well, those are the top 3. Of equal importance.
- constant electricity and internet
- independent movies (=Ragtag and equivalent theaters)
- nice cafes and coffee shops
- sandwiches. turkey sandwiches.
- church and a church community
- a bible study/small group
- phone calls. phone calls where you don't have to worry about your talktime running out.
- Pickles. dill pickles.
Reasons I do NOT want to move back to America:
- People constantly on their iphones even while in groups with whom they ought to be interacting
- Everyone has babies
- I can go running outside virtually every day of the year in Zambia and find it quite pleasant, or at the least, totally bearable
- No one speaks Bemba
- Seriously the weather is really nice most of the time here. Especially if you don't have to worry about biking/hitching in it. The cold part is so short I forget about it so quickly.
- Oh, you can't hitch hike in America
- people are so busy all the time (slow down)
- I'd be just like everyone else. (ok, not really. but kinda)
- No more market shopping, ridiculous daily experiences, or people who will drop whatever they're doing to help you
But seriously, I really wanna go bowling. I watched The Big Lebowski for the first time recently (hilarious! I been missin out). Gave me a serious hankerin for some bowlin. No bowling alley in Zambia. I heard there used to be one. Can't justify a trip to South Africa just for bowling, though.
And I really miss Halloween. 3 years of lame Halloweens, 2 without any costume or celebration at all (including this one). I didn't even try to think of a Halloween costume this year. That makes me sad. I love Halloween, and costumes.
Sorta surprised at myself that I just wrote this. I guess that's what I need to blog: plenty of internet access (the power is on late tonight) and a lack of friends. Truth tellin' today.
(but never the whole truth...)
Or maybe I just like to share ridiculous things. Like how NPR and pickles make me think moving back to America sounds good.