Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ghana Gucci

Hey y'all,

Thanks for the phone calls, texts, emails, and Facebook messages on my birthday. I really appreciate it. It's somewhat hilarious to read my last blog post and then reflect on the last six weeks where...well...things were pretty rough. You know how in every war movie there's that one guy who breaks during the fighting and runs away, endangering the rest of the platoon. Yeah, it's probably a good thing I never joined the Army. Anyway, the one-year anniversary (which for my group was September 30th) is a milestone that sneaks up on you with a lot of thoughts of home, might-have-beens, and generally a sense of "what the fuck am I doing here?" But it's OK. On the lighter side, one very common way people carry extra baggage around Ghana is in these commonly available tote bags, the "Ghana Gucci" as we call them, which are all similarly wonderful. I have another with Winnie the Pooh.


Jeff said...

That bag is so huge you could almost crawl inside and carry yourself around. Wiry forearm, Sam!

You're giving yourself short shrift. Take the long view. You've accomplished an awful lot in that one year. You could have cut and run, but you didn't.

Anonymous said...

Sam--thanks for the picture and the words, but your faux Jewish mother is really glad that you don't look any thinner than you did in the last shots we have. EAT! There must be therapeutic chicken soup somewhere! MOM

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