So I am betting most people in this world are asking themselves right now, “How is Ross doing?” Well just to make everything clear, I am doing pretty good. I have accomplished some stuff over the past few weeks, but I think these last few weeks have been more of ultimate integration/figuring out things to do to stray boredom. I guess let’s start at the beginning.
Back at the end of September/early October something happened here in Ecuador. Everybody is mostly ok, but it involved me not being able to leave my site. This seems fine and dandy, but it happened to be my birthday and I was stuck at my site. So 26 came and went while I couldn’t do anything. All good though, I am 26 and who cares about that age right. What else?
Oh, so my counterpart has been on vacation for pretty much the last month. He deserves it. He spent sometime in the hospital and was looking pretty bad for a while, but now he seems like he is back in full swing. The other day he invited me to his family reunion. We took some grills, food, soda, and a bunch of people down to the river and had an Ecuadorian barbecue. I was designated as photo taker, but then I was designated as cook, but then I was designated as babysitter, but then I ended up being the token gringo. It was a good day. I spent all day getting dirty and cooking food.
These were the two main things that happened this month. I also have had a few awesome observations. Just a few days ago a guy walked in my office and there was something different about him. I was trying to figure it out when I noticed that he had a Hitler mustache. I guess that style is coming back in here. It didn’t look bad, but it was kind of funny. Also, if you pet a dog that is charging you and barking he will be confused and continue barking, but will also not leave you alone because you are the only person on this planet who has made any kind of positive physical contact with it. Onto another area of observation, sometimes people here hiss at others to either get their attention or pretty much whistle at them to hit on them. The other day this was happening to girl I was walking next too, so I figured what if I turn around and hiss at this guy? I did and he just looked confused and stood in the same spot for a minute or two. Those are all the observations for now.
Texas will be experiencing Ross from December 13th to the 29th. Trips planned and its gonna happen for sure.