Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cold? In Africa?


Yes, yes, it's true. You can get cold in Africa. It's 75 degrees and I've been consistently freezing for the last month.

But there's more than one type of cold. Right now, I have the sneeze-hack-sniff-and-sneeze-again type of cold. It's not too fun, especially since it's cold-ish and raining right now.

However, one good thing comes out of it; as a result of my cold (the sneezing kind), my voice is deeper and raspier. I've discovered that I can now sing TFK's "Phenomenon" tolerably well. You have no idea how fun it is to sing that song when you can actually sound like the singer (somewhat). I think my siblings are getting tired of it, though. ;)

Other news? Well, my backspace key has stopped working. Yes, you read that correctly. MY BACKSPACE KEY HAS STOPPED WORKING.

Woe.

This is going to put a damper on my writing, since the backspace is the most important key on the keyboard. Now I have to use that pesky "delete" button, which takes ten times as long.

Whoa. My backspace key just started working again!

*hallelujah chorus*

That was...interesting, anyway. :P

Also, I've discovered that it's possible to taste mothballs, even though I've only ever smelled them. I ate a Liberian Snickers bar that appeared rather white-pasted on the outside, like it had been melted, frozen, melted, refrozen, whatever. It just tasted...wrong. Like mothballs.

In addition to all of this, my grandparents are coming in TOMORROW.

TOMORROW.

That's not very long.

Needless to say, we're extremely excited. (: Besides bringing themselves (which is, of course, the most important part), my grandparents are also bringing essential supplies - that is, schoolbooks and normal books and Kansas shirts and Cheez-Its. ^_^ Packed in the luggage is a signed ARC copy of Liberator, Bryan Davis's newest book, which we got in a contest.

*listens to Phenomenon for the umpteenth time*

Quite honestly, I don't have anything else to say. How's life going for you all?

Au revior!

[NOTE: This was pre-written yesterday and didn't get posted 'til today.  My grandparents have arrived safely, thank God!  It's so good to see them again!] 

--
Jake

5 comments:

Eldra said...

*bursts out laughing* So being sick does have advantages! Who knew? Funny that you mention sick and TFK in the same post... when we saw TFK last fall I was so sick I could barely move. Three hours before the concert I took a Contac-C and rocked it out until after midnight. Then was sick for another three weeks. :/

O_o So your keyboard has mood swings, huh? I had that happen once; I can't remember what key it was, but it went from being fine to being horrible then being fine again. Bizarre.

Enjoy your time with your grandparents!!! And get well soon!!!

Eldra said...

Oh, yeah. Leauphaun wants you to record yourself singing and post it online (or email it). :)

Elizabeth L.W. said...

That is so cool that your grandparents came to see you!

Jess Leigh said...

I stumbled, somehow, upon your blog and I must say I love your sense of humour and the way you write! Thanks for making me smile :)

~Jess

P.S So where exactly in Africa do you live and were you born there? I have lived in South Africa my whole life.

Jake said...

Greetings, Jess! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I live in Liberia, West Africa, and I've only lived here for eight months as a teen new to this "MK" stuff. :) Always good to hear from other people living here in Africa!