Friday, September 29, 2006

International Idol

My obsession today was trying to watch this video from AOL. Some folks think it's cute, others find it freaky. What do you think? It's from Bollywood and this dude is gettin' his groove on to a remake of Madonna's "Holiday."

Watching him reminded me of a man I met during my trip to Kabul this past March. Along with members of the Taliban, government cabinet members and NGO executives, we met a celebrity of an Afghanistan soap opera - at least that's what we understood from the translation. We didn't get his name but he was soooo adorable. He's pictured here with one of our drivers, Daud.

Good Hair Days Are Here Again!

I'll keep this brief. It's been a long, draining, strange week. 4:45 p.m. could not have come soon enough today. This week, I finally felt the stress of all the projects at work compounded by the "female monthly" emotions. These two things don't mix well and when they collide, I feel like everything in my life is out of control: I feel as though I'm going crazy, can't concentrate on anything, can't comprehend the simplest of tasks and just can't deal with anything (or anyone).

The saving grace of the week (besides today's 4:45) was that the humidity here in Florida finally broke. Which means, Yes! Tame locks resulting in a manageable mane. And we all know, life is good when it's a good hair day.

This also means, cooler temperatures are here for a while and I can get outside and moving again. Need to lose these extra pounds I've accumulated over the summer, especially before my trip to Texas in December. Need to look halfway decent in denim.