Sunday, October 2, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Let’s blog, shall we? In recent weeks, I’ve had numerous conversations with friends and family back home who seem to still be harboring some rather misguided interpretations of my life in Dominica (some making Dominica seem better than it is, some making it seem worse and some I’m not quite sure about). For that reason, I am making a rare blog post in order to, hopefully, clear up some of the confusion.
Misconception #2 I live on an island full of latinos/Hispanics
Misconception #3 Locals on the island are pushy and dishonest like those people in the Bahamas that try to sell tourists crappy souvenirs.
Misconception #4 I have a never ending supply of fresh fruits and vegetables at my disposal here.
Misconception #5 I just lay around on the beach all day, every day.
Misconception #6 I have air conditioning so being hot down here is no different than being hot at home.
So, I think that concludes my long winded explanation of the misconceptions I hear most often about life down here. Overall, I have to say life is good in Dominica and I’m enjoying both the good and the bad of living down here. If you actually read this entire long blog I am so proud of you. You get a gold star.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
(Note: this is not what my church in Dominica really looks like)
Then, I tagged along with Joe while he went to study. I sat next to him and read and tried my best to not be distracting. I'm reading Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult right now, so far I really like the book. Perhaps I will tell you all about it when I am finished. Next, I met with my friend, Nicole, for a coffee date and some much needed girl talk. I had a caramel apple muffin and a latte for "lunch" while we filled nearly 3 hours with conversation.
(Sadly, my latte was not this pretty, but it was still pretty tasty.)
After my coffee date, I walked down to the beach, found a comfy spot to sit and pulled my book back out. I read, enjoyed the sound of the waves, and sipped on a fresh grapefruit juice for a good hour or so until the sun started to set. I marvelled at the sunset for a few minutes, as I do pretty much every evening here, then packed up and headed home.
(This picture, unlike the others in this post, is genuine. Its a picture I took of an actual sunset in Dominica, not an image I found on Google)
On my way home, I had this sudden craving for a tuna salad sandwich. For most people, this wouldn't be that unusual, but I have spent my ENTIRE life hating both canned tuna and mayonnaise. And when I say hate, I mean H-A-T-E. Like, just the smell of either one usually makes me wretch and gag. When I opened the can of tuna and the jar of mayonnaise, I still felt a little repulsed, but the finished product just sounded so good! So I carried on with my tuna salad making and devoured the entire thing. I am still not sure what got into me. No, I'm not pregnant. I'm thinking more along the lines of possible brain tumor or serious head trauma which has caused me to suddenly begin liking absolutely repulsive food products.
(Even now, this sandwich still looks tasty to me. What is going on with my tastebuds?!)
After my tuna salad sandwich endeavors, I pretty much just laid low the rest of the night, watched some silly reality TV and enjoyed a peaceful night at home.
So there you have it, my Sunday in a nutshell. I hope you were both captivated and spell bound by the recap of my daily adventures. I know I was.