Friday Gratitude: Already July

“If I died choking on a piece of bacon, I’d liken it to being murdered by a lover.” — Jim Gaffigan, Food: A Love Story

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I spent this last weekend in Pristina/Gracanice, with a bunch of my volunteer friends. There was a beer and wine festival in the city’s center, so we had fun on Saturday night.

On Monday, the Peace Corps hosted an early 4th of July party for volunteers and trainees. I got to meet some members of the newest cohort, who arrived in Kosovo at the beginning of June.

Given that the weather lately has been really hot, and that the weather at last year’s party was really hot, I was unprepared for a cold, rainy day. I accompanied my old language teacher and a group of trainees on a tour of Pristina, and I was freezing the whole time. 😦

I didn’t take any photos that day, since it was overcast. But here is a picture I took on last year’s tour and never posted:

downtown pristina national library
To the right, you can see the National Library (white bubbled roof). It is widely considered to be one of the world’s ugliest buildings. (I personally don’t think it’s ugly.)

My host mother was on vacation in Albania all last week. She got home on Monday. I was a bit nervous to hear what she’d have to say about my haircut — long hair seems to be the norm for women here in Kosovo, and Kosovars are pretty straight-forward with their opinions. But I told her I cut it for the summer, and she understood. She told me I have a lot of hair. 🙂

Media Consumption this week:

  • I found a copy of Jim Gaffigan’s Food: A Love Story. While parts were a bit long, overall, it was a laugh-out-loud funny book. I haven’t read Gaffigan’s first best seller, Dad is Fat, but I am planning to get it to at some point.
  • I re-watched Bad Teacher. It makes me think of my sister, who is 1) a teacher but 2) not a bad one. (Kris, I bet you know which line of the movie I am thinking of as I type this  … )

Have a good weekend!

One thought on “Friday Gratitude: Already July”

  1. Oh I definitely know which quote you are referring to! And there are many quotes from that movie that I say in my head on a regular basis!! lol

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