Tuesday, October 09, 2007

It's a Boy!

This morning, Declan James was born.
7lb 10oz

Congratulations to my brother, BBA, and his family!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Namibia Bound

Hey guys,

I know that I've been lax for the last few days and haven't shared with you my wit, wisdom, and inane commentary about life. Sorry! On the downside, I’m afraid, that trend is going to continue for the next week.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I'm heading to Namibia with Hubby for a few days. I shall return on Monday with lots of fun tales from this country that both the husband and I love so much.

Afterwards, look out for some Kenya and Nairobi themed blogs. I've received a few requests lately asking about life here. So I'm going to fulfill those requests with a series of blogs about the harsh realities of poverty, the suck realities of safety, and the wonderful realities of expat life in Kenya. So be sure to check those out after the Namibian series.

I'll see you all soon! Windhoek beckons!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Settling Down

I realize that I don’t often say anything negative about my Nairobi life. (Kvetching just isn’t my style, you know.) That said, coming from the party town of Delhi where we were out drinking once or twice a week and had a fairly large circle of friends to hang out with, Nairobi has been a bit of an adjustment.

Due to the security situation here, going out at night to party or drink isn’t a popular hobby amongst expats – far too many of whom are afraid of their own shadows. (I swear to the Goddess, I heard one woman say she never went on the “other” side of Waiyaki way since it was “dangerous.” Loser freak!) But I shouldn’t paint everyone with my jaded brush – there are, as I have been discovering lately, quite a few cool people.

Although I have not yet returned to my professional “Lady who Lunches” status that I had in Delhi, I have been seen out and about in Nairobi having bites (or bitings as they are known here) with various ladies. While no one has come close to replacing Queen E or MK, the folks here are cool in their own right.

One of the most interesting differences between the Delhi Ladies and those here is that Nairobi has more people who live here by choice and, rather freakishly, love it. Instead of having brief contracts that take them from country to country, several people we know have chosen to continue living in Nairobi long-term. For instance, one of Hubby’s colleagues had all of his children born here and the eldest is in high school.

As always, not having children can make it difficult to meet people in any expat community. But with the help of the Association and the Organization, I’ve managed to get to know some nice people that may someday get shout outs here in this blog.

But while we wait for that day and settle into our new lives with optimism for the future, there is always still this… I miss you guys back in Delhi!!!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Jealous Spice

Is it wrong that I’m jealous of all the people who were able to purchase tickets to this? No, don’t answer that. I know its wrong, but I can’t help myself!

I’m Typ0 Spice!!!

Typ0’s of the World! Spice up your life!
Every boy and every girl! Spice up your life!

Spice Girls tickets in London sell out in 38 seconds

LONDON (AFP) - Tickets for the Spice Girls' comeback concert in London sold out in just 38 seconds, the show's organisers announced on Monday.

Demand was so overwhelming -- more than one million people in Britain registered for the sole London show -- that organisers added three more London dates to the tour.

The five original Spice Girls -- Scary, Sporty, Ginger, Posh and Baby -- will kick off their worldwide reunion tour on December 2 in Vancouver, their first since Geri Halliwell quit in May 1998, with a December 15 concert scheduled at London's O2 arena.

Organisers added London concerts on December 16 and 18 and January 2 to the tour.

The group, made up of Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm, will also perform in San Jose, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Cologne, Madrid, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Sydney and Cape Town before ending at Buenos Aires on January 24, 2008.

The Spice Girls sold over 50 million records worldwide and scored nine British number one singles, including "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life".

They announced they were reforming for a comeback tour in June but have denied the move is financially motivated.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Bizzare Rambling

Last night when Hubby and I were getting ready for bed, we heard our local owl hooting at us. That, naturally, led to the following puzzle:

If English speaking owls say,
“Who! Who!”, does that mean that French owls say, “Qui! Qui!”?