"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."

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bacterial dysentery!

A fancy term for getting e coli., or some other equally fun germ that settled quite well in my digestive system.  I have to say that it´s pretty phenomenal I got this as I don´t eat meat (strike out raw meat sources), I boil my water, I wash my veggies, and I use hand sanitizer.  Oh well eh?  It´s probably from my cat sticking her paws in my mouth in the middle of the night.  Tests were pretty conclusive so I got the right meds and am on my way to healthiness!

So that was a fun update.

I should also add that I have a date with Pucará, my new community, on Wednesday!  I head up to Quito on Tuesday for some Mister Bagel, run up to Otavalo and then Pucará on Wednesday for a day of meetings and activities, come back for a night in Quito, run back to my site, and hopefully begin packing like crazy.  I´d take pictures of the site and of the journey ahead but my camera (my waterproof, shockproof, dustproof camera) bit the dust when my cat bumped it off the bed.  So much for being shockproof.  So far she´s broken my digital camera and my DVD player.  Must be on a mission to cut me off from modernity.


  1. Literally part of Jordan's wedding vows to me,

    "I promise to nom what you feed me and to try not to feed you Clostridium botulinum or Escherichia coli".

    Best. wedding. vows. ever. I hope you're feeling better!

  2. yuck. feel better soon and safe travels!

  3. Amanda: Those are some of the best vows I´ve ever heard!!

    Jen: Thank ya!

  4. I forgot to mention, those are some great vows :) especially for science geeks!