It's been a while. Internet sucks out here, but I found a good cybercafe in town and intend to be more regular. So much to write, so little time.
DVDs: No FBI in China or Nigeria, so it's all about the pirated recordings. Full season of Prison Break, Numbers, 24, can be had for about $3. Everyone around here has watched them all.
Wentworth Miller: In case things don't work out with Tosin y Rafa :) His character in Prison Break has low latent inhibition, which seems really cool to me. That's like, genius disease. This phase will pass, like when I was in JS2 and wished for glasses.
MY students: 72 baby engineers, I ran a course on transmission line theory. We had only four weeks and we did a lot: in-class presentations, the relevant math, a few proof questions, some of the actual engineering coursework, two quizzes, and a little crazy trip. I hope they do well on my final exam. For next semester, I'm looking forward to getting them using software and to supervising a few excellent projects.
Self-defense: Some kid tried to enter my apartment on Saturday night. It was pitch dark (no electricity half the nights here) and I opened the door. He gave a name I didn't recognize and I still opened the door. Don't do this.
Thankfully, as soon as I opened, I pushed myself outside the door (he wanted to push me in.) So, since the dumbfuck had no backup plan, he took a stroll with his friend. I hear this is the season for picking up cellphones and laptops. Stupid kids could be learning how to rule the world but instead they'd settle for your used cheap Nokia.
Intelligentzia: I meet cool people here. My officemate is nice. Many people are nice. Some are even intellectual and all. Like any tech school, too many boys :) Not happy about the thieves, it's making me hate the place. Stupid place. There's a hotel called "Bizare" It's sponsoring a beauty contest for "Miss Bizare"
Suya: FINALLY got shelves from the carpenter and arranged the place. Add a few flowers and traditional leather cushions and maybe a whiteboard and I'll be totally cozy. I eat suya almost everyday. I've even made my peace with the fat that they mix with the the regular beef. Mmmmm, yummy spice-crusted fire-roasted beef fat.
Writing: but not the novel. Poems. My kids will do a little creative writing on their Transmission Lines final - they don't know it yet heh heh heh.
Kids: The goats here are, like, always pregnant. Their little kids are the cutest. Sheep are cool. They hang out with herds of cattle, kinda like sheepdogs. I don't know why. I keep thinking there'll be pictures someday but dunno.