Just came back from a going away dinner for Dave, who I met while doing my tour here. He arrived about a month after I did and is heading home to his family and a great job state side. He's the cameraman on the photos of me juggling for the Khartoum American School. We hit it off and I know I'm a better person for knowing him. I knew we have days like these in the FS, but it's still tough to see someone go "wheels up". I like to think it's not goodbye instead it's "I'll see you later". Not to get melodramatic but it's a small world and I like to think I try and keep in touch with as many friends I can. Sometimes it might be years, other times its months and occassionally its a few times a month. If I owe you money then forget it, I'm a distance memory. So safe travels Dave, I'll catch ya later.
Works going well, still waiting out the Govt of Sudan for visas. Despite the clamp down on issuing them, we've had a few new staff arrive to fill much needed positions. Within the next couple weeks I find out who's going to replace me later this year. After 6 months here, if you don't have a handle on everything your responsible for, there's something wrong with the way you're organizing your day. I'm still thrown a curve ball on occasion but it's a nice break from the known hurtles I run into.
Now for something completely different, know how you tell if your eggs are bad? Put one in a glass of water and see if it floats. If it does, you have a bad one my friend. Always thought that was a myth, but I've tested it on a whole 24 pack I bought. (Yes that's the smallest size I've found that they sell). Several weeks later I tested them again and about a 1/3 of them are going belly up like a 2 year old goldfish.
Bought a kilo of tomatoes yesterday and will be experimenting with them for a pizza sauce I'm going to make. If it's the last thing I do here, I will perfect a homemade pizza with all the ingredients god intended a pizza to have. Pizza from a resturant here comes without tomato sauce. It's Cheese bread, people!! com'on. Every other kiosk I see sells tomatoes. I know they're out there being used for something. But what exactly? I must learn this..