Friday, January 12, 2007

Richest Man in the Cemetery

Many people have asked me what I want sent to me, and I honestly had a hard time thinking of things that I could respond with - Benin is a nice country and has most of what I could want. I even went comparison shopping for digital camera memory cards today. That said, me and some other volunteers brainstormed to come up with this list:

1) Gatorade mix
2) Mac and Cheese powder (just the powder, noodles are abundant here)
3) Garlic salt
4) Skittles
5) The Economist
6) Interesting books/music

I like getting stuff, but really, no one should be under the impression that I'm suffering.

Saturday, January 06, 2007


I finally got a digital camera, so within a week or two I should be able to get some pictures on here.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


I was in a taxi and the driver pulled over to get some gas, when all of a sudden two albino children sitting on the curb got up, started dancing, and yelled out "yovo, yovo!". I just sat in silence and watched, not knowing what to do.