I firmly intend to be more reliable about writing updates. I blame a first taste of 125 pre-logic-aged girls as my excuse for spending evenings this past week voraciously devouring Big Bang Theory instead of reading or writing. Until I pull myself together, though, these are the seven most notable points of interest of the past week:
1) The Kuwaiti Towers are a spiring nod to 70’s architecture. I enjoy them; they’re almost whimsical but still impressive. Up close, they look as though they were stapled with the blue-shimmering backs of CDs. We weren’t able to go up because they were closed for renovation, but they’re remarkable even from below.
Cooking, though slightly less enjoyable without a bottle of wine, is the most efficient way to make an apartment a home and bring twenty people together. I successfully instituted Monday Family Dinners amongst teachers. Action was deemed necessary upon hearing some of the men derived most of their nutrients from pop-tarts.
Kuwait is crawling with stray cats. It’s heartbreaking, but you can’t get near enough to tame them, nor are we allowed to have pets in the apartment. Still, though, they are endearing. My friend, Cory, started a tumbler: Kats in Kuwait. It’s worth taking a look.
I booked a ticket to Morocco for a week in October to see my dear Muireann and Will! On the way back, I’ll be spending twelve hours in Dubai, so it’s basically a twofer. I’m also planning out two weeks in India for January winter break.
There is no such thing as a bad sunset in Kuwait. This is possibly because there is no such thing as a cloud in Kuwait. (Again, all photo credit goes to Cory).
Don’t. Ever. Drink. The water. Ever.
Nothing has made me homesick yet, except for a twinge when I read Willem Lange’s words: “What New England is, is a state of mind, a place where dry humor and perpetual disappointment blend to produce an ironic pessimism that folks from away find most perplexing.” I crave the bracing crispness of a New England September. Enjoy the fall for me!