he just goes on a tirade against Philip. So good. Thank you TV for making my life bearable.
You are probably done or almost done school. That must be exciting. Let me know your summer plans. I am almost ready to send another letter. Right now I only have Leo's address but if you send your addresses I will send you mail. Like ol' timey paper-and-pen mail. F'real