Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Methoquin Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, we are required to take our Methoquin pills which help prevent malaria. For this reason we always look forward to Wednesdays, because these pills have interesting side effects. Usually used for entertainment purposes, Methoquin can cause some pretty freaky dreams. For me, it usually results in nightmares, but, I even look forward to those, because, let's face it, it can be quite boring, sometimes.

In other entertainment news, us obrunis still tend to be the favored form of entertainment among the Ghanaians. They like to ask us where we are going, and they like to tell us when we are going to wrong way.

My favorite form of entertainment in Ghana has got to be watching Ghanaian movies. Last night I watched one about a pair of star-crossed lovers: She was blind and he loves her, but his family doesn't approve. It was classic Romeo and Juliet. They prayed about it, and finally got married. All was good until his ex-girlfriend appeared on the scene. I'm not going to spoil the ending for you, in case you ever get to see it. (Plus I couldn't finish the movie, it was that awesomely bad.)

Well, today for lunch I enjoyed some fried rice and chicken at a fast food stand. Ghana's form of a Big Mac, I suppose! ;)

At the internet cafe, an ABBA song just came on, "I have a dream." Can we say Mama Mia, anyone? Mom? Jodi?

Well, I have to say Goodbye for now, I may not get online again for about a week! But some good stories should be coming! Stay Tuned! ~Katie


Susan C said...

You just can't beat a good Momma Mia song!

Love you,

Jeremiah Paddock said...

Katie I can't tell you how much I love reading your blog. I'm looking into mailable cheeses as we speak. You sound like you are having a great time. Everyone here misses you, but I just wish I was with you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie,
Good to talk to you today. I am enjoying your blog. Sounds like you are having a great time in Ghana. Ouch! All of those vaccines must hurt! We will miss you next week. I am proud of you! Love, Aunt julie

Theresa Mattiello said...

Hey Katie, I read your comment on my blog. Mind-f---! That's pretty funny and I think I understood what you meant! I miss you too, and I am definately gonna come next year! What an adventure that would be! Then I can go to the Green Bean, and hang with the 'elites' and say, "I've been to Africa, where have you been?" I don't think they'll know how to respond to that one! Hahaha! Working on getting you that velvetta. In the meantime, enjoy your Meth Wednesdays. I mean, Methoquin Wednesdays. My bad.

Katie Caldwell said...

I heart Mama Mia!

Jeremy- aw, that was sweet. Y'all should plan a honeymoon in Africa

Julie- I'm a pro at vaccines at this point. No problem! ;)

Consuelo- We call it meth Wednesdays too! You're already talking like a PCV...

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