|Me with the headache|
|Me after nap, drugs and ice pack!|
BoT and ridiculous roommate (his not mine) came straight from work to pick up Carla and I for a house party. We all intrepidly trouped out. We'd had lots of trouble finding this house last time. The gods were on our side and we had the best taxi driver. He got us there, no problems. The party was a blast. Remember what I said about the bule world being small? Turns out one of the secondary school teachers I met that afternoon was at the party that night. And his girlfriend knows a woman I knew who left Jakarta last year. We are all flies tangled in a small, tightly interlocking web.
The party was great. The drama kicked in after. It sort of revolved around group dynamics and taxis as was the case last weekend. I don't have the patience or interest in regaling you with all the boring details. I think part of it is that BoT and I rarely see each other during the week due to the fact that we have almost opposite schedules. I'm up at 6:15 and home by 4. He's into the office at 1 and off at 10 if there's no overtime. It means that weekends become a pressure point of seeing each other but also having a ton of stuff to do. Solutions pending.
|How did I end up as an inhabitant of Total Drama Island?|
Sunday brought a few answers and a definite tan. I started by day off with a meal of champions. A brunch time meal of fried rice and cold Heineken. Oh to be a bule in Jakarta!! Carla's good friend Jo is in from NZ. Accounting for jetlag, she'd planning an epic day of doing nothing by the pool. I was obliged to join them as to be hospitable. After five hours by the pool I was a nice shade of brown. I headed out in the evening to join BoT and IOMH for a couple beers. The conversation was good and I needed to see BoT. Not much had been sorted since the taxi thing of Friday night. I'm feeling better about it but there's work to be done. That will have to suffice. I know there are a couple of you who are close enough to deserve an explanation. It's on the way but with final grade reports due this week I'm not sure when I'll get the email out to y'all.
Best news? We had a surprise early release day today. I nearly ran out the front gate at 12:30 after teaching five classes in a row. I spent 100,000Rp and over and hour and a half on three taxis rides but I got three errands out of the way that I'd spent weeks procrastinating on and was still home before dark (which is at 6:30 everyday, all year). Worst news? Congestion and cough are back again. Maybe they come with living on Drama Island. Anyone have a cure?