I’ve already checked with two vendors in my village and neither of them 1) sell contact solution or 2) know where I can get some. So it has come to this.. I guess I gotta wait till I go into town tomorrow. I honestly don’t know what I’d do if I were staying any more than ~8km from a tourist town, spoiled first world girl to the max.
I’ve been writing up journal entries everyday, but my thumbs aren’t strong (or fast) enough to type my entries onto tumblr via iPhone everyday. What little computer time I have is spent working on curriculum for the kids (right now, a SEO crash course for the high schoolers next week). The days in Guatemala have been slow but good - life really slows down when there’s no Internet at home and walking is the primary form of transportation.. But you also learn to take it slow and stop to smell the damn roses (hint: its a lot easier in a place where roosters wake you up and fireflies are the only source of light at night). Even the occasional hiccups (like the lack of contact solution in this entire village, for example) seem a little more trivial and much less bothersome than if I were at home - I could really get used to this kind of life. In the words of a Canadian hippie who owned an organic food store near the lake - “The world is a terrible place, so I’m living in this village by the lake.”
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly
Stussy ad, 1988.
False Alarm of the Day: FBI Questions Saudi Student for Possession of a Pressure Cooker
Last Friday, the FBI surrounded the home of Saudi student Talal al Rouki after his neighbor tipped off the authorities that he has been seen around the residential area with a pressure cooker, a household kitchenware that recently made the headlines after it was used by the Boston Marathon terrorists to set their deadly bombs off in April. When questioned by the FBI, the frightened Michigan resident showed FBI agents the cooking apparatus, informing them he had used it to make the Saudi Arabian rice dish kabsah before taking it over to a friend’s house, to which they replied “You need to be more careful moving around with such things, Sir.” …Welcome to ‘Murica, Talal!
With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World.
Huge thanks in the making of the video to the talented trio of Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran and Andrew Tidby, plus Evan Hadfield and all at the CSA.
this is THE best thing