"Every planet has its own weird customs. About a year before we met, I spent six weeks on a moon where the principal form of recreation was juggling geese. My hand to God. Baby geese - goslings! They were juggled."

Monday, January 17, 2011

Heeey it's snowing. Again.

COUNTDOWN: 16 days

It would be more fun if I didn't have to drive back in it.

Oh wait, it's lake effect snow now. HORRAY.

Laurie and I spent a good part of today driving around in the stuff, and we thought it was over so we escaped to Cafe Firefly. I filmed a lot of it, including a bit of Laurie trying to drive her motorcycle in 4" of fresh powder. Obviously (I hope) it was just a joke. Hilarity does ensue. It also starts with a delightful folk French tune.

The snow is now just heavy flurries, but the roads are totally coated. I'd like to say that thankfully I have a Jeep, but that doesn't necessary mean much.

I made another 'Peace Corps purchase' yesterday - three bras. Something tells me that's not enough, but seriously, $66. For three. Ridiculous. I'm quickly running out of money and it sort of scares me. Once the snow clears up, I'll be visiting the local resale warehouse for some 'new' shirts.


  1. Was researching the Peace Corps in Ecuador when I came across your news article and site.

    I thought it serendipty! My son Tomas Nunez is headed to Ecuador with the same group as yours. He leaves Los Angeles on February 1, 2011.

    He is following in the tradition of his younger brother who will be completing his Peace Corps committment at the end of April. He was outside Kasama, Zambia working with HIV-AIDS education and setting up some Women's Groups. His mother and I went to see him October last.

    Buena Suerte and Vaya con Dios, say Hi to Tomas, he'll be surprised to have someone know him upon his arrival in Ecuador.

  2. Thank you so much for your note! I'm thrilled to meet the parent of another volunteer in our group, and what a great family tradition! Congrats to your son for his successful service in Zambia. I hope my parents can visit me in Ecuador too!

    Looking forward to meeting Tomas!

  3. Peace Corps purchases are really starting to stress me out. Why is this stuff so expensive!?

  4. Ugh... I don't know. I'm glad I had a bunch of it already or I'd REALLY be in the hole.