Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 24

Language, language, language. Three language lessons in a row today- ugh. Bigg stuff coming up soon- tomorrow is Thanksgiving and the fashion show where we're all supposed to wear our Nigerien best. Thanksgiving is gonna be a dance party! Also we had a mini-olympics yesterday- we strapped fake babies on our backs and carried water on our heads around an obstacle course. Then we pounded peanuts into peanutbutter. Then we started a fire and made tea. Way fun- PURPLE TEAM WON. Thats right, we kicked ass. Then we learned how to make several dishes out of foods commondly found in local markets. I didn't think I'd ever do anything with sardines- but thy are one of the 4 or so protien sources commonly available (along with peanuts, peanutbutter, moringa and black-eyed-peas). These ingredients plus onions, hot red peppers, maggi, rice, garlic and random wild-growing leaves are the bulk of our diet. Peace!

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