Boo on the Wings losing games three and four. :-( It's funny because normally I wouldn't be that upset if they lost (they can't win every year, right?) except it's the Pens and their obnoxious fans. Ew. (Excluding the Pens fans that read this blog, they're pretty cool). One of the volunteers that came yesterday, Troy, is from Chicago and is a Blackhawks fan, but he's cheering for Detroit now because us winning will make the 'Hawks look better. =P
I haven't been taking as many pictures as I should, really. But I have a lot of time to take more! I did get a video of some school kids singing to us, which was really cute. Technically the official language in Uganda is English, but people grow up speaking their tribal language and then learn English in school so it's usually nearly incomprehensible. Our host mom speaks pretty good English (probably all the volunteers) and the kids do pretty well. It's good that people speak English because my knowledge of the local language is pretty limited. My first word was "mzungu" which means white person. Little kids run after us yelling mzungu! mzungu! mzuuuuuuuuunguuuuuuu (because they want money... of course being white makes us rich). Our host family doesn't really call me anything because they can't pronounce my name, haha.
I'm glad to hear that the weather finally got nice at home! A brat sounds amazing right now. The only meat we really have a lot of is fish (because Lake Victoria is so close). We did find a supermarket today that sells ice cream! Which was fabulous since it's so hot.
Another of the volunteers was sick with malaria yesterday! Brin had it a couple weeks before we got here. Apparently about half of the volunteers get malaria. The Ugandans think it's no big deal, but I'm still hoping to avoid it. Even if it's not deadly if caught early, the symptoms don't sound fun. I'm also hoping to avoid Chelsea's cold... the whole family already got sick but I'm hoping that my immune system is used to it from when I was sick in April.
Brownie points to Sondra and Connie for leaving comments! I do read them even if I don't respond (the internet here doesn't like responding). I completely forgot that Alan graduated on Thursday. I'm kind of glad that I didn't have to sit through the ceremony. =P
I miss everyone!