Archive for June 2010

RIP Senator Robert Byrd

June 29, 2010

Senator Robert Byrd served West Virginia and America in the U.S. Senate for 51 years. He is the longest serving senator and longest serving congressman in American history, serving for six years in the U.S. House of Representatives before becoming a senator.  That’s 57 years total, folks. He served as Senate Majority Leader, Senate Minority […]

Sunday…funday?

June 28, 2010

My weekend was basically made up of two things:  cooking and TV. Nathanial and I cooked dinner both nights this weekend.  It was mostly him to be honest, but I “helped” (cut things up).  He’s really a talented cook so I recommend tricking him into cooking for you.  You might try to lure him with […]

Answers to yesterday’s quiz

June 26, 2010

Question 1. I woke up this morning to a) a 900 lb gorilla in my bed b) a joke about a 900 lb gorilla and it’s sleeping arrangements c) ugandan kids reinacting a Benny Hill sketch d) shoot the hostage The answer was C. They play weird goofy music while the kids run around and […]

Pop quiz, hotshot!

June 26, 2010

1.  I woke up this morning to a)  a 900 lb gorilla in my bed b) a joke about a 900 lb gorilla and it’s sleeping arrangements c) ugandan kids reinacting a Benny Hill sketch d) shoot the hostage 2.  This week I started learning how to ride a… a) unicycle b) bicycle c) motorcycle […]

Rwandering Through Kigali – The EPIC 10 Part Miniseries

June 24, 2010

Part 10:  The Return After the really intense (did I mention that it was intense?) Genocide Museum, we grabbed some lunch and then headed off to our guest house to get our stuff and then on to the bus station.  It took us a little while wading through all the people who enthusiastically wanted us […]

Rwandering Through Kigali – The EPIC 10 Part Miniseries

June 24, 2010

Part 9: The Genocide Museum Intense. Here’s the short version (and I’m going to do the best I can to get this as accurate as possible but forgive my poor memory if I mess it up): Rwanda was a German then a Belgian colony. I think the Belgians had control by 1932 when they decided […]

Rwandering Through Kigali – The EPIC 10 Part Miniseries

June 23, 2010

Part 8: The Scene Saturday night we had dinner at One Love and then went out to a nightclub. Kigali has a pretty good economy and a good number of young people who wear clothes that would fit right into ‘merican culture, but I didn’t expect this club to be so…fresh. Seriously, if you were […]

Rwandering Through Kigali – The EPIC 10 Part Miniseries

June 22, 2010

Part 7:  The Hotel Des Mille Collines The Hotel Des Mille Collines is the famous hotel featured in the movie Hotel Rwanda.  We went there to watch the World Cup and enjoy a beautiful Saturday afternoon and early evening. I haven’t seen the movie in a while, but my experience at the hotel was an […]

Rwandering Through Kigali – The EPIC 10 Part Miniseries

June 22, 2010

Part 6:  The Kigali On Saturday we went adventuring around Kigali.  It’s a beautiful city nestled into hills and reaching farther than you would expect.  It’s actually quite big.  There is tons of new construction going up all over the place (a function of President Kigami [I think I spelled that right]’s push to bring […]

Rwandering Through Kigali – The EPIC 10 Part Miniseries

June 21, 2010

Part 5:  The Shower I got up early to shower and go pick Julie up from the bus station (she was arriving Saturday morning after riding all night in a bus from Kampala).  Our room luckily had a private bathroom on it.  That was nice.  The bathroom design however was not.  I’m just going to […]