‘Merica!!! (and Zombies too)

Hi guys, how’s it going?

Oh I’m good, thank you for asking. Totally enjoying that Friday vibe (tomorrow is my day off) and sitting on my porch, fresh out of the shower (oh to be clean!!) – aka I am in a great mood! Oh and I shaved my legs too! Woot, exciting stuff.

Also, I am a superstar!!! Okay not really, but I am going to be in the background of some French documentary on cheetahs. So that’s cool. It was only a tiny pain in the batooty working with a film crew – just kidding it was a big pain in the butt, but I didn’t really have to deal too much with it, that was more Bart, Kaetlyn, and Paige. I just dished out cheetah food during Centre Pen Feeding and ran the lure for their cheetah run. So, rock on – I am famous.

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In other news, my Aunt Sandy is currently in Kona, Hawaii and is about to compete in the Kona Ironman World Championship, how sweet is that?! It’s a triathlon consisting of 2.4 miles of swimming in open water, a 112 mile bike race, and then finishes off with a 26 mile marathon. No big deal. Ha! Just kidding, Sandy is incredible!! And I am wishing her the best of luck on Saturday! I wish I could be there to cheer you on, and lay out on the beaches of Hawaii.

I have realized something interesting, apparently the world revolves around the United States of America. ‘MERICA! But seriously, everyone is so tied to American culture it’s ridiculous. I just assumed that Ana and Sam would have nothing but Latin music and am amazed that their iPods consist of 90% American music. Visitors to CCF come from all over the world and what are they wearing? Nike. Adidas. Clothes with American cities and restaurants on them.

Last night we went to Otji (more than likely I will just type Otji instead of Otjiwarongo – it’s okay if you cannot pronounce either one, it took me a while too) for a group outing to our favorite restaurant Casa Forno to celebrate Ana’s time here since she is leaving on Monday (tear). The 40 min minibus ride to town turned into a sing-a-long and dance party like it always does. And no matter what nationality is in the vehicle everyone knows all the words to Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and of course all the Disney songs. Although we did have an incredible chorus of The Circle of Life being sung in English, Afrikaans, Portuguese, and German! Why don’t I ever record this stuff?

Long story short, it just amazes me how much America influences the rest of the world. Even here in the middle of nowhere, Namibia.

Oh wait. Zombies. And not the Walking Goats Edition. Zombies are just my favorite slushie drink from Casa Forno. Basically they mix a ton of alcohols together (think like a long island) and they’re fun because you never know what color they are going to be. The round of zombies for the table started out a pretty blue color and the last round was kind of a muddy greenish color. Maybe the phases of a zombie? Who knows, but they’re good and they get the job done. That and springbok shots. Those are Amarula (which is amazing bdubs) and De Kuyper crème de menthe. (Gold and green are the South African rugby team, the Springboks’ colors) But it’s not the colors and the taste that make this shot amazing, it’s how you have to take the shot. So you have to hold up your hands as springbok horns, hop or pronk over to the table, check out the waterhole for predators – look to the left, look to the right, then drink the shot from the waterhole while holding both hands as horns still. Just imagine how comical this is to watch. As my next-door neighbor, Tamara, would say “amazeballs!”

And with that image in your head, I will leave you. Also, Ashley is here and its dinner time. And anything that has to do with food is a glorious thing. Adios.

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