Wrestling With Lions - 6.19.00
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June 19th, 2000

The predictable has happened...

I don't have a job.

The CDC has decided that they aren't going to hire me. On the off chance that someone from the CDC sumbles across this page, I won't go into the details, or how I feel about the details. I'll leave it at that.

So I'm back at square one as far as a job goes.

On the positive side, I'll be able to get more work done here (including one entry that is almost finished) and I'll be able to spend more time on my Kiswahili lessons, which my teacher will be happy about.

As far as other news:
I lost two of the squash matches in the tournament that I played in last week (3-0 and 3-0, but I did manage to get a respectable seven whole points in a couple of games!) Apparenly, I put on quite a show by running all over the court and throwing myself into walls and diving on the floor after the ball. These tactics, I discovered, don't work as well in squash as they do in racquetball. They also make you sore for days.

I skipped the last two days of the tournamnet to go to Hell's Gate National Park near Naivasha with some students from the CDC. I figured I wasn't going to be helping my team out very much anyway and Hell's Gate is the only game park in Kenya where you can walk around in without guides. The second day we were there I hiked somewhere between 15 and 20 miles.

This is a long way to walk.

Especially after two days of squash. Today I'm just taking it easy....

So that's it from Kisumu for now. I'll post that next entry in the next couple of days, I swear!