Friday, February 08, 2008

a difficult itch

i have thought a lot of thoughts that i felt i should share with the www lately. but now it is friday and i am wondering where the week went. i just had to look in my daytimer to see what day and date it is. and what does busy-ness entail? a list!

  • i watched A Mighty Heart the other night to try and unwind from the day and it ended up giving me nightmares about someone trying to break into my flat. which was not very nice. but the movie was good. i was slightly distracted by angelina’s hair.
  • i have also recently watched Atonement. i am not sure that i really enjoyed the movie while i was watching it (i was extremely distracted by kiera’s mouth), but it has made me think a lot about it since then, which is perhaps what a good book or movie should do.
  • i have also finished the book Late Nights on Air and again, i am not sure that i really loved it as i was reading it, but it was a good story. a little bit of canadiana. i think it should be a movie one day. i also think i should visit canada’s north one day.
  • now i am trying to decide if i should read something from my bookshelf that has been recommended by many (The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger), something factual and timely (We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families by Philip Gourevitch), something inspirational (Unbowed by Wangari Maathai), or something educational and entertaining (Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie). interestingly (or predictably), of my 4 picks, 3 are by african authors and/or about africa.
  • the roof of my mouth has been itchy for a few days. does this mean anything? could i be allergic to something? it is rather difficult to scratch.
  • the bbc interviewed a csw (commercial sex worker) on the coast of kenya whose client base has seriously diminished since tourism dried up. i am glad that they aired it because the effects of all the violence and displacement is far reaching and endemic. and the city seems to have run out of tuna again.
  • i had tried to ignore american politics as kenyan politics were enough to make my head spin, but i am liking obama. but i wish people would stop talking about how he will bring all this foreign affairs experience to the white house. the dude’s grandparents are kenyan and he lived in indonesia and from what i can tell he is not some foreign relations guru, which is fine. but i think for many people black american of african parentage = worldly and foreign policy focused.
  • i went to a meeting the other day and didn’t feel like an idiot and was proud of my ability to articulate my thoughts. me: 1 – big professional meetings that kick my ass: 57.


Sara said...

haha. 57. that made me laugh. not because it is funny you are down 57-1, but because i doubt you actually counted and i can see those words coming out of your mouth.
hopefully you can get some tuna soon, sheesh. oh, and yes hopefully that crisis will end soon.

do you have juno out there yet? you will love it.


La Cabeza Grande said...

"...he will bring all this foreign affairs experience to the white house."

If that's all it takes, then I should be the Secretary of State because I'm well-traveled too. Ironically, the argument against Mr. Obama is the he has too little experience.

Wishing you good juju for tuna!