I’m in the middle. You all are on the outside. From a Facebook app. I’m usually pretty careful with Facebook apps and you should be too, but this one was too much fun to pass up.
So, let me tell you all about the elections yesterday in Benin. They didn’t happen. We found out Friday night (for Sunday elections).
They were postponed a week to clear up the problems with the voter list. I don’t think that can be cleared up in a week, but it’s not my call. So, instead this past weekend we had a rooftop showing of Rocky Horror and a pot luck breakfast brunch. Next weekend we’ll have an election to monitor…we think.
Less than six months to the end of my time in Cotonou. It doesn’t seem I’ve been here that long, but the calendar doesn’t lie. All those things I’ve been putting off…like souvenir shopping…need to get done in the next six months.
One of them is Ben and Jerry’s cone day. Those of you who follow this blog will know I tried to convince Ben and Jerry’s to expand free cone day to Benin last year without any luck (in spite of the fact I went to Merrick Avenue Junior High School with them). Cone day rolls around again March 23rd, but this time we’re DIYing it. I’ve already made test batches of Vanilla and Coffee Heath Bar crunches, and Cherry Garcia (which needs more cherries, but that’s why we experiment). I bought some bananas, so Chunky Monkey is next.
I’m going to sneak back into the US for a few weeks in April. Don’t tell anyone.