One year later I’ve finally managed to figure out to recover my old site database. I’ll be making some changes around here for the purpose of nothing in particular. Frankly, I’ll probably not write much of anything and instead focus on JB Woodruff Design and my new JB Woodruff Photography site.
Jacob and I headed out to explore a bit and came across a couple things. I have a restaurant here. The sign says J.B. Restaurant. Sony is expanding beyond consumer electronics. Window shopping for your meat. St. Lukes Hospital Nairobi. Pretty sure I’m not going here. The true source of Pier One’s wicker. Bee keeping.
If you need to reach me, and quickly, my phone number is +254 0722 118 066. You can send me a text message using the same number and be sure to include the ‘+’. You can also text me using firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an iPhone and you’re using iMessage.
So I’m finally home after traveling southern Africa for the past month. I’m exhausted and glad to be able to stay in one place for more than a couple of days. I have plenty to tell and I apologize it hasn’t been coming more often, but I hope to get a couple stories posted every… Continue reading I’m Back…For Now
So it appears that I’ll be in Opuwo for a few more days than previously thought. I’ll be leaving on Tuesday of next week. This is good as I won’t have to spend as much time Windhoek. I’ll find some things to write about between now and then.
Guess how many weeks of work I have left?
The time changed this weekend by moving an hour ahead so the result is that it is now a 6 hour time difference between Eastern Standard Time and Opuwo time. Plan accordingly.
I just got a package from Shannon and her mom that contained quite a few unexpected treats. The blanket included was all I knew about and pretty cool and will be given to a friend’s baby here, but what really caught me was this. So much for keeping those pounds off. I’m naturally ok with… Continue reading Tons of American Booty in Opuwo
That’s right. If you feel that you want something to magically disappear all you have to do is put it outside. Shirt, shoes, pans, bikes…whatever…just put it outside. This is the secret code message for please take me away as fast as possible for the owner clearly does not want me anymore. I’m pretty fortunate… Continue reading Don’t Want It? Put It Outside
That’s right. I did it. Dracula and Death tag team were no match for my twirly bible and vampire killer whip. They talked a big game, but at the end of the day they lost like the rest of them…Frankenstein…dead…Werewolf…dead…Medusa…dead…strange big guy with brain popping out of his head…dead. Only problem…now what am I supposed… Continue reading Castlevania Conquered
My go-to supermarket here has been out of water for more than a week. I’ve resorted to reducing water intake and upping Sprite intake. Now, this is probably not the best idea so today I decided to expand my shopping horizons. Agra, the agricultural supply store, low and behold, had 5 liter jugs just sitting… Continue reading OK Runs Out of Water
So I arrive at the soccer field today around 4pm and start my warm up before we play, per usual. Now, when I arrived at the field I noticed a group of cows were taking an interest in me. These cows had nice big horns, but again, I really thought nothing of them…afterall, there are… Continue reading A Regular Day At The Soccer Field
Is it wrong for a 26 year old to be completely and utterly addicted to Castlevania?…don’t answer that. I have this game for my gameboy called Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, and get sucked in every time I play it. I could make a joke playing off of the title…ooph…would you look at that picture, already… Continue reading Castlevania
No videos this time, but just an update. Funkadeena the cat has returned after a two week absence and he’s looking rather peakish. With a little bit of my home cooking and water I’m sure he’ll bounce back in no time.
Let me tell you a thing about water. It makes our plants grow, it washes our clothes and dishes, it is used in cooking and it sometimes gets the stink off of me if I use enough soap. Now, without water, all these things become somewhat difficult. Not impossible, just difficult. As I mentioned in… Continue reading Water
The beloved Casio watch from the 80s has taken a turn for the worst. As you can see it has turned from mostly legible to gobbly gook. Amazingly unfortunate of me, I managed to set the alarm in its current state and get to listen to the soothing sounds of ‘beep, beep….beep, beep’ nightly around… Continue reading Watch Woes
Shannon left last night and is now sitting in London awaiting her return trip to Cincinnati. Time really flew by on that one. She nearly didn’t make her flight last night due to a slight change in the flight time…next time I need to figure out how to make it so she actually misses the… Continue reading 4 Weeks Already!
Today marks Shannon’s final day in Opuwo. Tomorrow we’ll be figuring out a way to get down to Windhoek by Thursday. This journey should prove for some interesting stories, but I’m hoping it’s easier sailing than not. Best part was that we had a potential ride this morning, but no one cared to inform me… Continue reading Final Day in Opuwo
It’s June 26th and I’ve been waiting for this day for quite some time. I wake up early, shower up, grab some hard boiled eggs and miraculously the driver is there, on time, to take me to the airport to go get Shannon. Moses is his name so I’m feeling good about this. Shannon’s plane… Continue reading Travels: June 26th – The Airport
Just wanted to let you all know that Shannon and I are safely back in Opuwo. I have to say that there has been tons going on in the past few days and I’ll most certainly tell you all in about it. Patience is all you need as I go through the hundreds of pictures… Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again