Things I’ve learned
January 20, 2014
- Wearing the same black cotton skirt several days in a row because it’s comfortable and you haven’t worn it into town so it’s still relatively dust-free is perfectly fine.
- Refilling the water purifier is rather tedious and makes you consider every single time you use water. It also makes you more aware of those without access to clean water.
- Sunshine is brighter on the Equator. This means two things: My name should be Rosy instead of Becky. Man, are mornings glorious!
- And follow up to the previous, I can be a morning person when mornings are this fabulous.
- My feet may never be clean again.
- Kenyans are possibly the happiest people on the planet. My guess is it’s the direct result of all this delicious sunshine.
- Apparently boiling is not considered “cooking.”
- Americans use far too much sugar. In everything. (Yes, I already knew this one but it is much more evident here.)
- Slugs come in a variety of sizes and colors and are most easily disposed of by flushing. Their preferred habitat is my shower.
- Always sleep with a flyswatter by your bed. Nobody wants to wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of a mosquito that somehow survived the coils and plug ins and have to stumble around in the dark to find the flyswatter. Then of course by time you get back to the bedroom, the dumb thing will be gone.