Friday, October 12, 2012
Shot@Life Uganda Trip Blog: October 12
Now, I’ve really gone a little nutty. While I was out buying a bunch of tiny bottles of hand sanitizer and travel Pepto Bismol tablets for the trip (as advised by the UN Foundation and by my world traveling work colleagues), I made an impulse purchase of a “Buff” brand head-thingy that can be worn 12 ways. Mostly it’s an overpriced headband, but it can also be a neck gator or cover my mouth in a dust storm or – if unexpectedly waylaid in a Muslim country – completely cover my hair. In balaclava-mode, I could even have only my eyes showing. Or, I can be a pirate for Halloween, which makes it totally worth the purchase right there.
I truly feel that the UN foundation is going to take care of us, but I’d also like to have fashionable headwear that can get me out of a jam. Really, it's time for our conference call today to tell us what we really need, so I stop inventing things in my head.
It’s worth noting that I’m also typing this at the Original Pancake House. If anything bad happens, I want the knowledge that I’ve had a really excellent breakfast with bacon behind me. I haven’t had real bacon from an actual pig in a long time. Bacon is not found in our house normally and even if it were, it wouldn’t be as good as this bacon. Have I used that word enough in this paragraph? No? I like bacon.