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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Heat etc.

Apparently it gets hot in Morocco.  While I assumed before arrival that the entire country was a sandbox and people dressed like they do on Tatooine in Star Wars Episode IV, I had amended that notion when I woke up to ice on the ground six weeks ago.  There is a city named Tetouan in the north, where Luke and his friends may or may not have regularly bulls-eyed womp rats in their T-16s.  

Anyway, it's real hot here.  I think 97 degrees.  Maybe I should switch to Celsius so it seems more reasonable.  I should have packed a duffel of gold bond for the summer.  I got my first sunburn of the season- the incident occurred between 8 and 9:15 am.  Gotta be careful about that in the future.  

On an entirely unrelated note, we had our LPI or Language Proficiency Inventory tests yesterday.  Apparently I am a high intermediate darija speaker.  It's unclear what metric they're using here.  It would be more accurate to say I have achieved basic competence when talking about food and health.  I know how to say that "I have dandruff" and "I was about to pee in my pants" but screwed up "what did you say" earlier today.  I may well go some place they speak something else and write in this script:
that's a lot of letters.

keep on truckin'

1 comment:

  1. womp rats aren't much bigger than 2 meters.

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