School is so cool. I have just been observing so far this week. Its be enjoyable, a bit scattered, but great overall. On Monday I was told to speak in Kazakh in front of the whole school. Yikes!! I don’t even like making speeches in English….So I said my name, where I’m from, and that I like to play volleyball. I made it through with only a couple chuckles from the crowd. Unfortunately all of the people in Sarkand now think I speak fluent Kazakh, which means they talk to me really really fast in Kazakh everywhere I go.
Good news: I got to play volleyball!!!! Word on the street is that I’m a ‘Master’. Ha yeah right. OH and today I get to play basketball. I’m hoping to coach or something at some point?
What else… It’s almost Thanksgiving!! My co-teacher asked me about Thanksgiving and told me there aren’t any turkeys in Sarkand. Sad. BUT there are a ton of pumpkins, so me and Abby may make a pie or two. Hmmm oh I made a pizza for my host family on Sunday. They hated it. And were pretty darn honest about that fact. Whatever…more for me : )
The Abmiester (Abby) and I are training for the Greece Marathon 2011. First off Abby is a bad-ass and I’m so proud of her. Secondly, all of you reading this should immediately start training and meet me in Greece November 2011. Deal? NO, but seriously. We have been running in Sarkand and getting very interesting looks from all of the locals, getting chased by rabid dogs, and going to school very stinky due to the fact we get one shower a week. With that said I don’t want to hear any excuses! Get training and I’ll see you in a year…